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Building a Burlington Community

Building a Burlington Community

Partying Smart is just one way to minimize the tension between University students and downtown residents. Here are a few more ideas - not to mention resume builders! - that could make Burlington a better community in which to live and play.


The Office for Student and Community Relations (OSCR)2 has a ton of ideas for volunteering, as well as an exhaustive list of places in Burlington to get involved. On-campus volunteer, internship and employment opportunities can be found here.

Surf the Burlington Center for Community and Neighborhoods website.

The Center4 is a great resource for programs that work on improving quality of life through individual and community action.

Consider Joining the Student-Neighbor Liaison Program.

The UVM Student-Neighbor Liaison Program5 works to improve the off-campus student living experience and the quality of life in Burlington neighborhoods by increasing communication and building relationships between off-campus students and neighbors. Liaisons have access to Neighborhood Grants for community events and initiatives that create opportunities for positive student and neighbor interaction. For more information, contact the Office of Student and Community Relations at 656-9405 or

Check out the Ton of other Burlington Initiatives run by OSCR.

The Office of Student and Community Relations does a lot for the town-gown relations in Burlington, so don't forget to check out their list of initiatives6 ranging from the Spring Move-out Initiative to getting involved with their Have-a-Heart Campaigns.

Learn about what's going on in your neighbors' lives!

Check out The Front Porch Forum7 and sign up for their newsletter to learn about common issues, neighbor-helping-neighbor tips and much more.

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