Outreach Programs

The Stevens Student Counseling and Disability Services Center is proud to offer outreach programming in the form of educational presentations, workshops, printed materials and programs. These services can be requested by students, faculty and staff. Our focus is to increase personal development, knowledge base, skills and professional development.

Current Outreach Programs

"Building Social Confidence" Group

This group provides the perfect opportunity to learn more about yourself in a social context. Group members will learn how to increase their self-confidence and social-confidence. They will become more aware of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and learn key ingredients to positive social relationships.

Who should join?
Any student who has difficulty with social anxiety, adjustment, shyness, communication, socializing, relationships, and/or understanding themselves.

When and where do we meet?
Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:30pm in Morton room 205.

"International Student Support" Group

This group provides a safe environment for any international student to explore and share their thoughts/feelings.

Who should join?
Any student who identifies with missing home, culture shock, communication differences, social norms, feeling isolated, visa stress and/or school-life balance.

When and where do we meet?
December 10th & 17th in Calder, 3rd Floor Howe Center.


What are some of the presentations that we offer?

  • Alcohol and Drug use
  • Sexual Assault
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image Issues
  • Bystander Effect
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Effective Coping
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Introduction to the Counseling Center
  • Acculturation Stress and Stages


How do I request a program?

We are always interested in expanding our work within the Stevens Community. If you are interested in working with our staff on a project or would like an individualized workshop or presentation, please feel free to contact Melissa Shuman Zarin, Ph.D. at 201-216-5067 or mzarin@stevens.edu.

When requesting an outreach presentation please email Dr. Zarin with the date and subject that you would like the presentation to focus on. While we are happy to meet your request, certain times of the year are more impacted then others. We ask that if possible you would please give us two weeks notice prior to your presentation.