WELCOME TO 
CIVIL DISCOURSE 101

Thank you for joining us! #CivilityVT seeks to promote dialogue and deliberation within our Virginia Tech community and far beyond. We believe that there are techniques we can all use to improve the quality of our discourse to the benefit of ourselves and those we seek to converse with around critical matters on which we disagree.

This is a three-part program:

  1. We start with this interactive online module designed to explore key issues of civility and civil discourse, active listening, and ground rules for healthy conversation.
  2. We then ask you to apply these concepts in your ‘real world’, whether in person, online, or over the phone
  3. Last but not least, we will ask you to participate in an online ‘debriefing’ module, back on this website to reflect on your experiences and provide feedback to us and others

We sincerely hope you and joy the experience! Thank you for engaging with us.

SURVEY & CONSENT FORM

We would like you to please complete all (or as much as you feel comfortable) of the form below for the debrief component of this program and our research purposes. We will NOT share any of your information in an identifiable format. Completing the form implies consent to participate in this project,  however you may withdraw that consent at any time with no penalty. If you are under 18, we would ask you to please skip this step.

If you wish to proceed without completing any questions (or are under 18), please find the link to the next page below the form. If you have any questions, please contact tschenk@vt.edu. Thank you for your willingness to participate!