LGBTQ+ Resources and Support
Stevens is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive campus environment for all students, faculty, and staff members.
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion serves as the hub for support services, resources, and educational programming related to LGBTQ+ identity. We continually work to ensure that the campus feels welcoming and supportive to all students, and we encourage feedback and suggestions as we continue to offer resources and programming. We welcome you to visit the websites and links below and visit our office in the University Center or contact [email protected]
Safe Zone Ally Program
The Stevens Safe Zone Ally Program is a campus-wide initiative designed to educate Stevens community members on LGBTQ+ identity, current (in)justices impacting the LGBTQ community, and visibly identify Stevens staff, students, and faculty who seek to support the campus' LGBTQ population.
Stevens Staff and Faculty: Before getting a Safe Zone placard to put on an office wall, you must attend this 2-hour workshop to provide a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective LGBTQ+ ally.
Stevens Students: For those interested in attending a Safe Zone, this workshop will provide basic allyship skills to better understand and support LGBTQ+ peers. This educational workshop is 2 hours and participants will receive a Safe Zone sticker.
Upcoming Safe Zone Workshops for Faculty & Staff*:
September 19, 2022 3-5 PM on Zoom
October 14, 2022 3-5 PM on Zoom: Register here
November 9, 2022 3-5 PM on Zoom: Register here
December 12, 2022 3-5 PM on Zoom: Register here
Upcoming Safe Zone Workshops for Students*:
September28, 2022 3-5 PM in-person: Peirce 120
October 17, 2022 7-9 PM on Zoom: Register here
November 2, 2022 3-5 PM in-person: Peirce 120
November 30, 2022 3-5 PM in-person: Peirce 120
*Safe Zone Workshops are also available by request if your org/office would like to attend at a specific time together.
Inclusion Practices & Resources
Stevens supports transgender and gender non-conforming students, faculty, staff and visitors in availing themselves of all benefits available to them as part of the Stevens community. For more information, view our institutional guidance on Rights of Transgender Members of the Stevens Community.
Any members of the Stevens community can change their name, gender, and/or pronouns for internal systems by following the directions in our Name, Gender & Pronoun Changes at Stevens Guide.
Prospective or current students interested in learning more about LGBTQ+ on-campus experiences, gender inclusive housing and other support services should contact [email protected].
Additional information, resources, and best practices for LGBTQ+ inclusion are listed below:
UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN WORKDAY
Visit MyStevens > Workday > Change your personal information
You can change your “preferred name”, “gender identity” and “pronouns” without submitting any documentation (see how here)
You can change your legal name and gender by submitting official court and/or state documents
This will trigger a team at Stevens to update: MyStevens, RMS, Canvas, DuckSuccess, Handshake, Ducklink, Outlook Global Address List, and how your name appears in email
Once you have made a name change in Workday Student, you may visit the DuckCard Office for a new DuckCard, free of charge.
LEGAL NAME AND/OR GENDER CHANGES
If you have completed the process of legally changing your name and/or gender, it is important to ensure that this information is filed with Stevens. Upload all legal name and/or gender change documentation of the change to Workday in Personal Information
For more information on how to legally change your name and/or gender, click here
TAXES, STATEMENTS, REFUND CHECKS AND MEDICAL INFO
Tax documents, billing statements and refund checks will be issued under your legal name. If you receive documents in your chosen/preferred name, contact the Office of Student Accounts to have them reissued. If you have Stevens health insurance, your legal name and gender will be shared with the insurance company and you will receive tax document 1095-B (health coverage) within your legal name. If you have any questions about health insurance coverage, please contact Health Services or your provider directly.
MEET WITH A DIVERSITY EDUCATION STAFF MEMBER
Receive support and guidance
Discuss housing options
Connect with student organizations and other students to help you find community on campus, if desired
If mid-semester, work with you to discover the appropriate way to alert your faculty of this change
Learn more about resources/services in the local area
IMPORTANT TO NOTE
Nelnet, the payment platform for Workday displays your legal name and parents and guardians can only access this platform if you give them access.
Bills, statements and balance notifications sent through mail will reflect your legal name.
At commencement, you may have your chosen name announced as you walk across the stage.
Currently, diplomas, and transcripts (official and unofficial) must have a legal name printed on them.
Please note: This is not a perfect process. On occasion, you may receive communication with the incorrect name. If that happens, please reach out to the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for assistance.
Registrar - [email protected]
Student Life - [email protected]
Office of Student Accounts - [email protected]
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - [email protected]
Office of Financial Aid - [email protected]
Stevens Institute of Technology prides itself on fostering and supporting a diverse community of people and perspectives. A core value of Student Affairs and the Office of Residence Life at Stevens is to have a residential community that celebrates and promotes diversity, and fosters respect for all students. The traditional system of assigning students to residential spaces based on assigned sex at birth does not allow all students to feel safe, respected, and comfortable on our campus.
Gender Inclusive Restrooms are available in many buildings on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus. The University intends to expand Gender Inclusive Restrooms to include all campus buildings in the future. New buildings and buildings that undergo significant renovations will have a Gender Inclusive Restroom when space allows. All single-seat campus restrooms are Gender Inclusive. See the most up-to-date map of gender-inclusive restroom locations on campus, as well as the locations of single-stall lockable restrooms.
Name and Pronoun Usage
As this course includes group work and in-class discussion, it is vitally important for us to create an educational environment of inclusion and mutual respect. This includes the ability for all students to have their chosen gender pronoun(s) and chosen name affirmed. If the class roster does not align with your name and/or pronouns, please inform the instructor of the necessary changes.
Stevens Institute of Technology believes that diversity and inclusiveness are essential to excellence in academic discourse and innovation. In this class, the perspective of people of all races, ethnicities, gender expressions and gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and nationalities will be respected and viewed as a resource and benefit throughout the semester. Suggestions to further diversify class materials and assignments are encouraged. If any course meetings conflict with your religious events, please do not hesitate to reach out to your instructor to make alternative arrangements. You are expected to treat your instructor and all other participants in the course with courtesy and respect. Disrespectful conduct and harassing statements will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary actions.
MyPronouns.org's Resources on Personal Pronouns
National Center for Transgender Equality's FAQ on the Withdrawal of Federal Guidance on Transgender Students
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals' Suggested Best Practices for Supporting Trans Students
Inside Higher Ed's Making Academic Departments Welcoming for LGBT Staff and Students
Torch Alliance is a student organization where people who identify as LGBTQ, who may be questioning their sexuality, or who simply want to support the LGBTQ community can come together and socialize. We are a social organization who meets on a regular basis to discuss current issues, offer support, and to provide a social outlet. Contact Torch at [email protected]
oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) empowers LGBTQ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy. For more information contact [email protected]