Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Starting June 19th, 2023, Stanton University will be observing Juneteenth annually as an official federal holiday and its campuses and offices will be closed on this day.
Juneteenth commemorates the day, June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the Emancipation Proclamation, thus bringing an end to slavery in the United States. This day represents a pivotal moment in American history, highlighting the long and arduous journey towards equality and justice for all citizens. By officially recognizing and observing Juneteenth, our university acknowledges the significance of this historical event.
This decision aligns with our mission as Stanton University committed to fostering inclusivity and diversity at our campuses.
Dr. Ellen Lee