Conference Presentations

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
Making communities…communities again: Canvassing to reduce high-risk off campus parties. Presenter: Todd Kamenash, Kent State University, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct
Mixed Use Development-Emory University and the Clifton Community
Emory University's advisory committee developed recommendations and guidelines for mixed use housing, retail and commercial use as it related to campus edge development.
MML Survey Summary 2013
Presentation discussing the 2013 ITGA survey data for the state of Michigan.
MOU with the City of Clemson and Clemson University (JCUAB)
Memorandum detailing the formation of a joint committee between Clemson University and the City of Clemson.
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.
National Lemonade Day
This program is incorporated into a first-year seminar course for freshmen and transfer students at The George Washington University School of Business and we hope to discuss why universities are such great homes for a program such as Lemonade Day.
Near-Campus Student Housing and the Growth of the Town and Gown Movement in Canada
Read about the growth of the town gown movement in Canada by Michael J. Fox.
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.
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.
Not In Our Town Bowling Green
Not In Our Town Bowling Green is a partnership between the City of Bowling Green, OH and Bowling Green State University (BGSU) to affirm their commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion and to embrace and celebrate diversity.
Off Campus Newsletter by Tom Kinsley
Newsletter on Fire Safety
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.
On Your Own: A Guide to Moving Off Campus- Keene State College
Finding off-campus housing can be a time-consuming and difficult task. This booklet is a guide to off-campus living at Keene State College.
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.
Oregon Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network
Learn how Oregon is leveraging regional resources to support start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Oregon Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network (RAIN)
Learn about RAIN and how this partnership between the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and their respective home cities helped turn ideas into high impact, innovative, traded-sector companies. This initiative was awarded the 2015 ITGA ImpACT Award.
Organizing a Community Coalition-Lessons Learned From Lincoln, Nebraska
This essay shares a variety of lessons learned about building a successful coalition to address environmental issues within a campus community.
OSU Renters Guide 2013-2014
The data in the following report is intended to provide useful information about the previous experiences of OSU students living in the off campus area.
OSU-City Intergovernmental Agreement
MOU for the OSU/City of Corvallis Collaboration Project
OSU-City Intergovernmental Agreement
MOU between OSU and City of Corvallis Collaboration Project
Overlapping interests and productive partnerships: A conversation about effective and productive town-gown police force relationships
Overlapping interests and productive partnerships: A conversation about effective and productive town-gown police force relationships. Presenters: Chief John A. Jones, City of Oxford; Chief John McCandless, and Mike Curme, Vice President and Dean of Students, Miami University
Oxford City Hall Case Study
Enjoy this brief case study and learn how starting a paid parking program transformed the City of Oxford.
PA Survey Summary 2014
Summary of the 2014 ITGA survey in the state of PA.
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 and Programs for Vibrant Campus and Community Environments
Keep America Beautiful is the nation's leading non-profit that brings people together to build vibrant communities. With their strong affiliate and partnership network, including state recycling organizations, KAB engages millions of volunteers to take action in their communities through programs that deliver positive and lasting impact.
Partnerships Between the College and Local Governments
Boosting economic development through a town-gown partnership. This is a link to an external site. Clicking this link will take you to another website outside of
Partnerships for Progress
Learn about the University Community Collaborative (UCC) economic development initiatives between Northwest Missouri State University and the City of Maryville.
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.
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
Piece by Piece: Building Alliances to Promote Better Community Living. Presenters: William S. Bordak, Director of Community Standards; and Patty Martin, Director Government and Community Relations, Saint Joseph's University
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
Planning for Balanced Communities – A Guide to Understanding Processes of Studentification within North American Communities. Presenters: Darren Smith, Associate Dean Enterprise and Professor of Geography, Loughborough University, UK; and Michael Fox, Professor of Geography and Environment, Mount Allison University, Canada
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.
Policing Off-Campus Communities at Institutions of Higher Education
Facilitated discussions identified the most pressing coordination challenges local and campus law enforcement agencies face and generated recommendations regarding best practices to address those challenges.
Policy Strategies to Reduce Underage Drinking
The purpose of this publication is to assist prevention professionals in developing policy strategies to address the problems associated with high-risk and underage drinking in their communities. This paper provides an overview of policy strategies, current research on their effectiveness, and their application in the community as part of an environmental prevention systems approach.
Preventing Violence and Promoting Safety in Higher Education Settings: Overview of a Comprehensive Approach
The publication, funded by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education, was developed to help campuses prevent violence and promote safety.
Project Safe Semester
This session will present how re-framing an issue through effective town and gown collaborations has set the scene for a positive late night experience in Guelph.
Putting a Stake Through the Heart of State Patty's Day
Learn how State College, Penn State University and community stakeholders ended a long standing student-initiated holiday, State Patty's Day, and the outcomes of the initiatives that earned them the 2015 ITGA ImpACT Award.
Putting a Stake Through the Heart of State Patty's Day
This details the famous and community effort to end a destructive, alcohol fueled, social media driven event
Putting Degrees to Work by B.C.'S Research Universities
This report tracks the success of university students who graduated from the class of 2008, showing how skills and experiences acquired at universities in British Columbia are meeting the demands of students and employers, and how they are contributing to the province's economic future.
Reducing Risk During the First Few Weeks on Campus
A Report by the National Center of Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
Reducing Youth Drinking
A Matter of Degree has provided funding to ten universities to develop programs that would make the environments of campuses and in surrounding communities less hospitable to underage drinking and binge drinking.
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