January 12, 2023
Campus-Community Connections
A Publication of ITGA
2023 ITGA Conference Update
The ITGA Conference, hosted by Colorado State University and the City of Fort Collins, provides an ideal place to meet with colleagues to enjoy learning about FoCo's burgeoning breweries, platinum rated bike-friendly culture, vibrant arts and music scene, as well as its health-conscious and “green” way of living. Interested in submitting a proposal? Visit the Call for Proposals page. Registration rates increase Feb. 1, 2023. Learn more here.
Why Attend the ITGA Conference?
"The ITGA conference is my professional “home away from home” and incredibly valuable. This is the only conference for town-gown professionals to learn the successes, and trials and tribulations, of collaborations in other communities. I’m able to take back to my own community ideas to consider for improving or enhancing relationships and programs. Time well spent!"

Christine Wallace, Neighborhood Outreach Manager, City of San Luis Obispo Police Department
ITGA Contest Winner
In December, survey participants had the opportunity to enter a drawing to win 50% off a ticket to the 2023 ITGA Conference. Congratulations Amy McDonough from the University of St. Thomas for winning the Giveaway! We appreciate the many members who completed the survey. Your feedback will help us plan for 2023 and beyond.
Upcoming Webinars & Events
Thursday, January 12, 11:00am (ET): The Racial Justice and Equity Committee: Co-chairs Summur Roberts, Director, Office of Community Engagement, Loyola University-Chicago, IL. and Nicole B. Prewitt, Ed.D., Director of Programs and Partnerships for Community Engagement, The University of Alabama, will serve as a central hub of conversation, content and policy development for members who envision an equitable and just world. To learn more, click here.
National & International Headlines
Reviving America One College Town as a Time
This article highlights how symbiotic relationships between colleges and their communities have reaped rewards in Erie, Pennsylvania and Waterville, Maine, making "town and gown" a serious priority rather than a slogan.
Mental Health is the Top Student Stressor
Fifty percent of college students cited their own mental health struggles as their top stressors going into 2023, according to a survey of 1200 students nationwide conducted by the virtual health services provider TimelyMD.
PartnerUp Houston Mentoring College Students in the Area
The Greater Houston Partnership is collaborating with a national mentorship organization to launch a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to address the equity and skills gap in the region, increase readiness of college graduates and strengthen the local economy.
Fees for England Universities Frozen for Two Years
The National Union of Students (NUS), which represents students across the UK, urged the government to go further by offering larger loans and grants for student living costs. NUS research suggested a third of students had just £50 to live on after paying rent and bills.
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