Signature Programs in Community Engagement
Many Voices, One Stetson
Through structured conversations, the Many Voices, One Stetson Program creates space for students to have conversations about things that matter - especially leaning into the "three topics that shouldn't be discussed at dinner" - religion, race and politics - so that students learn how to constructively discuss challenging topics with people who are different from them and who may disagree with them.
Students in the Bonner Program work with nonprofit partners in our community to collectively and collaboratively solve challenges such as homelessness, education and health care through long-term service internships. In addition, students receive weekly training about professional skills and social justice issues while building community within the Bonner family.
Environmental Sustainability Fellows foster a culture of environmentalism through education about social, economic, and environmental practices and direct involvement with the DeLand community. Fellows receive support from both faculty mentors and staff in the Center for Community Engagement.
Greenfeather is a week-long competition of impact between student teams that takes place during Homecoming Week. Members of the Stetson and DeLand communities are united to raise funds for the Greenfeather Grant, an annual $10,000 sum given to one selected nonprofit partner to build the capacity of their organization.
Peace Corps Prep Program
The Peace Corps Prep Program prepares participants for international development fieldwork and future Peace Corps service. By enrolling in courses and performing volunteer work focused on one of the five Peace Corps sectors, students will develop a global perspective, and gain the language, professional and technical skills sought by Peace Corps.
Stetson Votes is a team of faculty, staff and students who strive to engage all members of our community in the democratic process. Stetson Votes is the one-stop shop for all voter resources for faculty, staff, students and community members!