Committee on University and Community Relations

In the fall of 1990 the committee began to meet on a monthly basis with the original overall goal of improving relations between college students off campus and their long term neighbors.  Since that time its goals have been expanded to include improving safety off campus, developing alcohol and other drug prevention and education programs off-campus, and improving the quality of life in neighborhoods off campus where college students reside.  The committee is currently composed of student leaders and professional staff from the University at Albany as well as other local colleges, officials from the Albany Police and Fire Departments as well as the Albany Common Council, neighborhood association representatives, community and religious leaders, tavern owners, landowners and representatives from the Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association and the New York State Division of Alcohol Beverage Control. 

Contact: Thomas Gebhardt
Phone: (518) 442-3130
Email: tgebhardt@uamail.albany.edu
School, college, division or unit: Division of Student Success
Partners: City of Albany, Albany Police Department, Albany Fire Department, College of Saint Rose, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany Medical College, The Sage Colleges, Siena College, and Hudson Valley Community College