College can mean a lot of things -- including loud parties.
But at Kutztown University, students and the borough are getting together to improve things.
They're door-to-door salespeople, but they're not selling a product. This group is selling goodwill.
"This is our Community Blitz. This is where we welcome the off-campus students to our town," said Kutztown borough Mayor Sandra Green.
A small army of volunteers hit the streets of Kutztown Saturday morning.
"I am going door-to-door, getting some goodie bags to our lovely off-campus residents to welcome them to the wonderful community of Kutztown University," said sophomore Kate Coffey.
"We go knock on their door and welcome them with a bag of goodies. It has things from the university as well as the borough," Green said.
The idea here is to improve sometimes frosty relations between off-campus students and their full-time neighbors.
"The students from my experience have been very disrespectful; screaming, yelling, I've seen them urinating on people's property," said Kutztown resident Tamu Kemp.
"We want to show them that we're not just kids that are in your town being drunk and ruining things. We want to show them that we can get along and be friends," said junior Dean Henry.
"They are not visitors. They are going to be here for 3, 4, 5 years, and we want them to feel part of the community," said University President Javier Cevallos.
Cevallos points out although there can be problems, students also do more than 50,000 hours of community service in town.
"If you go to Kutztown University, you're part of the community as well. So the people that live here, you've got to respect them with the same respect they have for you," said senior Edwin Burgos.
Respect -- something this group hopes is easy to sell.