Counselors will be standing by around the clock to help University of Florida students deal with offensive Halloween costumes, reports The American Mirror.
University officials advised students to avoid costumes that “reinforce stereotypes of particular races, genders, cultures, or religions.”
Students who are “troubled” are urged to e-mail the U Matter, We Care program, phone “a 24/7 counselor in the Counseling and Wellness Center” or contact the Bias Education and Response Team.
At the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, students were invited to attend a seminar called “Is Your Costume Racist?”
The UWL Hate Response Team has also launched investigations into sidewalk chalk on campus that read “Trump,” “Build the wall,” and “All Lives Matter” because the phrases are considered “hostile,” the Mirror reports.
At the K-12 level, Colorado has banned clown costumes in school because of the “creepy clown” panic.