Contacts and Accreditations

421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, Florida 32723
www.stetson.edu
800-688-0101 or 386-822-7000

Volume CXXXII, Number 1

Address all correspondence as indicated below:

Academic Programs Dean of the College or School or Chair of the Department (for major)
Admission of Students Vice President for Enrollment Management
Admission to Graduate Programs Dean of College or School
Student Life and Academic Success Vice President of Student Affairs
Transfer Credits Registrar
Financial Aid Director of Financial Aid
Alumni Relations Director of Alumni Relations

It is the policy of Stetson University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law in its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid, employment, or other school-administered programs. The policy is enforced by Stetson and, where applicable, federal laws such as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. The University is an equal-opportunity educational institution.

Inquiries regarding compliance with these statutes and referrals to designated coordinators under the ADA/Section 504, Title IX, and the Age Discrimination Act may be directed to:

Title IX Coordinator
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand Florida 32723
386-822-7960
(for the DeLand and Celebration campuses)

and to:

Director of Student Life
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
727-562-7850
(for the Gulfport and Tampa campuses)

or to:

Director of the Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
1-800-421-3481, TDD: 877-521-2172

More information can be found at www.stetson.edu/other/title-ix/

Stetson is an independent university, controlled by a self-elected Board of Trustees. Stetson is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

To inquire about the accreditation of Stetson University, to file a third-party comment at the time of the Stetson University’s decennial review, or to file a complaint against Stetson for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement, contact the:

SACSCOC
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
404-679-4500

For normal inquiries about Stetson University–such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc.–contact Stetson University at 386-822-7000 or 800-688-0101.  

The University’s programs are accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Chemical Society (ACS),  the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The University is a member of the American Association of University Women, the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Association of American Law Schools, the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities, the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Southern University Conference.

This edition of the Stetson Catalog, edited by the Office of the Registrar, supersedes all others. The contents do not constitute a contract. The faculty and trustees of Stetson University reserve the right to change, modify, revoke, or add to the University’s academic, financial, or student requirements or regulations at any time, without prior notice. The provisions of this Catalog apply to the DeLand and Celebration campuses. For information concerning the academic program of the Stetson University College of Law, visit the website at www.stetson.edu/law or contact:

The Office of Admission
Stetson University College of Law
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, Fla. 33707
727-562-7800

For information about academic programs at the Stetson University Center at Celebration, visit the website at www.stetson.edu/celebration or contact:

Program Assistant
Stetson University Center
800 Celebration Avenue, Suite 104
Celebration, Fla. 34747
321-939-7600

Online and Distance Learning at Stetson University

STATE OF FLORIDA - STATE AUTHORIZATION STATUS

Stetson University of Florida is an approved member of the NC-SARA or National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.  The State of Florida became a SARA state in 2017 following the creation of the Postsecondary Reciprocal Distance Education Coordinating Council.

NC-SARA Institutions: http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions

ACCREDITATION

SACSCOC Color Stamp

Stetson University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. SACSCOC is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This federally-recognized body provides assurance to students, parents and all stakeholders that Stetson University meets clear quality standards for educational and financial performance. In addition, Stetson University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to provide all current and prospective students with the contact information for their respective state agency in the event they wish to file a complaint.

LICENSURE INFORMATION

Stetson University’s online and residential licensure programs lead to a professional license in the State of Florida, while our Juris Doctor (J.D.), LL.M. in International Law, and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) courses or programs are nationally licensed, and can lead to professional license in many states.  

In order to adhere to U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, Stetson University is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of Florida. If you live outside of Florida and would like to pursue a program of study that leads to professional licensure, please contact the Office of Admissions or the program director for the specific program to determine whether the coursework offered by Stetson University applies to professional licensure in your home state as well.

The Institution agrees to notify in writing all students in a course or program that customarily leads to professional licensure, or which a student could reasonably believe leads to such licensure, whether or not the course of program meets educational requirements for licensure in the State where the student is located. 

After making all reasonable efforts to make such a determination, the Institution may notify the applicant or student in writing that the Institution can, or cannot, confirm whether the course or program meets education requirements for professional licensure in the student’s State.  IF the Institution cannot confirm licensure, the institution will provide the student with current contact information for any applicable licensing boards, and advise the student to determine whether the program meets education requirement licensure in the State where the student lives.

NC-SARA Resources for Licensure: https://www.nc-sara.org/resources/professional-licensure

COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

Each online distance learning program has a process for, and will make every attempt to resolve, student complaints within its academic and administrative departments at the program level. If an issue cannot be resolved at the program level, students have the right to file a complaint in accordance with Stetson University’s Grievance policies for undergraduate and graduate programs. 

The University is required to provide both current and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting body and the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in a student's resident state, as well as the state portal agency (if the state is a member of SARA). 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.

If the student is not satisfied with the institution’s outcome of the complaint, the student may contact the following state contacts:

  • The ombudsman serves as the state’s primary point of contact for addressing questions and concerns from private school officials and program offices
  • If the Ombudsman is unable to assist you, contact
    • Office of Articulation within the Department of Education

Out-of-state distance education students, who have completed the internal grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the Postsecondary Reciprocal Distance Education Coordinating Council. For additional information, please visit: FL-SARA Complaint Process:  http://www.fldoe.org/sara/complaint-process.stml.