The Student Government Association of Missouri State University recently moved to support The Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ Good Community Committee by adopting a resolution that promotes the Foundation’s Civility Project on campus. The project is founded on 10 tenets of civility, which focus on issues such as attentiveness, inclusiveness, respect, compassion, and accountability.
Recognizing that public discourse is a cornerstone of democracy, the Springfield-Greene County Civility Project was launched on April 13, 2011 and aims to increase civic engagement and foster a welcoming and respectful environment for all opinions.
On September 27, 2011 Student Government Association passed GB Fall 2011-03, which supports the Springfield-Greene County Civility Project and the inclusion of its 10 tenets across campus. SGA is encouraging all student organizations and student leaders to incorporate the tenets into their actions and dialogue.
For a complete list of the Springfield-Greene County Civility Project’s 10 tenets, please see: http://sga.missouristate.edu/documents/ and “Support of the Springfield-Greene County Civility Project.”
For more information, please contact Paige Oxendine, Chief Communications Officer, at Oxendine100@live.missouristate.edu.