Student Development Campus SafetyThe mission of Campus Safety/Campus Police is to make the Stevens experience a safe one for everyone. The staff is comprised of police officers with years of experience in both law enforcement and campus safety. Campus Police provides 24/7/365 service to the Stevens community and are the first responders to routine and emergency situations. Campus Police are also responsible for the enforcement of parking regulations and the administration of the parking hang tags.
The Office of Career Development is dedicated to empowering students to succeed in obtaining employment or pursuing graduate study appropriate to their career objectives and personal goals through career exploration programs, experiential education opportunities, and personal interaction with corporate representatives. The Office accomplishes this through career planning workshops, corporate site visits, annual Resume Book publication and distribution, and a variety of recruiting opportunities throughout the year. In addition, the Office works with students who are considering other opportunities, such as graduate, law, and medical school. Working in collaboration with faculty, the Office aids students in the application process for further education.
Cooperative Education is first and foremost a powerfully effective educational process. Co-op is built on a theory/ practice model of work integrated learning that unfolds through five increasingly progressive work terms. The Office of Cooperative Education helps students confirm their choice of major, clarify their interests and career goals and acquire paid full-time professional opportunities concurrent with their studies.
The DeBaun Center for Performing Arts was created to educate Stevens’ students in the performing arts, including music, theater and dance. DeBaun’s various performing organizations and programs (such as the choir, jazz band, concert band, orchestra, one act festivals, showcases, and workshops) not only educate students but also enhances the Stevens community on a whole. Three facilities are managed by DeBaun Center, including the DeBaun Auditorium, Ondrick Music Room, and Jacobus Dance Studio. DeBaun Center also trains Stevens’ students in technical theater (sound, lighting, set, house and stage management). This enables the students to be able to produce not only the department’s events, but also to support events presented across campus and in the community.
The Student Health Center provides primary health care to Stevens students. Physicians are available in the Health Center five days a week and no appointment is needed. The Center promotes healthy living and disease prevention, maintains immunization records, and referrals to outside health care providers as appropriate. The main focus is to improve and maintain physical wellness and productivity. Students are treated with respect, consideration and confidentiality. All services offered by the Student Health Center are free.
The Stevens Technical Enrichment Program is based on the belief that with positive reinforcement and membership in a special supportive community of learners, college students from low income and under-represented groups will be successful in the science, engineering and technology fields. STEP consists of a wide range of interrelated programs, services and activities which support the academic, personal and professional development of the student.
The Stevens Student Counseling, Psychological, and Disability Services (SCPDS) provides personal and career counseling services to students. The Office conducts outreach and training programs for students, faculty, and staff on issues pertaining to those of college age. The Office also coordinates disability accommodations and services. These services are free and confidential for all students.
The Office of Student Life is responsible for all student activities on campus. The Office and its staff work closely with all students throughout their time at Stevens from Pre-Orientation to Commencement. Clubs and organizations, the Greek community, campus ministry, the Entertainment Committee, Habitat for Humanity and more work in tandem with the Office to create a welcoming and enjoyable student experience and an inclusive environment at Stevens. These activities give students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and contribute to the creation of a vibrant campus life.
At Stevens, the belief is that international experience can help the individual develop cultural awareness and broaden perspective. Stevens offers its students diverse opportunities for Study Abroad such as traditional, established programs, where students spend a semester living and studying abroad; short-term programs in which students can spend a week during winter or spring break abroad; summer abroad programs; and focused learning opportunities like seminar trips. The Study Abroad Office advises students on these opportunities and the application process, supporting them before, during and after their time abroad.
The Stevens Veterans Office offers a wide variety of services for incoming students including academic advising, professional development and career preparation, as well as personal assistance in the application, enrollment and financial processes. The SVO has attentive and professional administration and staff who welcome Veterans to Stevens and assist in all aspects of life on campus, from housing to the classroom.
Joseph Stahley Mr. Stahley has been with Stevens Institute of Technology for 23 years. He currently serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Development, overseeing the offices of Career Development, Cooperative Education, Student Life, Student Health Services, Student Counseling, the Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP), and the Campus Police. Mr. Stahley provides leadership to the University through the Strategic Planning Task Force, the Policy Task Force, the Custodial Working Group, the Health Professions Advisory Committee, and the Fellowship and Scholarship Initiative. He is responsible for the planning and execution of key Stevens events and celebrations including Commencement, Convocation, Parent Weekends, and Freshmen Orientation. Additionally, he manages round-the-clock campus incident responses including emergency response planning, student health and well-being interventions, and general campus safety Prior to joining Stevens, Mr. Stahley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Seton Hall University. In addition, he holds a master's degree in Counseling and Human Services from Montclair State University. He is also the men's Golf coach at Stevens, a position he has held since 2006.
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