Regardless of examples to the contrary, good manners have NOT gone out of style. Courtesy is essential in human relationships. Good manners advance harmony between individuals, smooth the conduct of social affairs, and add a graceful note to all human relationships. They are expected of all, but most especially of anyone who wears a uniform. Men and women who wear the uniform of VMI have established a standard of conduct for those who follow in their footsteps.
Good manners and proper conduct do not equal a lack of fun, but it must all be kept in perspective. The following chapters will explain the basic guidelines to follow so that one can move easily in formal, as well as informal surroundings. More information below:
Social Customs and Courtesies