by ALEXANDRA ESPINAL ’16
The Residence Hall Association has created the Manhattanville Civility Committee, a group dedicated to promoting kindness and respect within and throughout the Manhattanville community and its residence halls. The project, initiated by Dammann and Tenney Resident Director Lisa-Marie Hunt, is an RHA initiative, but all students are welcome to join.
“The reason why I wanted to create a civility committee is because I think kindness makes the world go round,” said Hunt. “Our main goal is to educate people. I want this to be a student-based committee of students talking to other students, not just resident advisors.”
The committee has two programs scheduled for the remainder of this semester. They Broke It, You Pay For It, which will be held in March, is a program that will address what constitutes building damages and how to prevent them. In April the committee will host a Campus Clean Up that will take place the day after Quad Jam. Committee members as well as student volunteers will get together to clean and fix up the residence halls after the event. Other projects that the committee is developing include the Self Image Project, the Rape Culture Project, the “Be Kind” Project, and the Bullying Project.
If you would like to join the Manhattanville Civility Committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Lisa-Marie Hunt.