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Good Neighbors

The core of a good neighborhood is the relationships established among its neighbors whether they live on or off campus. The first step in building a relationship is respecting those next door, down the street and around the corner.  While you may not be able to change the  neighborhood in which you live, you can change the experience you have in your own neighborhood by getting more involved with those around you and taking pride in the area in which you live. 

We are committed to reducing quality of life concerns such as loud noise, fighting behaviors, harassment, underage drinking and drug abuse which may negatively impact life on and off campus. Join us in embracing our positive impact on life in the residence halls, Reinhard Villages and in the Clarion community.


"As a public university with a 143-year history of teaching and service to our community, region, state and country, the Clarion University family extends its fellowship and commitment to community to the adjacent neighborhoods.  

We relate as good neighbors by living, working and contributing to the community life of the borough, township and county with responsibility and care.  We invite everyone who lives and works in our community to join us as good neighbors."

Karen M. Whitney, Ph.D.
Clarion Universi
ty President


Quality of Life Concerns

Quality of life concerns impact our community both on and off campus when Clarion students are involved in:

  • high-risk drinking and large parties where alcohol is provided to guests;

  • vandalism and theft of property;

  • noise in the halls or in the community,

  • on or off campus;

  • driving  while impaired or taking other risks while behind the wheel such as texting and driving, speeding and not yielding to pedestrians;

  • fighting and harassing behaviors rather than working though differences; and

  • failing to properly dispose of trash. Piling up debris and accumulating junk not only looks bad but may attract animals.


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"As a Clarion University graduate and a borough resident, I believe that both parties are necessary for this program to work successfully. Whether you live here full time or temporarily, we all need to make the effort to work together to create a more friendly and safe community for everyone. I think being a good neighbor shows you care about our town and everyone in it. I look forward to a long and prosperous neighborly relationship!"

Andrea Estadt
Clarion Borough Mayor


Steps Toward Being a Good Neighbor

While people have their own ideas of a good neighbor and a good neighborhood, here are a few steps to help you be a better neighbor.

  • Recognize that you are part of a neighborhood, whether on or off campus.

  • Spend time getting to know your neighbors.

  • You expect to be treated with respect; please be sure that you do the same.

  • Identify boundaries such as noise levels, trash removal, parking and property lines. 

  •  Exchange contact information and schedules

  • to make you better aware of your surroundings.

  • Take pride in where you live. Clarion has so much to offer!


The Clarion Good Neighbor Program is sponsored, in part, by Clarion University, Clarion Borough, and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.