The members of the Arcadia University Community encourage all individuals and groups to behave with civility. A community upholding civility respects the rights of individuals and groups. It is characterized by understanding and considerations of the differences among members of the community. The diversity of the University adds to the richness of campus life, and Arcadia University expects all members of the community to respect both differences and commonalities. The University acknowledges every community member's right to freedom of speech and freedom of inquiry. Arcadia University also affirms every community member's right to an environment that is free from harassment of any kind. The University will not tolerate the subjection of another person, group or class of persons to inappropriate, abusive, threatening, or demeaning actions at any time.
Working Towards Civility
The following are important elements for individuals' consideration in an effort to work toward civility in the Arcadia University community:
Respecting the dignity of all persons;
Respecting the rights and privacy of others
Striving to learn from differences in people, ideas and opinions;
Demonstrating concern for others, their feelings, and their need for conditions that support their work and development;
Acting with integrity
How to Report Acts of Intolerance or Incivility
The Campus Climate Team serves to make recommendations to the President and other University officials about efforts to foster an institutional climate that is free of intolerance and to establish a protocol for responding to and monitoring incidents. If you feel an immediate threat, call Public Safety at 215-572-2999. You also can report acts of incivility or intolerance to any campus official or employee or contact any of the offices listed below.
Dean of Students: University Commons, 215-572-2933
Residence Life: University Commons, 215-572-2189
Institutional Diversity: Taylor 110, 215-572-4088
Public Safety: Dilworth, Lower Level, 215-572-2800
Affirmative Action (Faculty and Staff Issues Only)
Civility Campus Resources
If you need support or would like to support a friend who may feel targeted by incivility on campus, please talk to a staff or faculty member with whom you are comfortable or contact any of the resources listed below.