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 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 2015
Values Day will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. The theme for this year is "One Stetson. Many Stories.". The schedule for the day includes:
- Service Projects in the community
- Performance by the Stetson University Concert Choir followed by a keynote address by Richard Blanco
- The Global Citizenship Fair, where participants can browse and network with local non-profit and government agencies, and search for study abroad opportunities
- A community lunch in the Carlton Union Building, Commons
- Environmental art exhibition, The Drifter Project by Pam Longobardi at the Stetson Hand Art Center
- Over 20 workshops focusing on topics related to Stetson University's core values
- Hunger Banquet
- Yoga under the stars