Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, accessible, civil, and supportive learning community. It fosters respect and understanding among all cultures and all individuals who work, study, live, and teach within this community. Bigotry, expressions of hatred or prejudice, behaviors that infringe upon the freedom and respect that every individual deserves, and harassment of any kind transgress the university's vision, mission and guiding principles. Just as learning benefits from the interplay of teaching and scholarship in a variety of disciplines, so does the university community learn and profit from diverse cultures and perspectives. Florida Gulf Coast University will continue to pursue its aspirations by fostering a welcoming environment through diversity and inclusion.