The Civility Project

George Fox University

Civility Project Vision

Students having conversations during class

Project Activities

  • Research, writing, teaching and working in communities the university serves
  • Encouraging robust civility: kindness toward those who disagree, grateful stewardship of disagreement as a providential resource, and care for the political culture
  • Adding a civility theme to selected sections of regular George Fox University courses
  • Speaking and/or leading workshops for various groups in the community
  • Bringing speakers, candidates fairs, and other resources to the George Fox campus
  • Supporting those in the community who are working to promote civility
  • Working with groups in conflict to help them find ways to resolve differences civilly


Ron Mock

Ron Mock, MPA, JD

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Peace Studies

Director, George Fox Civility Project