Stevens Students Volunteer to Beautify Hoboken

10/20/2011

Hoboken, NJ –Stevens students are teaming up with The City of Hoboken once again to beautify the city. More than 150 members of the Stevens Greek community are expected to volunteer their time on Sunday, October 23rd for a Stevens Fraternity and Sorority Community Service Day.

Students will clean up Stevens Park, Sinatra Park, and Maxwell Park. They will also paint fencing at Stevens Park and help prepare 30 tree pits city-wide for the planned planting of new trees.
 
“Our students look to the City of Hoboken as their second home, outside of campus, and are proud to assist in keeping that home in the best condition possible,” said Kenneth Nilsen, Stevens Dean of Student Life. “We’re glad to be participating in Sunday’s mission.”
 
“From parks cleanups, to helping prepare for Hurricane Irene, to class projects focused on solving our infrastructure challenges, the Stevens community has done so much to give back to our City,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We are truly fortunate to have them as a partner, and on behalf of all our residents, I express my sincere gratitude to the entire Stevens community.”
 
Participating fraternities and sororities include; Sigma Nu, Alpha Sigma Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Sigma Sigma, Theta Xi, Theta Phi Alpha, Nu Alpha Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Sigma Kappa, Chi Phi and Chi Psi.
 
This is the second time Stevens volunteers have partnered with the City of Hoboken. In April, more than 200 Stevens students from every Greek organization on campus participated in the Stevens Community Service Day. Students cleaned up Elysian Park, Sinatra Park, Stevens Park, and Church Square park and prepared 13 tree pits around Hoboken for the planting of new trees in May.
 
About Stevens Institute of Technology
 
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.
 
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.