Values Day

Values Day

Values Day 2017 will be taking place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 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.

2017 Workshop Proposals

The Values Commitment Steering Team invites your voice to be heard on Stetson University's Values Day! Values Day is taking place Tuesday, September 26, 2017. The schedule includes workshop sessions taught by Stetson's own faculty, staff, students, and community members. We invite you to submit your proposal now.

We invite proposals for 60-75-minute workshops connected to one of the three core values that constitute Stetson University’s Values Matrix: Intellectual Development, Global Citizenship, and Personal Growth. 
Build a workshop that is engaging, informative, and academically challenging! Collaborative workshops are especially encouraged.

  • Teach your best class.
  • Facilitate dialogue around hot topics facing our local and global community.
  • Explore a topic that falls outside the boundaries of ordinary curricula.
  • Facilitate a student-led presentation.

Early Consideration Deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017.  

Workshop Submission Deadline: Monday, Aug 28, 2017

Please submit your workshop ideas on our survey.

If you would like to preview the survey before submission, please reference our PDF copy.  

A Look Back on Values Day 2016

Senator and university professor from Kenya, Dr. Peter Anyang Nyongo', delivered the keynote address, urging students to find their calling, at Stetson University's 2016 Values Day.

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