Home Sweet Hoboken
Stevens students experience giving back to the community from day one.
Incoming first-year students get acquainted with their adopted city of Hoboken through a day of service as part of New Student Orientation.
They carry this ethos throughout the school year, participating in a variety of service activities organized by student groups and clubs, fraternities and sororities, and societies.
Through the Duckling Program, student-athletes lead citizenship and sportsmanship lessons, along with STEM projects, for local middle schoolers.
During times of emergency, Stevens students are on the front lines providing assistance. In the days after Hurricane Sandy, more than 300 students gave 2,000 volunteer hours helping to evacuate Hoboken residents, identify victims who needed emergency attention and deliver essential supplies.
Service culture abounds on campus in other ways.
University organizations — for example, the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) — host innovative activities for K-12 students and teachers in areas such as engineering design, robotics, green infrastructure, renewable energy, mathematics, and much more. Innovative programs like Stevens ACES (Accessing Careers in Engineering and Science) offer scholarships to high school students in underserved communities so that they can gain an immersive pre-college experience at Stevens.
Campus events welcoming the Hoboken community include the President’s Distinguished Lecture Series, the OnStage at Stevens performing arts series and the Annual Innovation Expo.
Additionally, community service and outreach include volunteer programs like Take Back the Night, St. Mary’s Mental Health Center’s holiday gift drive, the StevensTHON for Children’s Specialized Hospital, and involvement at non-profit and cultural events.