What is Civility?
"Civility is about more than merely being polite, although being polite is an excellent start. Civility fosters a deep self-awareness, even as it is characterized by true respect for others. Civility requires the extremely hard work of staying present even with those with whom we have deep-rooted and perhaps fierce disagreements. It is about constantly being open to hear, to learn, to teach and to change. It seeks common ground as a beginning point for dialogue when differences occur, while at the same time recognizes that differences are enriching. It is patience, grace, and strength of character."
—Institute for Civility in Government Co-Founders, Cassandra Dahnke and Tomas Spath
Join Team Civility
If you are a student, member of the faculty or staff who would like to join a dynamic team of volunteers in promoting civility and fostering a respectful campus community, you are invited to fill out an application (PDF). Selected Team Civility members will be invited to attend a Team Civility orientation workshop. Team Civility orientation workshops will be held during community hour throughout the semester.
For additional information, contact Paul Wyatt, Director of Students Relations, Office of the Dean of Students, email@example.com, 212-237-8871.