The University of Florida wants students to know that if they’re offended or scared by Halloween, there’s counselors on hand to walk them through the traumatic experience.

“October brings fall weather and Halloween,” the university wrote in a blog titled “Halloween Costume Choices” posted to its website Monday.offensivehalloween

“If you choose to participate in Halloween activities, we encourage you to think about your choices of costumes and themes. Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions,” it continues. “Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people.”

The university then urges students to keep their costumes in check in the name of inclusion and diversity.

“The University of Florida’s Division of Student Affairs Diversity and Social Justice Statement reminds us that UF fosters a community that values and respects diversity,” the blog read. “An inclusive definition of diversity recognizes the variety of personal and social experiences that make individuals and communities different from one another.”

Also, for those traumatized by politically incorrect Halloween costumes, school counselors and the UF “Bias Education and Response Team” is standing by.

“As a community, we aspire to demonstrate integrity, respect, and compassion that strives to maintain an affirming campus climate for all members of our community,” according to the website. “If you are troubled by an incident that does occur, please know that there are many resources available. Please take advantage of the 7 day a week presence of the U Matter, We Care program … by emailing [email protected]. Additionally, there is a 24/7 counselor I the Counseling and Wellness Center available to speak by phone at 352-932-1575.

“Lastly, the Bias Education and Response Team at the University of Florida is able to respond to any reported incidents of bias, to educate those that were involved, and to provide support by connecting those that were impacted to the appropriate services and resources.”

UF isn’t the only college taking the hyper-sensitive approach to Halloween costumes.

The University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse plans to host a seminar this evening titled “Is Your Costume Racist?” in Centennial Hall’s Hall of Nations, The American Mirror reports.

The event is put on by the Ethnic and Racial Studies Department, which has also offered students classes on white privilege theory and other important topics, like “Food and Race in the United States.”

The school’s far-left perspective on race and gender seems to be accepted and embraced by many UWL students.

Just last month, a student filed a complaint with UWL’s “Hate Response Team” over a Harry Potter mural in a college dorm he claimed made him “very upset” because it “represents our ideal society and everything that I am trying to fight against,” the student wrote, according to Fox News.

The site reports:

The mural, in the Laux Residence Hall, depicts Neville Longbottom, a character from the Harry Potter films. The nerdy Neville was played by actor Matthew Lewis, who blossomed into a notable hunk post-puberty. The mural shows him as both a geeky boy and an attractive young man — transformed, according to the mural’s caption, by a stay at the Laux Residence Hall itself.

“It represents white power. Man power. Cis power. Able power. Class power. ECT [sic] ect. I am angry that I know the people who put this mural up, and I am anger [sic] because I know the people who let this mural be put up,” the student wrote.  “Like I said earlier, maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel. This represents, to me, our society, and I do not want it up on this wall. Why do we need a BEFORE and AFTER?”

The UWL Hate Response Team has also launched investigations into sidewalk chalk on campus that simply read “Trump,” “Build the wall,” and “All Lives Matter” because the phrases are considered “hostile,” the Mirror reports.

  • Eggzactly

    If we can save just 1 Snowflake, We MUST Ban Safe Spaces!

  • itsy_bitsy

    Maybe what they really need is a mental hospital or asylum!

  • Tom Jones


  • John Fox

    More children raised by parents who wanted to be their friends instead of their parents and prepare them for dealing with real world where there are people that disagree with them and don’t find everything they do wonderful. This is result of ‘trophys for everyone’ and not keeping score, thin skinned, no confidence babies.

  • K Smith

    Counseling “young adults” who are afraid of Halloween costumes is certainly going to make Florida a better place. But where will we get all the weird news from when they are all improved?


    How much is this Dean being paid to dream up these lists?
    Whatever it is, it’s way too much.

  • JPE

    A lack of humor indicates a major weakness in intelligence.

  • RD Blakeslee

    Sounds like these university students got an “F” in kindergarten.

    • JPE

      No, no. They ALL received A’s! That is part or the core of the problem.

      • Griefner

        Don’t forget the trophy and certificates of excellence.

        • JPE

          All for smiling and being themselves.

  • Griefner

    If these students think Halloween costumes are tooooooooo scary and toooooo offensive; wait until they have to deal with real life……
    Oh yeah, I forgot; that’s the agenda of our educational system; make generalion after generation completely useless and dependent.

  • James V.

    Only the complete eradication of Snow Flake, Butt hurt, Perpetual Victim, Liberals will solve this ridiculous PC issue.

    Just one more INDOCTRINATION Center that will not be on our kids list of Colleges, if you can call it that. .

  • Edo Tokyo

    It’s no wonder college has gotten so expensive: it must be costly to have a hand holder for each student. I wasn’t afraid of Halloween at 10 – what is wrong with these college students? I’m beginning to think universities are no longer institutions of education but rather nursery schools for 18-22 year olds.

    • feellikeastranger

      They have become progressive religious cults … It’s sickening really.

  • hcool

    We will have a generation of professional children! A nation of babies. Sad.

  • dbunk47

    Can you imagine what THEIR kids will be like?

    • hcool


    • TroyGale

      Probably won’t be any, sex will be an aggression by one or the other party, and the other will head for their safe space.

  • 2 parrots and a dog

    They don’t need costumes. Universities have turned them into whining monsters.

  • Paul Rodgers

    AW, the poor babies. College age wanna be adults who cannot even deal with Halloween costumes and movie characters. Wait until you get out in the real world kiddies. The true “adults” out here are going to eat you alive, metaphorically speaking. Grow up or stay at home with momma because you’ll never cut it in the real world where you have to prove your worth and compete without being offended by “micro aggressions…”

    • TroyGale

      No sadly, that isn’t the way it works. The HR folks hire these idiots into Co. then promote them. Remember this didn’t happen overnight, this has taken decades.
      I think right about the time Barney came on the scene, and the Coyote and Roadrunner left, then all the kids programming went stupidly non-aggression. Schools played right along, because as Hillary said, they need compliant citizens….there you have it. Now College Administrators and Professors peddle the pap, and the little darlings lap it up.
      How pathetic…if we could replace every Professor and Teacher with a Marine DI for several decades, we could get rid of this nonsense. Too bad it would never happen.

  • Deplorable Winner

    This sounds like something you’d read about kindergarteners, not adults. Our country is doomed.

  • Everett Walker

    They should have a course on Food And Sexual Imagery. …Bananas and Clams, of course but you should see what the boy’s in East TExas do to watermelons. The farmers don’t like it one bit.

  • Mark Cottrell

    My only hope is that Texas and other states split or secede

  • tommie20h

    Really??? what the heck is going on in this country…mindless-stupid people shall inherit the country

  • BG60093

    When did universities start admitting children? Many of our soldiers are the same age. Are they intimidated by their own shadows, too?

  • Lou Disalvo

    This is insane and the college administrators should all be in asylums. Parents should choose their colleges carefully before throwing their life savings to places that indoctrinate before educating. There are very few, but there are also alternatives.

  • thebeerczar

    My safe space has 70 inch HDTV, a fully stocked beer frig, sports paraphernalia, pool table, darts, and chics. Oh! And a fully automatic 50 cal mounted on a turret.

  • Patrick Burton

    What a waste of money. If I were an alumni or a contributor to this University, I would withhold funds until they stopped wasting money on this made up BS.

  • Sorceress

    This is a joke, right? What is wrong with these little pathetic babies? I guess they never grew up. Never dressed up for Halloween. Never played dress up games. Never enjoyed the fun of pretending to be an astronaut or a witch or a super hero or, well, anything fanciful or fun. They need to grow up, get over themselves, quit pretending to be offended if someone wears a sombrero or some other ethnic costume on Halloween. What if someone wears a Hillary Mask? Trump wig? Nixon mask? Bush mask? I want to absolutely scream when I read about how offended these idiots are over what is supposed to be a fun celebration. Maybe we should go back to the times when Hallows Eve was all about dressing up so that the evil spirits that roamed the world on that night wouldn’t recognize you and take your soul away with them or bring harm to you and yours. I prefer the way it is today with all the fun aspects that go with it. Oh, maybe we should restrict costumes to everyone under 5 years old. No. That would have to include the collegiate crowd. That’s about the mental level they “enjoy”.

  • This has to be the most worthless generation ever! Little wimps afraid of their own shadow. Round them up and institutionalize the entire lot. Put them in a nice big camp where they can have a blankie, a nap and then some milk and cookies.

    • UK1981

      No Oreos. Those are offensive.

    • TroyGale

      No, that would be these wimp’s parents…they did something, not much I’ll grant you. This generation will sit in their safe space and suck their thumbs.

  • Reddog

    Let’s just ban Halloween.

  • oscar tebo

    Lastly, the Bias Education and Response Team at the University of Florida……. I wonder if the response team has swat gear?

  • John Sinclair

    People like the person complaining about the before and after mural scare me. Someone who is clearly as deranged as that shouldn’t be allowed within a mile of a campus. What next? Getting a gun to blow away all the nice people that look better than them? Great idea to have this 24/7 counseling festival then once they have all their names they should make absolutely sure anyone who complains about anything is banned for life from the University.

  • Cliffdweller

    So, the wife and I now know what costumes to wear for Halloween: we’ll go dressed as Halloween Trauma Counselors. Clearly this is a bad joke on poor little snowflake college weenies, so it seems like a riot of a costume.

  • skcoop
  • alanthegreat

    A nation of pussies!

  • thebeerczar

    I am going dress as a “basket of deplorables”. That ought to send them to their safe spaces

  • Jim

    Sorry little snowflake, you don’t have a right to not be offended. Grow up and deal with life. The universities are just feeding the monster by coddling them.

  • thefounderwswereright

    what a bunch wussy Pansy’s, what do they expect will happen when they get out in the real word, what am I thinking they will be living in mommy’s basement.

  • staff office

    Generation p(‘)ssy!

  • Rand0Mone

    I’m terrified and highly offended by the school mascot. It is a symbol of the brutality of nature; a creature that looks like a spawn of Satan, and devours with no mercy all manner of beautiful, elegant helpless smaller creatures. I wonder if they can offer me counseling. I am in tears just thinking about it! Those teeth! OMG, those TEETH!!!
    Some of the professors instill the same feelings in me, too. And the football players are so violent on the playing field. That’s not “playing”; we need to change the game so one player can simply tell another player “Please lay down now.”
    While I’m on that subject — get rid of those offensive flags! Yellow is the symbol of cowardice. Yellow flags thrown are a severe microaggression against the players, and a personal insult to Asians. How can the school condone such atrocity?!

  • Michael Brian Smallwood

    So, if it were a black man on the mural, would a white student be able to say the same? I swear of i were younger, I would file complaints as a white student whenever someone of color is recognized for ANYTHING

  • One With Shadows

    And hear I thought going to college would be a good thing.


    Go to your serenity room snowflake.

  • Dale McNamee

    I celebrate the start of the Protestant Reformation, started by Martin Luther in 1515 instead…

    No costumes needed or necessary…

  • Ashley West

    Time to head to campus and kick some snowflake a-ss.

  • Chesty Puller

    I take it there is not a football team at the school,…But they have a real kick butt Badminton Squad, and a debate team to die for…

  • Wilber Rea

    These wimpy schools should never get drawn into a football game with WVU in Death Valley. The outcome would so traumatize them that their state would would lose at least on generation of college students.

  • Zaphod Braden


  • Wilber Rea

    ONE Halloween my daughter who does Renascence fairs had some of her friends come to our house and dress up in their regalia and greet the children. One of our neighbors came over and demanded that his kids and their friends were being traumatized and were afraid to pass our house. These kiddies were high school seniors! However the only other response we had was from other parents that had young children who were forced to return to our house so the Young ones could get scared again and again. THEY loved it!!

  • AmicusC

    and idiots still pay to send their kids to these places.

  • The Oatmeal Savage

    What is the perfect costume?
    How do you offend everybody that needs to be offended?

  • Quasimodo

    Buck. I’ve had my problems too but the 30 years before I was born looks a lot better than the 30 years coming up. I did a couple of PCB fires and a couple of surgeries that were as major as you can get short of a brain transplant. Nurse once told me I was just too dumb to die.

    • Buck

      Hug jacking S terriost attacks. The embassy taken in Iran . Grenada race riots jimmy carter lots of bad stuff gas prices went through the roof.

      • Quasimodo

        I’d take the Korean War over the next 30 years.

        • Buck

          Your looking at 63 years was going on when I was born.
          As I said before make the best of what you have. Wishing ain’t gonna get you any where. Every generation has its own problem. Keep your powder dry. Beans and ammo. Buck