Stevenson Mustangs may wear green, but they always bleed purple.
The newest—and largest—club to debut this fall at Stevenson University is the Stevenson University Ravens Flock, a unique partnership formed between the Baltimore Ravens and Stevenson University in an effort to attract and retain a younger fanbase. The club’s mission is to bring the Stevenson community together by spreading their love for football through an environment in which students are able to learn more about the professional sports industry by utilizing their partnership with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Stevenson Flock is the first club of its kind across any NFL team, and Stevenson’s proximity to the Ravens headquarters and Stevenson’s long history with the team makes the partnership a natural fit. Stevenson’s Owings Mills campus once served as the former headquarters and practice facility for the Baltimore Colts and the Baltimore Ravens. Stevenson has also served as the site for the team’s open practices. In 2015, Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh addressed graduates at Commencement, receiving a Doctorate in Humane Letters, Stevenson’s highest academic degree.
While the club serves to build Ravens fans out of Stevenson students, it also brings direct connections to careers in the sports management field by hosting Ravens staff on campus to talk about different career opportunities across the organization. Students in the Stevenson Flock have had the opportunity to visit the Ravens practice facility, attend games, and even meet former Ravens like Jacoby Jones, who recently came to campus to talk to students, take photos, and give autographs.
Stevenson looks forward to growing the Flock and continuing university’s partnership with the Baltimore Ravens for years to come.