The Seminole Creed

  • Photo of the top of the University Center's three torches fountain of Vires, Artes, Mores

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:

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

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

Excellence
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.

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

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

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

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