PLATTSBURGH - The Plattsburgh Campus/City Coalition wants to bring local residents closer together with the college community.
The organization - consisting of students and staff from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and city officials - will host "Meet the Neighbors" Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 5-7 p.m. The continued focus of the social event, now in its fifth year, is to form a stronger relationship between the students who live in the city seasonally and those who live here year-round.
Tiffany Probst, with the university's office for Fraternity/Sorority Life, said the event has become an important part of the settling in process for many students, many of whom come from great distances to attend school here.
"By having events like this, you get to know the neighbors around you," said Probst."It creates a better atmosphere and makes you feel more comfortable and actually like a part of the Plattsburgh community instead of a student or resident who's only there for six months and leaves."
"It also gives people a better perspective of fraternities and sororities," she continued. "It shows that we're just like everyone else and we want to have good relations with local organizations and residents."
Meet the Neighbors will be held at several locations next Wednesday - 169 Cornelia St., 122 Court St., 48 Broad St., and 62-64 Couch St. - all from 5-7 p.m. The free event will be catered by Chartwells and is sponsored by the Plattsburgh Campus/City Coalition, the Campus/Community Partnership, SUNY Plattsburgh College Auxiliary Services, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Phi, Pi Alpha Nu, Sigma Tau Gamma, and the office for Fraternity/Sorority Life.