Civility Initiative

What is the Civility Initiative?

The Civility Initiative is a collaborative effort by students, faculty and staff to promote civility as a cornerstone of the FIU community. We believe that civility is an essential component of the core values of our University. We strive to include civility in our daily actions and look to promote the efforts of others that do the same. Civility is…Respect, Integrity, Community. Civility is…FIU!

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Take Christine Porath’s Civility Self-Assessment

Are you a Civil Panther?

How did you do on the Civility Quiz?

Panther Kitten (0-2 points)

Looks like you’re aware of what’s right and wrong, but you need to work on being aware of other people’s feelings and showing school spirit. Explore our website for more ways to show civility on campus.

Panther Cub (3-4 points)

You have some school spirit and help out every once in a while, but there’s still work to be done the best panther you can be! Browse this site for more ways you can show civility on campus.

Full Fledged Panther (5 points)

You’re a model Panther! Not only do you show school spirit, but you help and support your fellow Panthers. Don’t let your perfect record stop here – take the Civility Pledge and continue to stand up for what’s right!

Be a Civility Ambassador

The Civility Initiative is a collaborative effort by students, faculty, and staff to promote civility as a cornerstone of the FIU community. Civility Ambassadors are an important psrt of spreading awareness of the initiative and promoting civility on campus. Civility Ambassadors work collaboratively with the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution to conduct outreach programs as well as presentations for student organizations.

Civility Ambassadors will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop their leadership skills,
  • Utilize their creativity to host engaging programs and events,
  • Practice their public speaking and communication skills through presentations, and
  • Build on their existing resume.
For more information on how to become a Civility Ambassador, contact the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution at (305) 348-3939.

Resources for the FIU Community

Civility in America (2017)

20 Ways to Promote Civility & Respect

Tips for Confronting Incivility

Statement of Classroom Civility

Doing Civility: Breaking the Cycle of Incivility on the Campus (Kent M. Weeks, Morgan James, 2014.)



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