Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.46
Liaison Sarah Gilly
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2015
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Stevens Institute of Technology
PA-6: Support for Underrepresented Groups

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kenneth Nilsen
Dean of Students
Student Life
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Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs to support underrepresented groups on campus?:

A brief description of the programs sponsored by the institution to support underrepresented groups:

The Stevens Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) serves as the “informal home” for undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. It provides the students with a comfortable and supportive environment in which to express themselves, and responds to their needs with guidance, support services and special programs.

STEP’s mission is to “Connect Students to Success”, and offers students from underrepresented backgrounds with support and assistance to achieve their academic, personal and career goals. The department provides the students with Academic Support, Advising and Counseling, and Professional Development opportunities.

The website URL where more information about the support programs for underrepresented groups is available:
Does the institution have a discrimination response policy and/or team (or the equivalent) to respond to and support those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination or hate crime?:

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team:

Stevens Institute of Technology stands committed to the principle of equality of opportunity in employment and in education.

It is the policy of Stevens Institute of Technology not to discriminate on the basis of ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, a typical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, veteran status, any other category protected by law, or liability for service in the armed forces or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran, in its admissions policies, educational programs, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, activities, or employment policies. Under Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, Stevens (like all other educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance) is required to make public notification of its compliance with this law. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to the Office of Affirmative Action, Stevens Institute of Technology (201-216-5122), or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202.

The website URL where more information about the institution’s discrimination response policy, program and/or team is available:
Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender neutral bathrooms on campus?:

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