Won’t you be my neighbor?
NDSU students participate in Good Neighbor Campaign
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:09
NDSU students met on the East Patio of the Memorial Union to distribute Good Neighbor campaign flyers throughout the Roosevelt neighborhood on Tuesday.
The purpose of the Good Neighbor campaign is to introduce NDSU students to the residents of the Roosevelt community and to establish a relationship. The Roosevelt neighborhood has a wide variety of residents, ranging from those who have lived there for a number of years, to college students, who have been there for a few months and are planning on staying for a short period of time.
“The Good Neighbor campaign is a great way for NDSU students to become aware of their community,” Student Government Administrative Assistant Hilary Haugeberg said.
Students and residents walked in small groups, distributing flyers containing information on possible policy violations, such as loud house parties, and making residents aware that college students live amongst them and are willing to work with them on creating a safe, peaceful, and police-free community.
“The Good Neighbor campaign would not have been possible without the support from the community and their willingness to work with us,” Student Body Vice President Jace Beehler said.
The Good Neighbor Campaign was founded five years ago in response to some complaints from the residents of the Roosevelt neighborhood, which is adjacent to NDSU campus. Complaints ranged from parking issues, to snow removal and garbage disposal. It was a collaboration project between NDSU Student Government, the Office of Orientation and Student Success, Greek Life, and the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association, who chose to address the issues and work on building a better community between long term residents and college students.