Student Handbook: USA Spirit

Relevant excerpt

Becoming a member of the University of South Alabama’s community necessitates that the spirit of a truly civilized community be fully embraced.

As a member of the University community: …

I will respect the spirit of equality which upholds the dignity of all persons. … a commitment to this ideal means I will not compromise or demean the dignity of individuals or groups, including hazing, intimidation, teasing, baiting, insulting, harassing, and discrimination. Instead, I will uphold the worth of all individuals.

I will uphold the spirit of diversity which celebrates differences and discourages bigotry. … a commitment to this ideal affirms support for equal rights regardless of  age, sex, race, religion, disability, ethnic heritage, socio-economic status, political, social or other affiliation.

I will practice the spirit of stewardship which seeks to conserve the earth’s resources and to properly use all resources at my disposal. … a commitment to this ideal means I will conserve the campus environment and will use the resources provided me wisely, not wasting where I can conserve, not expecting others to pick or clean up. …

When one embraces the Spirit of South Alabama by joining the community, it behooves that person to exemplify and encourage behavior which promotes integrity, equality, privacy, diversity, service, stewardship, and involvement.

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