SUNY Jefferson

Statement of Civility

Jefferson Community College believes that all persons should be extended civility and respect, regardless of factors such as opinion/view, institutional role, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation or age. Teaching and learning are the focus of Jefferson Community College. Accordingly, the College is committed to creating and maintaining positive learning and working environments both in and out of the academic classroom.

While it is understood that disagreement will and should occur in a collegiate setting, open communication, intellectual integrity, mutual respect for differing viewpoints, freedom from unnecessary disruption/disorder and a climate of civility are important institutional values.