"Doorhanger" kits containing safety reminders and tips on how to
be a good neighbor will be distributed to more than 2,700 homes
surrounding the University at Buffalo's South Campus from 3-6 p.m.
today (Tuesday, Aug. 24). Great back-to-school story!
Organized by UB's Off-Campus Student Services office, and
staffed by students, faculty, staff and neighborhood volunteers,
it's all part of UB's continuing efforts to encourage community
Each year before the start of the academic year, UB distributes
to students and other residents of University Heights packets
containing safety reminders, suggestions for how to be a good
neighbor, information from local governments and utilities, and
other useful information.
Best time for media is 3:30-3:45 p.m. at the corner of Main
Street and Englewood Avenue.
"We are all responsible for keeping the community safe, clean
and vibrant," said Daniel Ryan, PhD, director of Off-Campus Student
Services. "Operation Doorhanger is UB's way of encouraging students
and lifelong residents to stay safe and work together for the
benefit of all."
The kits are bags that will be hung on door handles, and include
safety and courtesy tips that encourage students to "get to know
your neighbors -- they can be a great asset," "socialize
responsibly" "don't travel alone, particularly at night" and "lock
your doors and windows. Leave outside light on at your house."
Press arrangements: Dan Ryan, director of Off-Campus Student
Relations, at 829-3536 and onsite at 830-5016.