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Civility Sub-Committee of the CEOD

Civility Means to

Be aware
Acknowledge others
Think the best
Be inclusive
Speak kindly
Don't speak ill
Accept and give praise
Respect even a subtle "no"
Respect others' opinions
Be agreeable
Speak quietly (and rediscover silence)
Apologize earnestly
Show respect
Tell the truth
Seek agreement
Take responsibility
Accept and give constructive criticism

Take proactive steps towards civility every day.
You and I have the right and responsibility to expect civility from each other.

Printable Version of Civility Definitions  

Civility Sub-committee Vision and Mission

Civility Committee Vision:

The Civility Committee promotes an organizational climate where all university employees, students, visitors and volunteers feel safe, respected and supported in the medical school community.

Civility Committee Mission:

The Civility Committee provides opportunities for the medical school community to learn about, understand and engage in civility and supporting human dignity.


Chairpersons - Jennifer Shimer, Lori Pbert and Theresa Kane


The Importance of Civility in Trying Times

Get Involved!

It is important for Staff and Faculty to be involved! Contact the committee co-chair, go to an event or meeting or contact CEOD at UMassMed.Edu (email).