Del Mar students take a Pledge of Civility and enjoy a slice of pizza 

Respect and common courtesy are among the topics that will be discussed at this year’s fifth annual “Speak Your Peace” event.  Students, faculty and staff will hold a round table to discuss questions and campus civility at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Retama Room on the second floor of the Harvin Student Center.

“Civility is defined primarily as the demonstration of respect for others, basic courtesy, reciprocity (treating others as we wish to be treated), and behaviors that create a positive environment in which to learn and work,” said Beverly Cage, director of Student Leadership and Campus Life.

Attendees will enjoy pizza and sign their Civility Pledge to support an environment of mutual respect and sincerity.

“Last year, over 50 students took the Pledge of Civility to be respectful toward one another as well as creating a civility video that will be available for viewing in all classrooms,” Cage said.

Because Del Mar College is federally funded, this event was created to fulfill its requirement to hold an educational program pertaining to the U.S. Constitution.

Students experiencing interpersonal conflict are encouraged to contact Student Engagement and Retention at 361-698-1277 or visit Harvin Center Room 204 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.

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