Town & Gown Association™ Newsletter October 3, 2019
ITGA: 'Understanding Town-Gown Relationships'
"Understanding Campus and Community Relationships: Towards Active Engagement in Town-Gown Relations," hosted by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, featured ITGA board members Lisa Dvorak and Michael Fox. Touched on in this conversation was the power of ITGA, the Data Digest survey, and Dr. Fox's expertise on 'studentification.' Using a theory to practice approach, this program focuses on the critical importance of engaging community partners for the social revitalization of communities and moving away from the 'us' verses 'them' approach to dealing with town and gown conflicts. Click here to access the webinar and kudos to Lisa and Michael!
ITGA: New-look Brochure
ITGA members have and will continue to see changes on a number of branding fronts, from weekly messaging to future web site design to new user-friendly features to our latest upgrade, a new brochure. We hope you share this far and wide, and download copies for your offices and special events. It tells part of the great ITGA story through our leadership and other stakeholders, while touching on important membership benefits. The half-fold brochure will be updated on an annual basis to include current and incoming board presidents, and the date of our annual conference.
ITGA Community Engagement
Cal Poly/San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly/San Luis Obispo-Campus engagement provide countless for ITGA college towns. Two recent examples from Cal Poly: "Cal Poly Helping High School Student Learn More About College." Click here. "Strengthening Local Community College Increases Local Diversity. Learn more. Would you like for your engagement initiatives to be highlighted in this space? E-mail Outreach@itga.org.
The Power of Public-Private Partnerships
"Don't live in Denial, Ohio." You've likely heard this tagline in public service announcements warning against a "not my kid" attitude toward opioid abuse, directing parents and caregivers to DontLiveinDenial.org. The campaign was launched in June 2018 by the Opioid Education Alliance, a broad coalition that was formed after the Nationwide Foundation established a $2 million fund at the Columbus Foundation. The alliance, now with more than 80 members and more than $6 million in funding, is emblematic of the oft-praised "Columbus Way," and could serve as a model to be replicated around the country.
ITGA: On Young Professionals
ITGA members Larissa Ennis (University of Oregon) and Douglas Shontz (Borough of State College, PA) are creating an ad hoc committee for young and early career professionals to discuss shared interests, enhanced ITGA social media strategies, and potential presentations or break-outs at our international or regional conferences. A lead goal is to engage with new networks and help build initiatives to serve the greater ITGA membership. If interested, e-mail email@example.com Oct. 11.
Join us on Social Media
A growing and impressive group of professionals from campus communities continue to network and share strategies for improving town-gown relations. Join us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
ITGA News & Announcements
ITGA Webinar: Visit itga.org to access the highly popular recording and powerpoint for "Making the 2020 Census Count!"