of South Carolina Upstate aims to develop a culture of civility through
respectful discourse and behavior.
What is Civility?
is consistently treating people with consideration and respect, valuing the
culture and humanity of others, and displaying a respect and understanding
for authority and appropriateness.
Why is Civility Important?
Civility is about more than being polite and using good manners,
both of which are very important. Civility fosters a deep self-awareness,
even as it is characterized by true respect for others.
Civility can be measured in the following ways:
decrease in personal attacks;
- A perceived increase in the level of
trust and cooperation between individuals and entities;
- A willingness
to listen to other points of view and reach compromises that support a
community focus on needs over individual needs;
- An increase in
- An improved use of resources allowing for an increase
in proactive activities rather than reactive activities.