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Stetson University

Motto: Pro Deo et Veritate
(For God and Truth)
Established 1883
Type: Private
Endowment: $124,428,000 (in 2006)
President: Douglas Lee
Faculty: 163
Students: 2,273 undergraduates
Location DeLand, Florida, United States
Campus: Suburban, 174 acres (668,000 m²)
Colors: Green and White           
Mascot: The Hatter
Affiliations: formerly Baptist
Website: http://www.stetson.edu

Stetson University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts university that consistently earns high rankings in national college guides. In the 2007 U.S. News and World Report guide, Stetson ranks 2nd (tied with Elon) in the category of Southern Masters-granting institutions[citation needed].. The university's College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music are housed at the historic main campus in DeLand, Florida, United States. The university system also includes the Stetson University Center at Celebration and two Stetson University College of Law campuses in Tampa Bay. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... The Annual Dog Parade in DeLand Old Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand Manatees in Blue Spring State Park near DeLand DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County, Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... Alternate meanings: White (disambiguation) White is a color (more accurately it contains all the colors of the spectrum and is sometimes described as an achromatic color—black is the absence of color) that has high brightness but zero hue. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...

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Campus

Stetson's main campus is situated just north of the historic downtown area of DeLand, Florida, about halfway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. The main campus is a nationally designated National Historic District. Stetson has a satellite campus in Celebration, Florida and a law school with two locations in Gulfport, Florida and Tampa, Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Daytona Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Stetson University Campus Historic District The Stetson University Campus Historic District is a U.S. Historic District (designated as such on March 14, 1991) located in DeLand, Florida. ... Celebration, Florida is a census-designated place and an unincorporated master-planned community in Osceola County in the U.S. state of Florida, near Walt Disney World Resort. ... Gulfport is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Tampa redirects here. ...


DeLand Campus:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Music
  • School of Business Administration [1]
  • Graduate College

There are over 60 undergraduate majors and minors offered on the main campus.


Gulfport Campus:

Celebration Campus: Stetson Law Schools Logo // History Stetson University College of Law, founded in 1900, is Floridas first law school. ...

  • Stetson University Center at Celebration

Tampa Campus:

  • The Tampa Law Center (Stetson Law)

History

Florida's first private university, Stetson University was founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand, a New York philanthropist, as DeLand Academy. In 1887, the Legislature of the State of Florida enacted the Charter of DeLand University as an independent institution of higher learning. The university's name was changed in 1889 to honor John B. Stetson, the nationally-known hat manufacturer who gave generously of his time and means to advance the quality and reputation of the institution, and who served, with Mr. DeLand and others, as a founding trustee of the University. 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." This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the state. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... John Batterson Stetson (1830 - 1906) was a U.S. hat manufacturer; the stetson hat was named for him. ...


Today, Stetson University is a non-sectarian, comprehensive, private university composed of individually strong undergraduate programs in various colleges and schools, and a selected group of academically distinctive graduate, professional, and continuing education programs.


Alternate View on Florida's First University

As noted above, Stetson University was founded in 1883. The University of Florida, located at Gainesville, claims to have been founded in 1853. As reflected in the article on the University of Florida, the institution that was founded in 1853 was the East Florida Seminary in Ocala. The Florida Agricultural College was founded in 1884 in Lake City. It was not until 1905 that the Florida Legislature adopted the Buckman Act, combining the two institutions, adopting the name University of Florida, and moving the institution to Gainesville. By 1905, Stetson University had been in existence for more than 20 years. In the view of many, including Gilbert Lycan, a Stetson history professor who wrote the University's official centennial history in 1983, Stetson University is Florida's first University, public or private. Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Gainesville is the name of several places in the United States of America: Gainesville, Alabama Gainesville, Florida - the largest Gainesville in the United States. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Ocala is a city located in Marion County, Florida. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Lake City is the name of a number of places in the United States: Lake City, Arkansas Lake City, Colorado Lake City, Florida Lake City, Georgia Lake City, Iowa Lake City, Michigan Lake City, Minnesota Lake City, Pennsylvania Lake City, South Carolina Lake City, South Dakota Lake City, Tennessee Lake... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... The Florida Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Florida. ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Gainesville is the name of several places in the United States of America: Gainesville, Alabama Gainesville, Florida - the largest Gainesville in the United States. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


Students

In Fall 2006 there were 2273 undergraduates and 432 graduate students enrolled at Stetson (not including the College of Law), from 44 states and over 37 foreign countries. 42% are male, 58% female. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Student Government

Student governance at Stetson consists of an executive and unicameral legislative branch.


The executive branch consists of a Student Body President, Student Body Vice President, Tresurer, Secretary and Historian. The Student Body President and Student Body Vice President are elected in annual elections held in the spring, after which the President appoints the Tresurer, Historian and Secretary. The Vice President appoints the committee chairs for each committee. The committees consist of Academic Affairs, Campus Life, Community Relations, Financial Affairs, First Year Students, Food Services, Policy Reform, Residential Life, and Social Responsibility. The senate seats are elected for each residence hall, and then a Senator is appointed to represent each student organization.


Athletics

Stetson Hatters logo
Stetson Hatters logo

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Intercollegiate Athletics

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 basketball and baseball teams play national schedules and have achieved national rankings. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Atlantic Sun Conference is a college athletic conference which operates primarily on the east coast of the United States. ...


Men’s Teams include: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, and Tennis. Women’s Teams include: Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball. This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Crew (disambiguation). ... The term cross-country, when used by itself, can refer to: Sports Cross-country running, a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain Cross-country skiing, a winter sport for skiing Fell running also known as hill running and mountain running... This article is about the sport. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Crew (disambiguation). ... The term cross-country, when used by itself, can refer to: Sports Cross-country running, a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain Cross-country skiing, a winter sport for skiing Fell running also known as hill running and mountain running... This article is about the sport. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ...


Intramural Program

The Intramural Program offers students the opportunity to manage, officiate, direct and participate in physical activities with the conviction that this participation will promote stability, coordination, sportsmanship, and a sense of leadership which will touch all aspects of their lives. The following sports are available to both men and women:


Basketball, Indoor Volleyball, Swimming, Bowling, Kickball, Table Tennis, Darts, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Dodge Ball, Sand Volleyball, Water Polo (Inner tube), Flag Football, Softball This article is about the sport. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... A bowler releases the ball. ... Adults playing kickball. ... Ping Pong redirects here. ... For the British doo-wop revival band of the 1970s and 1980s, see Darts (band). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Ultimate Frisbee is a competitive non-contact team sport played with a Frisbee or similar flying disc most commonly weighing 175 g. ... This article is about the sport. ... Water polo is a team water sport that combines some elements of swimming and football. ... An Intramural game of co-ed flag football at the University of Texas at Austin Flag football is a version of American football that is popular across the United States. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ...


Student Life

There are 5 social sororities on campus: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi, and Zeta Tau Alpha. Also, 7 social fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Phi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Nu, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Stetson is also home to chapters from Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a social music fraternity for men, and Sigma Alpha Iota, a social music sorority for women. Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ, also known as A-Chi-O) is a womens fraternity founded on October 15, 1885. ... Alpha Xi Delta (ΑΞΔ) was founded in 1893 by ten women at Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois, who shared a vision of an organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international fraternity for women founded as I.C. Sorosis on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be State Female Normal School but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... Delta Sigma Phi (ΔΣΦ, also known as DSPor Delta Sigs or Delt Sigs or D-Sigs) is a fraternity established at the City College of New York in 1899 and is a charter member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... Phi Sigma Kappa (ΦΣK) is a fraternity devoted to three cardinal principles: the promotion of Brotherhood, the stimulation of Scholarship, and the development of Character. ... Pi Kappa Phi is a national social fraternity that was founded in the spirit of nu phi, meaning non-fraternity. ... ΣΝ (Sigma Nu) is an undergraduate college fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... Phi Mu Alpha (ΦΜΑ) Sinfonia is a collegiate social fraternity for men of musicianly character. ... Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ) is a music fraternity for women. ...


In addition to these, there are about 20 honorary organizations and over 100 other student organizations on campus. The HATS (High Achieving Talented Students) Program [1] serves gifted and high achieving 4th - 9th grade students through Saturday and summer programs, scholarships, and above-level testing.


Each February, Stetson University’s Departments of Continuing Education and Religious Studies host the Florida Winter Pastors’ School, an event popular with clergy from across North America.


Model United States Senate Program

Stetson University hosts the nation's first and oldest college-level Model United States Senate program every year in March. Each year, students from colleges and universities around the nation gather at Stetson University for this three-day event. The Model U.S. Senate reproduces the actual procedures and activities of the United States Senate in an effort to provide experience and education for the student participants. Each student is assigned a Senator in one of five legislative committees. Each committee 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 United States Senators. Stetson Model U.S. Senate Website


Notable alumni

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See also

The Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF) is an association of 28 private, educational institutions in the state of Florida. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.stetson.edu/hats

External links

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  • Stetson University Model United States Senate (official site)
  • Stetson University Sigma Nu Chapter (official site)
  • Stetson University Delta Sigma Phi Chapter (official site)

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Stetson University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (516 words)
Stetson University is a private, co-educational university in DeLand, Florida, United States, with a teacher education center in Celebration, Florida, a main Stetson Law School in Gulfport, Florida (near St.
Stetson is Florida's first private university, founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand and originally called the DeLand Academy.
Stetson is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, Division I. There are varsity teams in crew, soccer, baseball (M), softball (W), basketball, golf, cross country, tennis, and volleyball (W).
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