The Stevens Student Center opened in 2000 and was named in honor of Al and Joanna Stevens of Moorestown, New Jersey, for their significant contributions to the University. Al began service on the Board of Trustees in 1986 and has served as its chairman, vice chairman, and on its executive, development, and business committees. They were named Honorary Alumni of the Year in 1995 by the Alumni Association. The 150,000-square-foot building houses food services, the bookstore, event rooms, classrooms, computer labs, the post office, a game room, the student radio station, theatre, student government offices, admissions, financial aid, the office of the registrar, and the student life division.
The DeVries Theater in the Stevens Student Center is part of a complex which includes a 400-seat theatre, as well as a movement studio, makeup suite, scene design lab, scene shop, offices, and dressing rooms. It is named for James DeVries, a member of Cedarville’s board of trustees from 1997 to 2013. DeVries, a recognized business leader in the medical industry, holds more than 70 patents for his work in the bioengineering field. He has also pursued his interests in sculpture and has completed a number of works commissioned for colleges, including several on the campus of Cedarville University.