Southern Miss Gulf Park Celebrates Civility Week March 29-31

Southern Miss Gulf Park Celebrates Civility Week March 29-31

LONG BEACH, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

Civility Week at The University of Southern Mississippi will be held March 29-31 on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Focused on creating a caring and civil community for all, Civility Week promotes the University's demonstration of respect for others and the true Golden Eagle values of its students, faculty and staff.

"We value creating opportunities for students to acknowledge the importance of civility, of generating respect and appreciation for each member of the student body and the campus community," said Jona Burton, Gulf Park campus coordinator of Student Life and Career Services. "Civility week promotes respect for all."

Co-sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, Center for International Education and the Student Government Association, the week will kick off with the Third Annual Smile for Equality: Social for LGBTQ Students and Their Allies hosted by Southern Miss Alliance for Equality Tuesday, March 29, at 12:15 p.m. on Eagle Plaza. During the social, Alliance for Equality will also present the Golden PRIDE Scholarship award, which recognizes students who foster the core mission of Alliance for Equality: Promoting Respect, Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality (PRIDE) within the Southern Miss community and beyond.

Other events throughout the week will highlight the Festival of Colors, a celebration that takes place in many countries throughout the world. These events will include Festival of Colors Dinner, a dinner marking the beginning of spring, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hardy Hall Ballroom and Festival of Colors, a T-shirt decorating celebration, March 31 at 12:15 p.m. on Lloyd Lawn.

For more information about Civility Week, contact the Office of University Communications at 228.865.4573.