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Student Rights & Responsibilities / Seminole Creed

Seminole Creed

Values and Morals at The Florida State University

 The guiding ethical norm at FSU is responsible freedom.  As a member of this community, I promise the following:


I will be honest and truthful at all times and work for personal and institutional integrity at Florida State University.


I will show respect for others, the University, the community, and myself.


I will pursue excellence in my learning and living in the University and beyond.

Freedom of Speech and Inquiry

I will support academic freedom, including the right of dissent and freedom of speech.


I will learn from and about those who are different and work to make the University inclusive.


I will treat others in a fair manner and strive to make the University a community of justice.


I will act as a responsible citizen in the University and beyond, participating in those activities fostering citizenship.


I will take time for adventure, discovery, fun, excitement and friendship.