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Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
Building A Bridge Between Town And Gown
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  • 1. Building a Bridge Between Town and Gown<br />Dan Ryan, University at Buffalo<br />Kim Griffo, International Town & Gown Association, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina<br />March 9, 2010<br />
  • 2. International Town and Gown Association <br /><ul><li>Founded in 2008 by the City of Clemson and Clemson University
  • 3. Founding members include: Cal Poly, University of Colorado, Boulder, City of Clemson, Clemson University, JCUAB-Clemson, Murray State University
  • 4. General Membership grown to over 200 members</li></li></ul><li>International Town and Gown Association<br /><ul><li>Best Practices in Building University/City Relations Conference 5th successful year
  • 5. OFF-CAMPUS Programs-ITGA becoming National Organization to serve as resource and clearinghouse for Off- Campus Units </li></li></ul><li> Bridge Building Toolkit<br />Top Down Support- President-This is a Must Have<br />Identify INTERNAL BARRIERS and EXTERNAL BARRIERS-<br /> The Little Shop of We Have Always Done It This Way” <br /> ( The WHADITW store)<br />Convenience Stores “conveniently” located on and off campus<br />
  • 6. Bridge Building Toolkit<br /> Know your Maven, Typically SHE is not an elected official but has great influence and community power to support your Town-Gown Initiative, She only uses her power for good deeds, however don’t cross her, others will voluntarily do her dirty work.<br />Establish Town and Gown Partnership Fund-funds small and large projects that benefit the university and the community as determined by the advisory board. This gives everyone ownership of the Town-Gown Projects. <br /> - There is plenty of work to go around, don’t wait to be asked, you reach out-<br />
  • 7. Bridge Building Toolkit<br />Examples:<br />George Washington University<br /> http://www.gwu.edu/connect/community/foggybottomwestend<br />Virginia Tech- Moving Off Campus Part 1<br />
  • 8. Background – University Heights<br />Home to over 2,500 UB Students – roughly 25% of residents<br />
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  • 11. Off-Campus Student Services<br /><ul><li>Created in September, 2008
  • 12. Created Off-Campus Student Relations Team with representatives from University Police, Judicial Affairs, Student Life and Community Relations
  • 13. Established a new office in Allen Hall
  • 14. Launched Incident Tracking form enabling us to track and report on complaints</li></li></ul><li>Early Steps<br /><ul><li>Strategic plan developed Fall/Winter collecting input from over 100 community leaders, business owners, elected officials, students and neighborhood residents, students, block clubs, churches, local business owners and University stakeholders
  • 15. Identified major overarching issues to be addressed:
  • 16. Crime/Safety
  • 17. Housing Quality
  • 18. Business Leadership
  • 19. Student Behavior
  • 20. Building Community
  • 21. Managing Expectations</li></li></ul><li>Crime/Safety<br />
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  • 26. Crime & Safety<br /><ul><li>5 Cameras installed integrated with City of Buffalo system
  • 27. Joint patrols established with BPD and NFTA
  • 28. Listserv established for students to facilitate safety messaging, as well as programming and activities
  • 29. Ongoing communication with Buffalo Police and E District personnel
  • 30. Expansion of bussing and hours of safety shuttle</li></li></ul><li>Housing Quality<br />
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  • 32. Housing Quality<br /><ul><li>Active engagement with Problem Properties Task Force
  • 33. Collaborated with Community Relations and Buffalo Department of Permits and Inspections to create a Top -Twenty list - resulting in internal inspections of properties.
  • 34. Advocated to SUB Board 1 to remove properties with Health or Housing code violations from list of available rental properties.
  • 35. Programs to help students become more educated consumers (Tenants Rights workshop, working collaboratively with Permits & Inspections as well as County Health Dept.)</li></li></ul><li>Business Districts<br />
  • 36. Business Leadership <br /><ul><li>Hosted three meetings of Bailey & Main Street Business owners.
  • 37. Published Directory of Main Street and Bailey Ave. businesses and distributed throughout neighborhood.
  • 38. Plans Underway for a UB Savings Card offering discounts to students, faculty staff & neighborhood residents to local businesses
  • 39. Hosted informational session on Campus Cash program in collaboration with Campus Dining and Shops
  • 40. Work closely with office of Community Relations helping connect businesses with University Resources</li></li></ul><li>Student Behavior<br />
  • 41. Student Behavior<br /><ul><li>Launched Incident tracking database enabling us to track and report on complaints
  • 42. Implemented web-based complaint form to feed into database above
  • 43. Developed and implemented strategy to intervene before announced parties take place
  • 44. Counsel students on being better neighbors
  • 45. As part of restorative justice effort, students who commit Student Code violations with behavior off-campus are sanctioned to perform their community service hours on or about the South Campus</li></li></ul><li>Student Behavior<br /><ul><li>Established Community Expectations seminar as an educational sanction, featuring panelists from UB, BPD and neighborhood block clubs
  • 46. Provide programming as an alternative to house parties in collaboration with Amherst Theaters – Midnight Movie Madness</li></li></ul><li>Building Community<br />
  • 47. Building Community<br /><ul><li>Hosted first annual UB Block Party & Safety Fair, encouraging long term residents and students to interact in a non-threatening environment
  • 48. UB’s Alternative Spring Break performed service in University Heights area
  • 49. UB A Good Neighbor program engages students in clean up activities weekends (weather permitting)
  • 50. Actively engaged in University Heights Collaborative and in various Block Clubs and Neighborhood Watch groups.</li></li></ul><li>Balance of Activities<br />

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