Town-gown Coordination of Off-campus Student Behavior

Topics: External Affairs, Administration and Finance

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Research Questions

  • What partnerships have institutions established with community organizations, including landlords and neighborhood organizations, to address off-campus student behavior?  
  • What preventative measures do institutions take to ensure positive community relations and that students act responsibly off campus, particularly during large off-campus student gatherings?  
  • To what extent have administrators found their efforts to improve off-campus student behavior to be effective? 
  • How do institutions measure the effectiveness of off-campus regulations?


Many institutions strive to maintain positive relationships with members of the surrounding community.  This brief examines how institutions that comprise the majority of their respective community’s populations partner with community organizations to address off-campus student behavior.  This brief also includes a discussion of how institutions communicate behavioral expectations to students and obtain student support for safety and positive community relations.

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