ALL is an advisory council and community action group established by the University to deal with issues and challenges arising within the neighborhoods surrounding the University where the majority Georgetown students that live off campus reside. ALL is composed of representatives from the University administration, faculty, neighbors, including homeowners from Burleith and West Georgetown, students living in these neighborhoods, Church leaders, MPD, the Department of Public Safety, landlords, and business owners.
ALL hopes to be a conduit for information to the community and from the community to the University. Its goal is to raise the consciousness of students, agencies, and groups dealing directly with neighborhood problems. In short, the goal of ALL is to foster good neighbor-to-neighbor relations.
It will accomplish this, in part, by monitoring the effectiveness of the University's efforts in helping maintain clean neighborhoods, reduce noise complaints, and solve problems that arise between students and homeowners, landlords and businesses.
ALL meets on the second Tuesday each month at 6:30 PM. Locations vary. To learn more information or request to be added to the mailing list for future meetings, contact Anne Koester at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five Principles Guide ALL:
- Neighbors have a right to the peaceful enjoyment of their property.
- Students living in these neighborhoods have an obligation to respect these rights and to enjoy the benefits of living in the wider community.
- Georgetown has a duty to work proactively with the communities surrounding the University to assist students in their transition to community living.
- When appropriate and possible, the University should intervene swiftly to resolve issues and problems caused by students.
- All neighbors, including businesses, churches, and landlords can collaborate to create and sustain neighborhood environments that are safe and enjoyable for all.