College Town Resource Center

Fair Share vs. Fair Shot: Squaring What Cities Want and What Nonprofits Should Pay to Make a Fair Deal
Finding a way to reach a fair economic plan between cities and nonprofits.
Final Report of Faculty Senate Greek Life Task Force
Learn about the Faculty Senate Greek Life Task Force recommendations that align Greek Life with existing Vanderbilt policy governing student residential, social and academic life.
Findings & Recommendations of the Town/Gown Collaborative to Reduce the Negative Impacts of High-Risk Drinking
The Town/Gown Collaborative used a series of guiding principles to develop a comprehensive set of 22 recommendations to reduce the negative impacts of high-risk drinking on three areas: the University, Neighborhoods/ Community, and Downtown. These recommendations are intended to be synergistic, not stand-alone.
Fostering Economic Revitalization Through Academic Partnership
City, County, State, and Federal economic development agencies partnered with Cornell University to conceptualize the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park (The Technology Farm); a 70-acre campus and incubator facility, designed to harness the research and academic resources of Cornell, and translate them into economic assets for the region.
Freshman Service: Making an Impact from Day One
Getting new students positively involved in the local neighborhoods.
From a College in the Park to a University in the City
While home to almost 38,000 students and employing almost 10,000 faculty and staff, College Park has never developed into a vibrant college town. To address this, the University of Maryland and the City of College Park have formed a powerful working alliance to revitalize College Park and the Route 1 commercial corridor.
From Co-working to Tech Parks: Chicago’s Universities Create Spaces for Innovation and Entrepreneurs
Many of Chicago’s universities have boldly embraced the national movement to introduce innovation and entrepreneurship into curricula and to realize the results by developing spaces to support start-up companies from students, faculty and the broader community. These initiatives have gained the support of Chicago’s mayors, the business leadership of the city, and state and federal government.
From Fractured to Friendly: Building Off-Campus Relationships in a Challenging Housing Environment
The economic downturn of 2007 created unique housing opportunities in the sleepy bedroom community surrounding Stony Brook University. Unscrupulous landlords illegally converted 3 and 4 bedroom homes into unsafe rooming houses, renting to 8-10 students each semester. Three years later, community leaders sent a letter in December thanking Stony Brook for its responsiveness.
From GREIGE GOODS to GIGABIT Knowledge Park Master Plan Handout
In preparing a Request for Qualifications for a major downtown project, the city of Rock Hill., S.C., successfully employed a range of strategies that increased the number and caliber of developers who responded – as well as their investment in pursuing the project and producing results
FROM INCIDENTAL TO INTENTIONAL: positioning UTHSC to anchor change and transform its neighborhood
This session will highlight the integrated planning process for University of Tennessee Health Science Center, focus on community engagement, and reveal the resulting new partnerships and place-based implementation strategies in the Memphis Medical Center.
From Jackhammers To Late Night Parties: Communicating In Challenging Solutions
Learn best practices in communicating methods for involving constituents and students in positive outreach for improving town gown relations.
From Litigants to Partners: A Case Study of the Georgetown Community Partnership:
Universities and their communities are often positioned as opponents in planning and neighborhood life issues. Georgetown University has had a contentious history with its community, which involved decades of litigation over the university’s campus plans. The presentation will provide lessons for university staff in community relations, student affairs, or campus planning, and for community and civic leaders.
Good Neighbor Program
The Good Neighbor initiative’s primary goal is to enhance the quality of life for both permanent and student residents of the community by addressing the situations that occur, facilitating discussions to remove any barriers that are present, and fostering positive neighborhood relationships among all participants.
Good Neighbors, Great Partners: Building the Northwestern University – Evanston Township High School Partnership on STEM Education and Beyond
This session will outline the history and development of the partnership; describe its programs and activities; highlight how the partnership works and its outcomes and impacts; and define and demonstrate best practices for school-university partnerships.
Good Neignbor Guide: University of Virginia
A guide to off-campus living for University of Virginia students.
Growing a Campus in the City: Integrating Planning at the College of Charleston
Attend this session and learn strategies for integrating neighborhood development and master planning.
Guide to Moving Off Campus-Alfred University
An Off-Campus Housing Priorities Check-list
High-er Education: Marijuana In Colorado
Considerations on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
High-Risk Drinking Among College Students in Maryland: Identifying Targets for Intervention
In 2013, ten Maryland college and university presidents came together to form the Governance Council of the Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems, with a shared commitment to achieving a measurable reduction in excessive drinking on their campuses and throughout the state.
Hillsborough Street District BID Formation Study
This report summarizes the Business Improvement District study for the City of Raleigh and other stakeholders of the Hillsborough Street District.
Hillsborough Street Revitalization Study
Branding efforts for revitalizing the Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation.
How a campus University reached out to its city community through a new community base – University of Sussex: a new initiative from the UK
Learn how a campus University in the UK opened an off-campus community base to bring local community groups together at a time when the university was expanding from 13,000 to 18,000 students in a densely populated beachside city.
How to Live in the Community
Nottingham, England, is home to over 35,000 students studying at the University of Nottingham, with over 14,000 students living in the private rented sector. We will identify and show how we tackle challenges in the UK.
I know – it’s only Town/Gown relationships, but I like it
This session will look at the success, failures, and lessons learned in Town/Gown relations through the lens of Rock and Roll. If you’ve ever wondered “What’s Goin’ On?” this might be the session for you. This session is sponsored by the National League of Cities-University Communities Council.
Improving Community And Municipal Relationships By Partnerships Through Research Grants
Learn how Rutgers improved relations between the university and city through research grants.
In The Weeds The Wild And Wacky World Of Legal Marijuana 1
Part one of a discussion on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
In The Weeds The Wild And Wacky World Of Legal Marijuana 2
Part two of a discussion on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
In This Together Collaborating To Address Alcohol And Other Problems
Working together to tackle alcohol and other town-gown issues.
Innovations in Party Crawl Prevention Strategies
Learn how UMass implemented environmental management strategies to improve the quality of life in off-campus living.
Inter-City Visits-Going Away to Come Together
Inter-City Visits are great tools for bringing together university leadership, elected officials, local non-profits and community members to consider serious community issues in a fun, positive environment.
Interdepartmental Communication: Tools from the Nation's Capital: George Washington University
Learn about communication and outreach strategies and initiatives at George Washington University.
International Geographies of Studentification
This session will draw upon research findings from studies of studentification in UK and Ireland, Australia (Melbourne), Canada (Montreal), China (Beijing), and Norway (Oslo) to show that urban places across the globe are being transformed by concentrations of student housing in distinct parts of university towns and cities.
International Students and Your Community The Challenges and Opportunities: Michigan State University
Learn about the challenges and opportunities related to international students at MSU.
Iowa State University: City of Ames Past Cooperative Partnerships
Learn about the town gown partnerships and initiatives between Iowa State University and the City of Ames.
It's Never Okay: An Action Plan To Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment
This document is a summary of Ontario's work to end sexual violence against women.
ITGA 2015 Conference Program (Schedule Only)
The 2015 ITGA Conference Program schedule.
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-April 16, 2015
Article Titles: Sober Party to Compete with Oshkosh Pub Crawl; St. Augustine Pitches Zoning Overlay Districts to Flagler College Town and Gown Task Force; Student/City/Neighbourhood Partnership is Drafting Town-Gown Terms of Reference; We're Not Alone: Other College Towns Facing Similar Challenges; Improving Public Services: The Secrets of Award-Winning Cities; and Durham Deploys Problem Oriented Policing
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-April 2, 2015
Article Titles: Studies Reveal Students May be Less Likely to Intervene in Cases of Sexual Assault Two Months into College; Northwestern to Donate $1 Million Annually to City of Evanston; PSU, City Grow Economic Development Partnership; How We Live: Stay Safe on College Campuses; ESD Approves Over $17 Million to Fund Projects Generating Economic Opportunity Across New York State; and Cal Poly Considers Building On-Campus Village for Greek Students
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-April 23, 2015
Article Titles: CU-Boulder: Party School No More?; University President Highlights Campus, Community Partnerships at Celebration; Public-Private Partnership Residences Increasing on Campuses; Disorderly Houses in Arnold to be Tagged Public Nuisances; Downtown's Free Public WiFi Network Will Provide Valuable New Opportunities; and Campus, Community Gather to Open Plaster Center
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-April 30, 2015
Article Titles: Le Binge Drinking. Quel Problème!; New Chancellor Says UM-Flint Committed to City Revitalization; College Park, UMD Officials Present Plan to Create Innovation District; Let's Keep the Positive Town-Gown Momentum Going; and Inaugural Kite Festival Takes off in College Station
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-August 13, 2015
Article Titles: Pitt State Launches Gorilla Shuttle; Ready For New Beat; Retired University Alumni May be Able to Settle Near Campus; Bars, Restaurants to Receive Extra Training to Spot Fake IDs; and Baltimore Higher Ed Institutions Fight to Restore the City
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-August 20, 2015
Article Title: Developer Brings Bikes, Carsharing and Students Together; City Welcomes Delegation from Shimla, India, as Part of CityLinks Partnership; Grant Supports Planning for Research Park; Clearing 2015: There's a Student Accommodation to Suit Everyone; and Campus Related Fire Deaths Have Dropped
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-August 27, 2015
Article Titles: The New Kids on Campus This Fall-Self Driving Vehicles; NJ Universities Adding 'College Towns' Near Campus; Town and Gown: WWU Readies Office in Herald Building; 'Glut' of Student Housing in Waterloo has Landlords Seeing Red; Crim to Partner with UM-Flint to Offer Health and Wellness Programs; and University of Kentucky Students, Staff to Ride Lextran Buses Free, Starting July 1
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-August 6, 2015
Article Titles: University Unveils Student Village Plans; College Park, UMD Partnership Unveils New Homeownership Program; UMass Hires Amherst Attorney, Town Official as First Neighborhood Liaison; New Dorms at University of Iowa Aim to Keep More in 'Living Learning Communities';and To Cut Down on College Drinking, Involve the Surrounding Community
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-December 11, 2014
Article Titles: Town Gown Steering Committee in Amherst Recommends Permanent Successor; BU Tries a New Tactic to Fight Binge Drinking: Transparency; OSU Advantage Accelerator Moves New Business Forward; College Town; Project Auckland: Rich Ideas Flourish Along the City's Innovation Corridors; and University of Tasmania Cradle Coast Campus Graduates Hold Town and Gown Procession
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-December 4, 2014
Article Titles: America's Urban Campus Proves Chicago is a Global Destination for Higher Education; Worcester Working to Become a Thriving College Town; IFC Community Outreach Vice President Sees Benefits of Fraternity-Town Relations; Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis Announces Campus Turnaround Initiative Program; and Evanston Partners with Other College Towns to Inform Students on Housing Costs, Sustainability
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-February 12, 2015
Article Titles: New Housing Policy to Uproot Former Students From University Residences; Signing Up to a Brighter Future for SA1; City of Sydney Joins Urban Green Space Partnership; Statehouse Bill Could Nullify Cedar Falls Rental Ordinance; Town, Gown Facilitates WVU and Community Relations; and How the U.S. Government Can Better Promote "Anchor" Institutions
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-February 19, 2015
Article Titles: On-Campus Accelerator for Student Entrepreneurs Officially Opens at UTM; Rutgers Administrators Outline New Housing Programs; Upstate Programs Among 19 Getting Innovation Funds; Ontario's Universities are Transforming the Communities they are Rooted in, Newly Released COU Report Shows Housing Expo to Expand with Good Neighbor Workshops; and $1.5 Million More for CSU's Housing Co-op
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-February 26, 2015
Article Titles: Saint Peter's Students get Real Experience in the Business World Through 'Town and Gown'; UMass Neighborhood Liaison to Patrol Off-campus Housing; Sprout Labs Offer Agri-business Entrepreneurs Resources; A Different Kind of College Town; $1 To Save Bicycling on Campus at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Borough Community Engagement Office Introduces Off-Campus Living Guide
ITGA Dateline Newsletter-February 5, 2015
Article Titles: Lakeland Wants to be Known for its College Town; Western University Supports 15,480 Jobs Across Canada, Most of Them in London; Ulndy to Host Launch for Quality-of-Life Study; Town and Gown Relationships are Like A Marriage; The Benefits of a Better Town-and-Gown Relationship; and Underage Drinking in Springfield: 'A Moving Target'
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