Past Events

Parking Lot Civility:

The Civility Committee, MCC Parking Department, and Health Services would like to share their upcoming educational program called Stolen Spaces. This campaign is raising awareness about civility in the parking lots as well as the laws surrounding handicapped parking. The campaign will take up three spaces in Parking Lot N. In those parking spaces will be wheel chairs and signage indicating what that wheel chair is doing in Lot N. This is to help remind those who park in regular parking spots the impact of taking handicapped spots without having a handicapped tag. We hope you will stop out and see the campaign on Monday October 20 from 10am – 1pm. The event will be postponed to October 21 in the case of inclement weather. Please read further for information on the Brighton campus handicapped parking regulations. Persons with disabilities on campus are provided with specific and accessibly designed parking spaces throughout the Brighton campus. The handicap spaces in Lot V (visitor lot) are reserved for visitors only. Handicap parking permits issued through the Parking Services/Public Safety Office on a temporary (2-4 weeks) basis until application can be made to state, county, town or village of residence. In addition, all vehicles must have a valid parking registration with Parking Services when parked in a non-metered space.

1. The designation and location of these spaces are as follows:

"Wheelchair": Parking will be limited to handicapped persons driving wheelchair vans. There are four (4) spaces on campus, one (1) space in each A, K, F, P which are signed for wheelchairs only.

Unmarked: Parking will be limited to handicapped persons driving vehicles displaying a permit issued by NYS, county or town of residence or a temporary permit issued by the Public Safety office. Spaces are provided in lots A, J, K, G, M, Q, P, N and in the Visitor Lot.

2. Handicap tags must be displayed as instructed on the windshield or on the sun visor and must be clearly visible when parking in designated handicapped parking spaces. Hangtags must be hung from rear view mirror.

3. Handicap parking spaces have been redesigned to comply with Federal Regulations. If an area is full, please go to another area. (DO NOT PARK IN VISITORS, EMPLOYEE, FIRE LANES or the STRIPED AREAS between handicapped spaces.) Violators will be towed at owner/operator's expense.

4. If your health problem improves and you no longer need preferential parking, please let the Parking Services Office know. Also be sure to keep your records updated.

Parking in handicapped parking areas is a necessity; please do not abuse this necessity.

If your vehicle is found parked in a handicapped parking space using an unauthorized handicap permit your vehicle will be ticketed and not eligible for appeal. Parking Services may confiscate the handicap permit and return to the issuing agency. If you have any questions call the Parking office at 585.292.2700

A Civility Discussion: 


On December 3rd the Civility Committee will select random students to gather and engage in a discussion on their experiences with civility on our campus.  The information that is collected will be used to create future programming.  Please mention to your students this event.  If they are interested in participating please have them go to Room 3-115 from 12:00 - 12:50 pm.



With Thanksgiving around the corner we tend to find our thoughts drifting towards some common themes: food, family, friends, the holidays, did I mention food? It’s a time to be with our families and remind ourselves of the things we are thankful for. I am not talking about the tangible things like possessions or perhaps even our social statuses. I’m talking about the things that truly make a person rich beyond measure. The bonds we have formed with those who are close to us, the opportunities we have to demonstrate random acts of kindness for others. Even greater still, a chance to be the pillar of hope in the life of another human being. Personal possessions are great but eventually you will lose interest in them and move on to acquire new things or time simply passes by and they become lost. The good we do for others, however, has a ripple effect through time that we can never lose.

I’ve always found it ironic that the day after Thanksgiving, a day we spend being thankful for what we have, we find ourselves at stores, in lines wrapping around the buildings, doing our best to acquire more possessions. In some cases even becoming violent towards others to meet that goal. This speaks volumes about our actual appreciation of what we have. It tells me that we forget the truly precious parts of our lives.

Take the time to remember the people who have impacted your life. The everyday people you meet that inspire you to be better than who you were. People who struggle in the face of every obstacle and smile. When you think about these people be thankful they are here among us, enriching our lives, and let them know you feel that way about them. For some of us it’s our parents, for others it could be our friends. Sometimes it might be someone you haven’t even said a word to but you admire them for their strength and kind spirit. These people are priceless and irreplaceable. The good they do stays with you for a lifetime. If you can’t think of someone this reminds you of then take it as an opportunity to be that person for someone else.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Offensive Clothing Display November 10 - 13

“It is head scratching when retail brands release outrageously offensive clothing items. Yet, despite the headlines and social-media attention garnered of late, these gaffes occur more than you might realize,” (taken directly from

“Time and time again such major brands as Urban Outfitters Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Co., American Apparel and Zara — and even less edgy brands, like Gap Inc. — release items that are widely deemed offensive,” (taken directly from

Come check out the Offensive Clothing Display located in the Terrace starting Monday, November 10th and running through Thursday, November 13th.

So many times, we as humans, are drawn to what our eye finds appealing, not realizing that there might be more to the item at hand.  What may seem “funny” or “cool” to some, to others may feel like a step back in time to where diversity was not accepted or appreciated. 

Sometimes things are blatantly rude, disgusting, and downright offensive.  Other times we must be abreast of history to see the real meaning behind something and could be offending people without even knowing it.  Tell us what you think.  The display will showcase different articles of clothing and you will have an opportunity to share your opinion.

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MCC is once again participating in the national Enough is Enough Campaign.  The campaign was designed by The Civility Project: Making Courtesy Common. This annual event is a Campaign to Stem Societal Violence.  This concept came out of NASPA’s keynote address by the VP of Virginia Tech in the wake of the recent shooting.  The campaign’s goal is to provide model strategies for broad-based interventions addressing youth violence on the nation's campuses through innovative partnerships among students, parents, and administrators.  If you would like to know more about the Enough is Enough Campaign, please visit

This year’s campaign will be April 6 – 10, 2015.