Practicing Civility at Mott Community College
As an institution of higher education, providing an environment that is optimal for learning is of the highest importance. To help create that environment, Mott Community College has adopted the following civility statement:
“Mott Community College is committed to the highest standards of academic and ethical integrity, acknowledging that civility and respect of self – and others – are the foundation of educational excellence.”
General: Mott Community College encourages and promotes an environment of civility and mutual respect among its diverse employees and student body. Faculty, staff, and students should treat one another in a respectful manner with civility, honesty, and courtesy. Each individual is expected to have regard for the dignity and needs of the people with whom they work and interact. Employees and students are reminded that freedom of expression comes with a responsibility to respect the rights and reputations of others.
College employees and students are expected to avoid behavior on or off campus or during College activities that substantially interferes with and creates an intimidating, hostile college environment (including the use of technology). Examples of these behaviors may include but are not limited to:
- Bullying or harassment—any conduct reasonably perceived as being malicious, intimidating, hostile, humiliating, threatening, disparaging, likely to evoke fear of physical harm or is motivated by bias or prejudice based upon any actual/perceived characteristic. This includes comments, gestures, graphics, written statements, or physical acts (including, but not limited to, the use of electronically transmitted acts to cyberbully by way of cell phone, computer, or wireless handheld device).
- Screaming and yelling with an intent to humiliate or intimidate.
- Retaliatory actions
Approved: February 27, 2017
Cultural Values Statement
Mott Community College faculty, staff and students are dedicated to creating a positive learning environment through appropriate appearance, responsible behavior, and respectful communication.
Celebrations of Civility