Values Day

Values Day

Values Day 2021 is taking place on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, and this year's theme is “Building Cultures of Empathy and Respect: A day of reflection and action focusing on how we build a community that embraces empathy and respect.

Values Day is an annual tradition established by Stetson University's eighth president, H. Douglas Lee. Values Day is a day dedicated to the university's commitment to its core values–personal growth, intellectual development, global citizenship, and personal and social responsibility.

Values Day is designed to continue the dialogue between students, faculty and staff so that the Stetson University community shares, learns, and appreciates our shared core values. In order to support the ability for the entire Stetson University community to attend, the university cancels classes and closes offices, with the exception of evening graduate classes. The entire community is expected to participate in this day of reflection, community and action.

Values Day Registration

Register for Values Day

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m.

You can register for Values Day in order to receive the virtual classroom links to participate in the day's virtual events.

Values Day Keynote Speaker Announced

The Values Day Planning Committee is excited to announce that Isabel Wilkerson will be the Keynote Speaker for Values Day on Tuesday, October 19, at 6 p.m. virtually. Cultural Credit will be available. Please submit any questions you have for Isabel Wilkerson to [email protected].


The full schedule is now available and below is the list of events at a glance.

  • 9:00 - Noon. Experiential Learning Opportunities 
  • Noon - 2:00 p.m. Global Citizenship Fair
  • Noon - 1:15 p.m. Stetson R.E.A.D. Launch
  • 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Workshop Block 1
  • 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. Workshop Block 2
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Isabel Wilkerson
  • 9:30 - 10:30 p.m. Uncouth Hour

A Look Back on Values Day 2019

Phil Kay, a Japanese-American artist and author of Date & Time, delivered the keynote address where he performed his poetry and discussed the meaning behind many of his poems.

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