Leading Practices Library

Manchester Student Homes
Wary Of Light Fingers Campaign
Halls 2 Home
Manchester Student Homes
Supporting Students Transitioning from Halls to Homes
Rent Right
Manchester Student Homes
Manchester Student Homes’ Rent Right Campaign
Manchester International Student Safety
Manchester Student Homes
The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University International Student Safety Campaign
ACT Ally - Program connecting students and community with rental housing industry
ACT San Marcos, City of San Marcos and Texas State University
ACT Ally establishes relationships and expectations to incorporate the diverse goals and values of a dynamic community for a successful off campus living experience.
Noise and Host Reponsibility with Abatement Strategies
ACT San Marcos
Comprehensive noise and host responsibility ordinance with abatement strategies.
Rental Nuisance Abatement Program
City of San Marcos, Texas
The City of San Marcos uses a "bad apple" model for required rental registration. An owner may voluntarily register a property. An owner must register a property when there are a specified number of violations within 12 months. See document for further.
MOU - City of San Marcos and Texas State University Police
City of San Marcos, Texas
Current ordinance providing MOU of city and university police cooperation.
San Luis Obispo Neighborhood Wellness/Community Civility Effort Final Report
City of San Luis Obispo, California Polytechnic State University and Cuesta Community College
In May of 2013, personnel from the City of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Cuesta Community College embarked on a process to create the San Luis Obispo Neighborhood Wellness/Community Civility Effort.
Teaching Students about City Ordinances: Community Living Class
University of Colorado Boulder
The Community Living Class is a 1.5 hour session that teaches students about the finer points of Boulder city ordinances in hopes that they can avoid future disruptions to the neighborhood that can lead to a ticket.
International student safety video
Manchester Student Homes
The ‘Mei’s Day Out International Student Safety’ video is part of a wider campaign to provide ongoing support and education for international students about personal safety and household security in on and off campus areas.
Unprecedented Redevelopment Reshapes College Park, Maryland
University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement
Over 30 projects, including The Hotel at the University of Maryland, four new academic buildings and new downtown amenities, are under way. The boom—called Greater College Park—is the result of cooperative work between the city, Prince George’s County, state, private developers and the university.
Sixth Annual Good Neighbor Day Breaks Records and Unites Community through Service
University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement
Good Neighbor Day is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, the City of College Park, and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). Hundreds of volunteers participate in various community service projects across Greater College Park.
UVM Payment for Services Annual Report
University of Vermont
$1.4 million annual payment for City services. Fund patrols of Burlington Police officers in student neighborhoods, and address "problem properties" (rental properties with persistent quality of life issues).
CP Dream Team - Local Youth & Police Build Community With Basketball
University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement
The CP Dream Team is a University of Maryland initiative designed to showcase relationships between community youth and local law enforcement officials through food, fun, and friendly basketball games. Educational components will soon be added to future games.
Soccer League for Youth in Prince George’s County
University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement
To continue building relationships with Prince George's County schools, the University of Maryland's community engagement office is creating soccer programs for county elementary and middle school children.
OCE "Making a Difference" Awards Celebration
University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement
This awards celebration is in recognition to those who have helped the University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement achieve its goals to connect the University with the wider and diverse surrounding community. It is bestowed to community partners, supporters, and faculty/staff/students.
ACT-San Marcos
City of San Marcos and Texas State University
The City and Texas State collaborated to form Achieving Community Together (ACT). A key foundation was including a variety of community stakeholders to better understand the core values of each and formulate a balanced response.
Rental Housing/Nuisance Property Code
Borough of State College
Establishes requirements and standards for rental housing permits and requires periodic inspections. Sets standards for enforcement of nuisance properties.
Task Force on Policing and Communities of Color Final Report
Borough of State College
This report provides specific recommends to build on existing practices and new practices to build on existing relationships and improve trust between the community and law enforcement, especially communities of color.
CityWorksEDU: Campus, Cities, and Civic Engagement
Colorado State University and City of Fort Collins
CityWorksEDU’s main premise is rooted in strengthening the town gown partnership between the City of Fort Collins (City) and Colorado State University (CSU). This innovative course can be implemented in other communities to increase knowledge in and of both the community and institution.
College Park Neighborhood Stabilization and Quality of Life Work Group
City of College Park
The City of College Park’s Neighborhood Stabilization & Quality of Life Work Group was established by the Mayor and Council in 2012 to develop and explore new strategies for addressing issues related to the increasing use of single-family houses as group rental houses.
Common Ground: An Investigation of Environmental Management Alcohol Prevention Initiatives
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
This article presents an evaluation of Common Ground, a media campaign-supported prevention program featuring increased enforcement, decreased alcohol access, and other environmental management initiatives targeting college student drinking.
Collaboration Corvallis Workgroup Recommendation Summary
Oregon State University and Corvallis
This document describes the partnership objectives, recommendations and outcomes in the following categories: Neighborhood Livability and Planning, and Parking and Traffic.
Rooming House Review
City of Toronto
The city of Toronto undertook research through a variety of public and stakeholder consultation activities. Issues facing tenants are challenges related to vulnerability of populations living in rooming houses and protecting tenant rights during their tenure.
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