Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and to contribute positively to student and university life.
The College is firmly committed to academic
and professional excellence and to freedom of
inquiry and expression for all members of the
College community. In order to preserve an
atmosphere in which these goals can be pursued,
certain norms of civility, based on mutual respect
and appreciation of differences, recognition of
the rights of others and sensitivity to their feelings,
must govern the interactions of all members
of the community.
Engaging in behavior that is contrary to University expectations that students treat others with dignity and respect. Examples
include, but are not limited to, disrupting the reasonable activities of another person or group, failing to respect the rights of
another person, or interfering with the lawful freedom of others to express their views.
Residents are to refrain from using discriminatory or inflammatory language, including, but not limited to online, telephone, verbal, non-verbal, or written communications with the intent to harm or incite.
The successful conduct of the university’s affairs requires that every member of the university community acknowledge and practice the following basic principles: … We affirm the inherent dignity in all of us, and we strive to maintain a climate of justice marked by respect for each other. We acknowledge that our society carries within it historical and deep-rooted misunderstandings and biases, and therefore we will endeavor to foster mutual understanding among the many parts of our whole. … We confront and reject all manifestations of discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, status within or outside the university, or any of the other differences among people which have been excuses for misunderstanding, dissension or hatred. We recognize and cherish the richness contributed to our lives by our diversity. We take pride in our various achievements, and we celebrate our differences.
Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and contribute positively to student and university life.
Lehigh University expects that all students will act in a civil manner that reflects maturity, social responsibility, and respect towards others and the Lehigh Community.
with the SRRR and applicable law, residents or guests shall not harass,intimidate, threaten or abuse a guest or fellow resident through speech, conduct
or writing. Isolated or incidental breaches of civility shall normally be
treated as opportunities to counsel an offending student, with or without a
formal warning. Repeated or knowing threats, harassment, intimidation or
abuse sufficiently severe or pervasive to alter the conditions of another resident’s
sleep, study or repose may result in conduct charges or eviction.
Students will not engage in any abusive or threatening speech or communications, whether
verbally, written, or electronic speech. When conflict and difference of opinion arise, students will
address one another, as well as all other members of the University honestly and respectfully.
While prohibition of certain forms of speech can have a chilling effect on the free and open exchange of ideas, a policy of civility and tolerance can protect an environment which is free of intimidation to promote open debate.
Personal verbal harassment of one individual by another is uncivil behavior, which can taint or pollute the learning climate and discourage open expression of ideas on legitimate academic subjects.
Our community requires the respectful exchange of ideas. People should be passionate about what they believe and how they express that belief, but they must also be civil in both word and deed.
Students have the responsibility to: … Conduct themselves with civility (respect and courtesy) toward all others at all times.
Students should maintain integrity in all relationships. They should respect the dignity of others and value all persons equally. Students should neither physically, psychologically or sexually abuse any member of this community, nor participate in or condone any form of bigotry, harassment, intimidation or threat. This includes all types of threats be they verbal, written, physical, psychological, direct or implied. Students also should understand that this standard applies equally to residents, faculty, staff, guests, visitors, and other members of the University community.
Violation of the norms of civility
and other accepted rules of behavior, whether or not
covered by specific regulations, subjects a student to
Faculty members are responsible to the college community, central administration and the
citizens of the State of New York in their roles as teachers. In this light, they will provide a
classroom demeanor that encourages students to learn and personally set an example of how
to conduct oneself on the job.
Characteristics such as the following are important aspects of this demeanor:
– Maintaining civility in the classroom
The students, administration, faculty and staff of this college publicly declare that all members of the college community will strive to develop and demonstrate respect for one another. Civility reflects our consideration for others and our appreciation of the diversity exemplified both by Morrisville State College and our greater society.
Residents are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that exemplifies respect for people of all genders, races, religions, sexual orientations and ethnic groups and adheres to personal values with unduly imposing them on others. At no time should members of the community harass, assault or violate the privacy of other persons. Any act or threat that submits a member of the community to physical or mental pain, discomfort, indignity or humiliation is strictly prohibited.
We strive to promote an environment exemplified by mutual respect and collective responsibility. In doing so, we challenge our students to understand and appreciate their obligation to fellow community members. With the recognition that students will use this knowledge outside of the residence hall, we will also promote the greater social responsibility beyond the college experience.