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Carl H. Lindner College of Business

UC Business Students Support International Civility Month

Submitted: 5/3/2010 8:02:49
  • In an effort to promote UC President Gregory Williams' proclamation of support for International Civility Month, UC business students have created a campaign to build awareness of the event.

University of Cincinnati (UC) President Gregory Williams has expressed his support for the designation of the month of May as International Civility Month on UC campuses. The issue of the proclamation of support is just one success of the world-wide International Civility Project led by the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI).

The International Civility Project was launched by AICI with the objective of increasing the awareness of civility in everyday interpersonal interactions through courtesy, politeness and general respect for others.

Los Angeles was the first city to issue a proclamation of support for the designation of the month of May as International Civility Month in 2009. Following LA's proclamation, it became AICI's goal to obtain similar proclamations all across the United States at the state, city and university levels. AICI also has members in 20 different countries around the world, which are conducting international project campaigns.

The UC campus campaign is being led by students of the University Honors Seminar entitled, "Business Etiquette and Professional Image," taught by Lisa Marie Luccioni, UC Professor of Communications and Ohio's only Certified Professional Image Consultant.

During the month of May the UC campus Civility Project will focus on a different aspect of civility each week. These include general courtesy, electronic etiquette, professional image and global etiquette.