Leading Practices Library

Factors Influencing the Sense of Home That UK University Students Feel Towards Their Accommodation
The Manchester Metropolitan University
‘Home’ is a concept that has received little attention when it comes to research on higher education and student accommodation.
Community Director Position Description
Georgetown University
The Community Director supports, programs for and educates students (undergraduate and graduate) living off campus.
ITGA 2019 Data Digest Survey
The 2019 ITGA Data Digest is the second member-wide survey of the International Town Gown Association. The survey is designed to capture important information about ITGA members, their town-gown efforts, and the environments in which they operate.
Higher Ed Toolkit: A Guide for Administrators to Tailor Census Outreach Efforts on College Campuses
County and City of Los Angeles
This toolkit provides check lists of actions you can take so you can develop your own Census Strategic Student Engagement Plan. It also outlines common reasons for not completing the Census.
Sample Town and Gown Advisory Board Documents
Binghamton University
The town and gown advisory board is composed of representatives from the university and the community who can offer a comprehensive range of perspectives, experiences and skills.
Campus as City Report
The Chronicle of Higher Education
This report includes crucial strategies to bolster town-gown relations and run a thriving 21st-century institution.
Studentification Guide for North America: Delivering Harmonious Town and Gown Associations
Loughborough University & Mount Allison University
The key aim of the Studentification Guide for North America is to stimulate the sharing and uptake of international good practice for the effective integration and management of student
populations within off-campus, settled residential neighborhoods.
2018 Data Digest
The ITGA survey was designed to capture descriptive information about ITGA members, their town-gown efforts, and the environments in which they operate.
West Summit Neighborhood Advisory Committee (WSNAC) BYLAWS
University of St. Thomas
An agreement approved on August 11, 2004, by the Saint Paul City Council on the University of St. Thomas’ proposal to redevelop two Summit Avenue blocks includes a condition to establish an advisory council comprising neighborhood organizations and the university.
Oberlin College to begin 'good neighbor' service plan for students
Oberlin College
Students at Oberlin College will learn what it means to be “a good neighbor” to the Oberlin business community in a series of service endeavors the college developed to better integrate students into the Lorain County college town.
Presidential Engagement of Students at Minority Serving Institutions
The Graduate School of Education Penn GSE
This report explores the ways that presidents engage with students, using traditional means as well as social media.
Joint City/University Advisory Board Bylaws
City of Pittsburg, KS and Pittsburg State University
The City and PSU have a long history of collaborations dating to the founding of the university. The two entities embrace the importance of collaboration and joint planning to grow and advance the community.
10 steps for a successful university innovation center
JLL Higher Education
Drawing from our experience with leading research institutions, we’ve identified these 10 best practices for developing and maintaining thriving innovation hubs.
George Mason University Fairfax Campus and Community Advisory Board MOU
Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, and George Mason University
The GMU, Fairfax Campus and Community Advisory Board is established to share information on issues of mutual concern and provide recommendations on those issues from the Advisory Board's varying perspectives. The recommendations will be shared with appropriate county, city and university staff.
City of Oxford/Miami University Town Gown Initiatives Team (TGIT) Enabling Document
City of Oxford and Oxford-Miami University
The mission of the TGIT is to be a positive force in enhancing the sense of community and raising the quality of life across the broader Miami University and Oxford communities by encouraging and facilitating productive partnerships and our shared vision for the future.
Party Registration Program
City of Fort Collins
The purpose of the Party Registration program is to provide party hosts with an opportunity to receive a warning, providing a 20 minute window to voluntarily terminate a party after a noise complaint has been received.
Party Patrols: Best Practice Guidelines for College Communities
California Polytechnic State University & City of San Luis Obispo
The purpose of this guide is to consolidate the experience that campus and community law enforcement agencies have gained in conducting party patrols and share informationon with agencies looking for more effective tools to help manage party-related problems.
Near West Side Partners (NWSP)
Marquette University
Five anchor institutions -- Aurora Health Care, Harley-Davidson, Marquette University, MillerCoors, Potawatomi Business Development Corporation created a new entity called Near West Side Partners, Inc., a collaborative model of community redevelopment.
Strengthening Campus-Community Collaboration: Oregon State University and the City of Corvallis
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
This agreement describes how Oregon State and Corvallis address three tracks: Neighborhood Parking and Traffic Mitigation, Neighborhood Planning, and Neighborhood Livability.
Police Relations and Services in Town-Gown Cities are Changing in a Positive Way Throughout America
University of New Haven
Multiple leading practices that improve the quality of life in campus communities.
Party Registration Data from Seven Campus Communities
Date on Multiple Campus Communities
The Party Registration Program is intended to reduce the negative consequences of excessive noise and other nuisance incidents associated with parties in residential neighborhoods.
CASE STUDY Strengthening Campus-Community Collaboration: Oregon State University and the City of Cor
Oregon State University and City of Corvallis
Campus-community collaboration is a well-regarded strategy to promote safe, healthy, and conducive learning environments identified by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as effective measures for preventing alcohol-related harm.
The Town Gown Initiative Team
City of Oxford and Oxford-Miami University
As the group began to think more intentionally about its purpose it wrote up Guiding Principles and reflected a role of facilitation of common Town-Gown initiatives within existing groups, organizations, and committees within the community.
University of Florida and Gainesville Strategic Development Plan 2017
University of Florida and City of Gainesville
The Strategic Development Plan calls for anchor institutions to join forces to address challenges of mobility, education, health, housing, and livability, and to collaborate on creating inclusive solutions.
Reality Check: A report on university applicants’ attitudes and perceptions
Higher Education Policy Institute
Since 2006, the Higher Education Policy Institute has run the Student Academic Experience Survey, generally in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy. This has revealed a substantial gap between students’ prior expectations and their time in higher education.
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