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The Calendar to Promote Diversity and Inclusion at Stony Brook University will promote inclusive communities by raising awareness around a diverse set of identities and issues, while striving to maintain a socially just environment for students, staff, and faculty. The Calendar will focus on programming efforts and community participation and engagement to ensure that every group is being heard, validated, represented, and supported.

Each month is devoted to recognizing and honoring the culture, traditions, contributions, and struggles of identity groups that have historically experienced oppression.

Browse through our website to see the various ways Stony Brook has celebrated diversity, and to learn how you can, too!



Contact the Residential Programs Diversity and Inclusion Committee!

News and Events

“Germs, Genocides, and America’s Indigenous Peoples” a lecture by Paul Kelton in honor of Native American Heritage Month


Join scholar of Native American History, Dr. Paul Kelton, as he discusses the language used in discussions of genocide. Dr. Kelton will tackle the reactionary refrain that cites germs as reason enough to let colonizers off the hook for committing the worst of crimes against humanity. For more information click here.


  June 22, 2016: President Stanley has announced that the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (ODAA) will be renamed the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE). The OIDE will work with West Campus Human Resource Services, University Hospital Human Resources, Long Island State Veterans Home Human Resources, and office of Student Affairs to address issues related to disabilities and accommodations. For more information, visit the OIDE website.

Furthermore, the Director of the OIDE and Title IX Coordinator, Marjorlie Leonard, will also assume the role of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator.

Check out events happening on or near campus this month in our Current Calendar.


Veterans Week


  Jay Levenson

Jay Levenson organized a display of Native American artifacts and artwork in the Melville Library.

Stony Brook celebrates  Native American Heritage Month  throughout November with a variety of events and performances, but acknowledgement of the history and issues surrounding indigenous peoples is a year-round commitment on campus.

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