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Cultural Credit

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 24 approved cultural events at Stetson. These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows. Students may also view the list of approved cultural events under Calendar of Events at upcoming cultural credit events page and selecting Deland Campus.

Why Cultural Credit?

Cultural credit allows student to engage in continued learning outside the classroom. These events connect what you learn in the classroom with experiences and events in the real world. They vary widely in form, and usually include lectures, concerts, art shows, film screenings or literature discussions. These events can be online face-to-face or virtual.

Throughout the semester, please check the upcoming cultural credit events page, as new cultural credit events are being added to the calendar all the time.

Create a Cultural Credit Event

Process for Submitting a Proposal to the Cultural Credit Committee

  1. Complete an Event Request on the Calendar of Events webpage to reserve the place, day, and time of your event (this request should not identify your event as a Cultural Credit event at this point). Once your event location/time request is approved, move to item 2
  2. Complete the request for the Cultural Credit event form. It should be completed and submitted to the appropriate dean at least ten (10) days before the event (events not submitted within this timeframe will automatically be rejected*)
    1. *This timeline allows for events to be processed through the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office and the Library (for scanners) in a timely manner
    2. As these credits are a graduation requirement, “Description of Event” should include clearly articulated learning objects for student engagement, see samples
    3. Events should only be tagged as Cultural Credit by the dean's office and not by the person requesting the event
  3. The event request will go through the Cultural Credit Committee process for approval, revisions, or rejection based on established criteria
  4. A confirmation email containing the details of the committee’s decision will be sent
  5. Scanners are used only for on-campus face-to-face events. Shortly before the event, you'll receive an email letting you know that the scanner is ready for pickup. Please note that scanning has been changed to only take place at check-out at the event. Students should attend the event and abide by the Honor Pledge as they would at any other curricular experience.  
  6. Scanners should be returned to the library promptly once your event has concluded.
  7. For Virtual Events, a process must be in place by the host of the event to capture the student ID of any and all students who attend.  
  8. Preferably this is then sent as an Excel file to [email protected] for processing and the awarding of the event to the student. This file should include the event number.

Request for Cultural Credit Event

Student Information for Cultural Credit

You can check what events have been awarded to you on your myStetson account. On the dashboard, search for Cultural Events. The list will include all events for which you have received credit. If you attended an event and it is not on your listing of recorded events, please email [email protected] with your name, ID number and details of the event(s) you are missing.

In general, event attendance is recorded within a day or two of the scheduled event. Exceptions to this include the following event categories/locations:

Hand Art Center Exhibits

  • Attendance is forwarded for record-keeping once a week on Monday; scanner data will likely be loaded that evening
  • Worksheets provided for exhibits should be kept for your records; you will be able to forward this information to the Registrar's Office when the event is not recorded to you

Music Events

  • Attendance is forwarded for record-keeping once a month near the beginning of the month after the scheduled event
  • Event credit is awarded when IDs are scanned two times – once at the start of the event and once at the end of the event
  • Single ID scans are automatically removed from the attendance listing for cultural credit record-keeping

Museum of Art Deland Downtown and N. Woodland Blvd. Locations

  • Attendance is manually recorded and forwarded to the Registrar's Office about once a week
  • Separate Cultural Event Credit is awarded for each museum location visited as long as the exhibits are different

Southeast Museum of Photography Daytona State College

  • Proof of attendance is shown when you bring to the Registrar's Office the folded brochure from this museum and it is signed by a member of their staff

African American Museum of the Arts N. Clara Ave, Deland

  • Proof of attendance is shown when you bring to the Registrar's Office the folded brochure from this museum and it is signed by a member of their staff

Off-Campus Exhibits Approved For Cultural Credit

There are a small number of off-campus exhibits that have been approved for cultural credit. In order to receive cultural credit for an off-campus event, you need to obtain a brochure signed by the person in charge of the event and bring it to the Registrar's desk in the Stetson One Stop. Please include your name and S.U.I.D. (800) number on the brochure. If the exhibit has a sign-in sheet for Stetson students, please sign the sheet instead of obtaining the brochure.

The following off-campus exhibits have been approved:

The African-American Museum of the Arts
325 South Clara Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720

Daytona State College Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Museum of Art
600 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32720

MOAS: Museum of Arts & Sciences
352 S. Nova Rd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114