Welcome to the Diversity Education Newsletter!
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. Each month, the newsletter will include: recent events, upcoming opportunities, on and off campus resources, and educational media. 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.
Introducing the... INTERCULTURAL SPACE!!
Located in the Student Center, the Intercultural Space is a hub for identity development, social justice education, community-building, empowerment, and allyship on campus. The creation of the Intercultural Space was spearheaded by student leaders, who called for “a space for dialogue on the topics of diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality on campus” (Proclamation P-19S-001 of the 106th Senate of the Student Government Association). Housing the Diversity Education Lending Library, a relaxation corner, and student art, this space is both a vibrant area for resources and programming as well as a student-centered lounge. All are welcome.
The mission of the Intercultural Space is to empower Stevens students to create a thriving and inclusive community by cultivating a supportive space for underrepresented students and their allies on campus to foster an understanding of diversity and inclusion. The Intercultural Space is open to all Stevens students. Students of any background, gender identity, expression, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship status, and physical or mental disability are welcome.

The Intercultural Space is a place for dialogue, identity and leadership development, and creative programming on the topics of diversity, inclusion, and intersections of social identities and cultures on campus. As part of Diversity Education, the Intercultural Space provides resources to empower and support Stevens students. A hub for the ongoing efforts towards building a more diverse, inclusive and engaged community at Stevens, the Intercultural Space will promote cross-cultural connections, community-building, allyship, and ongoing learning.
  • Identity Development: Create opportunities to learn about social identities, their socio-historical context, intersections with others, and personal meaning
  • Social Justice Education: Foster cultural consciousness through ongoing learning about systems of power, identities, and innovative practices for inclusion and equity
  • Community-Building: Connect intracultural and intercultural communities through dialogues, multicultural celebrations, networking, and civic engagement
  • Empowerment: Support underrepresented students in developing the cultural capital (awareness of resources, access to knowledge, mentoring opportunities), sense of belonging, and validation needed to thrive at Stevens and beyond
  • Allyship: Cultivate a community of allies through expanding awareness of inequities, developing empathy and engaging in collaborative action


Contact   ldelman@stevens.edu  with questions.

Questions about the SGA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee? Email diversityinclusionsit@gmail.com
Native Americans: Past, Present, Future with Cliff Matias

On December 3rd, in the Fielding Room (Howe 4th fl), Cliff Matias gave a talk about the history of the Lenape people in New York and New Jersey, as well as issues facing indigenous populations today. Matias is an artist and educator with the Redhawk Native American Arts Council. To learn more about Native American heritage and history, feel free to explore these resources.
  • Head into the city and visit the National Museum of the American Indian, you can find more information here.
  • Stay indoors and watch enlightening documentaries with friends. Here's a list to choose from!
December is here which means so is the holiday season! This holiday season remember to be respectful of all religions/faiths in their own celebrations.To learn more about winter interfaith festivities and how they came to be watch the video above and see the following resources:
  • Video on Winter Holiday Celebrations around the world here.
  • Article on Winter Holiday Celebrations around the world here.
  • TedTalk on Interfaith Communications here.
How interfaith families solve the 'December dilemma' -...

American families blend a mix of religious identities and traditions today more than ever. These interfaith dynamics appear in day-to-day life, but the holidays can add extra emphasis. "There is no one cookie-cutter correct way for interfaith...

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Diversity Education Lending Library
All Stevens community members are welcome to borrow from a wide selection of books and DVDs on history, activism, inclusion, identity, and more. Check out the link or come visit us at the Student Center!
From stress to calm.
From isolation to love.
From chaos to peace.
From lack to abundance ."
  Preethaji  and  Krishnaji The Four Sacred Secrets
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? Feel free to email ldeman@stevens.edu!
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