Alfred Community Coalition

logo Our mission
The Alfred Community Coalition is comprised of members from Alfred University, Alfred State College and the Village and Town of Alfred who are dedicated to addressing issues that arise regarding students living in the Alfred community. The Coalition works proactively to reduce high risk behaviors of students in the community. The Coalition also is committed to promote responsible decision-making of college students and to educate students on their rights and responsibilities as good neighbors and citizens in the Village and Town of Alfred.

Our meetings
Meetings are agenda-driven, although we welcome invited guests. If you wish to attend a meeting, please contact any of the members below to request an invitation.

Goals for the current year

  • Re-evaluate perceptions of safety off-campus, following the same format as our 2011 survey. Consider including village residents in the survey as well as students from both campuses.
  • Continue to work with the Hot Dog Day committee or representatives on improving the climate downtown during HDD and the surrounding days.

Links of interest
Off-campus living for AU students
Alfred Police Department
Village of Alfred

Coalition members
John Dougherty, Chief of Public Safety at Alfred University
Mary Harris, representing Alfred rental property owners
Emily Smith, representing Alfred's business community
Paul Griffith, Alfred Chief of Police
Norm Pollard, Dean of Students at Alfred University
Peter McClain, Village Board member and Alfred resident
Greg Sammons, VP for Student Affairs at Alfred State College
Kathy Woughter, VP Student Affairs at Alfred University
Casey Gross, Assistant Dean, Judicial Affairs, Alfred State College
Justin Grigg, Alfred Village Mayor
Les Kachurek, University Police, Alfred State College
Zach Hamm, Representative for A. E. Crandall Hook & Ladder
AU and ASC students, TBD

For information, please contact any of the members listed above. The Coalition meets bi- monthly while school is in session; the location and meeting chairperson rotates between the Village Hall, Alfred State College and Alfred University.

Student Affairs Office
Ph: 607-871-2132

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