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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.

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. 


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 schedule 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.


Good Neighbor Pledge

I understand that my actions have a meaningful impact on my community. I pledge to take into consideration how my behavior affects the Clarion campus and the Clarion community. 

I pledge to be a good neighbor by being kind, respectful, and courteous for the welfare of those around me by: 

  • Recognizing I am a part of a community, whether I am on or off-campus 
  • Practicing kindness by introducing myself to my neighbors and the people that I share campus facilities with 
  • Treating my neighbors and their property with respect and being responsive to their concerns and boundaries 
  • Exchanging contact information so that my neighbors can reach out to me as needed  
  • Alerting my neighbors ahead of time and asking for permission if I plan to host an event 
  • Educating myself on the community's alcohol and noise ordinances 
  • Understanding my responsibilities and staying up to date on the neighborhood regulations 
  • Identifying boundaries, such as property lines and parking, so that my guests can also respect their boundaries 
  • Taking pride in where I live


Contact Information:

Good Neighbor

Facebook: @CUxgoodneighbor

Instagram: @clarion_goodneighbor

Student Senate

Clarion Borough

Scott Sharrar, Zoning Officer
+1 814 226 7707, ext. 104

William Peck, Chief of Police
+1 814-226-9140

Brett Whitling, Mayor
+1 814 226 7707

Clarion University
Jimmy McGee
Director of the Center for Wellness
+1 814 393 1949

Matt Shaffer
Director of Judicial Affairs
+1 814 393 1982

University Police
+1 814 393 2111

Campus Information
+1 814 393 2000 

Student Senate Office
+1 814 393 2318


Clarion Chamber of Business and Industry




Last Updated 11/18/20