Values Day 2018 is taking place on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Values Day is an annual tradition established by Stetson University's eighth president, H. Douglas Lee. Every year Stetson University celebrates Values Day in the month of September. Values Day is a day dedicated to the university's commitment to its core values–personal growth, intellectual development and global citizenship.
Values Day is designed to continue the dialogue between students, faculty and staff so that the Stetson University community shares, learns and appreciates our shared core values. In order to support the ability for the entire Stetson University community to attend, the university cancels classes and closes offices, with the exception of evening graduate classes. The entire community is expected to participate in this day of reflection, community and action.
Values Day Planning Workshop
The Values Day planning team invites you to join us for a Values Day Planning Workshop on Friday, February 23, from 10 a.m. - noon in Allen Hall. This workshop will be highly interactive and use the strategies of design thinking to engage all that attend in generating creative ideas for making Values Day meaningful, impactful, and inclusive of all members in the Stetson community. Light refreshments will be served.
This invitation is open to all members of the community, including our staff (hourly and salaried), our students (undergraduate and graduate), our faculty (adjunct, visiting and tenure-track), our administrators and our alumni. Please help us spread this invitation far and wide.
If you are not able to make the workshop but would like to share ideas for Values Day 2018, we will be sending out a community-wide survey after the Values Day Planning Workshop to receive additional feedback from the community.
A Look Back on Values Day 2017
Irshad Manji, author and founder of the Moral Courage Project, delivered the keynote address, which focused on exploring ways to engage in honest and constructive conversations in an era of deep polarization, at Stetson University's 2017 Values Day.