Welcome to the College Civility Committee's Affirmation Mondays site. Every week, you'll find here some affirmations to inspire respect and kindness within the Hostos family. If you wish to know more about the Committee, please go here.


“Diversity and civility go hand in hand. The former is the acceptance of others and their differences, and the latter is the restraint of self to show respect, politeness, manners, etiquette, decorum, and kindness.” — Ty Howard


“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


"I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too." - Maya Angelou