Colleges encourage students to be good neighbors | Minnesota Public Radio News

Colleges encourage students to be good neighbors

by Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio

September 5, 2011

Minneapolis — The occasional outbreak of rowdy parties as students move into their rental houses off-campus can make it challenging time of year for people who live in neighborhoods surrounding colleges.

This year several Minnesota colleges ramped up programs to keep the peace between students and their neighbors, and they have met with some success.

To combat those types of problems near its campuses, the University of Minnesota has worked to improve relationships between students and full-time residents.

It’s not a hard equation to figure out. Take college students living on their own, add alcohol, and a list of problems appears for neighborhoods near campuses. Chief among them are noise, underage drinking, disorderly conduct, and that most un-neighborly of offenses: public urination.

The message to students: please respect the neighborhoods you live in.

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