Values Day Purpose

Every year Stetson University celebrates Values Day in the month of September. Values Day is a single day dedicated to the university's commitment to its core values: personal growth, intellectual development and global citizenship.

Values Day is part of a continuing dialog between students, faculty and staff, so that as a community we can share, learn and appreciate the university's core values. In order to support the ability for the entire Stetson University community to attend, the university cancels classes and closes offices. The entire Stetson University community is expected to participate in this day of reflection, community and action.

History of Values Day

In the early 1990s former Stetson University President H. Douglas Lee created a town hall-style meeting that was meant to discuss diversity and inclusion at the university. In 2004 the name of the event was changed to Diversity Day and, in 2012, Diversity Day was re-envisioned to be focused on all of the university's core values and was thus renamed Values Day.