Civility means consistently treating people with consideration and respect, valuing the culture and humanity of others. Show Me Respect is our effort to create a culture of civility at the University of Missouri. Just as each student, staff member, and faculty member makes a unique contribution to the university community, so we ask that each of us contribute to the culture of civility. Find out what you can do in your area to make the University a better place for everyone to work and learn.
As part of the campus-wide Show-Me Respect campaign, the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative is happy to offer a free, 15-20 minute, awareness building online learning module for MU faculty and staff. The module is designed to provoke thought, provide information and tools, and generate some discussion about building a culture of civility in our individual units/departments as well as campus-wide. You will be issued a printable certificate upon completion of the brief survey at the end. Get started now.
As part of the Show Me Respect Yellow Button project, yellow buttons (in addition to the thousands of white buttons) are being distributed across the MU campus. As each recipient experiences an act of kindness, he or she is encouraged to pass the button along to the person who has shown kindness and respect and then to log that act here on this website. One good turn deserves another.
View the button log and acts of kindness that ordinarily go unnoticed and unremarked.