PEACE OUTside Campus presented at a regional International Town & Gown Summit on Student Housing and Safety at The University at Buffalo on Friday, June 26, 2015. The event gathered together city administrators, college administrators, city police, campus security, private and public foundations with a singular mission to focus on increasing safety for students in their off campus housing.
Beth Bagwell, Dan Ryan, Kristen Bonistall, Elise Murphy
POC Board Member and Co-Founder, Kristen Bonistall, and Staff Members, Elise Murphy and Kari Blackburn, presented Lindsey's story and PEACE OUTside Campus' own outreach programs, such as the Certified Off Campus Housing Safety Guidelines, College Chapters, Living Off Campus 101, Teens 'N Transition, Identify The Risk, and our Internship program.
Beth Bagwell, Executive Director of the International Town and Gown Association also presented ways in which her organization is helping college administrations combat this issue of student safety. To learn more about International Town and Gown and their vast resources, click here. The summit was capped off with a brainstorming session in which participants came together to discuss best practices and come up with new ideas for everyone to take back to their city, college, or foundation.
Our thanks to Dan Ryan, Off Campus Student Services Director at The University at Buffalo, for hosting the event. Be sure to check out what Dan and UB are doing to keep their students safe, click here.