Student at New Legacy Graduation

Office of Student Culture and Belonging

Explore on-campus programs, training and workshops that engage community members on topics related to belonging, identity-development, and empowerment

The Office of Student Culture and Belonging supports all students to engage on campus and in the world as inclusive leaders, advocates for students from underrepresented backgrounds and provides ongoing training and consultation for the Stevens community. The office oversees the Intercultural Space, the Lore-El Center for Women’s Leadership, the Quiet Space and support services for the LGBTQ+ community.  


To provide support and resources that center the needs and voices of underrepresented and underserved students, facilitate dialogues and educational workshops that promote inclusive leadership, and engage all Stevens students, faculty and staff in co-creating a socially conscious community.


To cultivate a university culture of inclusive excellence which supports leaders who are uniquely prepared to create constructive and sustainable change in our interconnected world.


  • Identity Development: Create opportunities to learn about social identities, their socio-historical context, intersections with others, and personal meaning

  • Social Justice Education: Foster cultural consciousness through ongoing learning about systems of power, identities, and innovative practices for inclusion and equity

  • Community-Building: Connect intracultural and intercultural communities through dialogues, multicultural celebrations, networking, and civic engagement

  • Empowerment: Support underrepresented students in developing the cultural capital (awareness of resources, access to knowledge, mentoring opportunities), sense of belonging, and validation needed to thrive at Stevens and beyond

  • Allyship: Cultivate a community of allies through expanding awareness of inequities, developing empathy and engaging in collaborative action

Programs and Initiatives

Community at MLK Day of Service

Cultural Celebrations & Community Events

The Office of Student Culture and Belonging, in collaboration with student organizations and campus partners, offers a variety of cultural celebrations and educational programs through our history and heritage month calendar of events. Additionally, we bring together the campus and local community for annual and biennial events like our MLK Day of Service, Pride Week, and the LeadHERship Conference.

Panelists at the Women Techmakers Conference in 2022

Women in STEM & Leadership

Through the Lore-El Center for Women's Leadership, the Office of Student Culture and Belonging educates our campus community about gender equity issues that still exist and empowers everyone to build a more inclusive future. Additionally, our focus on inclusive leadership permeates our programming, educational workshops and initiatives like the Inclusion Reps Program.

student signing a poster at the LGBTQ resource fair

LGBTQ+ Support & Resources

Serving as the hub for support services and educational programming related to LGBTQ+ identity, the Office of Student Culture and Belonging works in partnership with LGBTQ+ student organizations and leaders on campus. From social gatherings to celebrations of LGBTQ+ History Month, National Coming Out Day and Pride Week, we continue to support our community and build strong allies.

Workshops & Trainings

The Office of Student Culture and Belonging offers a variety of workshops and trainings. Spanning a variety of topics, these opportunities for learning help to build an inclusive community of informed students, faculty and staff ready to create positive change.

Intercultural Space Lending Library

Filled with books, graphic novels, DVDs, and games, our growing lending library is available to all Stevens students, faculty and staff. Interested in checking something out? Contact the Office of Student Culture and Belonging or visit the Intercultural Space on the 2nd floor of the University Center. 

Gender Inclusive Restrooms

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.  


Office of Student Culture and Belonging

University Center 219

p. 201-216-5624

e. [email protected]