NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (WCBS 880) – This might turn out to be one of the most basic, yet practical lessons taught at Rutgers University – civility, appropriate behavior, and how to talk with one another.
LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports
New Jersey’s state university has launched a two-year initiative called Project Civility.
“Some people can come off as arrogant and what not and we just need, I think, for people to be more polite to each other,” freshman Samantha Perreta said to WCBS 880 reporter Sean Adams.
Adams asked another student, “These are things we probably, maybe learned already. I mean, they probably taught them in kindergarten?”
The student said, “As a little kid, but as you grow up. I think they need to be, like, re-taught.”
The goal is to foster communication, to reduce hostility, and to encourage small acts of kindness.
There are discussions scheduled about bullying, hazing, stalking, and sportsmanship.
The kick off event is Wednesday, September 29 at 8:00 p.m. at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue Campus.