mission at Stetson University is to provide an excellent education
in a creative community where learning and values meet, and
to foster in students the qualities of mind and heart
that will prepare them to reach their full potential as
informed citizens of local communities and the world.
Stetson, the art of teaching is practiced through programs solidly
grounded in a tradition of liberal learning that stimulates critical
thinking, imaginative inquiry, creative expression, and lively intellectual debate.
The art of learning is enhanced through small interactive classes,
close student-faculty alliances, and collaborative approaches that provide the foundation
for rewarding careers and advanced study in selective graduate and
professional programs. We embrace diverse methodologies to foster effective
communication, information and technological literacy, and aesthetic appreciation. We
encourage the development of informed convictions, independent judgment, and lifelong
commitments to learning that are characteristic features of the enlightened
citizen. In bringing together learning and values, the University
encourages all of its members to demonstrate personal integrity; to
develop an appreciation for the spiritual dimension of life; to
embrace leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and technological world;
and to commit to active forms of social responsibility.