Sun Devil Civility

Sun Devil Civility is a student-led, staff-supported initiative that supports Sun Devils in the exploration of identity, inclusion and community. Through civil dialogue and action, we aim to promote growth and respect across the ASU community and communities beyond, building an inclusive campus culture rooted in civil dialogue and action.

Cultural learning opportunities include workshops, programs, and social media initiatives that emphasize cultural intelligence, problem-solving and conflict management. Our workshop topics include exploring personal and social identities, strategies for conflict resolution, and developing intercultural and inclusive spaces for diverse communities.

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Sun Devil Civility Coordinators

Andrea Nazareno

Andrea Nazareno
Scottsdale, AZ
Hey y’all, I’m Andrea (she/her pronouns)! I’m a third-year student majoring in Speech and Hearing science and minoring in Psychology on the Tempe campus of ASU. Some of my career goals are to get my master’s in Communication Disorders and become a Speech Therapist. Some of my hobbies include embroidery, traveling, SCUBA diving, and listening to new music. I’m also part of Barrett, the Honors College, Gold Guides, and Secretary of Swift Youth Club.

Gregory Carnesi

Gregory Carnesi
Cave Creek, AZ
Hi everyone! My name is Gregory (he/him pronouns). I’m a fourth-year student majoring in psychology and also pursuing a minor in philosophy and a certificate in cross-sector leadership on the Tempe campus. After my undergraduate studies I’m looking to pursue an MPH and work in the field of mental health. Some hobbies of mine are reading, listening to music, and besides Sun Devil Civility, I’m also involved with Active Minds at ASU, Devil4Devils, and the Student Organizations and Leadership department.





Essential Skills for Managing Conflict (50-75 min)

There are a variety of conflict management styles individuals use to meet their needs. Using Thomas and Killman’s model, participants examine their own conflict styles and the styles of others, identify when certain styles are effective, and learn how to approach differences between them.


Everyday Sexism (50-75 min)

This workshop examines the conditions that create and facilitate sexism and the impact it has on different identities within society. It identifies methods for promoting gender equity and inclusion in academic, social and professional spaces.


Grow Your Spaces: Intercultural Conversation (50-75 min)

This workshop identifies the differences between implicit and explicit bias through the examination of generalizations vs stereotypes, microaggressions and other barriers to intercultural communication. It offers strategies for effective, respectful and inclusive communication between members of different communities. Participants are urged to identify and combat their own implicit biases.


Identity and Inclusion (50-75 min)

Rooted in ASU’s Charter, Identity and Inclusion allow participants to reflect on their own identities while learning strategies for civil discourse and recognizing unconscious bias.


Inclusive Communication: A Guide to Free Speech (50-75 min)

This workshop recognizes the differences between free speech and hate speech and how to combat hate speech using communication that prioritizes safety. Participants will learn how to take action to promote an inclusive environment by using bystander empowerment strategies, known as the four “D’s”: directing, distracting, delegating, and delaying.


Navigating the Rainbow of Inclusion (50-75 min)

Navigating the Rainbow of Inclusion explores the intersectionality of sex, gender and sexuality as components of identity while identifying strategies to move through the continuum of tolerance, acceptance, respect, and advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community at ASU and beyond.


Same Spaces/Different Faces (50-75 min)

This workshop investigates culture formation and how cultural diversity impacts personal and community experience. It encourages participants to reflect on intersectionality and culture shock and learn how to promote intercultural understanding.


SafeZONE (2 hours)

A two-hour, in-depth workshop designed to increase the overall campus community's understanding and awareness of issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, intersex, asexual/allied and other marginalized students.