The University of Florida is offering counseling services for students who are offended by costumes this Halloween.
A memo released by UF on Monday encouraged students to think about their 'choices of costumes and themes'.
'Some Halloween costumes reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions,' the statement read.
'Regardless of intent, these costumes can perpetuate negative stereotypes, causing harm and offense to groups of people.'
'UF fosters a community that values and respects diversity.'
The university also warned students that their costumes may be seen on social media posts that could have a 'long-term impact on your personal and professional reputation.'
UF added that the Bias Education and Response Team is on hand to 'respond to any reported incident of bias'.
The team will provide support to 'those that were impacted' by connecting them with the 'appropriate services and resources', including a counselor available 24/7 by phone at UF's Counseling and Wellness Center, according to the statement.
UF added that the team will also 'educate those who were involved' in any reported incidents of bias.
But students who are reported for wearing 'offensive' costumes will not face disciplinary measures, according to spokeswoman Janine Sikes.
'Depending on the circumstances, we might reach out to the person who was listed as wearing the costume and see what support or resources they might need as well,' she told Heat Street.