Through partnerships and investing relationships with community groups and private developers, UMFREA is an active leader in promoting the long-term safety, viability, and vibrancy of the surrounding campus area. These partnerships help build robust communities that enhance the University’s ability to recruit and retain the most talented students, faculty, employees, and researchers.
Here are a few recent ways that UMFREA helps to strengthen the surrounding area by serving its communities:
- Offer a home-like setting to patients undergoing serious treatments and procedures at the University hospital, who stay for whatever duration is needed at the nearby Dinnaken Properties’ Argyle House.
- Support Greek residency through a loan program that removes barriers to housing, including the condition of existing houses and the limited availability of new housing for chapters wishing to come back to or expand near campus.
- Cultivate entrepreneurism by providing meeting, office, and storage space in Argyle House, gratis, to student-led businesses from the University.