Civility involves acting with regard to other's feelings. Specific actions may be considered to be civil or uncivil depending on the place, time and context. Differences including, but not limited to, social role, gender, social class, religion and cultural identity may all affect the perception of a given behaviour. To create a civil environment requires that each community member develop an understanding of the diversity of perspectives and experiences within the university, and adjust their behaviour appropriately based on those differences. In addition, in situations where incivility occurs unintentionally, the behaviour is not excused. Rather, these situations must be used as a learning experience to guide future behaviour.
What is Civility?