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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Nariman Farvardin with Blue Background

Message from the President

The mission of Stevens Institute of Technology is “to inspire, nurture and educate leaders in tomorrow’s technology-centric environment while contributing to the solution of the most challenging problems of our time.” In the 150 years since our university’s founding, there may never have been a time in our history when leaders and problem-solvers were needed more than today.

It is a privilege to learn and to work within the diverse and remarkable community that is Stevens, and we are enriched by the talents, contributions, and engagement of each member. As we enjoy the benefits of diversity, we must also commit to promoting diversity on our campus. By denouncing injustice, demonstrating empathy, and supporting each and every person regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and other characteristics, we will model this commitment. As a diverse university community, we also remain steadfastly committed to our values of academic freedom and nondiscrimination in all that we do.

Your engagement as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends has contributed to our collective success as a University on the Rise. I look forward to the progress that we will make together.

Per aspera ad astra,

Nariman Farvardin

Nariman Farvardin Signature

Susan Metz HeadshotMessage from the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Stevens continues to attract an increasingly diverse and outstanding population of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff to its community. Our diversity comes in many forms including a wide range of cultural, economic, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds, first- generation students, persons with disabilities, people of different sexual orientations, genders, ages, political perspectives and others. We value this diversity and recognize the essential role it plays in contributing to a rich, vibrant and engaging university culture. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that celebrates differences and extends students’ education beyond academics through involvement in countless activities that stretch perspectives and facilitate personal growth.

As we continue to promote an environment that is collaborative and respectful of individual differences, our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion across Stevens has never been stronger. We have made good progress, but there is still much work to do. We all share a responsibility to create an academic environment where all members can thrive. Your thoughts, ideas and involvement are welcomed.

Susan Metz
Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Susan Metz Signature

Awards & Recognition

Stevens joins National Alliance for More Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty
The NJ BIA recognizes ACES with the 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Award
Stevens awarded Bronze Award in ASEE's Diversity Recognition Program
President Farvardin talks STEM diversity at Times Higher Education Forum

Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Browse through the excellent resources that Stevens offers to students, faculty, and staff related to diversity and inclusion.