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Community Relations

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.

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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.

Recent Activities:

Students Celebrate Halloween with Neighborhood Children: Hosted by Greek Life, students created a Halloween celebration for local children on Friday, October 28 ad Monday, October 31. Happy Halloween from Belmont! Click here for photos

- Belmont Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month, in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, with an event in the Frist Lecture Hall. Click here for more information!

- MLK Day of Service: 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

Community Day 2016: The Office of Community Relations and the Belmont Bruins welcomed neighborhood residents with a complimentary dinner for all attendees, followed by a basketball game and special appearances with a balloon artist and face painter.

Supplier Diversity Pilot ProgramThe University launched its Supplier Diversity Pilot Program in the 2015-16 academic year to begin doing business with minority suppliers within specific departments before campus-wide implementation.