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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.

To sign up for monthly email updates from the Office of Community Relations, click here.

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:

Supplier Diversity Partner MeetingSupplier 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. Thanks to an incredibly successful pilot, the University has recently announced its roll-out of a campus wide Supplier Diversity program. More information will be forthcoming! 

Belmont's 2017 Community Day was a huge success! Folks from all around the Belmont community attended the event and enjoyed complimentary dinner and tickets to a men's basketball game where the Bruins secured a victory. Look for information next semester on Community Day 2018! 

Director of Community Relations Joyce Searcy was recently re-elected to the Nashville Public Library Board of Directors. Click here for more information!