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Stetson University
Stetson Univ Seal.svg
Motto Pro Deo et Veritate
Motto in English For God and Truth
Established 1883
Type Private
Endowment $173.1 million [1]
Chairman Harlan L. "Butch" Paul
President Dr. Wendy B. Libby
Provost Dr. Elizabeth "Beth" Paul
Students 3,052
Location DeLand, Florida, United States
29°02′06″N 81°18′10″W / 29.034972°N 81.302640°W / 29.034972; -81.302640Coordinates: 29°02′06″N 81°18′10″W / 29.034972°N 81.302640°W / 29.034972; -81.302640
Campus Suburban, 175 acres (668,000 m²)
Former names DeLand Academy, DeLand University, John B. Stetson University
Colors University: Green and White
         
Athletics www.gohatters.com
Sports NCAA Division I; Atlantic Sun Conference and Pioneer Football League (2013)
Nickname Hatters
Mascot "John B."
Affiliations Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Website www.stetson.edu

Stetson University is a private, nonprofit university with four colleges and schools located across the I-4 corridor in Central Florida, United States, with the primary undergraduate campus located in DeLand. In the 2015 U.S. News and World Report '​s guide to America's Best Colleges, Stetson ranks among the top colleges in the South[2] and is the only college in Florida on list for best undergraduate teaching in the South.[3] The Stetson University College of Law ranks No. 1 nationally in trial advocacy.[4]

Other recent recognitions include being ranked No. 12 nationally in Washington Monthly magazine’s "2014 College Guide”[5] to master's universities, a ranking based on a combination of social mobility, research and service; and being named a military-friendly school.[6]

History[edit]

The first charter stated that the objective of the university should be "to promote the general interests of education, and to qualify its students to engage in the learned professions or other employments of society, and to discharge honorably and usefully the various duties of life."

According to Gilbert Lycan, a Stetson history professor who wrote the university's official centennial history in 1983, Stetson University was founded in 1883 by Henry Addison DeLand, a New York philanthropist, as DeLand Academy. In 1887, the Florida Legislature enacted the Charter of DeLand University as an independent institution of higher learning.

DeLand University's name was changed in 1889 to honor hat manufacturer John B. Stetson, a benefactor of the university, who served with town founder, Henry A. DeLand, and others as a founding trustee of the university. Mr. Stetson also provided substantial assistance to the university after Mr. DeLand, on account of financial reverses, was no longer able to do so.

Stetson University was affiliated with the Florida Baptist Convention from its founding in 1885 until 1907, when the Convention was defeated in its effort to force Stetson to amend its charter. From 1907 to 1919, the Florida Baptist Convention operated Columbia College in Lake City, Florida, but it failed for lack of adequate financial support. In 1919, the relationship between Stetson University and the Florida Baptist Convention was reestablished[7] and continued until 1995, when it was officially terminated.[8]

Campus[edit]

Elizabeth Hall and Holler Fountain
Flagler Hall
DeLand Hall

The university's College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Music, and most graduate programs are housed at the DeLand campus, located just north of the downtown area of DeLand, Florida, roughly halfway between Orlando and Daytona Beach, Florida. More than 60 undergraduate majors and minors are offered.[9][10]

The 175-acre (0.71 km2) campus in DeLand is nationally designated by the National Register of Historic Places as the Stetson University Campus Historic District for Florida's oldest collection of education-related buildings. DeLand Hall, which houses the Office of the President and the offices of other administrators, was constructed in 1884 and is the oldest building in Florida in continuous use for higher education.[11]

In 2003, the Lynn Business Center, housing much of the university's School of Business, was Florida's first green building certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.[12]

Elizabeth Hall, named after John B. Stetson's wife, houses a number of departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. The School of Music performs in Lee Chapel in the south of the building. The cupola atop Elizabeth Hall — modeled after the one on Independence Hall in Philadelphia — is used as the official symbol of the undergraduate campus.

In 2010, Stetson became a pet-friendly campus,[13] and the university also invested $6.5 million to renew landscaping in the campus core, upgrade classrooms and add energy-saving lighting, all at the DeLand campus.[14] Improvements included a new coffeehouse. In recent years, over $17 million in new construction took place at the DeLand campus. Sage Hall, home of the departments of natural sciences, received an $8.5 million renovation and expansion, while the Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, the Rinker Environmental Learning Center, and Mary B. McMahan Hall — rehearsal space for the School of Music — were new constructions. Along with student exhibitions, the university's extensive collection of paintings by American modernist Oscar Bluemner are housed in the Hand Art Center.

The university also includes the Stetson University College of Law, the first law school in Florida. It was relocated in 1954 from DeLand to Gulfport, Florida, a suburb of St. Petersburg.

The residential campuses in DeLand and Gulfport became smoke-free and tobacco-free on Aug. 1, 2014.[15]

There are also two satellite centers:

  • The Stetson University Center at Celebration, which opened in 2004 and offers graduate-level and Boundless Learning programs.
  • The Tampa Law Center, which opened in 2004, in downtown Tampa, Florida.

Stetson's DeLand campus has been used as a filming location for a number of films and television shows. These include the Adam Sandler film The Waterboy,[16] Ghost Story,[17] From Earth to the Moon,[18] First of May, Estás nominado: Cuando la realidad supera a la ficción, and "Walt Before Mickey."[19]

Housing and Residential Life[edit]

There are many residence halls at Stetson University's DeLand campus. These include:

  • Carson-Hollis Hall
  • Chaudoin Hall
  • Conrad Hall
  • Emily Hall
  • Gordis Hall
  • Hatter Hall
  • Nemec Hall
  • Smith Hall
  • University Hall
  • Houses A-E (which include some Fraternities)
  • Houses 1-7 (which include some Sororities)
  • Stetson Cove Apartments
  • University Village Apartments

Students may also reside at the University Village Apartments, Stetson Cove Apartments[20] or University Hall, the former University Inn hotel. The fraternity houses were renovated in 2009. Portions of Nemec Hall, Stetson Cove & University Village Apartments are pet-friendly residences. Smith, Gordis and Carson-Hollis Halls are used primarily for first-year students. Chaudoin Hall is currently all-female housing. Opt-in gender neutral housing is an option for returning students.

Admissions[edit]

Stetson University had an acceptance rate of 60% for the class of 2016. Applicants’ average SAT score was 1717 and academic GPA was 3.77.[21]

Stetson’s peer schools include University of Richmond, Furman University, Trinity University and Rollins College.

Academics[edit]

There are more than 60 majors and minors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, or Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. Master's degrees are offered by the School of Business Administration in Accounting and Business Administration, and by the College of Arts and Sciences in Education, English and Counseling. The Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws in International Law and Business are offered by the Stetson College of Law, which guarantees admission to Stetson graduates who meet certain academic requirements.

The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[22] Stetson has 195 full-time faculty teaching undergraduate courses, with 95% of those faculty holding Ph.D. or equivalent degrees. The student-faculty ratio is 12–1.[23]

College of Arts and Sciences[edit]

Since its founding in 1883, Stetson's College of Arts and Sciences has prepared students for informed, compassionate, and accomplished lives. A core curriculum in liberal studies develops breadth of understanding and serious engagement with principles of ethical decision-making. Additionally, all students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete a "Senior capstone project," also known as "Senior research" or a "Senior thesis," before a degree can be awarded.

School of Music[edit]

The School of Music combines a music conservatory education with being part of a university grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The enrollment is 200 undergraduate music majors. There are 47 artist-faculty members. Performance opportunities for students include the symphony orchestra, band, choirs, opera, musical theater, jazz, chamber music, and solo recitals. The curriculum includes degree options in performance, education, theory, and composition. Music students may combine music study with business, pre-law, and many other fields. The School of Music has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1938,[24] and is included in Parade Magazine '​s national "College A-List" in the category highlighting Arts Programs[25]

Music students can opt for the Bachelor of Music in Music Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts-Sound is also available. Through the collaboration of the music and business schools, students can earn an undergraduate music degree and a graduate business degree in five years.

School of Business Administration[edit]

The School of Business Administration features a range of traditional and non-traditional majors. Each major offers a customized field of study for a specific business discipline. Undergraduate majors include accounting, management, finance, international business, management information systems, marketing, family business, and general business.[26] Masters programs include MBA, EMBA, and MAcc.[27] All programs are accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.[28] The accounting program is one of only 182 world-wide that is accredited by AACSB International.[29] The School of Business Administration is recognized by The Princeton Review as a Best Business School (Southeast).[30]

College of Law[edit]

The College of Law, situated in campuses in Tampa Bay, Florida, offers Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees. U.S. News and World Report ranked the college #1 in trial advocacy and #5 (with four other law schools) for legal writing in its 2014 "Best Graduate Schools" issue.[31]

Special programs[edit]

A variety of special academic programs are available to students, such as the Roland George Investments Program, where business students manage a real portfolio of more than $2.8 million, the Honors Program, where students and faculty collaborate in an interdisciplinary community, the Nina B. Hollis Institute for Education Reform, which attempts to improve education from preschool through college, the Stetson Institute for Social Research, which provides services to outside agencies, and the Family Enterprise Center, offering a major in Family Business.

The Sullivan Creative Writing Program is an undergraduate initiative for students with a passion for the English language.

Stetson University also offers special programs for students up through 9th grade. Working in collaboration with the Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Iowa, Stetson University sponsors the HATS (High Achieving Talented Students) Program.[32] HATS serves K-9th grade students who participate in gifted programs or have scored at or above the 95th percentile on any subject area on the FCAT, ITBS, CTBS, or other standardized test. HATS offers Saturday and summer enrichment programs, scholarships, and above-level testing.

International education[edit]

Stetson University offers study abroad programs at a number of universities in Spain, France, Germany, Mexico, England, Scotland, Russia, Austria, and China, as well as an option for study in Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate research[edit]

In addition to the completion of a "Senior thesis" project compulsory for graduation, students have the opportunity to develop their own research projects and be involved in faculty research. Two distinct programs foster undergraduate research: the SURE (Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience) Grant competition, which provides summer stipends and faculty mentors for selected student research projects; and Stetson Showcase, a day-long event that encourages all undergraduates to share their research with the Stetson community.[33]

Guest lecturers[edit]

Stetson has hosted a number of notable lecturers, some through the Stetson Institute for Christian Ethics.[34] Notable lecturers include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former United States President Jimmy Carter Astronaut/Senator Bill Nelson, author Elie Wiesel, scientists E.O. Wilson and Jane Goodall, journalists Bill Moyers and William F. Buckley Jr., playwright Eve Ensler, former Florida Governor Charlie Crist and former Florida Governor/U.S. Sen. Bob Graham.

Other visitors have included Ralph Nader, Buckminster Fuller, Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Robert Frost, Shirley Chisholm, John Kenneth Galbraith, Andrés Segovia, and Art Spiegelman.[35]

Continuing Education[edit]

The university offers departments and program that specialize in services to lifelong learners and organizations outside the Stetson community.

  • The Elderhostel – or Road Scholar - program allows individuals older than the traditional university age to attend classes on campus and in the region for a week, and offers specialized courses based on the university's curriculum.
  • Each February, the departments of Continuing Education and Religious Studies co-host the Florida Winter Pastors’ School, which in 2010 celebrated its 25th anniversary.
  • Each summer, week-long Destination Science camps are offered for youth ages 6–11, who attend sessions such as "Robots vs. Aliens" and "'G' Force Rockets and Moon Blasters."
  • Stetson's Department of Boundless Learning offers Stetson Lifelong, a program that provides community residents an educational place for intellectual discussion and social interaction. Launched at the Celebration campus in 2012.[36]
  • Stetson HATS (High Achieving Talented Students) is a year-round academic enrichment program that provides educational opportunities for high-achieving Florida students.[37]

Student life[edit]

Stetson has approximately 20 honorary academic and professional organizations and over 100 other student organizations on campus, including Phi Beta Kappa (first private university in Florida to be granted a chapter);[38] the Floyd M. Riddick Model United States Senate program; The Reporter, Florida's oldest college newspaper; Model United Nations; Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Professional Fraternity; Psi Chi, an international psychology honors fraternity; Alpha Kappa Psi business professional fraternity; Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership fraternity; Poetry at an Uncouth Hour (a poetry reading club); Hatter Harvest (organic community garden); Touchstone, the student literary magazine, and many others.

There are several religious organizations on campus as well, including Baptist Collegiate Fellowship; Catholic Campus Ministry; Wesley House (Methodist Ministry); Muslim American Student Organization; Hillel, a Jewish student organization; Renown, an interfaith group; and Shield, a Pentecostal organization.

There are also a number of multicultural and social justice organizations on campus, including the Black Student Association, the Hispanic Organization for Latin American Awareness (HOLA), Organization for Students Actively Pursuing Equality (OSAPE), STAND (the student-run branch of the Genocide Intervention Network), and Kaleidoscope (the LGBT alliance on campus).

There is also an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) unit that students can participate in on-campus through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Successful completion of the ROTC program allows University students to be commissioned in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant, and requires a post-graduation service commitment.

The Greek Community at Stetson is very vibrant with about twenty-seven percent of the student body being a member of a fraternity or sorority.

There are five social sororities on campus: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi, and Zeta Tau Alpha, and six social fraternities: Delta Sigma Phi, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Alpha Tau Omega.

Stetson is also home to chapters from Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a music fraternity for men, and Sigma Alpha Iota, a music fraternity for women.

Student Government[edit]

Established in 1908, the Stetson University Student Government Association is the representative and executive decision-making body for all undergraduate students in the Stetson community. Student governance at Stetson consists of two branches, an executive and a unicameral legislative branch. The executive branch consists of the President, the Vice President, the Secretary of Communication, the Secretary of Finance, and the Secretary of Student Involvement. The President and Vice President are elected annually in the spring. After installment, the President appoints the Secretaries of Communication, Finance, and Student Involvement.

Floyd M. Riddick Model United States Senate[edit]

Stetson University hosts the nation's first and oldest college-level Model United States Senate program (established in 1970) every year in March.[39] Each year, students from colleges and universities around the nation gather at Stetson for the three-day event. The Model Senate reproduces the actual procedures and activities of the U.S. Senate in an effort to provide experience and education for the student participants. Each student is assigned as a Senator in one of five legislative committees and is responsible for researching a variety of bills, and crafting appropriate amendments. In addition, the Model Senate attracts national speakers and lecturers, including former and sitting U.S. Senators.

Athletics[edit]

Main article: Stetson Hatters
Intercollegiate athletics
StetsonHatters.png
Men’s Teams
Baseball
Basketball
Rowing|Crew
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Football
Women’s Teams
Basketball
Rowing|Crew
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Lacrosse

Intercollegiate athletics[edit]

Stetson is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and both men’s and women’s teams compete on a Division I level in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The school's mascot is "John B.", a stylized version of John B. Stetson, the benefactor for whom the university is named.[40] The basketball, baseball, men's and women's tennis, women’s golf, men's and women's soccer and softball teams have either earned conference championships or, gained national rankings or recognition. In 2011, football and women's lacrosse programs were added. Both played their first games in 2013: Women's Lacrosse's first game was in February.[41] The first football game was played August 31, 2013, which they won.

History[edit]

One of the high profile sports at Stetson is baseball. Since 1970 the baseball program has earned seven Atlantic Sun Conference championships and 16 trips to the NCAA Regionals. In 2013, women's basketball made its third NCAA tournament appearance. The team won the A-Sun Conference Championship in 2005, 2011, and 2013.[42] Stetson participated in football from 1901 until 1956 achieving an all-time record of 155–127–27 (.545). The football team earned its 100th victory in 1935. In 2010, university officials gathered information and evaluated the feasibility of starting a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) non-scholarship program.[43][44] On March 14, 2011, SU President Wendy B. Libby announced the return of Hatters Football.[45][46] and the addition of women's lacrosse. Stetson will play in the Pioneer Football League, with the first game in August 2013. Stetson won its first football game, following its extended hiatus, against Warner University 31-10. In July, 2011, Stetson named Roger A. Hughes[47] as head coach. The first game for the NCAA Division I program in women's lacrosse was played in February 2013.

Rivalries[edit]

Stetson's main rivals include, Jacksonville University, and Mercer University.

Athletic facilities[edit]

  • The J. Ollie Edmunds Centerbasketball and volleyball, 4,000-seat multipurpose arena, athletic offices, weight room
  • Athletic Training Center - a $6.7 million complex that opened in August 2012
  • Patricia Wilson Softball Field, the 2009 Softball Field of the Year[48]
  • The Wilson Athletic Center – sport and exercise science department, fitness and activity rooms
  • Mandy Stoll Tennis Center – next to the soccer field
  • Melching Field at Conrad Parkbaseball stadium (off campus)
  • Victoria Hills Golf Club (off campus)[49]
  • Football practice fields (x2)
  • Soccer practice field
  • Soccer "game day" field
  • Lacrosse field
  • Hollis Center
  • Spec Martin Stadium—6,000 seat off campus stadium which is the former and future home of Stetson Hatters football.

Awards and Certifications[edit]

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching awarded its Community Engagement classification to Stetson in 2008.[50] For the past three consecutive years, Stetson has been named by the Corporation for National and Community Service to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction for exemplary service initiatives.[51] Stetson also works with the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation on the CASE (Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur) program and other JRCPF initiatives, and partners with JRCPF and the W.K.Kellogg Foundation on a service-based scholarship program.[52] In 2009, Stetson introduced a Certificate of Community Engagement program for undergraduates.[53]

Presidents[edit]

Stetson University has had nine presidents, as follows:

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
Gus Bilirakis U.S. Representative, Florida's 9th Congressional District.
Brian Bocock Major League Baseball player – Philadelphia Phillies
Jeff Bowen Author and star of Broadway play title of show
Mark Brisker American-Israeli professional basketball player
Wilma Burgess American Country Music singer; charted six singles on Billboard country charts in the 1960s and 1970s.
Pat Cannon United States Representative from Florida [58]
Doyle E. Carlton 1909 (b. 1885, d.1972) 25th Governor of Florida, 1929–1933.
Ted Cassidy Actor who played Lurch on the TV show, The Addams Family
Max Cleland Secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission; former U.S. Senator; former Georgia Secretary of State
Mack Cleveland 1949, Law 1951 Seminole County lawyer and member of both houses of the Florida State Legislature from 1953 to 1965, general counsel for Stetson University prior to 2004 [59]
Craig Crawford Television political commentator, writer, and columnist for the Congressional Quarterly (1978)
Jacob deGrom Major League Baseball player – New York Mets
Andy Dehnart 1998 Journalist, blogger, reality television critic, creator of http://www.realityblurred.com
Melodee DeVevo 1998 Member of Dove Award-winning band Casting Crowns
Dimitri Diatchenko Actor and musician
Lenny DiNardo Major League Baseball player – Kansas City Royals
William Dudley Geer First Dean of the School of Business at Samford University
Pete Dunn 1970 Stetson baseball coach
Roy Geiger United States Marine Corps general
Avantika Hari 2002 Filmmaker; writer and director of the award-winning Land Gold Women
Mike Haridopolos 1992 Florida Senate President 2010–2012
Jim Foley 1992 United Soccer Leagues player - Charleston Battery
Joseph Edwards Hendricks Former United States Representative from Florida
Corey Kluber Major League Baseball player – Cleveland Indians
Laurette T. Koellner 1980 Retired (2008) president, Boeing International
Suzanne Kosmas US Congressperson, 2008-2010
Gerard Marino 1998 film and video game composer
Britt McHenry 2007 sports reporter
Richard J. McKay President and general manager, Atlanta Falcons
Charles E. Merrill Founder of Merrill Lynch
James Merritt Former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, current pastor and CEO of television show Touching Lives
Joe Negron Florida State Senator, District 28
Kevin Nicholson Former Major League Baseball player and 2004 Olympian
Gary Lee Noffke American artist and silversmith
Scott Plakon Florida State Representative, District 37
Jessica Rafalowski Miss Florida USA 2008
Shirrel Rhoades 1964 writer, publisher, filmmaker, former executive vp of Marvel Entertainment
Tom Riginos 1990 College baseball coach at Winthrop
Adrian Rogers American pastor, conservative, author, and a three-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (b. 1939, d.2013) Former U.S. Representative
Yevgeni Starikov Soccer forward for FC Tom Tomsk
George Tsamis Former Major League Baseball player, current manager of the St. Paul Saints
William Amory Underhill 1936 (b. 1910, d.1999) public servant, lobbyist, and prominent philanthropist
Kat Walsh 2005 chair of the Wikimedia Foundation
Lorenzo Williams NBA basketball player
Emmett Wilson Former U.S. Representative from Florida
George Winston New age recording artist
Robert Prather Chief Financial Officer, Lucas Group
Michael Yeargan 1969 Broadway set designer, winner of 2 Tony Awards

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Additional reading[edit]

Lycan, Gilbert L. (1983). Stetson University: The First 100 Years. DeLand, FL: Stetson University Press. 

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