COLLEGE CITY ALLIANCES TO SOLVE STUDENT AND NIGHTLIFE CHALLENGES

Town and gown stakeholders have a symbiotic relationship
Downtown dining and entertainment is a major selling point in college and university marketing. In turn, downtown businesses rely on the student population as patrons and employees.

ATTEND THIS PANEL FOR TIPS ON HOW TO BETTER INTEGRATE STUDENTS IN YOUR CITY AND NIGHTTIME ECONOMY

Student behavior while socializing at house parties, tailgate parties and in nightlife districts can have a ripple effect in the community. Increased sound, traffic, vandalism and crime can lower residents’ quality of life. A major safety incident can drive away downtown customers and lower enrollment rates.

DISCUSSION TOPICS ON CAMPUS/COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVES

  • Overcome tense dynamics between students, residents, nightlife operators and college administrators
  • Partner campus and municipal police to maximize resources and close the gap in safety coverage
  • Engage students as part of the solution
  • Prevent off-campus house parties from getting wild before they start
  • Accountability mechanisms and judicial consequences for student behavior off-campus
  • Initiatives to protect college-age women from sexual assault
  • Keeping party buses safe for students
  • Changing the “party culture” by identifying enabling factors in the college, community and business marketing

 

Learn how city and college stakeholders can develop systems to keep their communities safe and vibrant
for students, visitors and residents alike

DISCUSSION PANEL

BETH BAGWELL
Executive Director
International Town & Gown Association
MODERATOR

Thomas R. King
Assistant Borough Manager of Public Safety
City of State College, PA

Kate Borders
President and Executive Director
Downtown Tempe Community

David Mitchell
Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
University of Maryland Police Department

Joe Speidel
Director, Local Government and Community Relations
University of Vermont

 

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