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.
in diversity education:

Diversity Education is continuing to engage with our community through multiple opportunities for learning with students, faculty and staff. Here are recent updates on some of our inclusion initiatives:
  • Working with the new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committees in Student Affairs and Athletics to provide learning opportunities for students and staff
  • Encouraging all members of Student Affairs and Athletics to complete an anti-racism action plan for their departments/office this semester
  • Offering workshops to faculty and teaching assistants on "Creating an Inclusive Classroom: A Student-Centered Approach"
  • Leading Inclusive Leadership workshops for student leaders of student organizations and Greek chapters

in this newsletter:
  • Margot Lee Shetterly "Hidden Figures in STEM Today"
  • Latinx Heritage Month Calendar
  • First Generation Student Email Sign-up
  • Social Justice in STEM Dialogue Series
  • Safe Zone Fall 2020 Calendar
  • Anti-Racism Resources
  • 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!
latinx heritage month calendar of events
first generation student email sign-up
Are you a first generation student? At Stevens, a “A first generation college student is someone whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) have not graduated from a four-year college or university." If so, the First Generation Commitee would love to be in touch with you about upcoming opportunities for first gen students! Please add your information to this form below.
social justice in STEM dialogue series
Undergraduate Student Life is launching a new Duck Dialogue series on "Social Justice in STEM". Monthly dialogue topics will range from algorithmic bias, to the history of medical testing, to environmental justice and more. As we consider how STEM can be used in the fight for inclusion and justice, we also will reflect on past and current inequities.

We would like to utilize the knowledge in our community at Stevens, and invite you to list your interests, expertise, and recommended contacts in the form below. All students, faculty and staff can contribute ideas, and the dialogue series is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate and graduate students who attend 5 of the 8 dialogues in this series will be eligible to receive a certificate of participation for Social Justice in STEM.
safe zone fall 2020 calendar
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
  • The LatinX Council @latinxcouncil_SIT
  • Stevens Student Affairs @stevensstudents
  • The Lore-El Center for Women's Leadership @loreelprograms
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 diversityed@stevens.edu!
Stevens Students
Intercultural Space
Lore-El Center for Women's Leadership