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Civility means...

Treating others how they deserve to be treated.

UT Psych Student. From Franklin, Tennessee.

Civility means...

Civility means that we treat others with respect regardless of any factors that may be different or foreign to you.

I am a UT student.

Civility means...

Civility means being kind a respectful of the differences between us.

Civility means...

It means respecting all people regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, background, etc.

I am a UT student

Civility means...

Civility to me is just simply justice for all. Equality for all. Acceptance for all. The concept of fairness, equality, and no discrimination towards anyone at all is what civility is to me.

UT Freshman

Civility means...

being courteous and respectful to others.

I am a UT student from out of state.

Civility means...

Civility, to me, means that you accept everyone no matter what. It means that you do not judge people by how they look and that you give everyone a fair chance.

I am a student studying veterinary medicine at UT.

Civility means...

Civility means accepting the differences between viewpoints without devaluing another person because of those differences. Essentially, we're all people. We have to accept that.

A First Year UT Student

Civility means...

accepting others, regardless of their situations.

UT student

Civility means...

To me, civility means that you show respect to all people, no matter their race, religion, culture, sexuality, etc. Civility is an important manner that people should have and use towards others.

I am a UT student.

Civility means...

It means that we respect everyone no matter our differences.

I am a UT student.

Civility means...

Acting less pathetically to protect civility toward Jewish students and address antisemitism.

Note that the University of Tennessee's actions (or inactions, actually) violate their own stated principles:
http://civility.utk.edu/principles/ including:

3. DIALOGUE

We value and encourage, and facilitate free exchange of diverse ideas and points-of-view along with free speech and expression. However, we discourage uncivil speech or expression that infringes upon the ability of others to express themselves.
4. COLLEGIALITY

We value an environment that facilitates collegial relationships, encourages mutual understanding among diverse individuals and leads to addressing issues and differences in an atmosphere of mutual respect and civility.
5. RESPECT

We believe that a person’s views, ideas, and behavior best reflect the goals of the academic community when the dignity of each individual is respected and when members of the community are considerate of the feelings, circumstances, and individuality of others.

10. RESPONSE

We encourage all community members to speak out against incidents involving bigotry and other types of incivility so the university can fulfill its responsibility of responding in a fair, timely and consistent fashion.

(It does not say this response is simply to chime in as to whether the speech is constitutionally protected).

As it appears these principles are not applied universally, and not to protect Jews against antisemitism, the University is likely in violation of principles that are necessitated by the state or federal government.

"Wish Hitler was around to show you guys" definitely does not create an environment conducive to a feeling of safety and ability to learn as an equal.

Pathetic.

A concerned observer with a child deciding which university to attend.

Civility means...

Civility means to treat everyone with respect despite race, gender, or sexuality. You don't know their story so what room do you have to judge.

I am a student at UT.

Civility means...

For me, civility means that we always think the better of people. That we always give respect. That we always love one another.

I am a freshman at UT that is from Memphis.

Civility means...

Civility means being polite and respectful to all.

I'm a first year UT student who is excited to start on the road to my career.

Civility means...

Civility means being kind to everyone regardless of whether you disagree or not.

I am a UT student

Civility means...

civility means, doing your part in the community

Civility means...

that we are all respectful towards each other and refrain from being judgemental.

UT Student

Civility means...

Civility is a combination of mannered pleasantry and innate respect. Not only should one be kind and considerate towards others, but also understand that they, as human beings, are equally endowed with rights to life, liberty, and happiness equivalent to one's own.

I'm a UT freshman.

Civility means...

Civility means that everyone learns to treat each other with respect and works together to improve society as a whole.

I am a UT student.

Civility means...

Civility means that everyone learns to treat each other with respect and works together to improve society as a whole.

I am a UT student.

Civility means...

Civility to me simply means getting along. We were put on this Earth together do we might as well treat each other fairly.

I am a UT student.

Civility means...

Civility means being considerate of others in any and every situation

UT Student

Civility means...

Civility, to me, is treating others as you would like to be treated. Civilly.

I'm a freshman at UT.

Civility means...

Civility means treating everyone the same way you would treat yourself.

I am a UT Student

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