Campus-Community Connections
The official newsletter of the International Town & Gown Association™ Nov. 7, 2019
ITGA Survey Highlights Key Findings
The 2019 ITGA Data Digest is the second member-wide survey of the International Town & Gown Association. The survey is designed to capture important information about ITGA members, their town-gown efforts and the environments in which they operate. The 2019 project grew in size and complexity: incorporating a channel for student feedback and content tracks focusing on timely and specific areas of question. Content area tracks added included civic engagement, economic development & housing, marijuana, international students, and fraternity and sorority life. Over the next several weeks, we will present key findings from the survey. The full report is available to ITGA members online .
Student-Community Recognition
The 2019 ITGA Intern Challenge will shine a light on effective student-led community projects, in collaboration with a local government or non-profit, in one of these areas: climate change and sustainability; race relations and shared interests; and student mental health initiatives. Winning groups or individuals in these three categories will have a donation made to a non-profit of their choosing in their community. Submissions should be 250 words or less, plus e-links on the project, outcomes and any media coverage, sent to outreach@itga.org by eob Dec. 20. Thanks for engaging. We know student near and far are doing great work in Canadian, UK and US college towns!
Cordially, your ITGA interns Shona Boyd and Oliver Eccleston
NY Enrollment Challenges
State University of New York (SUNY) schools have shown a nearly 1.5% decline in enrollment since fall 2018. SUNY is the largest comprehensive university system in the US with 64 institutions, including research universities, academic medical centers, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, colleges of technology and an online learning network. It's the 9th straight year SUNY's had enrollment loss, even after the state made tuition free for income-eligible students three years prior. Analysts say declines in enrollments at community colleges and the state's declining population are key components in current trends. WHCU
ITGA Student Engagement
Seventh in a series of representative collaborations
Kansas State University/Manhattan Kans.: Prior to Election Day, students led a voter-registration to encourage civic engagement. Learn more . MSU/East Lansing Mich.: Medical students are putting their knowledge and boots to the pavement, providing free health care to city's homeless. Read more . Would you like student engagement from your community or campus highlighted in this space? E-mail outreach@itga.org .
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Why join now!
ITGA's growing network of members, now in 38 U.S. states, the U.K. and Canada, continues to break new ground in addressing today's town-gown challenges and opportunities. Our collective populations and missions are diverse in nature and cover every aspect of progressive college town life, from quality-of-life issues to economic development. Among many benefits, members receive weekly newsletters, and have access to the ITGA Listserv and a regularly updated resource center. Contact  Susan@itga.org  for more information.
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