Steven C. Sweat
Area Director, Baker House
It’s great to be an MIT Engineer! Steven C. Sweat, M.Ed. is the residential life area director for Baker House since October 2018. Steven was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, and comes to MIT from Miami, Florida, where he worked with residential student leadership at Florida International University. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Clemson University and a master's degree in student personnel in higher education from the University of Florida. Steven has plans to continue his education by pursuing doctoral work in higher education and student affairs practice. Steven worked as a resident assistant at Clemson University for 3 years, a graduate hall director at the University of Florida, a residence life coordinator at Towson University, and an assistant director of residential life at Florida International University. Steven considers himself a “reslifer,” and has a goal to become a director of residential life in the distant future to further enhance the amazing work of residential education within college student affairs.
Steven’s passions lie within student leadership development and diversity education. Steven engaged in numerous leadership positions and educational experiences over the years: honors undergraduate research, residence hall government, diversity and inclusion educator, Safe Zone Ally training facilitator, elected officer of three different student organizations, elected officer of two professional associations, student group advising, regional conference presentation, retreat facilitation, and student leadership consultations, just to name a few. Steven is interested in music, plays the violin, is a budding foodie, enjoys traveling, loves Anime, and is very much an aficionado of cartoons. Steven is also an ENFJ (Myers-Briggs); Blue/Gold (True Colors); and is “WOO, Communication, Includer, Maximizer, Positivity (StrengthsQuest).” (Basically, all about relationships and being there for others.)