OSWEGO, NY – The Campus-City Relations Committee is introducing a new public awareness campaign to help address quality-of-life issues in the city of Oswego.
The “One City, One Campus, One Community” campaign is designed to make students aware of the importance of respect for property and the need for courtesy.
“A lot of the students who come to SUNY Oswego aren’t from communities like ours, where the bars and the nightclubs abut residential areas,” said Matthew Harmer, a CCRC member and former Student Association representative. “Like me, they were born and raised in large metropolitan areas where the entertainment district was literally miles away from where people lived, or they’re used to larger schools where these sorts of establishments are right outside the campus.”
The first phase of the campaign is posting signs in establishments which cater to SUNY Oswego students, reminding them that they are part of a larger community.
“Oswego isn’t just the city, and it isn’t just the campus; Oswego is both come together, and we’re really going to be pushing that idea when the students return,” Harmer pointed out.
The Student Association, a partner in the campaign through its representatives on the CCRC, is also supportive of the idea.
Becca Witkin, the Student Association president, said, “the Student Association is committed to addressing quality-of-life issues regarding student behavior in the city of Oswego, and this campaign is a great way for us to demonstrate that commitment.”
The first-phase signs are free to any business in the city of Oswego.
For more information, or to order a sign, contact Harmer at (315) 297-6314, or by e-mail at [email protected]