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Belmont's Office of Community Relations

The Office seeks to identify and cultivate alliances with neighborhoods, community groups, nonprofits and governmental authorities in Nashville to increase the effectiveness of Belmont’s outreach and service initiatives.

Office initiatives include:

- The Belmont Engagement and Service Team: An effort to consistently improve the effectiveness of Belmont's engagement with the Nashville community by:

  • Sharing information, experiences and practices related to community engagement
  • Working as equal partners with community groups, partnerships and collaborations to improve community quality of life, while enhancing the Belmont student experience
  • Thinking strategically about community capacity building

- The Neighborhood Advisory Group: An ad hoc group that represents two important constituency groups of the university; persons who live around E.S. Rose Park and persons who live around the university's main campus. Members are appointed by Metro Council and the University.

Upcoming Activities:

- Community Day 2016, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m.

  • The event will begin with a 6 p.m. complimentary dinner for all attendees, followed by a 7:30 p.m. tipoff and special appearances with a balloon artist and face painter!
  • In honor of Belmont's 125th birthday, the group who brings the most people over 125 and is seated by 7:30 tipoff will win $500 for activities for programming! If you are bringing more than 125 people, contact Joyce Searcy at with the group leader's name, email address, phone number and number of attendees. Don't miss this special event!
  • For parking details, click here.

Recent Activities:

The Office of Community Relations and The Office of Service Learning recently hosted the sixth annual MLK Day of Service with area universities and local government officials including Mayor Barry, Representative Love and Congressman Cooper. With more than 200 student and community volunteers in attendance, the day featured six service sites including Feed the Children, Room in the Inn, Second Harvest Food Bank, The Nashville Food Project, The Sweet Potato Drop and Trevecca's Urban Garden. To view photos from the event, click here