Beyond the Box

Stetson University provides an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet, while fostering in students the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world. Stetson goes - beyond the box - to provide a safe and secure residential community, while protecting the rights and privacy of students applying to the university.

We recognize and respect our mutual rights and responsibilities in the solemn endeavor of creating a vibrant, safe, inclusive, and thriving higher learning community. In pursuit of making these important decisions and getting to know you better we ask several questions regarding criminal offenses and disciplinary actions. Please approach these questions in the spirit intended - to help us both make the best decisions related to your higher learning.

Our boxes to check yes or no are designed to help us move beyond checking off boxes and engage you in an active personalized experience in your pursuit of higher learning. We want to learn more about you and your experiences. You have the option to share this information in a written format, or you can request to have a conversation with a member of the Stetson community.

  • Criminal History - When answering the question regarding your criminal history, this only relates to the conviction or pending case of a violent crime. Examples of violent crimes include murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape and sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and arson.
  • Disciplinary Actions - When answering the question regarding disciplinary actions, this only relates to suspensions, expulsions or impending hearings related to incidents of a violent nature.