Statement of Tolerance and Civility Commitment

In 2004, NSC developed its initial Statement of Tolerance and Civility Commitment, as it sought to create a climate in which students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds could thrive and grow. The statement has since been updated, and is now posted in every physical and online classroom. This statement follows:

Each member of the Nevada State College community is responsible for fostering an atmosphere imbued with dignity, respect, tolerance, appreciation of diversity and positive regard for all members of our collegiate community. A fundamental tenet of the college s mission is to nurture a community atmosphere free from racism, religious intolerance, sexism, ageism, homophobia, harassment, discrimination against those with disabling conditions, or discrimination based upon an individual s political views or beliefs. Within this context, all members of the college community are accountable for their own behavior and actions. The college will not tolerate behavior that violates or infringes upon the civil and statutory rights of any individual or group. As members of our Nevada State College community, each of us can feel free to express ourselves in ways that promote openness within a diverse society.