This page is a resource to expand awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the variety of cultural celebrations and reflections observed by members of the Stetson Law community.
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States from September 15 to October 15. In addition to commemorating the independence of multiple Latin American countries, Hispanic Heritage Month honors the diversity of cultures and histories throughout Hispanic and Latinx communities.
LGBTQ+ History Month is celebrated in the United States from October 1 to October 31 and corresponds with National Coming Out Day on October 11. It also coincides with the first and second historic marches on Washington for LGBTQ+ rights in October 1979 and 1987.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month is celebrated each October. The United States proclaimed this annual observance to spread awareness of disability justice and address systemic issues that exclude persons with disabilities from the workforce.
November is recognized as National Native American Heritage Month in both the United States and Canada. It is a time to celebrate the traditions, cultures, and experiences of Native Americans and other indigenous communities.
Now known as Veterans Day, November 11th was originally Armistice Day in the United States which celebrated the ceasefire between the Allied nations and Germany at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Today, Veterans Day serves as a time to celebrate all military veterans in the United States. Stetson University College of Law thanks all military veterans for their service.
Each third Monday in January, the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It is a time to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King, celebrate his leadership during the Civil Rights Movement, as well as honor his altruistic spirit through community service. Dr. King's dream of a better world starts with all of us.
Black History Month is celebrated during the month of February. In 1926, historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded a week to honor African Americans whose contributions had been historically overlooked. Today, Black History Month has grown into a national celebration to honor the historical and present contributions of Black communities and the diversity of traditions, experiences, and cultures.
March is Women's History Month! It is a beautiful moment to celebrate women and their immense contribution to our campus, the legal profession, and our nation. They are leaders and visionaries who have made profound impacts on our society. Explore this webpage to learn more about Women's Herstories and a bit about their impact on our world.
Stetson Law’s Student Bar Association will host Diversity Week 2023 from March 6 - 10 featuring daily programming aimed at driving contemplation and conversations about diversity at the college and beyond. This year’s theme is “Rooted and Blooming.” SBA invites the Stetson Law Community to join them in celebrating diversity and intersectionality on our campus. The events are thoughtfully coordinated to be informative and open for all of the Stetson Law community to enjoy.
Stetson Law’s Student Bar Association’s Health and Wellness Committee is hosting Student Health and Wellness Week 2023 from April 17- 22 featuring daily programming aimed at driving relaxation and conversations about health and wellness on campus and beyond.
May is Asian American, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American Heritage Month to commemorate the histories as well as the present culture of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian communities thriving on our campus, throughout the legal profession, and beyond.
June is Pride Month! Across the globe individuals within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, + community celebrate. Pride Month marks a time to commemorate the contributions, successes, and challenges faced by the collective.