Etiquette can be the difference between success and failure. Do you have good etiquette? Is it appropriate for the setting in which you find yourself? Etiquette is how an individual should behave in society and it can vary from place to place. Have you ever experienced poor etiquette? Using proper etiquette can leave an everlasting positive impression on others.

" Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Looking Back: A Self-Reflection

How do you define good manners?

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Quiz Ideas

  • Are you up to date on your netiquette? Do you know what is appropriate for the internet, email and chat rooms? Find out in this quiz.
  • Are you ready to go job- hunting? Do understand certain rules or protocols for job seeking? Take this online quiz to find out.

Moving Ahead: The Challenge

List a few areas in which your manners could use some help.

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    • Brenda P. Wiggins, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Recreation and Coordinator of Student Affairs, School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism, College of Education and Human Development

Campus Resources

  • University Career Services
    University Career Services prepares and connects career-ready students for post-graduate success. They support students in clarifying their career goals, developing a strategy for obtaining relevant experience and transitioning to the professional world.

Additional Resources

  • The Etiquette Advocate
    The Etiquette Advocate assists corporations, organizations, schools and individuals to master social etiquette, business and international protocol and dining etiquette skills. They offer seminars, courses, and customized trainings.
  • Etiquette for Everyday
    Etiquette Everyday raises awareness on how to treat others with kindness, courtesy and respect. The site offers and discusses courteous and civil ways to handle situations that range from the playground to the dinner table to the board room.
  • Emily Post
    Emily Post offers etiquette tips for professional and personal settings and how this helps treat people with consideration, respect, and honesty. There are etiquette tips for technology, graduations, baby showers, and more. This site offers link to training and resources to help improve etiquette.
  • offers people information and ideas they need to help themselves and their children to reach their full potential and make learning fun. Their site offers information on college planning, as well as college etiquette.
  • offers a wide variety of information regarding entertaining etiquette and manners; for example, how to write an invitation, the meaning of RSVP, bridal showers, dinner parties, do’s and don’ts of thank you cards, giving grace, funeral, and much more.