Civility Week Scheduled for November 10-13

November 3, 2014 at 10:13 am


The University of South Carolina Upstate aims to develop a culture of civility through respectful discourse and behavior.

Civility is about more than being polite and using good manners, both of which are very important. Civility fosters a deep self-awareness, even as it is characterized by true respect for others.

So Spartans do your part and check out some of these events that will help to make our campus a fun and respectful place for everyone!

  • Monday, November 10, CLC 310, 10 – 11:30  USC Upstate’s Civility Policy, Dr. Clif Flynn, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and USC Upstate Ombudsman, will speak about our newly formed policy on bullying, the process for reporting,  investigating, and resolving complaints.
  •  Tuesday, November 11, CLC 319, 10 – 11:30  Civility Matters:  Cultivating an Affirmative Campus Environment, Sharon Woods, Director of Employee Relations and Equal Opportunity, Dr. Warren Carson, Sr. Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, and Dagmara Szemraj, Director of Human Resources will present this workshop.  Undoubtedly, the fast pace of today’s world can leave many opportunities for uncivil encounters.  But, how do our day-to-day interactions influence the campus environment as a whole? This interactive session includes discussion, tips, tools and best practices for fostering greater civility on campus for all faculty, staff, and students.
  •  Wednesday, November 12, CLC 310, 10 – 1, Stand Up Carolina, Corey Ingram, USC Columbia Office of Sexual Assault Violence Intervention & Prevention.  This presentation is for all faculty, staff and students to raise awareness of interpersonal violence prevention.
  •  Wednesday, November 12, CLC 310, 2:30 – 5, True Strength, Corey Ingram, USC Columbia Office of Sexual Assault Violence Intervention & Prevention.  Directed specifically towards males, but still appropriate for all audiences, this presentation centers on bystander awareness in the face of  interpersonal violence and the male’s role in these situations.
  •  Thursday, November 13, CLC 310, 10 – 11:30, Gaining Trust and Respect in the Workplace, Wayne Hyatt, Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program Representative.  What could be more basic to civility than trust and respect in the workplace? Let’s talk about it with this professional counselor.

For more information and to RSVP contact, Katie Howe at (864) 503-5536 or Lisa Caggiano at (864) 503-5886.