Late yesterday evening (9/4/2013) an inappropriate social media message regarding students at Florida State University and Florida A & M University was brought to the attention of the University. Florida State has zero tolerance for "racist speech," no matter which medium is used to communicate the message. Please be assured that the University is investigating this situation and will take appropriate action within University policy.
Florida State University is proud to be a diverse community with a longstanding tradition of respect for the dignity and worth of each person. We expect each member of our community to embrace the values of civility and ethical conduct and demonstrate respect for others and ourselves. Florida State will host our annual Civility Week on September 11-17. Civility Week will provide an opportunity for our University community to discuss relevant issues, like this matter, that impact each of us and the greater community.
For more information on our long-standing tradition of "Uphold the Garnet and Gold," visit http://uphold.fsu.edu.
Best wishes for a successful and positive school year.
Mary B. Coburn
Vice President for Student Affairs
Student Government President