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DeBaun Center for the Performing Arts Our mission is to provide a comprehensive performing arts program for Stevens students that it may support and enhance their education at Stevens through hands-on experiences in the performing arts.
At Stevens, the belief is that an international experience can help individuals develop cultural awareness and broaden their perspectives. Stevens offers its students diverse opportunities for study abroad such as traditional, established programs, as well as short term opportunities. Contact Study Abroad for more information.
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MISSION STATEMENT
To inspire, nurture and educate leaders in tomorrow’s technology-centric environment while contributing to the solution of the most challenging problems of our time.
The Institutional Vision
Stevens will become a premier student-centric technological research university, focusing on areas of true societal need where Stevens possesses significant depth and expertise across multiple disciplines: Healthcare and Medicine; Sustainable Energy; Financial Systems; Defense and Security; and STEM Education. As our education and research capacity grows in these areas, so will our influence.
Four strategic priorities will enable us to make a far-reaching impact.
Student Centricity: Stevens will create a new paradigm that elegantly combines stellar learning opportunities and trailblazing research as inseparable components of a 21st-century education.
Excellence In All We Do: Stevens will create a pervasive culture of excellence that will serve as a model for our partners and our students throughout their lives.
Through Collaboration, Impact: We will build a culture in which our strengths meld with and enhance those of synergistic and complementary collaborators. Together we will produce novel research, create visionary education programs, and influence policy and the national agenda, enhancing the perspective of our students and the international reach and reputation of Stevens.
Technology At Our Core: Our heritage is built on technology, from the transportation technology pioneered by the Stevens family to the countless technology-based companies launched and led by our alumni to the technological advancements created by our faculty researchers. Just as technology is our past, so it will differentiate us in the future, offering a distinctive educational experience to our students, driving our research and scholarship, leading us to devise novel teaching and learning methods, and enhancing our administrative, outreach, and communication activities.
Office of the Undergraduate Student Life
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Stevens Institute of Technology. Your selection of a private engineering and science institute such as Stevens will provide benefits not available at many other schools. Close interactions, between professors and students, allows for greater academic and social development.
The extent of your development at Stevens will depend on your active participation in campus activities. Awaiting you here at Stevens, are many new and exciting challenges and almost 100 clubs and activities from which to choose. The variety of activities is diverse enough that we are confident you will find one or more that you will enjoy.
Our hope is that all of you will have a very successful four years here at Stevens. I urge you to define success in terms of academic progress, personal interactions, professional and career development, and extracurricular activities, since these are the components of a well-rounded student life. This handbook contains information on those components, as well as data on the community in which you live. We believe it will help you throughout your stay here.
Students are the reason for the college's existence, and providing direct services to you is the main function of many Institute offices. Meeting your educational needs is important to all of us. Our staff looks forward to early and continuing contact and it is our aim to provide counsel and support.
Best wishes for a wonderful Institute experience.
Dean of Student Life
History and Traditions
A Brief History of Stevens and The Castle
In 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology was founded with a bequest from Edwin Augustus Stevens to establish a school of Mechanical Engineering based on scientific principles. The school stood on the edge of the family estate at Castle Point in Hoboken. The lithograph on the wall of the Stevens library shows a stately Victorian mansion, Castle Stevens, standing on the spot where the Wesley J. Howe Center is today. The Stevens family then owned most of present day Hoboken and a large part of northern New Jersey. In the 1800's, Hoboken was a popular summer resort for wealthy New Yorkers. They would take advantage of the ferry service begun by Col. John Stevens to spend an afternoon walking in the Elysian Fields. Local attractions also included Sybil's Cave, just north of Castle Point, where visitors could drink cold spring water that dripped from the walls, or a ride on the Stevens Steam Engine, which ran on a circular track at the south end of town. The Castle was also a prime Hoboken attraction, with its cantilevered walnut staircase in the main hallway, which rose in a semicircle from one floor to the next with no visible means of support. It was considered aesthetically pleasing and a work of engineering genius one example of why the Castle is considered by some as the roots of Stevens Institute. From 1911 until its demolition, the Castle served as a Residence and housed several administrative offices. It is survived by a few myths and legends particularly ghost stories. The well-known ghost, Jan of Rotterdam, was once a resident of Hoboken, whose life was cut short by an Indian raid. He is reputed to roam Castle Point on windy March nights looking for his missing scalp. Rumor also has it that three tunnels, used for the purposes of the Underground Railroad exist under the Point.
Today, the Center stands where the Castle once stood, but time has changed more than the landscape. Stevens now provides at the undergraduate level a well-rounded engineering program as well as comprehensive programs in Science, Computer Science, and Humanities. On the graduate level, about 20 programs lead to masters and doctoral degrees. For over 125 years Stevens has offered its traditional programs and is moving into new and exciting areas of modern technological education and research. The Stevens family would no doubt approve.
The Stevens Seal, Colors and Song
Edwin Augustus Stevens, the founder of the Institute is on the Stevens Seal. The Latin motto "Per aspera ad astra" means "Through adversity to the stars." The school colors are cardinal red and silver gray. The official nickname of Stevens is "The Stute," though it is also referred to as "The Old Stone Mill" or "The Mill." The official mascot is Attila the Duck. Stevens has its own songs and two of the most common are "Alma Mater" and "The Old Stone Mill," our fight song.
Where flows the Hudson River out to the mighty sea. On Castle Point so proudly stands there in majesty. Stevens, our Alma Mater, homage to Thee we pay. With loyal hearts and voices true to the Red and Gray. Though years our path may sever and best of friends may part, We'll ne'er forget fond memories treasured within our hearts. Our thoughts will turn to Stevens and with our comrades be Stevens, fair Alma Mater loyal and true to Thee.
The Old Stone Mill
There's an Institute of engineering That is known as the Old Stone Mill; Every part of it is dear To a Stevens Engineer From the shop to the Castle on the hill; And where her sons and daughters gather And you bet your life they'll say: "The Engineers the Engineers Are in the lead again today." Stevens, we're true to you And to the old Red and Gray; Stevens, we're going to raise Your colors high today. "I'm a rambling wreck from Stevens Tech. A mechanical engineer"-We can hear the old song still, And it means we're going to fight, fight, fight, For the Old Stone Mill.
Student Help and Emergency Services
Policies and Procedures for Preserving Academic Freedom
Experience of the academic world indicates the desirability of reducing to writing the principles and policies relating to on-campus expressions of opinions or demonstrations. The following are set forth in the interest of ensuring due consideration of the privileges and obligations of all members of the Stevens community, undergraduate, graduate, faculty and staff:
The President, or his designated representative, has the responsibility for the administration of these principles and policies.
1. Academic freedom is an essential ingredient of institutions of higher education. This freedom must be exercised within the restraint that freedom of any one individual must not intrude upon or limit the freedom of others. Coercion in any form is not acceptable.
2. Full and open communication of points of view is welcome. For this reason there exist many channels and many forums on campus. All members of the Stevens community are expected to use these established channels to promote ideas, air grievances, and effect changes.
3. Peaceful demonstrations or similar actions will be allowed on the Stevens campus by Stevens personnel provided:
a. Such actions do not interfere with the normal operations and activities of the Institute.
b. Vile or offensive language is not used, either in oral or written form.
c. There is no harassment of individuals, either of a physical or oral nature.
d. There is no impairment or destruction of property.
4. Requests by student organizations or individual students for the use of Stevens property must go through the Student Government Association for approval. Similar requests from faculty or staff members are to be sent directly to the Wesley J. Howe Center Office with the approval of the appropriate department head.
5. If an incident arises in violation of the above stated principles and policies, those participating will be asked to cease and desist their actions or leave the premises. Upon their failure to comply with the request, the Institute will use appropriate disciplinary actions, including the full resources of the civil authorities to effect such compliance.
6. Any member of the Stevens community, student, faculty, or staff involved in a civil or criminal proceeding resulting from participation in a demonstration or incident on campus will be subject to disciplinary action on the part of the Institute to include such serious consequences as suspension or dismissal. Established appeal procedures will apply.
7. Non-members of the Stevens community participating in a proscribed demonstration or incident on campus will be considered trespassers and treated accordingly.
8. Nothing contained in the above policy and procedures is intended or shall be construed to limit or restrict the right of freedom of speech or peaceful assembly by any member of the Stevens community.
Safety on Campus and Firearms Policy
Campus Security Police
The primary duty of Campus Security Police is to provide a safe environment in which students can freely pursue academic interests, as well as to safeguard Stevens property. The members of Campus Police are commissioned by the City of Hoboken and have the power of arrest; many have been trained in the New Jersey Police Academy.
A minimum of three officers are on duty 24 hours a day. Security requires that you report all thefts, accidents, or incidents that occur on campus. Besides their normal duties, security officers also provide the following services: regulation of parking on campus; lost and found; and after-hours emergency service including emergency transportation to Hoboken University Medical center. Students are asked to cooperate with Campus Security Police. If you plan a large on-campus activity, please notify Security at least a week in advance. Also, should any suspicious action be observed on campus, notify Campus Security Police immediately so that it may be checked out.
The Campus Security Police may be contacted at the Security Office located in the Gate House or at the Wesley J. Howe Center desk or by telephone 24 hours a day at 216-5105 or 216-5325 or by dialing 3991 on a campus phone.
Students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a responsible and mature manner. Of course, all members of the Stevens community are expected to abide by the state and local laws. Occasionally the Dean of Students may discipline a student or a group of students who disregard the laws of the land, or rules and regulations of Stevens. Any such action may be appealed to the Non-Academic Committee on Appeals.
Possession of Firearms on the Campus
The New Jersey Legislature, on Sept. 5, 1969, enacted a law prohibiting the possession of firearms by any person while on an Institute campus and making persons violating this act guilty of a high misdemeanor. The only exception will be those persons carrying valid gun permits or identification cards plus written consent from the governing officer of the Institute.
The following is New Jersey Statute R.S. 21:3-2 covering the possession and use of firecrackers, etc. "It shall be unlawful for any person to offer for sale, expose for sale, sell, possess or use, or explode any blank cartridge, toy pistol, toy cannon, toy cane or toy gun in which explosives are used the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel the same; firecracker; torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles, bombs, sparklers or other fireworks of like construction or any fireworks containing nitrates, chlorates, oxalates, sulfides of lead, barium, antimony, arsenic, mercury, nitroglycerine phosphorus or compound containing any of the same or other explosives, or any substance or combination of substances, or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation, other than aviation and railroad signal light flares, except as in this chapter provided."
It is also a violation of a federal statute to transport fireworks interstate.
In Case of Fire
Fire Alarm Evacuation of Stevens Buildings
You should be familiar with the location of your buildings nearest evacuation route, and the location of alarm boxes. In the event of a fire, follow these instructions:
a) Keep calm. If a fire occurs in your vicinity, pull the nearest alarm box and call the Center Desk at 216-5105.
b) Walk quickly to the nearest stairwell exit and leave the building. Do not run. Do not use the elevator. Do not stop to gather any personal items.
c) Assist any visitors in the area to the evacuation route.
d) In the event smoke or excessive heat is encountered in one stairwell, cross to the other stairwell and continue your descent.
e) If the exits are blocked, seek a temporary refuge behind a closed door. Pick a room with windows that open. If possible, open a window at the top and bottom. You can breathe at the lower opening and smoke and heat will escape at the top. Summon help by phone and/or by shouting and waving out the window. f) Please do not try to fight the fire before sounding the alarm and notifying the Center Desk. If someone is with you, one of you may fight a small fire while the other sounds the alarm. But remember, it is better to leave than to be trapped or overcome by smoke. Remember, sound the alarm immediately. All big fires started small. Keep calm. Remember: Know your evacuation route and alternate routes; know the location of alarm boxes and/or nearest telephone; report all fires immediately. All fires were small at their start! Don't use the elevators. Many fatalities have resulted from someone being trapped in an elevator. Keep calm!
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy
GOALS OF THE POLICY
Stevens Community members are its most valuable resource and their health and safety are matters of serious concern. The abuse of drugs and alcohol is potentially a grave danger to the college and its educational mission, and to the well-being of the community as a whole. Because of our concern for the health and safety of our students and employees, our desire for an efficient and effective workforce, and our intent to comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding substance abuse, the college has formulated the following policy.
Stevens is committed to a drug-free environment in accordance with current statutory provisions. Unlawful manufacture, possession, distribution, dispensation, sale, or use of controlled substances (illegal drugs) on the campus is prohibited and will not be tolerated. Alcoholic beverages cannot be brought into or consumed on the premises, except in connection with authorized college events and in accordance with stated University policies. The Institute strictly enforces these policies. Violators are subject to college sanctions up to and including dismissal, and/or arrest and prosecution.
POLICY ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Stevens is not a dry campus. The possession, sale, use, or distribution of alcoholic beverages by individuals under the age of 21 is prohibited. The possession and use of alcoholic beverages by individuals 21 at events and in their private rooms is permitted. No alcohol may be served at any Stevens function without the prior approval of the Institute. The possession, sale, use, or distribution of illegal drugs or narcotics is a violation of federal law. Illegal sale or distribution of prescription drugs, controlled substances, or other legal drugs is not permitted.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
Stevens is committed to creating and maintaining a campus environment that is free of alcohol and substance abuse and views the abuse of alcohol and legal drugs and the use of illicit drugs as being antithetical to the pursuit of educational excellence and the realization of one's full potential as a student and member of this community. Accordingly, the University takes very seriously its obligation to address the issue of all forms of substance abuse.
We believe that the best way to maintain an appropriate campus environment with respect to drugs and alcohol is through preventive education about the dangers of drug abuse and compassionate attention to the needs of those who may require help with alcohol or other drug-related problems. To that end, the University provides on-campus support programs and services, as well as information about related services that are available in the local community.
Stevens expects that students will conduct themselves in accordance with basic principles of personal responsibility, respect for order, and consideration of the rights of others. Implied in these expectations is the understanding that students are responsible for making their own decisions and accepting the consequences of those decisions. In order to make informed choices about alcohol and other drug use, students should educate themselves about the social, physiological, and psychological consequences of drug use or excessive drinking as well as the policies set forth below.
Stevens must uphold the law and, at the same time, render assistance to students when needed. If a student is found to have violated the Stevens Alcohol and Drug Policy, a formal written complaint should be submitted to the Dean of Students who will follow University judicial procedures in response to the complaint.
Students who violate the Stevens Alcohol and Drug Policy will be subject to disciplinary sanctions. Several factors will be considered when developing and applying sanctions for alcohol or drug violations. These include the seriousness of the violation, the intent of the offender, the effect of the conduct on the college community, and whether the student has violated the Stevens Code of Conduct in the past. Possible sanctions include one or more of the following:
- written reprimand
- mandatory drug and alcohol education
- appropriate community service
- referral and compliance with substance abuse treatment
- parental notification
- restitution to victims
- or any other action the college deems appropriate
The most severe sanctions, loss of on-campus housing, suspension from the University, or expulsion, will be imposed for the most serious violations - offenses that are violent, dangerous, or repeated. If the Dean of Students sees justification for suspension or expulsion from the Institute, the Stevens Judicial Procedures will be followed. Residence hall students should refer to the Office of Residence Life website for policies governing the Residence Halls. If any student or non-student is found selling or distributing illegal drugs or narcotics, he or she will be reported immediately to the legal authorities and will be placed on indefinite suspension or dismissed from Stevens. In the event of loss of residence, suspension, or expulsion, tuition and all other fees are non-refundable.
Summary of Applicable Federal Laws Regarding Drug Offenses and Penalties
21 U.S.C. 844(a)
First conviction: up to one year imprisonment and fined at least $1,000 but not more than $100,000 or both.
After one prior drug conviction: at least 15 days in prison, not to exceed two years and fined at least $2,500 but not more than $250,000 or both.
After two or more prior drug convictions: at least ninety days in prison, not to exceed three years and fined at least $5,000 but not more than $250,000, or both.
Special sentencing provision for possession of crack cocaine: mandatory at least five years in prison, not to exceed twenty years and fined up to $250,000, or both, if: (a) first conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds five grams; (b) second crack conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds three grams; (c) third or subsequent crack conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds one gram.
21 U.S.C. 853(a)(2) and 881( a)(7): Forfeiture of personal and real property used to possess or to facilitate possession of a controlled substance if the offense is punishable by more than one year imprisonment.
21 U.S.C. 881(a)(4): Forfeiture of vehicles, boats, aircraft, or any other conveyance used to transport or conceal a controlled substance.
21 U.S.C. 884a: Civil fine of up to $10,000 (pending adoption of final regulations).
21 U.S.C. 883a: Denial of Federal Benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional commercial licenses, up to one year for first offense, up to five years for second and subsequent offenses.
18 U.S.C. 922(g): Ineligible to receive or purchase a firearm.
Summary of Applicable New Jersey State and Local Laws Regarding Alcohol Offenses and Penalties
1. Legal Drinking Age
The Legal Drinking Age in the State of New Jersey is twenty-one years of age.
2. Regulation of Sales or Gifts
Title 33 of the New Jersey Statutes makes it unlawful to directly or indirectly sell alcoholic beverages to any person of any age without a license or special permit issued by the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. " Sale " is construed to include admission charges, the sale of cups, the sale of tickets and/or the acceptance of donations.
N.J.S.A. 2C:33-17 provides that anyone who purposely or knowingly offers or serves or makes available alcoholic beverage to a person under the legal age of consuming alcoholic beverages or entices that person to drink an alcoholic beverage is a disorderly person.
3. Possession/Consumption Laws
N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15 provides for a minimum fine of $500 for any person under the legal drinking age to possess or consume alcoholic beverages in any school, public conveyance or public place. If the offense is committed in a motor vehicle, it also carries a six-month driver's license suspension. In addition, a court may mandate participation in an alcohol education or treatment program.
N.J.S.A. 39:4-51a provides for a minimum $200 fine for any operator or passenger in a motor vehicle found to be in possession of any open container of an alcoholic beverage, regardless of his/her age.
4. Purchase of Alcoholic Beverages
Title 33 of the New Jersey Statutes makes it an offense, punishable by a minimum fine of $500, and mandatory six-month driver's license suspension, for any person to enter a licensed premises with intent to purchase alcoholic beverages for someone under the legal drinking age.
5. Transporting Alcoholic Beverages
Title 33 of the New Jersey Statutes provides for serious penalties, (including the seizure and sale at auction of any motor vehicle involved) for any person who, without a transportation permit issued by the New Jersey State Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission transports, in an automobile within this state, the equivalent of more than five cases of beer or other malt beverages. Specific and lower gallon limits also apply for distilled liquors and wines.
6. Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drugs
N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.14. Operation of Motor Vehicle with at Least 0.01, but Less than 0.08 Percent Blood Alcohol, by Person Under Legal Age to Purchase Alcohol; Penalties
Any person under the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages who operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.01 percent or more, but less than 0.08 percent, by weight of alcohol in their blood, shall forfeit their right to operate a motor vehicle over the highways of this state or shall be prohibited from obtaining a license to operate a motor vehicle in this state for a period of not less than thirty or more than ninety days beginning on the date they become eligible to obtain a license or on the day of conviction, whichever is later, and shall perform community service for a period of not less than fifteen or more than thirty days. In addition, the person shall satisfy the program and fee requirements of an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center or participate in a program of alcohol education and highway safety as prescribed by the Chief Administrator.
N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 et seq . provides for penalties, as outlined below, for any person convicted of operating a motor vehicle anywhere within this State, on public or private property, while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or any drug (including lawful drugs if the operator's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is impaired thereby). Any person who permits another to operate a motor vehicle which that person owns or has custody or control over shall be subject to the same penalties.
seven months to one year loss of driving privilege
up to thirty days in jail
twelve to forty-eight hours in an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
insurance surcharges and other fees
$500 - $1,000 fine
thirty days community service
two year loss of driving privilege
two to ninety days in jail (at least two days a mandatory minimum)
insurance surcharges and other fees
minimum 180 days in jail, reduced no more than 90 days at the discretion of the judge for community service
ten year loss of driving privilege
insurance surcharges and other fees
Refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test:
$250 - $500 fine
six month loss of driving privilege
all surcharges and fees as stipulated by law, plus may still be convicted of drunk driving and be assessed additional penalties as outlined above
$250 - $500 fine
two year loss of driving privilege
all surcharges and fees as stipulated by law
$250 - $500 fine
ten year loss of driving privilege
all surcharges and fees as stipulated by law
Related Statutory Provisions
N.J. Motor Vehicle Law, Title 39, provides for a minimum penalty of $500, ten days in jail, and a one to two year additional suspension for anyone convicted of driving while revoked if that revocation as for an alcohol related conviction.
Summary of Applicable State Laws Regarding Drug Offenses and Penalties
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-3, Leader of Narcotics Trafficking Network, provides penalties for a person found to have acted as an organizer, supervisor, manager or financier of a scheme distributing any Schedule I or II drug.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-4, Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Production Facility, provides that such conduct is a first degree crime punishable by imprisonment and fines.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, Manufacturing, Distributing, or Dispensing, provides that such conduct results in imprisonment and fines.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-6, Using a Juvenile in a Drug Distribution Scheme , provides that such conduct is a second degree crime punishable by imprisonment and fines.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7, Drug-Free School Zones, provides that any person who distributes, dispenses, or possesses with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of school property is guilty of a crime of the third degree.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-8, Distribution to Persons Under Eighteen provides that such conduct carries twice the usual term of imprisonment, fines, and penalty.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-9, Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death , provides that such a situation is a first degree crime, same as murder, but no intent need be shown, only that death resulted as a result of the use of a drug supplied by the defendant.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, Possession, Use, Being Under the Influence, or Failure to Make Lawful Disposition, provides that such conduct carries penalties of imprisonment and fines. Possession of anabolic steroids is a third degree crime.
N.J.S.A. 2C:35-11, Imitation Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS), provides that dispensing or distributing a substance falsely purported to be a CDS is a third degree crime, and can carry a fine up to $200,000.
Paraphernalia: Drug paraphernalia is defined " ... all equipment, products, and materials of any kind which are used or intended for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled dangerous substance... including... roach clips... bongs... pipes..."
N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2, Use or Possession with Intent to Use, Narcotic Paraphernalia , provides that such conduct carries a disorderly persons offense.
N.J.S.A. 2C:36-3, Distribute, Dispense, Possess with Intent to, Narcotics Paraphernalia, provides that such conduct is a fourth degree crime.
N.J.S.A. 2C:36-4, Advertise to Promote Sale of Narcotics Paraphernalia, provides that such conduct is a fourth degree crime.
N.J.S.A. 2C:36-5, Delivering Paraphernalia to Person Under Eighteen Years, provides that such conduct constitutes a third degree crime.
N.J.S.A. 2C:36-6, Possession or Distribution of Hypodermic Syringe, provides that such conduct constitutes a disorderly persons offense.
Health Risks of Substance Use and Abuse
The use of tobacco, alcohol, and/or other drugs can have negative health implications and can often result in chronic physical ailments and chemical dependency, as well as permanent injury or death. While the specific physical and psychological effects of drug abuse and addiction tend to vary based on the particular substance involved, the general effects of abuse or addiction to any drug can be devastating. Psychologically, intoxication with or withdrawal from a substance can cause everything from euphoria as with alcohol, Ecstasy, or inhalant intoxication, to paranoia with marijuana or steroid intoxication, to severe depression or suicidal thoughts with cocaine or amphetamine withdrawal. In terms of effects on the body, intoxication with a substance can cause physical effects that range from marked sleepiness and slowed breathing as with intoxication with heroin or sedative hypnotic drugs, to the rapid heart rate of cocaine intoxication, or the tremors to seizures of alcohol withdrawal.
What follows is a summary of the health effects and risks associated with various illicit drugs.
Substance Abuse - All students and employees should be aware that the use of tobacco, alcohol, and/or other drugs can have negative health implications and can often result in chronic physical ailments and chemical dependency, as well as permanent injury or death.
Alcoholic Beverages Whether in the form of beer, wine or liquor, alcohol is a mind-altering chemical that has effects similar to barbiturates and narcotics. Alcohol acts as a depressant to the central nervous system. Even though small amounts of alcohol can produce mild relaxation and a feeling of well being, alcohol affects each individual in different ways. Alcohol can cause intoxication, sedation, unconsciousness, or death.
Hangovers are probably the best-known sign of too much alcohol in the body. They are caused by the body's reaction to the toxic, or poisonous, effects of alcohol. Often those effects can occur at very low levels of drinking.
Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including domestic violence and date rape. Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses may cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce the aforementioned effects.
Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal systems, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening. Long-term consumption of large quantities of alcohol, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver.
Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. In addition, research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk of becoming alcoholics.
Here are some facts regarding alcohol poisoning, blood alcohol levels, and binge drinking:
Signs of Alcohol Poisoning:
- Slurred speech
- Incoherent, unresponsive and/or unconscious speech
- Numbness (does not react when pinched)
- Skin becomes pale, blue, cold, and/or clammy
- Breathing becomes irregular, slow or shallow
Steps to Take:
Check for attentiveness (does person respond to her/his name; pinch skin).
Do not leave the person alone.
Turn the person on her/his side to prevent airway blockage if s/he vomits.
Call for help; seek medical attention.
Blood Alcohol Level (BAL)
The first consistent mood or behavioral changes occur when the blood alcohol level (BAL) reaches 0.05%. This level is reached by a 150 lb. person taking two drinks in an hour. The person might feel relaxed and have a sense of well-being. However, the alcohol has already begun to affect their reflexes, vision, coordination, ability to concentrate, judgment, and restraint. This interferes with their ability to operate a car or other machinery safely.
At a BAL of 0.10 - 0.20%, the alcohol further impairs a person's motor functions. Walking and hand and arm coordination are clearly affected. The person is likely to be clumsy. Reaction times increase greatly; that is, the person does not respond to stimuli as quickly. The drug seriously hampers reasoning and judgment. Most states consider a person legally intoxicated when they have a BAL of 0.10%.
At a BAL of 0.30 - 0.40%, alcohol further affects the centers of the brain, which control response to stimuli and understanding. The person is probably in a stupor. Though possibly aware, they will not understand what they hear or see.
A BAL above 0.30% is very dangerous. Alcohol blocks the brain's ability to control breathing and heart beat. This can result in unconsciousness and possible death. A person with a BAL of 0.30% should receive immediate medical care.
Heavy Drinking and Its Social Effects Heavy episodic or "high risk" drinking was first brought to national attention in 1993 by the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study, and has become the focus of extensive media coverage. Defined as five (5) drinks in one drinking session for men (four drinks for women), one or more times in a two week period, binge, or high-risk, drinking is referred to by the Harvard researchers as the most serious health hazard confronting American colleges and universities.
Other Physical Effects
Each year, alcohol is involved in more than half of the auto accidents in the U.S. Even a B.A.L. of 0.03% can impair a person's ability to drive or operate machinery safely.
Any amount of alcoholic consumed while pregnant may cause severe damage to the developing fetus.
Heavy, prolonged or excessive drinking can lead to malnutrition, cancer, psychological problems, miscarriages and infertility in women, impotency and sterility in men.
Liver - 95% of all alcohol is metabolized by the liver. Because clearing alcohol out of the body is a "priority," the other functions of the liver, such as regulating blood glucose levels, is slowed.
Stomach - Alcohol causes a surge in the flow of digestive acids that can irritate the stomach lining. Nausea and vomiting frequently occur, while regular heavy drinking causes ulcers and chronic stomach problems.
Heart - Alcohol makes the heart work harder and less efficiently. Long-term heavy drinking is associated with heart muscle disease, irregular heartbeats and an increased risk of coronary artery disease.
Marijuana - Marijuana is a drug taken to produce a euphoric feeling and a state of relaxation. The short term effects of marijuana include distortion of time perception, increased heart rates, dilation of the blood vessels, and loss of short-term memory. Visual perception and psychomotor skills are also decreased which have adverse effects on driving ability. The effects of long-term use include loss of motivation, chronic bronchitis, decreased lung capacity, and an increased risk of lung cancer. In men, marijuana use has caused lower levels of the sex hormone testosterone, and an increase in abnormal sperm.
Cocaine - Cocaine is a powerful stimulant. The drug's immediate effect is to create a feeling that is often described as euphoric. It creates increased alertness, suppresses appetite and temporarily relieves depression. Studies indicate cocaine's effects on the body and psyche are dangerous and that some damage may be irreversible. The least harmful effects are nosebleeds and nasal erosions that result from irritation of the lining of the nose when the drug is inhaled. Most dangerous are the "coke blues" which are the intense downs that occur, often after a high, and result in the user trying other drugs to relieve the physical and emotional discomfort. There is a strong psychological dependence to cocaine which slowly accumulates as tolerance to the drug builds. Long-term use of cocaine can cause paranoia, sexual dysfunction, and deep depression.
Ecstasy or MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) - Ecstasy is a stimulant that combines the properties of methamphetamine or "speed" with mind-altering or hallucinogenic properties. It has been billed as the "perfect drug" by users because it can induce enhancing thinking, coordination, and empathy. Because of many different recipes used to manufacture Ecstasy, deaths have been caused by substances added during production of the drug. Users are at particular risk of heat exhaustion and dehydration with physical exertion. Long-term use has been shown to cause brain damage.
Special K (ketamine hydrochloride) - Ketamine hydrochloride is primarily used in veterinary medicine. Human users experience hallucinations and can experience a loss of time and identity. Ketamine can cause delirium, amnesia, impaired motor function, high blood pressure, depression, recurrent flashbacks, and potentially fatal respiratory problems.
LSD - LSD is a potent hallucinogen derived from a fungus that grows on rye and other grains, the effects of LSD are unpredictable. A "bad trip" can be terrifying, including frightening thoughts and feelings, fear of losing control, fear of insanity, and death. Chronic users may experience flashbacks and visual hallucinations long after use of the drug has stopped.
Rohypnol ("Roofie") - Rohypnol is a strong sedative (flunitrazepam), commonly referred to as the "date rape" drug, causes extreme drowsiness, and can cause deep sedation and amnesia. This drug is particularly dangerous, especially when combined with alcohol or other drugs, because of its sedative effects. It may have a paradoxical effect and cause aggression in some users.
GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) - GHB is also referred to as a "date rape" drug. It is a central nervous system depressant which produces intoxication, followed by deep sedation. GHB can cause nausea, vomiting, delusions, depression, seizures, loss of consciousness, and coma. When combined with alcohol or other drugs, the potential for deadly overdose increases dramatically.
Stimulants - Caffeine is the most widely used stimulant and can be found in coffee, tea, soda and cold medications. Amphetamines are known as "speed and uppers". Stimulants increase awareness, keep people awake and depress the appetite. Short term effects include elevated blood pressure, nervousness, and hyperactivity. Long term effects include insomnia, malnutrition, and acute psychosis.
Tobacco - Tobacco contains nicotine, another central nervous system stimulant. Use of tobacco can cause heart disease, lung cancer, emphysema, and other diseases. Use of tobacco by pregnant women is linked to higher incidence of stillborn and premature infants and low birth weights in infants. Some studies indicate that the children of women who smoke while pregnant have an increased risk for developing conduct disorders.
Depressants - Downers and depressants include Qualudes, barbiturates and tranquilizers. These drugs reduce anxiety, induce sleep, and promote relaxation. Used together, they can be extremely dangerous and can suppress the central nervous system enough to cause death. Downers cause slowed response time, loss of rational judgment, decreased coordination, and loss of motor skills. Driving skills are seriously affected. Tolerance and physical dependence often develop.
Hallucinogens - Hallucinogens include LSD, mescaline, and PCP. They promote dream-like perceptions and panic reactions that produce horrifying perceptions. PCP is particularly dangerous and can cause a person to become violent to her/him and others.
Narcotic Analgesics - These drugs include opium, morphine, heroin, and codeine. They relieve pain without the loss of consciousness. Narcotics can cause physical dependence to develop over a short period of time. Too much of a narcotic can cause the body to stop breathing. Intravenous narcotic use is associated with increased risk of AIDS and hepatitis.
Inhalants - The immediate negative effects of inhalants include nausea, sneezing, coughing, nosebleeds, fatigue, lack of coordination, and loss of appetite. Solvents and aerosol sprays also decrease heart rate and respiration, and impair judgment. Long-term use can result in permanent damage to the nervous system. High concentration of inhalants can cause disorientation, violent behavior, unconsciousness, or death.
Steroids - Steroids are drugs that resemble the male sex hormone testosterone. Popular since the 1950's, steroids have been used by athletes and body builders to increase muscle mass and improve athletic performance. Taken in high doses, steroids can cause psychological dependence, increased anger, aggression, and depression, and will stunt growth in adolescents who have not attained full height. Men may experience nipple and breast growth, shrunken testicles, and baldness. All users are at risk for hepatitis, liver cancer, an altered sex drive, and AIDS.
SOURCES OF HELP
We strongly urge any student who has a drug problem to seek professional help. Professional help and support is available on the Stevens campus. If you are aware of a friend or roommate who has an alcohol or drug problem, urge him or her to reach out for assistance or you can find out specific ways that you can help.
On campus, any student facing a problem can receive free support from any of these Stevens resources:
Student Counseling & Disability Office, 201.216.5177, 7th floor Wesley J. Howe Center
Student Heath Center, 201.216.5678, 1st floor of Jacobus Hall.
The Office of Student Life, 201.216.5699, 10th floor, Wesley J. Howe Center
Off campus, the following resources and treatment centers provide assistance for drug and alcohol problems:
- Alcohol Helpline (800) NCA-CALL
- Drug Abuse/Addiction Hotline of NJ (800) 225-0196
- Alcoholics Anonymous(866) 920-1212
- Addictions Hotline of NJ (800) 238-2333
- Narcotics Anonymous of NJ 1-800-992-0401 or (800) 992-0401
Outpatient and Residential Treatment
176 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Addictions program offers both inpatient and outpatient services.
Bayonne Community Mental Health Center
Bayonne NJ 07002
Addictions program offers both outpatient and partial care services.
Bayonne Medical Center
29th Street at Avenue E
Bayonne NJ 07002
Psychiatric inpatient unit and psychiatric emergency services.
Hoboken University Medical Center
(St. Mary’s Hospital- Hoboken)
308 Willow Ave
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Offers dual patients services, partial care programs, and outpatient services.
Giant Steps at Hoboken University Medical Center
61 Monroe Street
Hoboken NJ, 07030
The Giant Steps Program provides an array of services including:
For more information please contact the Counseling Center at 201.216.5177.
Sexual Harassment and Assault
TITLE IX POLICY AND PROCEDURES
Stevens is committed to equality of opportunity and creating a campus climate that supports, nurtures, and rewards educational and career advancement on the basis of ability and performance. Accordingly, it is the policy of the University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectational or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by laws.
Stevens Policy on Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct can be viewed HERE
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination under Title IX includes sexual harassment and sexual violence by employees, students or third parties.
In support of the safety and well-being of members of the Stevens community and in compliance with Title IX, the following Title IX Coordinators have been designated to respond to inquiries concerning sex discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence:
Dr. Kristie Damell, Assistant Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator, 10th Floor Howe Center Phone: 201.216.5679 and E-mail. Dr. Damell will have ultimate oversight responsibility for Title IX matters at Stevens. She will be the primary person responsible for overseeing reports and complaints relating to students.
UPDATE - 3/14/2014: Trina Ballantyne, Dean of Residence Life will assume the role of Interim Title IX Coordinator while Assistant Dean Kristie Damell is on maternity leave. Dean Ballantyne will have ultimate oversight responsibility for Title IX matters at Stevens and will be the primary person responsible for overseeing reports and complaints relating to students. Dean Ballantyne is located on the 7th Floor of the Howe Center and can be reached at 201.216.8165 or by e-mail at Trina.Ballantyne@Stevens.edu
Mark Samolewicz, Vice President for Human Resources and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 7th Floor Howe Center Phone: 201.216.5218 and E-mail. Mr. Samolewicz will have secondary responsibility for Title IX matters generally and he will have primary responsibility for overseeing reports and complaints relating to employees (including faculty) at Stevens.
If you are unsure as to which person to contact based upon the facts involved in a particular situation, please feel free to contact either Dr. Damell or Mr. Samolewicz to discuss the situation.
Questions and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to either of the Title IX Coordinators named above or to the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department.
Stevens strongly encourages anyone who has experienced sexual harassment or sexual violence, to promptly report these offenses. Stevens also strongly encourages anyone who has reason to know that sexual harassment or sexual violence has occurred to make a report. Stevens' employees are required to immediately report allegations of sexual harassment or sexual violence against a student. Victims or others with knowledge can make a report to either of the Title IX Coordinators or to Campus Police. Campus Police can be reached at 201.216.3911 or at the Gate House.
Parking Policies for Campus
Hang Tags and Car Registration
Due to limited parking facilities, freshmen, sophomores and juniors residing in the Stevens residence halls are not permitted to have a car on campus. Commuting students may, however, park cars on campus. All vehicles on campus belonging to Stevens students, faculty or staff must display a currently authorized hangtag on the rear view mirror. Hangtags are only valid for one semester; students must apply each semester for a new hangtag. Hangtags for the handicapped may be obtained for those parking spaces designated. Students can apply online for a hangtag. Students should pick up their hangtags at the Security Office located in the Castle, next to the Babbio Center.
A hangtag does not assure the holder of a parking space.
Note: Stevens reserves the right to change any or all parts of these regulations as necessary. All students, faculty and staff members will be held responsible for regulations as printed here. Institute or commercial vehicles may travel or park on certain walkways. Private vehicles are not authorized in such areas.
I.D. Card An I.D. Card will be issued during Orientation
The Student Life Office assists students in gaining the maximum benefits from the experience at Stevens. The Student Life Office, located on the tenth floor of the Wesley J. Howe Center, is responsible for student conduct and different aspects of student life on campus. The following services are provided by the Student Life Office:
The Office of Student Life carries discount tickets to Loews/Sony/Cineplex Odeon Movie theatres. The cost of the tickets is $5.00. Additionally, Six Flags Great Adventure Tickets are available April thru October. Other discount tickets are often available for Broadway shows. Check with the Office for availability.
Jacobus Student Center
Jacobus Hall offers many facilities to Students. The Lounge, located on the first floor, is a common gathering place for students to watch videos from the lounge film library, play billiards, or even study to music on the house system. Club and student organizational offices are on the second floor including student publications offices, Student Government Association conference room and various club offices.
STEP is a network of interrelated programs, services and activities that promote and support the academic, personal and professional development of Stevens’ undergraduates participating in the program. Participants also include students who receive financial assistance through the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) grant program. The outstanding and distinguishing feature of this component is its commitment to working with the "whole" student. STEP offers the following services and activities to its college and EOF participants:
Individual and Group Tutoring - freshmen and sophomores attend weekly reviews in the technical core courses. Any student may request a peer tutor and receive individual tutoring.
Individual Counseling – individual counseling is available to all students; students may receive personal, academic, financial and career counseling.
Group Counseling – freshmen and sophomores attend mandatory group counseling sessions each month
Academic & Career Advising/Planning – students receive assistance in selecting a major, reviewing career paths/options, evaluating job offers, and other career related advice.
Peer Mentoring -STEP freshmen are paired with upperclassmen that will assist them with the transition and adjustment process.
Social Stress Relievers – throughout the academic year STEP subsidizes social and cultural activities and trips that provide students with opportunities for fun, entertainment and relaxation.
Scholarships/Internships and Summer Programs – STEP obtains and disseminates information about scholarships, internships and special summer programs that are specifically seeking candidates from underrepresented groups.
The majority of STEP’s college participants are selected prior to their entry to Stevens. However, any current Stevens undergraduate may apply to join the program. STEP’s offices are located in the Wesley J. Howe Center, 5th floor.
The Physical Education Department coordinates the use of the athletic facilities on campus. The gymnasium houses basketball courts, a pool, an exercise room with free weights, as well as Universal weight machines, racquetball courts, lockers and showers for both men and women. All equipment is issued from the gymnasium. Training rooms for the care and treatment of athletic injuries are also located in the gymnasium. A Stevens identification card must be used to check out equipment.
Other campus facilities include tennis courts behind the Married Student Apartments and Jacobus Hall; and a platform tennis facility behind Jacobus Hall. The John A. Davis field is also available for touch football, softball, soccer, lacrosse, jogging and general recreational activities when not being used by intercollegiate teams or intramural. Field lights are available. Outdoor volleyball and basketball courts are also accessible.
For more information regarding the Athletic Facilities, as well as information about campus sports teams, please click: http://www.stevensducks.com/.
All required books for graduate and undergraduate courses are stocked by the Campus Store, located on the first floor of the Wesley J. Howe Center, and are available shortly before the start of each semester. If you want a book which is not in stock, the store will order it. Aside from books and school supplies, the store carries many other items, including a varied line of health aids, and cosmetic supplies and snacks. Paperbacks and reference books can be ordered on request if out of stock. The Campus Store also sells a wide variety of Stevens logo clothing and novelties. Anything necessary for your computer, from diskettes to manuals and academically priced software is handled through the campus store. American Express, Visa and Master Cards may be used to make your purchases at the Campus Store. You can also Shop online at www.stevenscampusstore.com.
This is a 24-hour operation for the benefit of the Stevens community. The person at the reception desk receives and aids visitors to the Institute; contacts security in the case of emergency; keeps an updated list of campus phone numbers; room assignments, and mailbox numbers; lends Game Room equipment; posts activities occurring in the Center; fills out residence maintenance reports; lends keys to student offices (with proper membership cards or identification); posts notices on the Center bulletin board (opposite Campus Store) which is available for sales ads, on-campus and off-campus activities and services announcements; receives non-business hour calls to the Institute; refunds money for malfunction of any vending machine on campus; and makes change.
Commuters at Stevens are a special breed of students, and they deserve their own special section. This section will familiarize commuters with this lifestyle, and help make the adjustment as pleasant as possible. There is also a very active student organization, the Stevens Commuter Council, which represents the interests of commuting students, helps orient new commuters, arranges social activities and makes sure that commuters get a fair shake in all aspects of student life.
There are two basic ways to commute to Stevens public transportation (trains and buses) and private transportation (car or car pools). New Jersey Transit offers students discounted monthly commuter tickets. Forms available at the Hoboken terminal must be signed at the Registrar's Office, and student tickets may be purchased on the first or the last day of the month. The commuters' meeting during orientation offers the chance to link up with fellow students in your neighborhood to form car pools. Here you will receive an application for a parking sticker. Freshmen who live on campus are denied this privilege to park on campus. Please abide by the rules and regulations found in the parking section of this handbook. Lockers, located on the first floors of Morton and Pierce, are available to commuters on a first-come, first-serve basis. During orientation lockers may be reserved for a small fee, payable at the Campus Store. Students must provide their own combination locks. Occasionally, an upperclassman may secure a lock on a temporary unclaimed locker to avoid the rental fee. After a fair warning, the lock will be removed by the administration. The library, opening at 8:30 am, offers study rooms and cubicles on the second floor as well as a slightly noisier first floor area for possible study group meetings. There are also lounges available in the first floor of Jacobus and Hayden Halls, and the first floor of the Wesley J. Howe Center.
Although you commute you can eat on campus. Colonel Johns and the cafeteria, located in the Wesley J. Howe Center, offer food to all Stevens students. You can get on a meal plan like the residents, pay with cash, or get a declining balance through the Business Office.
The Pierce Dining Room is currently under the management of the Sodexho Corporation. They are responsible for all cafeteria functions, including catering services for special events. The magnetic strip on the back of your I. D. admits you to the Dining Hall. To keep the dining room running efficiently and inexpensively, students are expected to cooperate in the following manner:
1) Do not remove food from the dining room for later consumption. This will cause an
increase in cost.
2) Do not take more than you can eat. Wasting food will take its toll in the form of higher
prices. Unlimited seconds are available on most items and a variety of special features is
offered throughout the semester.
3) Do not remove china, silverware or glass from the dining room. The replacement of
lost items will result in an increase in cost.
4) Anyone who needs special meals can arrange for them with the management, additional charges may apply.
Please use this link for current meal plans.
S.C. Williams Library
Access catalogs, databases, order forms, and general library information from our Web site.
Service Philosophy: The S.C. Williams Library offers just-in-time service tailored to the needs of Stevens faculty, students and staff. This model maximizes usage of Library materials and serves individual information needs. Using networked computers, students, faculty and staff can access bibliographic and full-text databases to retrieve references to millions of books, articles, patents, theses, conference proceedings, technical reports and statistics. The databases are available 24 hours a day.
Information Services: Information Specialists are available to members of the Stevens community to do the following:
*assist in library research;
*visit departments for one-on-one or group instruction;
*teach students the effective use of library resources;
* provide customized database searching by appointment.
Document Delivery Services: Document Delivery plays a vital role in the Library's just-in time service model. With access to the most advanced worldwide electronic delivery systems, the Library can fulfill almost any request for books or other documents.
Metropolitan Area Resources: The S. C. Williams Library is conveniently located directly across the Hudson River from New York City, where important publishers, bookstores, and major research libraries provide additional resources for students, faculty, and staff.
Cultural Services: The Library functions as a cultural campus center offering a wealth of art works, mechanical models, special collections, and musical recitals. The Library's art collection includes two works by Alexander Calder, a 1919 Stevens graduate: the "Stevens Mobile," created and presented by Calder, who developed this art form, is exhibited in the three-story Great Hall; a jagged black metal stabile, "Hard to Swallow," is on Level II. "Safari," a mural by Pierre Bourdelle, an internationally renowned craftsman and teacher, is exhibited above the Information Services office. His cast aluminum "American Spread Wing Eagle" adorns a south-facing exterior wall. A stunning three-part gilded bronze work designed by American sculptress Mary Callery, called "Moon and Stars," hangs over the entrance portico.
On the front lawn is Anna Hyatt Huntington's magnificent sculpture, "The Torch Bearers."
Special Collections: A collection pertaining to Leonardo da Vinci is one of the finest accumulations of manuscripts, notebooks, and drawings in facsimile available for the use of scholars, media professionals, and humanities students.
The Library also houses manuscripts, drawings, artifacts, and monographs by and about Frederick Winslow Taylor, Class of 1883, who originated Scientific Management. Furniture from Taylor's home is also included in the collection.
Additional holdings of the Library include the Stevens archives, the original construction drawings for the Civil War ironclad U.S.S. Monitor, and treasures from the Stevens family 1854 "Castle." The four-story Library building, a showplace in library architecture, was designed by Perkins & Will. It is dedicated in memory of Samuel C. Williams, Class of 1915.
The Performing Arts Department, is located on the fourth floor of the Center, offers some of the most rewarding activities on campus to those with musical abilities and to those with an interest or appreciation of the art. The department takes an active interest in any other musical endeavors in which students are interested. In the past these have included smaller instrumental groups, such as a woodwind trio, brass ensemble or solo performances. The department will lend full support to all students who display an interest. It also provides listening and practice facilities for the student body in general. There is a stereo system available for students to listen to their own records or any of the records in the record library. Additional listening is also available via the CD-ROM on the general use computer. The Department also owns most of the larger instruments available for student practice, including three pianos, tubas, French horns, baritone horns, E-flat clarinet, baritone saxophone, string bass, a full percussion set and a custom built Rodgers organ. The newest instrumental addition to the department is a harpsichord built by two alumni. Along with these facilities you have access to the library of music books and sheet music. In addition, the department sponsors the Jazz Band and the Stevens Choir.
The Castle Point Station provides regular services (stamps, etc.) and special services (money orders, registered mail, etc.) daily except weekends and holidays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Student payroll checks are also cashed at the Post Office. Your mail will be delivered to your mailbox in the post office. All correspondence should be addressed:
Name S-xxx (your box number) Stevens Institute of Technology 1 Castle Point on Hudson Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
The Print Shop can reproduce copy, such as a resume. Composition equipment is available to set up jobs from a customer's rough copy. There is a charge for this service. Stock illustrations on various subjects are on file. Enlarged or reduced copies of these can be made to fit a layout. Booklets or reports can be collated and stapled, or folded and bound after printing. Tickets and cards can be numbered.
Clubs and Activities
You are always welcome to participate in the many clubs and organizations on campus. Brief descriptions of some of them are on the following pages. The level of activity and participation varies from year to year. Check The Stute for meeting times and events. To get in touch with club leaders, or to start a new organization, contact you’re Student Government Association Representatives or the Office of the Dean for Student Affairs. To reactivate a club that's "on the books," but inactive, you should also contact the SGA or the Office of Student Life. Some inactive clubs own equipment or have files on previous activities that are just waiting for students to help get off the ground again.
Co-op Student Council (CSC), Ethnic Student Council, Inter Fraternity Council, Greek Presidents Council, Honor Board, Residence Hall Association, Panhellenic Council, Student Government Association (SGA)
Ethnic and Religious Organizations
Black Student Union (BSU) Chinese Student Association (CSA) Christian Fellowship Filipino Association Hellenic Student Association Indian Undergraduate Association Korean Student Association (KSA) Latin American Association (LAA) Muslim Students Association Newman Association Stevens Hillel Vietnamese Student Association
Alpha Sigma Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Nu Alpha Phi, Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Theta Xi
Alpha Epsilon Delta Eta Kappa Nu Gear and Triangle Kappa Theta Epsilon Khoda Senior Honor Society National Soc. for Collegiate Journalist Pi Tau Sigma Tau Beta Pi Theta Alpha Phi
The Brass Ensemble, The Stevens Choir, The Jazz Band, The Concert Band, Stevens Orchestra, Stevens Dramatic Society (SDS) and Off Center
American Chemical Society (ACS) American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Stevens Health Professionals Society Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Society of Physics Students Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Publications and Media
The Link - Yearbook Red Shift - Literary Magazine SIT-TV The Stute - Newspaper WCPR - Radio Station
Delta Phi Epsilon, Theta Phi Alpha and Phi Sigma Sigma
Student Government Association Committees
SGA Budget SGA Political Action SGA Finance Committee SGA Publicity SGA Movies
All Other Organizations
Anime Knitting Club Fashion and Technology Club Philosophy Club Photography Club SAVE (Environmental)
Commuters need not feel left out of campus life at Stevens. Their needs are ably represented by their elected officers on the Commuter Council. The Commuter Council sponsors activities for commuters, and has a seat on the Student Council. They have also represented the commuter's point of view in various campus forums on topics ranging from food service for commuters to parking concerns.
Co-op Student Council CSC is open to all co-op students. The council was organized to promote co-op at Stevens, assist the co-op staff in improving the program and represent co-op students in Student Government Association affairs.
Ethnic Student Council was founded by Tom Grudio in 1988. The objectives were to coordinate efforts of all the Ethnic Clubs at Stevens, to coordinate efforts between the administration and clubs, to encourage membership in the clubs, and to stimulate interest in different cultures among the members of the Stevens community. Currently there are nine ethnic clubs: Black Student Union (BSU), Chinese Student Association, (CSA), European Community (EC), Philipino Association, Hellenic Student Association (HSA), Indian Undergraduate Association (IUA), Korean Student Association (KSA), Latin American Association (LAA), and Vietnamese Student Association (VSA). Each ethnic club has many activities. There are volleyball and bowling tournaments as well as food sales among the clubs. There are also cultural parties: Chinese and Vietnamese New Years, Greek Night, Latin Night, Reggae Night, Holi Festival etc. Lastly there is the annual International Day where both undergraduates and graduates get together to show their national pride with their food, costumes, and drinks.
Greek Council (GC) is the governing body of the (10) fraternities and (3) sororities at Stevens. The Council encourages a spirit of unity and cooperation among the various fraternities and sororities and their members, for the greatest benefit of the fraternity system. It also serves as the voice of the fraternity men and sorority women on campus to the administration, the faculty and the undergraduate student body in all the affairs affecting fraternity and sorority life. The GC consists of the representatives of each fraternity and sorority as voting members and an executive committee consisting of the President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer. The GC sponsors two fraternity weekends each year. It arranges schedules and supervises athletic competition between the fraternities in football, basketball, softball, volleyball, squash, bowling, ping pong and tennis. The GC distributes review sheets to freshmen before most major tests. The fall rush period is proctored by the Council to ensure that no fraternity or sorority abuses its privileges. The goals of the Greek Council are well stated in a sentence from the preamble of its constitution: "To advance, in the interest of the fraternity system as a whole, the principles of honor, character, democratic self-government, the responsibility to fraternity, institute, community and country, to provide opportunities for the development of social maturity, intellectual curiosity and student leadership and initiative".
Honor Board: "The measure of man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out."- Thomas Babington Macaulay. The Honor System at Stevens was introduced in 1908. Its objectives are to ensure that students' work is their own and performed in an atmosphere of integrity. It promotes, both in the individual students and in the campus community as a whole, a sense of honor, preparing students for the professional world where it is assumed their work and recommendations are their own and unbiased. On occasion, someone's honor may be questioned; it is at this point that the Honor Board steps in. The Honor Board investigates the situation with the intent of gathering the facts and allowing the person to express his or her side of the story. If the facts warrant it, the case may go to trial and all of the facts are presented to a jury of the defendant's peers. The Honor Board never convicts anyone of a wrongdoing; the jury decides the case. Without the Honor System at Stevens, a person would have no reasonable recourse of defense if accused of acting dishonorably by a professor or someone else. The accuser's word, not the decision of peers who have heard all the facts, would determine whether a person suffers the penalties of alleged guilt. The Board is comprised of 20 students, five from each class. Their names and box numbers are posted near the post office. Do not hesitate to contact any of them with any questions or suggestions you may have.
The RHA is composed of an executive council and individual Residence councils. The Council as a whole sponsors parties and barbecues for the entire campus to enjoy. It also designates subcommittees to monitor various aspects of campus life affecting resident students. Chief among these is the Food Committee, which works with the Dining Service. See them with your cafeteria complaints and suggestions.
Pan-Hellenic Council unites the Greek women on campus. It is composed of an executive board and six elected voting members. It was established in 1990 and is comprised of the members of Phi Sigma Sigma, Delta Phi Epsilon, and Omicron Pi. The Pan-Hellenic Council is the governing body of these two national and one local sororities in matters concerning Rush. The three sororities have different philanthropic and social events, but Panhel is there to bond them together to further the goals of Greek life for women on the Stevens campus.
The Student Government Association, originally SGA, was instituted in 1912. The SGA oversees the operation and funding off all student clubs and organizations. It also disburses the Student Affairs Fee (SAF) and the Student Project Fee (SPF). The money collected by the SAF is split among the various organizations recognized by SGA to fund events for the whole campus, such as mixers and lawn parties, as well as Boken. The SPF, started in 1991, is a fee collected every semester for the funding of projects the students want to see. The first project for this fund was the Bowling Alley which has already been built. The voting members are comprised of the executive council, representatives from recognized Student Organizations (RSO's), and class representatives. Various subcommittees of the SGA such as social, financial, movie, etc. are instituted and run by Executive Committee appointments. Meetings are usually held every Sunday at 8:00 pm in the Jacobus Conference Room (2nd floor) and everyone is welcome to attend.
Ethnic and Religious Organizations
Although composed primarily of African-American, Caribbean, and Hispanic students, the Black Student Union (BSU) is not confined to only these groups. The BSU strives to promote, explore, investigate and exhibit African culture in the Diaspora. The BSU sponsors events on campus open to all students such as speakers, cultural dinners, movies, and annual jazz or reggae nights. Chinese Students Association (CSA) is a social club open to the entire Stevens community. The main interest of the CSA is to offer and promote Chinese culture. CSA is one of the most active clubs on campus. Throughout the year, the club holds parties, sports events, food sales, Chinese movies with English subtitles, and various other activities, including a year-end trip. Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational Christian organization. Its purposes are the promotion of personal Christian growth and sharing Christ's message with others. They hold regular meetings on Wednesday evenings at 9:00pm in Morton 103. The meetings vary from Bible studies and guest speakers to pizza parties and game nights. There's always great singing, sharing, and fellowship. Special activities include dinners, bowling, ice cream parties, ice skating, and canoeing. All are welcome to attend the meetings and activities. Filipino Association was formed to promote Philipino culture on campus. The organization is open to all members of Stevens. Hellenic Student Association allows members of Greek decent to get together and offers other students the opportunity to learn about Greek heritage. Along with colorful festivities and culture that exists comes ethnicity and they say; "variety is the spice of life..." The primary aim of the Indian Undergraduate Association (IUA) is to promote its culture at Stevens. It hosts activities such as food sales, parties, radio shows and lunch at an Indian restaurant. The IUA provides an opportunity to those interested in Indian culture and is open to all members of the Stevens community. The purpose of this Korean Student Association (KSA) is to familiarize incoming Korean students with life at Stevens, to promote their participation in the activities and organizations at Stevens for the welfare of the students and the Institute as a whole, to provide guidance and scholastic assistance, and to promote Korean culture by sponsoring various activities involving the entire student body. Latin American Association (LAA) serves to promote the Latin American culture within the Stevens Community. There are presently 70 members, including non-Latin Americans, who participate in many campus LAA activities. The activities sponsored by the LAA have included the semi-annual Salsa-Disco-Rock party, films, theater outings, softball, volleyball, racquetball teams, and speakers. Muslim Student Association is set up to serve the unique needs of the Muslim Students at Stevens and to promote recognition of Islamic culture and traditions.
Newman Association has been a part of campus life at Stevens for over 50 years. Newman takes it name from John Cardinal Newman, an English Roman Catholic scholar of the late 1800's. He advocated the compatibility of theology and scientific investigation. As a religious organization in the Roman Catholic tradition, Newman enables spiritual and personal growth fostered by Christian witness, prayerful worship, pastoral care and presence of all students on campus. Mass is celebrated every Sunday evening at 7:00pm in Hayden Lounge. A non-fundamentalist Bible Study Group and other activities are held at times posted in NEWMANASSOCIATION in "Notes'. All are welcome. Stevens Hillel is a social group with religious and non-religious activities for the Jewish community on campus. Activities include Rosh Hashana dinner, Succoth dinner and a Hanukkah party, along with films and concerts. Vietnamese Students Association (VSA) will help all Oriental and Vietnamese students to budget time for study and entertainment. Volleyball and soccer are also offered.
Fraternities and Sororities
Some think of it as initiation and some may think of it as part of a traditional ritual, but legally it's called "hazing" and today groups recognize that it has no place in fraternity life. Stevens Institute of Technology endorses and adheres to New Jersey Statutes 2C:10-3 et. seq., establishing "hazing" as a disorderly persons offense and "aggravated hazing" as a crime of the fourth degree. Both offenses are punishable by imprisonment and/or fine under New Jersey law.
Freshmen are therefore advised that they must not submit to hazing under any circumstances, and are under an obligation to report any incidents of hazing or attempted hazing to the Office of the Dean of Students. Most fraternity nationals agree that hazing has no place in fraternity life and certainly is no way for anyone to test or to prove their friendship and loyalty. Now that you understand the ground rules, following is a list of the fraternities and sororities you will find on campus along with descriptions provided by the members.
Alpha Sigma Phi 903 C.P.T.
Beta Theta Pi 812 C.P.T.
Chi Phi 801 Hudson St.
Chi Psi 804 C.P.T.
Delta Phi Epsilon 800 C.P.T.
Delta Tau Delta 809 C.P.T.
Kappa Sigma On campus
Lambda Upsilon Lambda 831 C.P.T
Nu Alpha Phi On campus
Phi Sigma Kappa 837 Hudson St.
Phi Sigma Sigma 835 C.P.T.
Sigma Nu 806 C.P.T.
Sigma Phi Epsilon 530 Hudson St.
Theta Phi Alpha 808 C.P.T
Theta Xi 805 C.P.T.
Alpha Sigma Phi was founded in 1854 with one goal which is plainly stated in the title of our pledge manual, "to better the man." We who have joined together as brothers at Alpha Sigma Phi have done so because we saw an opportunity to make better men of ourselves. Alpha Sigma Phi is an expanding house. We consistently have the highest fraternity cumulative G.P.A. Alpha Sig occupies and owns a house at 903 Castle Point Terrace. Beta Theta Pi was founded on August 8, 1839 at Miami University in Ohio. The Stevens Sigma chapter was formed when the defunct Alpha Sigma Chi combined with Beta Theta Pi on February 15, 1875, and was chartered on November 1, 1879. Since its inception, Beta Theta Pi has risen to the top of the list of the nation's fraternities by virtue of its pioneering spirit and zealous accomplishments. The strength of the general fraternity is directly proportional to the strength of each of its individual chapters. In this respect, there is little doubt about the strength of the Stevens chapter. The green gate on the corner of 8th and Hudson Street, across from the athletic field, is the residence of the Mu Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity. Chi Phi is an outgrowth of the Chi Phi Society which was founded in 1824 at the Institute of New Jersey. Thus, Chi Phi was the first Greek letter social fraternity in existence. It is today, as it was in the beginning, dedicated to the principals of brotherhood and friendship. We are men of diverse interests, yet we enjoy each other's company. Stevens became the 23rd addition to the selective growth of Chi Psi when a local society called Alpha Xi was established here. Some of the members knew Chi Psi at Rutgers and approved heartily of the spirit of that fraternity. They decided to apply for a charter, which was granted after a two year wait on February 14, 1883. At Stevens and elsewhere, the term "Lodge" refers to the Chi Psi house. The Lodge at 804 Castle Point Terrace was purchased from a family who had the house since it was built more than 100 years ago. A fraternity is the answer to a man's desire to have friendly and helpful companionship. It attempts to supplement the rigorous academic program of the Institute with activities not offered to the student body in general. It acts as an aid to the social, moral and personal development of its members. In essence, a fraternity attempts to provide a home away from home for its members and pledges. From 1874 to the present, Rho Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity has been meeting these objectives in the Stevens community.
The strongest attribute of Phi Sigma Kappa is the closely-knit brotherhood that exists. When you leave the fraternity, you will have many remembrances of good times and most importantly, lifelong friendships. At PSK, you will find a variety of personalities and activities. Most of our brothers live in the house, which is owned by our Alumni Association. The brothers of the Gamma Delta chapter of Sigma Nu welcome the freshman class to Stevens, and hope that many of you will discover the advantages of fraternity life. Our chapter is a very strong one. Our brothers are united by a commitment to Sigma Nu Fraternity, our house, and each other. We participate in all GC functions, and field competitive teams in all GC sports. Sigma Phi Epsilon occupies two four-story buildings, 528 and 530 Hudson Street Brotherhood is an important word in fraternal living. At Sig Ep, we try to have a well-rounded house, with people excelling and taking an interest in many campus activities Sig Ep doesn't try to force one to turn out a particular way. Rather, emphasis is placed on the all around development of the individual. Stevens' first fraternity, the Gamma Chapter of Theta Xi, looks to its second century with the same kind of hard work and dedication that exists in all 97 nationwide chapters. The brothers of Theta Xi would like to extend a personal invitation to all too carefully examine us and decide if they would like to make Theta Xi Fraternity a part of their lives.
On Nov. 4, 1982, Stevens witnessed the emergence of its second sorority, Gamma Delta. As the sisterhood grew, we felt the need to expand, and expand we did. We are now a member of Delta Phi Epsilon National Sorority. The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon share a bond of friendship that cannot compare to anything else. We enjoy doing a lot of activities together; from taking trips into the city, to just playing on an GC sports team. There's always something to do and someone to do it with. We pride ourselves on the bond we share, a commitment that goes beyond all the hard work at Stevens. Omicron Pi was founded at Stevens Institute of Technology in the spring of 1987 by eight women who had been part of the Little Sister program of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. They saw the need to expand the fraternal system as it stood then, any organizing a group of independent women with unique goals and ideas that would benefit the campus in ways that were previously being addressed. In our eight years of existence, we've worked hard to prove that a local sorority could not only survive on this campus but also become and integral part of it. We've also shown unity with the other sororities and fraternities by holding offices in both the Greek Council and the Pan-Hellenic Association. We share a bond of "Friendship, Loyalty, and Love" that will last us a lifetime! In 1977, Zeta Omega was started as a local sorority. On February 28, 1982, Zeta Omega became part of the national Phi Sigma Sigma and had the privilege of becoming the first national sorority in the history of Stevens. Many of the sisters are active in a variety of organizations on campus, such as the Stute, Gear and Triangle, Women's Fencing, SGA, The Link, and the Honor Board. We firmly believe, as our National states, "The sorority does not form the individual, but the individual forms the sorority.”
Alpha Epsilon Delta is the pre-med honor society of Stevens. Those interested in pre-med, and who have good grades should contact the Student Government Association on how to become recognized by the organization. Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society, established a chapter on the Stevens campus in 1984. Membership is based on scholarship for students and on outstanding leadership in the field of electrical engineering for post-graduates. Juniors must be in the upper quarter and seniors in the upper third of their class to qualify for membership. Outstanding participation in extracurricular activities at Stevens is prerequisite to invitational membership in the Gear and Triangle society, unique to Stevens. Students in their fourth term or later who have vigorously taken part in extracurricular life are eligible for membership in the organization. Gear and Triangle recognizes similar enthusiasm in other students, in conjunction with the Dean's Office, by publishing the Dean's Activities Honors List. Elections are held late in the spring Khoda is Stevens' Senior Honor Society. Selection of members is invitational in the sixth and seventh terms and includes the leaders of all major campus activities. Even though its achievements include the organization of the Student Council, its work is primarily secret, and only the results are generally made known. Elections are held late in the spring term. Membership in the Society of Collegiate Journalists is accorded to students who have excelled or shown superior drive in student publications. The Society of Collegiate Journalists serves in an advisory capacity to the Student Government Association as well as to member publications Pi Tau Sigma is a National Honorary Mechanical Engineering Fraternity and is a member of the Association of Institute Honor Societies. The Stevens Phi Omicron Chapter was installed here in 1986. Induction into the Fraternity takes place each spring following a pledge program. Membership into the honorary Fraternity is based upon scholastic record and other qualities including leadership, trustworthiness, dependability, and industry departmental activities and to develop leadership qualities. Tau Beta Pi is a national engineering honor society. Its purpose is to honor those students of engineering and science who have distinguished themselves by outstanding scholarship and exemplary character. Each semester eligible juniors and seniors are voted upon by the current membership. Tau Beta Pi provides services to the Stevens community such as compiling, preparing and selling (for a minimal fee) past final examinations and answers. Theta Alpha Phi is an honorary dramatic fraternity founded in 1960. Stevens (New Jersey Alpha) was the first technical school of any kind to be granted a charter. Membership in TAP is achieved by accumulating points during the two-drama society shows produced each year, and is open to crewmembers as well as to actors and actresses. Watch for a show orientation weekend.
Brass Ensemble is a group of students who organized themselves to perform chamber music for special occasions. Stevens Choir requires no previous singing experience. The rehearsals are Monday and Thursday evenings, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The club, which is one of the finest groups in the collegiate field, is directed by Bruce Rogers, who also serves as arranger-in-residence. The material for the club is most diversified, ranging from classical to religious to the latest popular songs. The club performs throughout the Northeast, often going on overnight and weekend trips to sing joint concerts with other colleges. The Glee Club is composed of 60 to 70 men and women, from whom soloists and small vocal groups are selected. Jazz Ensemble, composed of 18 students, is open to all. The group rehearses Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Their library is one of the finest. It includes jazz of many styles from the music of the big-band era to the modern jazz now being developed by artists such as Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. The Ensemble gives concerts both on and off campus. Stevens Dramatic Society, established in 1910, is the oldest active student organization on campus. Theater was introduced to Stevens in 1890. The production of plays in the Stevens Theater is handled by students themselves. New members are always welcome to take part in acting roles, scenery design, set construction, lighting, sound, publicity or any of the other many tasks needed to keep SDS productions successful. In fact, some of the best shows were under student direction and every show has a student producer.
American Chemical Society (ACS) is a national professional society for chemists and chemical engineers. Membership in the Stevens Student Affiliate Chapter of the ACS is open to any undergraduate interested in chemistry or chemical engineering. Activities of the group include plant trips, luncheons, and workshops. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is comprised of the majority of the chemical engineering students at Stevens. Membership is open to everyone, and interested students are encouraged to join early. Activities include trips to a refinery and a chemical company each year, and a few guest speakers each semester. Their topics range from finding a summer job to new chemical processes. In addition to these, there is a sectional meeting each month with the AIChE at nearby restaurants, where members can meet people in the industry and listen to speakers on topical subjects. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is composed of undergraduates with a concentration in or an interest in civil engineering. The organization promotes civil engineering on campus, provides educational and social services for its members, and sponsors lectures and trips throughout the school year. The first chapter of ASCE held its organizational meeting on the Stevens campus. American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) is the national professional society for Engineering Management. Engineering Management is a multi disciplinary program that provides a blend of engineering and business subjects. Membership in the Stevens student organization is open to all undergraduates, of all disciplines. The ASEM helps prepare students for careers in engineering and technology management. The official ASEM publication is the Engineering Management Journal, which is available to all members. The student chapter hosts guest speakers each semester and helps the ASEM NJ/NY member chapter with their programs, which is also available to students. The Stevens Institute of Technology student ASEM chapter won the ASEM National Founders Day Award in 1990. As its major activity, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) sponsors tours and lectures touching on engineering topics of great diversity. Its purpose is the advancement of mechanical engineering as a profession and as a tool for the betterment of mankind. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) exists as a society dedicated to furthering the education of its members. Through its activities, such as plant tours and the sponsoring of technical forums, IEEE further fosters its role as a "link" between institutionalized education and industrialized expertise. National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) stimulates and develops student interest in the field of engineering and promotes the advancement of the black professional engineer within the individual engineering disciplines. Society of Automotive Engineers promotes the knowledge of automotive theory and repair and to give members the opportunity for first hand experience. The Stevens chapter of Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in 1988 with a mission to unite Hispanic students and address relevant issues and concerns. Our goals are to promote professional awareness by means of social and intellectual interaction, and encourage leadership and professionalism through workshops, mentoring, networking, and career conferences. We believe in developing our leadership skills as well as our minds. Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a professional, non-profit educational service organization of graduate engineers or those with equivalent engineering experience. One of SWE's goal is to introduce pre-college women to the opportunities open to them in the engineering profession. SWE encourages the women to attend workshops and seminars all over the United States as well as overseas. In the past, the society has had plant trips, barbecues, exciting fundraisers and a dinner cruise.
Publications and Media
Link is Stevens' annual yearbook. Produced by members of all classes, the Link presents a remembrance of institute life and serves as a record of our times. Seniors receive the book free of charge the September following graduation. Students with a wide variety of talents are invited to join the Link, especially those interested in photography, writing, layout design, and business. Red Shift is the official literary magazine of Stevens. Published once per semester, its pages contain all types of creative writing, from poetry and short stories to humor and satirical views of campus life. Submissions are taken from all students, regardless of previous writing experience, starting a few weeks into each semester. Students are also invited to become members of the staff that compiles the submissions. The Resume Booklet, established in 1934, is published annually by and for the current graduating class and graduate students. The purpose of this booklet is to introduce the senior class to industry. The Senior Booklet, as it uses to be called is unique to Stevens, for it used to contain the portrait and the resume of each senior. Now it is called a Resume Booklet and it only contains the resumes of all undergraduates and graduate students. In cooperation with the Office of Career Services, the booklet is distributed during the fall semester to more than 200 companies, most of who interview on campus during the fall and spring recruiting seasons. The Stute is the campus newspaper. Established in 1904, it is issued weekly and offers news, sports, features and editorials relating to campus life. It is entirely run by the students to gain experience in organization and management. The paper is assembled on Wednesday afternoon on the second floor of Jacobus Student Union with free pizza and soda available. All interested students are invited to work on the Stute. WCPR is the official radio station of Stevens Institute of Technology, and is operated by and for members of the Stevens community. WCPR is located in the basement of the Jacobus Student Union, and is currently broadcasting on 740 AM via carrier current. Programming is free format, and requests are accepted and encouraged. WCPR possesses a quite comprehensive library of several thousand record albums, and a rapidly expanding CD collection. The radio station also uses a mobile unit to provide camps organizations with music; DJing various events around the campus. WCPR offers excellent opportunities for students to learn and gain experience in fields such as radio announcing, electronic engineering, public relations, business management, and advertising.
Student Government Association Committees
The SGA Financial Committee is responsible for collecting money from events partially or fully sponsored by SGA. The financial committee is also responsible for making sure money allotted by SGA to student organizations is used for the purpose for which it was given. In addition, the SGA Financial Committee reports to SGA on how well an event did by taking various factors into consideration. Finally, and most importantly, the committee attempts to help SGA and student organizations in finding more financially feasible and efficient ways to host various events. SGA Movies is one of the most popular committees of the Student Government Association. At 8:00pm on Saturday, Sundays and 9:00pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, recent blockbuster hits from the movie theaters are shown in Burchard Auditorium. Snacks and soda are also sold. The largest committee headed by the Student Government Association is the SGA Entertainment Committee. The Entertainment Chairperson and his/her committee are in charge of the social events for all of campus.
Anime Club encourages and promotes the viewing of anime or jap animation, the collection of such materials, the collection and reading of magna, and the promotion of Japanese language and culture as it pertains to anime, magna, and related materials. The main aim of the Philosophy Club is to present speakers who are well known in their fields to speak on their specialties. These talks are normally scheduled to last about 30 minutes and are followed by a discussion/question period. The topics discussed cover a wide range of interests from social ethics, to the responsibilities of technology to society, to the aesthetics of mathematics. Through these talks and discussions the club hopes to provide students with a wider perspective of life, as well as an opportunity for students to meet the lecturers on an informal basis. Photography Club offers an opportunity for all photographers, beginners and experts, to improve their photographic abilities. A well-stocked darkroom, including a new color system and a variety of camera equipment is available to every member. At the end of each semester, all members can show off their work through an exhibition held at the Wesley J. Howe Center. Stevens against Violations of the Environment (SAVE) is comprised of environmentally aware students who sponsor clean-ups in local communities, recycling, and raise awareness about environmental issues.
New clubs and activities are constantly being formed and organized. If you require additional information on a new club not described here, contact your SGA representative or the office of the Dean of Student Life. Remember, any club that is "on the books," but inactive may be revitalized by new students who are interested enough to take the initiative.
Stevens sponsors 26 varsity sports and competes at the National Collegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA) Division III level as part of the Empire 8 Athletic Conference along with Alfred University, Elmira College, Hartwick College, Ithaca College, Nazareth College, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, and Utica College. Stevens is also an affiliate of the Centennial Conference (wrestling), North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (men’s volleyball), Eastern Women’s Fencing Conference (women’s fencing), Middle Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association (men’s fencing), and Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (equestrian). In 2008, Stevens received the prestigious Jostens Institution of the Year award from the Eastern College Athletic Conference. This award recognized the Institute’s remarkable success both academically and athletically.
Stevens is a major part of one of the most rapidly changing cities in New Jersey Hoboken. Only a mile square, Hoboken is a diverse community that for more than a decade has been undergoing a renaissance. Once a waterfront town like the one described in "On the Waterfront" (filmed, incidentally, in Hoboken), it is changing to accommodate a new population of young, urban professionals attracted by the century-old brownstones, community feeling, and proximity to Manhattan. It isn't necessary to go across the Hudson for fun (although most Hobokenites frequent the Big Apple). Take a stroll through Hoboken and just explore. For history, visit NJ Transit's Hoboken Terminal on Hudson Place, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or visit Elysian Park, between 10th and 11th Streets and Hudson Street, or visit the site of the first demonstration of a steam railroad in the United States at 56 Newark Street at Hudson Street.
Other Hoboken streets have some of the most beautiful architecture around. From the estates on Castle Point Terrace built to overlook the Hudson to the brownstones on Bloomfield Street to the "A" Building and Gatehouse on the Stevens campus, you're sure to find something to intrigue you. The True Origin of Baseball on June 19, 1846, at Elysian Fields, on a peaceful meadow nestled beside the banks of the Hudson River in Hoboken, two teams - the Knickerbockers and the New York Club at Elysian Fields, met to play a new and radical form of various bat-and-ball games that were popular at the time and, there gave birth to America's national pastime. Why did the Knickerbockers Baseball Club of New York pick Hoboken as its home field for the four years of its existence? Probably because the New York team was quick to see that development had taken all the available playing sites from Manhattan. So they got on a ferry and headed for Hoboken. The Knickerbockers Club became the model upon which all the other early clubs were organized. So dominant was the Knickerbockers Club during the 1840's and 1850's, that they transformed Elysian Fields into the first great center of baseball activity in the United States.
TITLE IX COMPLIANCE
Stevens Institute of Technology stands committed to the principle of equality of opportunity in employment and education. It is the policy of Stevens Institute of Technology not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, handicap 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 may be directed to Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at Stevens who is Dr. Kristie Damell, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Student Life. Dr. Kristie Damell's office is located on the 10th floor of the Howe Center. He can be reached at 201.216.5679 or at email@example.com or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington D.C. 20202. or to the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington D.C. 20202. The Institute is in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all other applicable federal and state laws and regulations relating to non-discrimination and affirmative action.
Stevens is also in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended, and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jodi Streich.
Stevens Institute of Technology complies with the Family, Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (the Buckley Amendment), which was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records, to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccuracies and to limit disclosures of information from the records. Complete information regarding student’s rights, responsibilities of the Institute, copies of the Act and rules and regulations for the compliance with the Act may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar (201-216-5210).
Stevens Institute of Technology endorses and adheres to New Jersey Statutes 2C:10-3 et. seq., establishing "hazing" as a disorderly persons offense and "aggravated hazing" as a crime of the fourth degree. Both offenses are punishable by imprisonment and/or fine under New Jersey Complied and written by the Office for Student Life Stevens Institute of Technology does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, liability for service in the armed forces or status as a Vietnam-era veteran.