Leading Practices Library

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.
An Introduction to Campus Planning: Insights and Opportunities
American Planning Association
An overview of campus planning by the APA.
Alcohol Policies on College Campuses
Journal of American College Health
This study examines alcohol policies on select college campuses in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
America’s Urban Campus: The Economic, Social and Cultural Contributions of Chicago's Universities
America's Urban Campus
A group of 17 of Chicago’s largest higher education institutions, representing 216,000 students, formed a coalition called America’s Urban Campus (AUC) to collaborate on a range of initiatives.
A Matter of Degree Initiative to Reduce Binge Drinking at Colleges and Universities
The Robert Wood Johnson Foindation
The 1993 Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study of more than 17,000 students at 140 four-year colleges found that 44 percent of students surveyed were binge drinkers. This resulted in the launch of an initiative called A Matter of Degree.
A Campus-community Coalition to Control Alcohol-related Problems Off Campus
The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
The authors report on the effects of a university and community coalition in preventing problems related to college students’ off-campus drinking.
Rent Right Program-6 Tips for Finding the RIGHT Housemates
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Educational resources for students moving off campus about budgeting, housemates, leases, and tenant rights and responsibilities.
Rent Right Program-7 Tips for Paying the RIGHT Amount
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Educational resources for students moving off campus about budgeting, housemates, leases, and tenant rights and responsibilities.
Rent Right Program- Lease Version
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Educational resources for students moving off campus about budgeting, housemates, leases, and tenant rights and responsibilities.
Team Posiitive Presence Program
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Student led initiative aimed to facilitate a culture of safe celebrations, safety and positive social interactions among peers, tailgaters, the University, and town residents at large scale events, official and unofficial, where alcohol consumption may be problematic.
Party Smart Registration Program
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Students can register off campus parties to be eligible for a courtesy call from town police and 20 minutes to end their party to avoid police response, fines, arrests and University conduct procedures.
Walk this Way Program Description
University of Massachusetts Amherst
An innovative program that reminds students to be safe, quiet, and respectful when traveling through residential neighborhoods. The program has successfully engaged students as active bystanders in a real life context.
Top Ten Laws You Should Know handout
University of Massachusetts Amherst
A concise, infographic that summarizes Town bylaws and State law addressing alcohol, noise, disorderly conduct and other town gown issues.
UMass Amherst Community Impact Report 2015
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Publish report of economic impact and community service in host community
Campus and Community Coalition Town Hall Report 2017
UMass Amherst
Town-gown visioning session funded by SAMHSA grant
Town of Amherst selected bylaws
UMass Amherst
Package of municipal bylaws governing open containers, kegs, noise and nuisance houses.
Town of Amherst Rental Permit Bylaw
UMass Amherst
Permit registration and inspection requirement for residential rental properties drafted by a town-gown committee, the Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Working Group.
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