Leading Practices Library

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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