fair in the green during values day with people exploring

Values Day

Values Day 2023 will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, and this year's theme is “Things We Don't Talk About At Dinner” - building our community's capacity to take on difficult and challenging topics that are necessary for a healthy and vibrant intellectual community.

Values Day is designed to continue the dialogue between students, faculty, staff, and community members so that the Stetson University community reflects and acts upon our shared core values. To allow the entire Stetson University community to attend, the university cancels classes and closes offices. The entire community is expected to participate in this day of reflection, community, and action.

Things we don't talk about at dinner, text boxes saying, race, religion, politics and sexuality

“This Values Day really showed us how to practice engaged citizenship and what being a whole person looks like.” 

 Audrey Berlie '24

Submit a Workshop

The Values Day Planning Committee invites proposals for 75 or 150-minute workshops that align with the theme "Things We Don't Talk About At Dinner". Perhaps you want to raise awareness about a difficult topic, or you want to train people on how to discuss difficult topics? Maybe you want to have a dialogue about a pressing issue in our campus and community so you can identify ways to take action on it, or you want to organize an actual direct action activity? Whatever your interest, workshops can take the form of presentations, panel discussions, activities, or other formats, and can be led by an individual or a team. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are all encouraged to submit proposals.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Sunday, October 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Proposals will be reviewed and decisions will be communicated via email by Friday, October 6.

Submit Workshop Proposal



Time Event Location
9:00 - 10:15 a.m Workshop Block 1 Various (To be Determined) 
10:30 a.m. - Noon Keynote Address Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel
Noon - 2 p.m. Global Citizenship Fair Stetson Green
Noon - 2 p.m. Community Lunch The Commons
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Deliberative Dialogue CUB Stetson Room
2:15 - 3:30 p.m Workshop Block 2 Various (To be Determined) 
3:45 - 5 p.m. Workshop Block 3 Various (To be Determined) 
7 - 9 p.m. Faculty Band Music Concert CUB Libby Lawn

For reference, you can view last year's full schedule, including workshop descriptions, times, and locations


Learn More About Values Days

Values Day is an annual tradition established by Stetson University's eighth president, H. Douglas Lee, and is dedicated to examining our university's core values: personal growth, intellectual development, global citizenship, and personal and social responsibility.

student talking excitedly with community partner

Frequently Asked Questions

Students can receive up to six Cultural Credits by attending eligible events on Values Day. In order for students to receive Cultural Credit for the below events, they must complete the Values Day Cultural Credit Form for each event they participated in. 

To allow the entire Stetson University community to attend, the university cancels classes and closes offices, with the exception of evening graduate classes.