Manhattan College to host Civility Event on March 22


As part of Manhattan College’s commitment to increasing civility on campus and throughout the community, the College will host a faculty teach-in on Thursday, March 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Dante’s Den. A panel of nine professors will briefly discuss the concept of civility pertaining to their areas of expertise, and the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in an open dialogue.

‘Civility is an important topic on college campuses,’ said John Bennett, assistant director of student activities at Manhattan College. ‘It’s about how we treat each other, and making sure we’re respectful to one another in this small-knit community.’

After receiving the Good Neighbor Award from the Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in October 2011, Manhattan College continues to set an example of civility in the Bronx community. Most recently, the College has also adopted a good neighbor policy in the student handbook, which aims to uphold the standards of respectful conduct for students both on and off campus. The goal of the good neighbor policy is to ensure Manhattan students show civility at all times and accept the responsibilities of good citizenship, which benefits the students and the community at large.

The Dean of Students Civility Campaign is sponsoring the event, and the public is invited to attend the event located on the third floor of Thomas Hall.

Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line and accessible by MTA subway line No. 1. For directions to the campus, visit www.manhattan.edu.

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