Ladies and Gentleman…

Apparently in light of some troubles over at one community college in Mississippi over precisely when it is appropriate to use swear school, Onondaga Community College decided that it’s time for an etiquette lesson. In the fall semester the school, in Syracuse, N.Y., will launch a campaign designed to eliminate “the habits that affect [its] campus in an adverse or disadvantageous way.”

Called “Create Change,” the campaign isn’t really about structural change but just about, well, being polite. It’s not exactly salad forks and finger bowels, however. The Onondaga campaign appears to target only smoking in prohibited places, spitting, littering, and double parking. A student-produced video, explains the problem with students’ “habits that suck”

Apparently there’s no swearing on campus here either. Not because it’s prohibited, just because it’s bad manners.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer