A Warm Welcome
Our Stevenson Community comes from all over and represents a wide array of backgrounds. Stevenson University celebrates our diversity as a source of strength.
The D&I Committee supports the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as it relates to awareness, education, respect and practice at every level of the institution.
We are dedicated to cultivating and sustaining a welcoming environment that embraces our similarities and differences.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Stevenson University commits itself to diversity as it relates to awareness, education, respect and practice at every level of the organization. The University embraces people of all backgrounds, defined by, but not limited to, ethnicity, culture, race, gender, class, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical ability, learning differences, and political perspectives. The University believes its core values are strengthened when all of its members have voice and representation. The resulting inclusive organizational climate promotes the development of broad-minded members of the University who positively influence their local and global communities.
Stevenson University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment, and admission decisions at the University will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The University does not engage in discrimination or harassment in employment, admissions, or academic opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including pregnancy), disability, national origin, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status, veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state, or local law in admission, treatment or access to, or employment in, its programs or activities.
The Mustang Solidarity Pledge
The Stevenson community is re-committing itself to ensuring that students, alumni, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds are seen, heard, and valued.
We invite SU community members to sign the Mustang Solidarity Pledge and add their names to our Virtual Wall.
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Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Co-Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Message from President
We are better when people from all backgrounds, intellectual approaches, and perspectives come together to both teach and learn. We are better when we ensure equity of access, opportunity, participation and representation for all. We are better when we challenge long-held assumptions, broaden our understanding, and recognize that differences can be strengths.
At Stevenson University, our community’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is a source of great pride, hope and aspiration. It is a broad, deep and abiding responsibility, which reflects our shared belief that the current historical moment presents critical opportunities for societal progress.
The bedrock and foundation of our commitment is full support and participation of all faculty, staff, students, and administrators of every race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, veteran status, socioeconomic status, and political viewpoint.
This foundation of diversity, inclusion and mutual respect fosters unity and community. By understanding and respecting our differences, we strengthen our common bonds and shared humanity. We grow together and become, as our national motto encourages us to be, E pluribus unum – “Out of many, one.”
As President, I urge you to join this movement of empathy, caring, and unity. Each member of Stevenson University can lead us in expanding our understanding as we strive to be a diverse and inclusive community.
With appreciation for your efforts,
D&I Across Campus
Our Stevenson Community represents a wide array of backgrounds. Explore how diversity and inclusion is infused throughout different areas of campus.
Center for Diversity and Inclusion
The Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) serves as a space for people to gather and explore Diversity & Inclusion through events, discussions, movies, and much more! Additionally, the center includes a Prayer and Mediation room equipped with religious texts, frosted glass, and a sound machine for privacy. The center is located on the second floor of the Caves and Wellness Center in room 249. The primary focus of the center is to serve and support students; however, faculty and staff are also welcome to utilize the space.
- Prepare customized D&I related workshops and trainings for specific campus groups.
- Maintain Bias Reporting system and conduct follow-ups.
- Advise and co-sponsor programming with Clubs and Organizations across campus.
Events, Programs, and Activities
- Recurring Events:
- Desserts with D&I (monthly)
- Sister to Sister – Discussions (monthly)
- Friday Night Flicks
- Service Projects
Holidays and History, Heritage, and Awareness Months
We highlight holidays and history, heritage, and awareness months including, but not limited to:
- Disabilities Awareness
- Autism Awareness
- Breast Cancer Awareness
History and Heritage:
- Latinx Heritage Month
- LGBTQ+ History & Awareness Month
- Native American Heritage Month
- Black History Month
- Women’s History Month
- Asian & Pacific Islander Awareness Month
- Rosh Hashanah
- Yom Kippur
- Diwali, Holi
- Lunar New Year
- Anniversary of 9/11
National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) at Stevenson
Stevenson University is a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Campus. Since 1984, NCBI has conducted diversity and inclusion programs on hundreds of college campuses. NCBI received The Nelson Mandela Award for outstanding international work to fight racism and The Department of Education recognized the NCBI model as a “promising practice,” a distinction reserved for few programs of its kind.
At Stevenson, NCBI Team members co-lead workshops designed to build connections among participants and to foster a more inclusive campus for everyone. Participants gain practical skills for shifting prejudicial attitudes and learn how to become more effective allies for each other.
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Discover resources and services directly on campus for students, faculty, and staff.
- Beautiful Music for Ugly Children – Kirstin Cronns-Mills
- Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People – Mahzarin R. Banaji
- Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
- Korean Girl in America – Hope Kim
- Not in My Neighborhood – Antero Pietilo
- The Pregnancy Project – Gaby Rodriguez, Jenna Glatzer
- Two Boys Kissing – David Levithan
- We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi
Anonymous Bias Reporting
This form is provided to members of the Stevenson University community to give them the opportunity to make anonymous reports on matters that may be of specific interest to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Please note that anonymous reporting may limit Stevenson University’s ability to fully investigate and address the issue(s) that you raise.
Stevenson University Security
Ratcliffe Community Center
Owings Mills Campus
Baltimore County Police Department
Emergency number: 911
CDI Photo Gallery
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) serves as an inclusive space where discussions about diversity and inclusion can occur. Located on the second floor of the Caves Sports Wellness Center, the center is open to use by students, faculty, and staff for open conversation and club and organization meetings. Additionally, the center includes a Prayer & Meditation Room as a welcoming space for students, faculty, and staff.