Posted: Nov 2, 2013 6:38 PM by Jamie Leary - KBZK News
BOZEMAN - College students can sometimes be disrupting to a neighborhood but at MSU some of the students are trying to show people that they really want to be good neighbors.
A team of volunteers hit the streets on Saturday to drop off Good Neighbor bags on 500 doorsteps.
The bags include useful tips for being a good neighbor like parking and shoveling schedules and coupons for students to buy snow shovels.
The MSU Good Neighbor Committee is hosting the campaign to encourage relationships between students and year-round residents in neighborhoods around town.
One organizer says communicating can make sharing a neighborhood a better experience for everyone.
Chelsea Schmidt, who works at MSU Business and Community Relations, says, "We're helping people introduce themselves and hopefully before things get too out of hand, neighbors feel comfortable to go knock on the door and say hey student neighbor, we have kids that need to be in bed by 8 o'clock, please don't have a party after 10 or if you do, please let us know in advance."