The purpose of the Diversity Education Newsletter is to promote the ongoing work of diversity and inclusion at Stevens and share opportunities for learning and engagement. All members of the Stevens community are encouraged to read and share this newsletter as we all contribute to building a more inclusive campus environment.
updates from diversity education:
This summer, Diversity Education increased our commitment to create learning opportunities for all members of the Stevens community as we meet the challenges of a global pandemic and answer the call of racial justice movements. Here are some highlights:
  • Collaborated with the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Black Affairs Council
  • Facilitated 2 book clubs in partnership with the S.C.W. Library on “Teaching to Transgress” by bell hooks and “What The Eyes Don’t See” by Mona Hanna-Attisha
  • Created a new Inclusive Leadership Certificate Program for current undergraduate students in collaboration with the Career Center - awarded 37 certificates
  • Hosted multiple educational social media campaigns through @interculturalspace: anti-racism resources & learning; highlighting QTPOC activists & organizations; and tools & tips on: talking about race, accountability, apologizing, feedback, call outs & cancel culture
  • Led 2 anti-racism workshops for the divisions of Student Affairs and Athletics
  • Established a new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee in Student Affairs

in this newsletter:
  • Margot Lee Shetterly "Hidden Figures in STEM Today"
  • First Generation Virtual Mentoring Program
  • Anti-Racism Resources
  • NEW Spirituality Website
  • EWAAB Surveys
  • Trainings and Workshops
  • Diversity Education Lending Library
Featured Speaker: Margot Lee Shetterly "Hidden Figures in STEM Today"
The extensive research that exposed the Hidden Figures at NASA between the 1930s and 1960s sends a strong message in 2020. How do we ensure that we engage people from all demographic groups in the STEM enterprise along the educational and career continuum? Margot Lee Shetterly will speak to this issue and discuss the journey that led to her nationally award-winning book and movie.

Wednesday, September 16 @ 4:00 p.m. 
Zoom Webinar - Register now!
first generation virtual mentoring program
The Marketing EDGE Virtual First-Generation Mentoring Program (FGVMP) is intended to provide mentorship from marketing executives to students/recent graduates who are/were the first-in their family to attend college/university and are exploring a career in the marketing/advertising industry. The fall 2020 program will run from September 28-November 20. Unrestricted by geographic location, undergraduate students and recent graduates will have an unparalleled opportunity to connect with marketing leaders for discussion on topics including careers, professional development, and networking.

There are a limited number of spots, so students are encouraged to apply early. There is no cost associated with this program. Click here to apply by August 23! 
anti-racism resources
Diversity Education stands in solidarity with anti-racism movements and the work of all people seeking a more inclusive, just and equitable future. We stand in solidarity with Stevens students and offer our continued support, advocacy, educational opportunities and holistic care. We invite all students, faculty, staff, and alumni seeking resources and action steps to join together in community with Diversity Education in this vital work. We recognize the intersecting systems of oppression which impact each of our lives and maintain our commitment to liberation through education. Together we can create positive change, starting with ourselves and our communities. Together, we can contribute to a world where Black Lives Matter and we recognize the value and humanity of every member of our global community.

Please engage the following resources to learn about anti-racism and take action. Contact Diversity Education to learn more.
Join the conversation on Instagram!
  • The Intercultural Space - Diversity Education @interculturalspace
  • The Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the SGA @dnistevens
  • The Black Affairs Council @bac_stevens
  • Stevens Student Affairs @stevensstudents
  • The Lore-El Center @loreelprograms
new stevens spirituality webpage
Stevens is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive campus environment for all students, faculty, and staff members.
This includes supporting religious and faith-based student organizations, maintaining awareness of the variety of holidays celebrated on campus, and building partnerships with local community organizations.

Visit our new Spirituality webpage for community resources, local houses of worship, and student organizations!
EWAAB Surveys
Encouraging Women Across All Borders (EWAAB) invites students of STEM universities to participate in 2 research surveys:

The purpose of this survey is to assess which resources found on campus are the most advantageous to students. As research suggests, there is no "one size fits all". As such, this survey requires participants to share their race.

This is a survey to test your knowledge of STEM topics and self-evaluate your performance.
training & workshops
Looking for a training or workshop on a diversity topic for your organization or office? You can now easily request a workshop and Diversity Education will facilitate a engaging virtual session. Workshops include: Inclusive Leadership; Allyship, Anti-Racism, Privilege & Microaggressions; Cross-Cultural Communication; Unconscious Bias, and custom options!
diversity education lending library
Though our wide selection of books and DVDs on history, activism, inclusion, identity, and more are unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still check out the link below to find inspiration for your reading list! Many titles are available online, on Audible, and through your local library.
about diversity education
Diversity Education takes on many forms at Stevens including programs such as heritage months, awareness weeks, affinity luncheons, Safe Zone Ally training, facilitated discussions, workshops, and invited guest speakers. All programs are created through an intentionally intersectional lens. Through this programming, the Office of Undergraduate Student Life seeks to:

  • foster a deeper understanding of equity and inclusion
  • cultivate safe(r) spaces for all Stevens community members 
  • empower Stevens students, faculty, and staff 
Have resources to add? Email!
Stevens Students
Intercultural Space
Lore-El Center for Women's Leadership