How to Apologize

The College Compact is a description of the environment we wish to create and the behaviors we hope our community members will exhibit. Because we are human, we will not always  live up to these ideals with our actions. Additionally, our intent may be well-intentioned, and the impact may not be the same as we intended. In caring for one another, we will take responsibility for our actions and/or our impact.

When we know we have failed, we will:

  • Admit and take responsibility for our actions.
  • Apologize to the individual(s) we have harmed and work with them to right the wrong.
  • Forgive ourselves while committing to self-improvement and not repeating the behavior.
  • Learn and grow from the experience.
How to Apologize
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