Off-Campus Living at the University of Guelph is committed to working with students and neighbourhood residents to foster positive neighbourhood relations.
If you would like to learn more about the neighbourhood programs, contact Off-Campus Living at 519-824-4120 ext. 53357, or email us.
Communication with our Community
Off-Campus Living makes a concerted effort to keep near-campus neighbourhoods informed about special events and activities. You can find our most recent communications through these links:
Off-Campus Living is committed to working with students and neighbourhood residents to foster positive neighbourhood relations. As a part of our response to neighbourhood concerns about student behaviour off campus, Off-Campus Living initiates neighbourhood visits to student homes to speak about student activities and how these activities impact the neighbourhood.
If you would like to speak with a representative of Off-Campus Living about the Neighbourhood Visit program in your area, please contact us at 519-824-4120 ext. 53357 or email us.
Over the past year, Off-Campus Living has introduced an approach to working with some off-campus issues that involves restorative practices. Restorative practices involve responding to issues that have caused harm in a community by focusing on identifying the harm caused by the offender and repairing the harm through a collaborative process. This collaborative process involves the offended, the offender, and the community. This approach brings the individuals together to engage in repairing the harm and restoring the relationship. This approach could, for example, involve students, neighbourhood residents, and community members coming together to participate in a facilitated discussion to share how they have been affected by the harm and then working together to establish a process for restoration that is often unique to the individuals involved.
If you are interested in initiating a Restorative Practice process in your area, or if you would like to volunteer with the program, contact us at 519-824-4120 ext. 56276 or email us.