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Civility Statement

The College of Southern Maryland defines civility as the demonstration of respect for others through basic courtesy and the practice of behaviors that contribute toward a positive environment for learning and working. While on any college campus or facility, attending any college event, or on any college electronic/cyber space (online course, email, telephone, etc.), faculty, staff, students, and visitors can all have the expectation of civility from one another.

The college views the following ideals as fundamental to civil behavior:

  • Courteous and honest communication in both face-to-face and electronic environments
  • Fair and just treatment of individuals
  • Freedom from harassment
  • Collegiality
  • Fostering a diverse campus community
  • Adherence to the values of the professions in dealings with students, colleagues, and associates
  • Respectful of diverse cultures and points of view
  • Refraining from vulgar and offensive language

Members of the college community can expect these ideals are modeled consistently by trustees, administrators, faculty, and staff.