Office of the Dean of Students

Civility & Respect

I foster human dignity through acts of civility and respect.

"You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together."

-- Buddha

UNCW is a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff who have many different beliefs, ideals, and opinions. In order for this community to prosper, UNCW students are encouraged to embrace the ideals of civility and respect in their everyday interactions and help create an environment where people are respected for their differences. This includes being able to allow people to express their opinions even if they are different from your own and respecting others for their beliefs. Being civil and respectful to others helps to foster a community where people are able to learn from one another and interact with people different from themselves.