Conference Presentations

ITGA Survey Summary 2014
View a presentation summarizing the results of the 2014 ITGA survey.
ITGA Survey Summary 2015
This is a summary of the 2015 ITGA Survey responses.
ITGA Survey Summary Condensed 2014
In 2014, the second iteration of the annual iTGA survey incorporated changes to collect more comprehensive data on town-gown relationships. This report provides a summary of the process and analysis of the results.
ITGA Town Gown Assessment 2014
This is a summary of the survey results for ITGA members.
Joint Police Advisory Council: A Tale of Two Police Forces: Ohio University
In an all too familiar economic climate of continuous budget cuts, cities and universities must identify ways to do more with less. The City of Athens, Ohio and Ohio University (OU) have developed a way to capitalize on the symbiotic relationship between their law enforcement agencies.
Joint Safety Services: Kent Ohio Case Study
A case study in joint safety services.
Keeping the Social in Sociability: Nightlife Challenges in College Cities
Learn about four primary risk areas and how city and campus police are working together in Pittsburgh with colleges, residents, nightlife venues and party planners to bring positive solutions for enhancing sociability and reducing risk and disorder.
Large-Scale Parties: Can They Be Stopped?
Leap Day. Cherry Stock. Around The World. These are some of the large-scale, off-campus parties organized by students in our community. Illinois State University and the Town of Normal have developed a proactive strategy to address and educate student organizers before the event about the inherent risks of these events.
Let the Citizens speak! Using research to identify community and campus issues relating to planning and land use
The JCUAB engaged College Town Assessmwnt (CTA) to administer the OCTA tool to gather this data. Results from 2,783 respondents indicated a strong relationship between the campus amd community with deep concerns over growth related to off-campus student housing, parking, and loss of affordable housing for faculty and staff and strain on the general infrastructure of the community.
Leveraging A Community's Image As A Student Recruitment Tool
The city’s image plays a significant role in the attractiveness of a university to prospective students as they evaluate off-campus quality of life. Making a dedicated effort to market the city as a great place to attend college can boost recruitment efforts.
Leveraging Partnerships to Fund Law Enforcement Efforts in a University Business District
About 20 years ago, a contract officer position was created, currently funded in part by the City of Eugene, the University of Oregon, and the University District Business Association. Presenters from each stakeholder will review their role, lessons learned over the years, and current improvements in utilizing limited public safety sources efficiently.
Leveraging your Civic Engagement Events and Programs for Community Relations
Learn how civic engagement events and programs in higher education are meeting community needs while also developing the leadership and civic skills of the students that participate.
Live & Learn: Corvallis Police and OSU Student Conduct team up to Address Off-Campus Student Behavior
The effective and innovative collaboration between law enforcement and campus officials in the office of Student Conduct & Community Standards is outlined in this presentation.
Live Smart: Building Community with Smart Programming and Marketing
Learn how, in partnership with key community and university stakeholders, Corvallis Community Relationships developed a good neighbor education curriculum and incentivized its Preferred Renters program with $50 rental deposit credits. Workshops topics include local laws and city ordinances, tips on hosting responsible parties, safety and security, tenant rights and responsibilities, and financial literacy.
Live, Work and Play:  An Innovative Partnership in Addressing University/Staff Housing Needs in the Fort Collins Community
Colorado State University (CSU) recently made a bold move partnering with a local nonprofit to provide critical housing services for staff. Contracting with Neighbor to Neighbor, a primary housing resource for County residents, CSU now has a staff member on campus connecting university employees to an array of services for navigating a difficult local housing market.
Living the Dream - San Marcos Style
Moving students from volunteers in a community requires creativity and active engagement. In San Marcos, we call it a Dream Team. Dream Team students are asked where they see their place in the world and empowered to act. Through team-building and visioning, students are given the opportunity to manifest visions into reality.
Living the Good Life: How to Equip Students for Off-Campus Living through Education, Collaboration, and Innovation
This presentation reviews the University of Vermont’s off-campus living workshop model.
Love Where You Live:  Developing An Online Orientation for Off-Campus Student Tenants
Framed from the perspective of an online tenant orientation developed to help scale efforts to educate first-time student renters, this session will provide a basic understanding of these considerations and potential challenges that may hinder a resident/student's success in an off-campus housing environment.
Make Room! - Student Housing for the Future
Discover new housing trends in other university communities and take home samples of model ordinances related to student housing.
Making communities…communities again: Canvassing to reduce high-risk off campus parties
This presentation highlights how the university staff, students, city staff, and local business community teamed up to turn various iterations of semester-ending stereotypical ragers into a community-building opportunity.
March to Main - Partnering to Welcome and Invest in Our Students
In Hays, Kansas, we’ve made it a priority to work together to better our community and the way our students interact with it. Each year a “welcome home” party is thrown specifically for faculty, staff, and students. A parade led by the mayor marches the group from campus to the Downtown district for free food, music, prizes, and fun.
Move In Orientation
Learn about the AACT community campus coalition and Move-In Orientation between the University of Boulder and Boulder, Colorado.
Move-In Guide
A guide provided to students by the University of Colorado's Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations office to help them understand their responsibilities off-campus and make their move-in as smooth as possible.
Neighborhood Wellness 2.0
This session will show how the Neighborhood Wellness/Community Civility Effort is using collaborative engagement and shared responsibility to refocus efforts to address new and old challenges in San Luis Obispo neighborhoods that are adjacent to or near Cal Poly University.
Neighboring Collaborative Solutions: West Chester Campus Community Coalition
Learn about the West Chester Community Campus Coalition and their new program initiatives.
New Directions for Evaluating Community University Partnerships
This workshop from University of Georgia Archway Partnership faculty will share new directions in evaluating community-university partnerships across the state. Topics discussed include: an overview of the Archway Partnership process, methods of evaluation, community impact, student experiential learning, and faculty research and service. Presenter: Sharon Liggett, Operations Coordinator, UGA Archway Partnership, Georgia Center 
Northeastern Crossing: (Re)Building bridges to improve the quality of life in on- and off-campus communities around Northeastern University
How does a large, urban campus enhance an area’s quality of life in the 21st century? This presentation will share the process, development, and evolution of Northeastern Crossing’s mission and vision since it opened.
Northside Neighborhood Initiative: University Commitment Sparks Neighborhood Investment
In March 2015, UNC provided a $3 million ten-year, no-interest loan to Self-Help, a community development organization, to do land-banking in Northside which was at a tipping point between being a neighborhood of mostly long-term residents and becoming a primarily student neighborhood.
Off Campus Students: Meeting the Needs of the New Commuter Student
This session focuses on the unique needs of students living off campus versus traditional commuter students.
One Town & Seven Gowns: Greensboro's Evolving Transportation Partnerships
A presentation highlighting the process and challenges of a partnership to meet transportation needs in Greensboro.
Operation Student Safety: City of Buffalo, University of Buffalo
Learn steps for improving relations and student safety through off-campus housing improvements.
Our Students Are Hungry: Dealing with Food Insecurity on Campus
The purpose of this program is to talk about how departments at Rutgers and in the community have partnered together to provide resources to students with food insecurity.
Overlapping interests and productive partnerships: A conversation about effective and productive town-gown police force relationships
In this interactive session, a municipal police Chief (Oxford, Ohio), a university police Chief (Miami University), and a university dean of students (Miami University) discuss the evolution of their personal and staff working relationship/partnership and how it has been shaped by local environmental factors and student issues.
Parking Shortage Equals Transit Ridership Opportunity
When parking troubles put a squeeze on downtown Columbus progress, Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID), Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) looked for innovative solutions.
Partnering to Reduce High Risk Alcohol Consumption
In this session we review the process by which the Miami-Oxford community has developed a sustainable effort to address college student alcohol abuse and its impact on the broader community.
Partnerships for Progress
Learn about the University Community Collaborative (UCC) economic development initiatives between Northwest Missouri State University and the City of Maryville.
Partnerships to Build Community Resiliency and Prepare in Advance for Potential Community Division, Hate Incidents, and Unrest
Learn from a participatory panel discussion about an efficient and effective ways to prepare in advance for potential community division, hate incidents, and unrest.
Party Smart Flyer: University of Colorado, Boulder
A flyer from the University of Colorado's Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations to aid students in hosting parties without creating issues for themselves or the community.
Party Smart: Engaging Students in Solutions to Pesky Town Gown Issues
This session describes several initiatives that create an opportunity for peer education on community impact of certain behaviors; students’ role as community members, and increased active bystander intervention in large crowds. Noise and nuisance house arrests decreased by over 50% in just 2 years.
Peace.Love.Kutztown: A towns’ response to hate on campus
The session will highlight how the university and community responded to events as they occurred and developed proactive strategies to create a climate that is conducive to acts of hate and bias including a grassroots community initiative which has become a unifying force in these efforts.
Peeing Posts And Practical Solutions
Addressing multiple town-gown issues with practical solutions.
Performing Better Together: The Measurable Benefits of Arts on Campus
This session explores how your town and school can work together to cultivate support for the arts and create the centers that house them.
Piece by Piece: Building Alliances to Promote Better Community Living
Saint Joseph's University recently implemented pro-active strategies to educate students about off-campus living and to respond to neighbor complaints about noise, trash and vandalism.
Planning & the Town-Gown Neighborhood
The session will outline key strategies for developing effective planning tools and incentive programs to revitalize Town-Gown neighborhoods.
Planning a Satellite Campus as a Strategy to Engage Broader Community
Chicago State University plays a unique role in delivering higher education to students with diverse backgrounds and educational needs on the South Side of Chicago. CSU's goal is to help solve this problem by establishing a satellite campus that would further assist in community outreach efforts.
Planning for Balanced Communities – A Guide to Understanding Processes of Studentification within North American Communities
We present the results of a study of studentification processes in the North American context and our development of a framework for planning and policy approaches, highlighting what many colleges, students’ unions, municipal governments, and neighborhood associations are doing to develop and implement practices that create more balance in their local communities.
Planning for Town Gown Success
Learn how the Town of Normal has embraced the town and gown as an opportunity to include the university in planning and solicit feedback, strengthening a mutually beneficial relationship between Town and ISU.
Power in Partnerships: Building a New On-Campus Stadium
When the inaugural season for CSU's new on-campus stadium kicked off, the players weren’t the only stars. In 2014, CSU and the City of Fort Collins created comprehensive working groups to outline infrastructure improvements and design game day operations. Learn how they conducted extensive outreach to mitigate negative impacts and followed-up with ongoing improvements throughout the season.
Presentation of the ITGA 2018 Data Digest
In this session, participants will hear an overview of the ITGA 2018 Data Digest. This inaugural survey was launched early in 2018 and will continue to be an annual organizational survey examining town-gown issues and opportunities.
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