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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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Nondiscrimination Statement

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

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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Leadership Commitment

Leadership Commitment

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,

Signature

Elliot Hirshman
President
 



Leadership Information

  • Leadership Committee 

    Leadership Committee

    Co-Chairs, Diversity & Inclusion Committee

    • Dave Jordan, Vice President of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
    • Antionette Marbray, Vice President Legal Affairs State & Federal Relations 

    Working Group

    Along with the Co-Chairs, the Working Group of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee includes:

    • Britney Campbell, Director of Diversity & Inclusion 
    • Peggy Baldwin, Director of Talent Management
    • Gary Stewart, Assistant Athletic Director and Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
    • Amanda Hostalka, Dean, School of Design and & Vice Provost for Outreach
    • Christopher Metzger, Assistant Professor of Art & Design

    Committee 

    The University Diversity & Inclusion Committee comprises members from across campus departments and divisions who plan and execute strategic and high priority University D&I Initiatives, ranging from Training and Professional Development to Programming and Assessment. A Working Group leadership team and subcommittee structure are utilized to advance their work.

    The Diversity and Inclusion Committee is comprised of members of the Stevenson University faculty and staff:

    • Aquila, Student Representative
    • Jackie Boswell, Assistant AD & Head Coach W. Basketball
    • Gloria Collier, Alumni Representative
    • Alison Cuomo, Director, Communications, Marketing/DC (Ad Hoc member)
    • Allison Cuneo, AVP, Annual Giving & Alumni Relations 
    • Laura Farkas, Adjunct Faculty, History
    • Kelly Fewster, Career Advisor, Career Services
    • Rivka Glaser, Associate Professor Biology
    • Phillip Golden, Assistant Director, Employee Relations and Development 
    • Steve Gossage, Campus Security Supervisor
    • Amanda Harner, Nurse Practitioner 
    • Will Harrell, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
    • Ed Hottle, Head Coach, Football
    • Harry Joyner, Security Supervisor
    • Longwell, Director, Academic Link (Ad Hoc member)
    • Breanna Nelson, Resident Director 
    • Graeme Millar, Associate AD & Head Coach, Soccer
    • Eric Muhati, Assistant Professor, Cybersecurity 
    • Bridgette Newsome, Certified Medical Assistant 
    • Laura Neitz Coleman, Assistant Director, Data & Systems 
    • Monika Piccardi, Adjunct Instructor, Healthcare Management 
    • Eric Rivera, Interim VP, Student Affairs 
    • Mary Beth Schiller-Schwenke, Controller
    • Carol Schmidhauser, Instructor, Biology
    • Michelle Schwartz, Coordinator of Student Engagement
    • Matt Seiler, Director, Career Connection Center
    • Deondra Smith, Visiting Sr. Lecturer, Psychology
    • Lauri Weiner, Associate Professor, Counseling
    • Andre Williams, Assistant Director, Student Conduct
    • DJ Williams, Director, Resident Life & Housing
    • Jenna Womack, Director, Student Activities 
    • Elena Volkova, Associate Professor, Art
  • Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

    Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

    Programming and Events

    • Collaborate across the university to develop, co-sponsor, and collaborate on diversity and inclusion programming.
    • Promote events and programs to Stevenson communities. 

    Marketing and Communication

    • Increase visibility of diversity and inclusion committee initiatives.
    • Communicate initiatives, activities, and resources on the D&I website.

    Training and Professional Development

    • Collaborate with Academic Affairs and Human Resources in the creation of professional development resources.
    • Research options for diversity and inclusion professional development for faculty and staff.
    • Enhance employee search training and processes.

    Assessment

    • Assess impact of University Strategic Initiatives for D&I.
    • Research and benchmark as needed.
    • Develop processes to track diversity and inclusion participation and impact. 
D&I Across Campus

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.

  • Academics

    Academic Schools 

    The Academic Schools at Stevenson are committed to fostering a sense of community and belonging for all faculty and students through the advancement of inclusive teaching practices and intentional and ongoing revisions and updates to their curricula, programming, policies, and procedures. From the Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion program in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to the School of Design’s Our Many Ways of Being Collective, opportunities exist for faculty and students to engage one another and each other on topics familiar and new to them. Individual departments create programs and projects to further advance diversity goals for their students and departments, such as bringing to campus an artist-in-residence or speaker from an underrepresented group; using campus galleries and performance spaces to engage community conversations about inclusivity and access; or developing and delivering courses that engage with contemporary social issues such as the History of Civil Rights or LGBTQ Literature. Student organizations linked to Academic Schools and Departments, such as Enactus, Association of Black Psychologists, and the Association for Women in Mathematics also promote DEI programming and priorities on campus. Much of this work is accomplished in collaboration with other campus stakeholder groups to ensure that they reach the broadest possible range of students.

    Faculty

    Faculty Council 
    As the faculty advocate, the council advances the mission, values, and diversity of the university by assessing the needs, practices, and policies of the university’s community, overseeing the university curriculum, and proposing policy for executive determination.

    Faculty Council Antiracism Committee
    The Faculty Council Antiracism Committee seeks to research and develop strategic initiatives that support efforts of the University Diversity and Inclusion Committee and to promote an actively anti-racist environment at Stevenson University. The goal of the committee is to eliminate institutionalized racism at Stevenson University, in the academy, and society. By consistently reviewing and updating the academic curriculum and environment, the committee seeks to develop a culture of inclusivity and equity for BIPOC faculty, staff, and students.

    Intercultural Knowledge and Competency Task Force
    The Stevenson Intercultural Knowledge and Competency (IKC) commitment provides students with opportunities to develop cultural competencies by engaging with cross-disciplinary perspectives. In FYS 100: First Year Seminar, ENG 152: College Writing II, and program courses, Stevenson University students learn to:

    1. Identify their own cultural rules and biases.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of other cultures.
    3. Recognize intellectual and emotional dimensions of more than one worldview.
    4. Express openness to culturally different others. 

    The Zirkin Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (ZCETL)
    ZCETL provides faculty-centered professional development opportunities that are responsive to the needs of all full-time and part-time faculty and support campus-wide diversity, access, and inclusion priorities. Recent work has included workshops on Anti-Racist Pedagogy; the Education as the Practice of Freedom Pedagogy Group, centered on the work of bell hooks; and the development of resources to support inclusive pedagogy across disciplines.

    For more information, please contact the Zirkin Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: ctl@stevenson.edu

  • Alumni

    Alumni

    Diversity and Inclusion Alumni Board Committee

    The Alumni Association Board's Diversity and Inclusion Committee works to support the University's diversity goals by committing to awareness, education, respect and practice of diversity and inclusion. The committee seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of underrepresented alumni and provide an inclusive community for all alumni to network, learn, and grow.

    This committee carries out this work by:

    • Highlighting alumni from underrepresented populations in regular newsletters.
    • Supporting the work of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
    • Increasing alumni attendance at events hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
    • Increasing the diversity of the alumni board. 

    For more information, please contact development@stevenson.edu

    Alumni Relations at Stevenson

  • Athletics

    Athletics

    The Athletic Department supports D&I initiatives through workshops, training, and committees. Athletic staff members participate in D&I workshops (Safe Space Training, NCBI) provided by Human Resources and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and many of the staff serve on the University D&I Committee.

    The Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Task Force aims to promote and advance knowledge of diversity and inclusion, so that all members of the Mustang Athletics community have equitable experiences and a sense of belonging. The Task Force holds open forums with SU students to discuss diversity topics and to learn about students lived experiences on campus.

    Assistant Athletic Director Gary Stewart is the NCAA Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee and serves as the conduit for information related to national-, local- and campus-level issues of diversity and inclusion and supports diverse and inclusive practices related to athletics.

    For more information, please contact Gary L. Stewart: glstewart@stevenson.edu

    Stevenson University Athletics 

  • Career Connection Center

    Career Connection Center

    The Career Connection Center partners with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to offer career workshops on topics such as, “Being Out in the Workplace” for the LGBTQ+ community, or tailored job search workshops for BIPOC students and alumni. In addition, Career Connection Center staff fully engage in campus-wide D&I efforts, such as Safe Space training, NCBI trainings, and participation on the D&I committee.

    For more information, please contact Career Services: careerconnection@stevenson.edu

    Learn more about Stevenson's Career Connection Center 

  • Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    Center for Diversity and Inclusion

    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, CDI 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.

    Learn more about CDI

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee 

    Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    The University Diversity and Inclusion Committee comprises members from across campus departments and divisions who plan and execute strategic and high priority University D&I Initiatives, ranging from Training and Professional Development to Programming and Assessment. A Working Group leadership team and subcommittee structure are utilized to advance their work.

    D&I Leadership Commitment and Committee Members

  • Human Resources

    Human Resources

    Human Resources provides regular programming on topics related to diversity and inclusion. Each semester Safe Space Training (LGBTQ+) is offered regularly, and HR sponsors presentations and workshops on topics such as intersectionality, unconscious bias, advocacy, and stereotypes. All SU employees are also required to complete an online program on Workplace DEI, which is administered through Human Resources.

    Human Resources conducts search committee training and oversees the appointment of hiring committees to ensure they reflect diverse perspectives and viewpoints.

    Stevenson is a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) campus. At Stevenson, NCBI Team members co-lead workshops designed to build connections among participants and to foster a more inclusive campus for everyone. Learn more 

    For more information, please contact Human Resources: hr@stevenson.edu

    Human Resources at Stevenson University 

  • Office of Disability Support

    Office of Disability Support

    Stevenson University admits qualified students regardless of disability and welcomes the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of campus life. The Office of Student Success coordinates with various campus partners to ensure equal access to University programs, facilities and services.

    Learn more about disability support on campus

  • Student Leadership 

    Student Leadership

    Stevenson University students have multiple opportunities to serve as advocates, allies, and leaders on diversity and inclusion efforts across campus. Students lead within the Student Government Association (SGA), in the Orientation Leader and Resident Assistant programs, through Clubs and Organizations, and as members of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board. Student representatives are also invited to serve on select Faculty Council committees, including Student Services.

    • Student Government Association- The Executive Board of SGA includes a Director of Diversity and Inclusion, whose role is to encourage communication, collaboration, and programming among the University's diversity focused clubs and organizations. This student leader also serves as a liaison to the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. 
    • Student Activities- Student Activities incorporates D&I into Student Leader trainings and the Diversity & Inclusion Pre-Orientation Programs (DIPP), and partners with CDI and other offices to co-sponsor D&I focused events, such as Desserts with D&I, the Native American Heritage Month keynote, and the Homecoming Bonfire Open Mic. D&I trainings and conversations are also intentionally incorporated into new student organizations.
    • Student Clubs and Organizations- Stevenson University students have established many clubs and organizations on campus that aim to spread awareness and support advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additional information on the role of Student Clubs and Organizations in promoting diversity initiatives can be found here

    For more information, please contact: studentactivities@stevenson.edu

  • Welcoming Spaces

    Welcoming Spaces

    Stevenson University facilitates a welcoming, respectful and inclusive space for our students, faculty and staff. Below you will find a list of resources that you may find helpful.

    Whether on the Greenspring or Owings Mills campuses, you can expect Stevenson University to be a welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment. Additionally, there are spaces that specifically serve as a hub for diversity and inclusion on campus.

    • The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is on the 2nd floor of the Caves Sports & Wellness Center, and is available for use by students, faculty, and staff for programming and open conversations related to topics on diversity and inclusion as well as club and organization meetings. 

    • The Prayer & Meditation Room is within the Diversity and Inclusion Center and is for use by students, faculty and staff.

    • The Diversity and Inclusion Committee sponsors lectures, panels, and workshops to foster academic and professional development in cultural competency development, diversity and inclusion leadership opportunities, and offers opportunities for critical dialogue and community engagement.

    • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion sponsors student social and cultural programming, oversees the many student affinity groups to provide opportunities for courageous dialogue and engagement through programs such as the monthly Pulse program (First Thursday each month - check the CDI calendar for location).

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Contact us

Center for Diversity and Inclusion
cdi@stevenson.edu
443-352-5053
Caves 249 (OM Campus) 
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Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion Photo Gallery

Services 

  • Prepare customized D&I related workshops and trainings for specific campus groups.
  • Provide Safe Space Trainings for employees (monthly) and students (each semester).
  • Maintain Bias Reporting system and conduct follow-ups.
  • Support Student Advocacy.
  • Advise and co-sponsor programming with Clubs and Organizations across campus.

Events, Programs, and Activities

  • The Center for D&I provides passive education via social media and emails to the community including communication about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, Diwali, Holi, Lunar New Year, Christmas, Kwanzaa, anniversary of 9/11, Juneteenth, Ramadan, Easter, National Coming Out Day, Disabilities Awareness, and the Learn the Lingo campaign
  • Recurring Events:
    • Coffeehouse (monthly)
    • Desserts with D&I (weekly)
    • Tough Topic Tuesdays
    • Let’s Talk Series (biweekly)
    • Friday Night Flicks (monthly) 
    • Pulse Dialogues (topical/as needed)

History & Heritage Months

We celebrate the following history and heritage months with campus programs and events:

  • Latinx Heritage Month
  • LGBTQ+ History & Awareness Month
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Black History Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Awareness Month
 
NCBI

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.

For more information, please contact Human Resources: hr@stevenson.edu

Campus Resources

Campus Resources

Discover resources and services directly on campus for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Disability Services

    Disability Services

    Stevenson University admits qualified students regardless of disability and welcomes the full participation of students with disabilities in all aspects of campus life. The Office of Student Success coordinates with various campus partners to ensure equal access to University programs, facilities and services.

    Students with disabilities who require accommodations should contact the Office of Student Success as early as possible prior to the start of their first academic semester, or upon onset of disability, to initiate the intake and eligibility process.

    Requesting Services

    Current Students

    Stevenson students seeking information, forms, and documents from the Office of Disability Services should use the SUNow Portal.

    SUNow Portal

    To request accommodations required due to a disability, students must complete the following three steps:

    1. Complete the Disability Services Accommodation Intake Form. Students can obtain a copy of the intake form on the Office of Disability Services portal page, or by contacting the Director of Disability Services at (443) 352-4920. Students should clearly state what specific accommodations they require on the intake form.

    2. Submit documentation of the disability that meets the University’s guidelines. Students must submit documentation that identifies the student’s disability, details the current functional impact of that disability, and explains the need for each recommended accommodation. A copy of the University’s Guidelines for Students Requesting Accommodations is also available for your reference.

    3. Schedule an intake meeting with an Office of Disability Services staff member to discuss your accommodation requests and disability-related needs. After submitting your intake form and documentation to the Office of Student Success, you should contact the Director of Disability Services to schedule a meeting to discuss what accommodations and services may be available to meet your needs at Stevenson.

    After your intake meeting, you will receive a written response to your accommodation request from the Director of Disability Services. Upon approval for accommodations, students must initiate a request to use their approved accommodations at the beginning of each academic semester. Students must follow the policies and procedures identified for utilizing each accommodation they are approved for.

    Services Provided

    The Office of Student Success approves reasonable accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case basis, depending on the student’s needs and the recommendations contained in the disability documentation. These services may include, but are not limited to:

    · Extended time on quizzes, tests, and exams
    · Note taking assistance
    · The use of a computer, calculator and/or assistive technology in class and/or on exams
    · Assistance registering for classes
    · Preferential class seating
    · Sign language interpreters or CART services
    · Access to text-to-speech reader software, such as Kurzweil 3000
    · Referrals to other resources on and off-campus such as counseling services, rehabilitation services and tutoring through Academic Link.

    Please note that once approved, some accommodations may take several weeks to arrange. Students with disabilities are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Student Success as early as possible upon deciding to attend Stevenson University.

  • LGBTQ+ Information & Resources

    LGBTQ+ Information & Resources

    Stevenson University facilitates a welcoming, respectful and inclusive space for our students, faculty and staff. Below you will find a list of resources that you may find helpful.

    Welcoming Spaces

    Whether on the Greenspring or Owings Mills campuses, you can expect Stevenson University to be a welcoming, respectful and inclusive environment. Additionally, there are spaces that specifically serve as a hub for diversity and inclusion on campus.

    • The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is on the 2nd floor of the Caves Sports & Wellness Center, and is available for use by students, faculty and staff for programming and open conversations related to topics on diversity and inclusion as well as club and organization meetings.
    • A Prayer & Meditation Room is within the Diversity and Inclusion Center and is for use by students, faculty and staff.
    • Diversity and Inclusion Committee sponsors lectures, panels, and workshops to foster academic and professional development in cultural competency development, diversity and inclusion leadership opportunities, and offers opportunities for critical dialogue and community engagement.
    • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion sponsors student social and cultural programming, oversees the many student affinity groups to provide opportunities for courageous dialogue and engagement through programs such as the monthly Pulse program (First Thursday each month - check the CDI calendar for location).

    Gender-Neutral Restrooms

    • In keeping with the University's policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender identity, individuals may use facilities that best correspond to their own gender identity. Those who do not identify with the gender binary (male or female), may determine whichever facility is the most appropriate and safest option for them. No individual will be required to provide documentation of their gender identity in order to have access to any facility that best corresponds to their own gender identity.
    • In addition, to address restroom access issues, the University is currently working towards having at least one single-occupancy gender-neutral restroom available in every regularly occupied building on campus.

    Student Organizations

    • Students may join one or several of the Stevenson University student clubs and/or a council of student leaders who work with organizations such as the Student Government Association (SGA) and campus administrators. Most clubs meet every other week and all welcome new members! For the most updated club information click here to visit the Student Clubs webpage.

      Organizations include:
    • The Q Group: The purpose of the Q Group is to promote acceptance and support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, ally, and other students on the campus. The group plans to educate students about the GLBTQA community and encourage a sex-positive environment on the SU campus. The group offers events and activities embracing the GLBTQA students on campus. Contact: qgroup@stevenson.edu

    Resources

    • Forge Forward - A website resource dedicated to improving the lives of transgender and SOFFA individuals since 1994 + building strong connections, providing resources, and empowering personal growth.
    • Recorded Webinars
    • Campus Pride - Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.
    • LGBTQ+ Drug Addiction – a resource on the www.AddictionCenter.com specifically tailored to assist individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+ community. This page offers free, online information on the health effects, dangers, and treatment options regarding substance misuse. The Recovery Village also provides LGBTQ+ Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources. 
    • An Online Guide to Creating LGBTQIA+ Friendly Communities in Healthcare & Education – An online guide, created by EduMed.org, which looks at the various challenges LGBTQIA+ individuals face -- from the college classroom to the doctor's office -- and presents actionable solutions for overcoming them. The guide also shows readers how and where to find LGBTQIA+ friendly schools and medical providers.
  • Preferred Name & Pronoun

    Preferred Name & Pronoun

    Stevenson University offers a process for students, faculty and staff to indicate a preferred name, a.k.a. “nickname” that can be used on their Stevenson University ID Card, email address and directory information, and/or class rosters.

    Please note that preferred name is used solely for Stevenson's internal systems. External systems (such as official transcripts, enrollment verifications, payroll, etc.) will continue to use legal name. Students, faculty and staff who use a preferred name should always be prepared to reference their legal name for financial aid, employment, payroll, etc. as well as provide their university identification when necessary.

    Students can also indicate their preferred pronoun to the Registrar, which will be shared with academic advisors, student health providers, and faculty (through class rosters).

    For Students

    Places Where Preferred Name Is Used: 

    • Stevenson University ID Card
    • Class Rosters and Grade Rosters (and Preferred Pronoun)
    • Advisee Lists (and Preferred Pronoun)
    • Unofficial/Advising Transcripts
    • Directory Listing (unless you withhold your directory information via Webexpress)

    Places Where Legal Name Must Be Used:

    • Student Accounts Receivable
    • Financial Aid
    • Responses to enrollment inquiries such as verification requests
    • Official Transcripts
    • Diploma
    • International Student Status
    • Student Employee/Payroll Information such as W-2s
    • Insurance Information

    For Faculty and Staff

    Places Where Preferred Name Is Used:

    • Email address
    • Directory Information
    • Stevenson University ID Card

    Places Where Legal Name Must Be Used:

    • Payroll including W-2 and Pay Advice
    • Benefits forms and enrollment
    • WebXpress

    Getting a New Stevenson University ID Card

    Students, faculty and staff who would like to have a preferred name on their Stevenson University ID Card should first contact either the Registrar’s Office or Human Resources to complete a name change request form. After 24 hours of your name change request being submitted, visit the Security Office to request a new ID card. You will receive one free Stevenson University ID Card with an updated preferred first name if you turn in your old ID card during the same transaction.

    How to Request an Email Alias Change

    If you would like your email alias to match your preferred name, please contact OIT by sending an email to the Stevenson Help Desk including the following language: "I request that my email alias reflect my Preferred Name." Include the Preferred name and your Stevenson ID number.

    For more information on the use of preferred first name and pronoun students should contact the Registrar’s Office and faculty/staff should contact Human Resources.

  • Student Organizations

    Student Organizations

    Stevenson University students have established many clubs and organizations on campus that aim to spread awareness on various diversity groups. Check out all of the diversity organizations SU has to offer: 

    African Student Union (ASU): African Student Union is a club that aims to create a community and atmosphere for the members to build, learn more about, and share African culture. Open to all Stevenson University students, ASU is a great place to build friendships, speak freely, and make history.
    AfricanStudentUnionClub@stevenson.edu

    Asian Culture Club: The Asian Culture Club represents students who express interest in Asian cultures, as well as those who have Asian origins. Social and educational values will be applied to meetings, as well as celebrating cultural events hosted by the club. 
    accclub@stevenson.edu

    Black Student Union (BSU): The Black Student Union promotes racial and ethnic understanding on campus and fosters cultural awareness among the University community through informal discussions, panel presentations, guest speakers, and community service projects. The BSU also hosts one of the most popular traditions on campus, the BSU Fashion Show, every spring. The club is open to all students.
    BSU@stevenson.edu

    Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU): CRU is a non-denominational Christian fellowship group. The ministries in which students participate include weekly meetings with music, Bible study, and fellowship. The club also sponsors outreach and service projects.
    cru@stevenson.edu 

    Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA): Fellowship of Christian Athletes is here to leave their footprint at Stevenson University, and create an open space for student athletes to share. To create a lasting impression, and develop athletes through fellowship.
    fca@stevenson.edu

    International Student Association (ISA): The International Club promotes awareness and embraces and supports diverse cultures and religions through a variety of educational and social programs including, but not limited to, speakers, films, cultural fairs, and dinners. The club is open to all students, faculty, and staff.
    ISA@stevenson.edu 

    Muslim Student Association (MSA): The MSA is an organization that promotes unity and brings the Muslim students on campus together in a safe space to share their ideas and practice their traditions while educating and informing the Stevenson community about Muslims. 
    msa@stevenson.edu

    Organization for Latin American Students (OLAS): OLAS was created to serve as a support group for Latin American students where they can embrace and celebrate their culture. The mission of the group is also to educate and inform the Stevenson community about the Latin American culture through educational and social programs as well as to make contributions to the greater Latin American community throughout the Baltimore area through partnerships with organizations.
    OLAS@stevenson.edu

    The Q Group: The purpose of the Q Group is to promote acceptance and support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, ally, and other students on the campus. The group plans to educate students about the GLBTQA community and encourage a sex-positive environment on the SU campus. The group offers events and activities embracing the GLBTQA students on campus.
    qgroup@stevenson.edu

    Women of Resilience, Tenacity and Humility (WORTH): Will engage in meetings, activities and events while unlocking their leadership potential WORTH will connect young ladies of different cultural backgrounds across campus to inspire one another through mental, physical, and emotional support. We focus on building a sisterhood and creating a sociable environment for all women.
    WORTHClub@stevenson.edu

    To view the view list of clubs and organizations at Stevenson, visit our Student Activities page

  • Sexual Assault Awareness 
    For information on Stevenson's Sexual Harassment Title IX Policy and reporting options, visit the Title IX Information & Resources Page. 
Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Suggested Readings 

  • 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

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. 

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Contact Information

Britney Campbell

Britney Campbell
Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Caves Sports & Wellness Center
Owings Mills Campus
443-352-5236
bcampbell5@stevenson.edu

Stevenson University Security
Ratcliffe Community Center
Owings Mills Campus
443-352-4500

Baltimore County Police Department
Emergency number:  911

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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.

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