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Stetson University

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Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance.


Nov. 5, 1883- Henry A. DeLand and Dr. John H. Griffith inaugurate DeLand Academy in a lecture room of the First Baptist Church in DeLand, Fla. Pictured is the DeLand Academy's first bulletin (the document that today is called the "Stetson University Catalog").


Our 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.


For faculty, along with teaching and fostering professional citizenship among students, the areas of primary responsibility also include research/creative inquiry. Faculty place high value on continuous intellectual and creative inquiry as part of the students' learning process, with an emphasis on the Boyer Model — discovery, integration, application and teaching.

Housing services

Academic Success recommends reasonable accommodations in accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Stetson University's academic standards to ensure that there will be no discrimination on the basis of disability. These recommendations are developed through the review of disability documentation and with the consideration of each student's individual needs, strengths and academic program.

Medical services

Stetson Health Service's mission is to promote optimal health and wellness, disease prevention and provide quality health care that is appropriate, affordable, accessible and relevant. We strive to empower students to be self-directed and well-informed, and to continually improve the standards of health care.

Campus life

Stetson's historic campus is located in DeLand, Florida. The College of Law is located in Gulfport, Florida and the Law Center is located Tampa, Florida – all along the Central Florida I-4 corridor.

Student clubs

  • Leadership Education and Development (LEAD)
  • Multicultural Student Council (MSC)
  • Community Engagement
  • Intramural Sports
  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Student Media
  • Club Sports
  • Off-Campus Involvement
  • International Learning

Stetson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Stetson University.

Deltona, Florida, United States

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