Pledge promotes acceptance, respect

Tirzha Ewing

Nearly two dozen students and employees pledged to respect others during civility week on Sept. 15 at Del Mar College.

The Civility Pledge is an oaththat shows you will follow the steps in being kind, not to judge or gossip, and just accept others as they are.

The pledge, which also stresses taking responsibility for one’s actions, was recited in Conference Room 1 of the Harvin Center.screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-3-17-56-pm

Civility Week is meant to inform students where to go if they are bullied and how to handle the situation.

September is Campus Safety Month and DMC officials aim to help students with any concerns.

“Here at Del Mar we want to make it clear that everyone no matter what gender, race or sexuality is accepted here. We want to make sure that you have the resources you need and make sure that we are concerned about all students,” said Beverly Cage, director of the Student Leadership and Campus Life.

The week also included a discussion on LGBT issues as well as a talk on preventing uncivilized behavior.

College officials made sure students know there are counselors on both West and East campus if they need to talk about anything at all. All topics, from family to personal issues, are kept private. The services are free.

Officials said they want students to feel safe and know what to do in any situation.

“Speak your piece, but do it in a peaceful matter,” Cage said.

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