Message from the Dean

We often speak of the Stevens advantage as one that combines our unique location with our technology-infused curricula and practical studies.

But there’s another facet of a Stevens education that helps our students and graduates stand out: our honor system.

The honor system begins during convocation, when new students pledge to maintain honesty and fair play throughout their conduct at Stevens, whether in the classroom, a residence hall or an athletic field. And it’s felt on the graduate side, also, where a strong business ethics thread emphasizes integrity. We feel that’s key to our mission of creating students who will lead not only in their communities, but in the world — and by the time they earn their diplomas, those leaders understand the influence of integrity, and the value of character and honor.

One criticism of today’s business environment is the stereotype that those who succeed make their own rules in a ruthless race to the top. But we know better. We prepare hundreds of Howe School graduates for leadership positions each year, and their impact upon the world is proof that success is a product of honesty and integrity. It’s just another example of Stevens’ focus on preparing students for success.

Wishing you a happy 2014!


Gregory Prastacos
Dean, Howe School