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Cultural Credit

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson University's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least three approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at the university. These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays and art shows.

Excerpted from the University Catalog.

Why Cultural Credit?

Cultural credit allows students to more fully embrace the university's mission and values. Events are scheduled outside the classroom that provide "substantial intellectual or cultural value." 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.

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

To create a cultural credit event, you must follow these steps:

  1. Complete the request for cultural credit event form. It should be completed and submitted to the appropriate dean at least ten days before the event. Events should only be tagged as Cultural Credit by the dean's office and not by the person requesting the event.
  2. Once the event has been approved, you'll receive a confirmation email containing the details about scanner pickup.
  3. Shortly before the event, you'll receive a second 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.
  4. Scanners should be returned to the library promptly once your event has concluded.