Values Day 2017 took 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.
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.