It is the mission of the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action to uphold and reaffirm the University’s position and commitment to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and the creation of an inclusive campus climate. This mission can be accomplished by:
The Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action is the primary advocate for multiculturalism and diversity at the University. Our clients are derived from all areas of the University, representing world renowned faculty; administrative and support staff; undergraduate and graduate students; their parents; and community-based organizations. It is vital to the success of the University that we provide a positive, supportive, respectful, caring and customer-oriented environment for all who contact the Office.
The major responsibilities of the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action are to:
Statement of the University Non-Discrimination Policy:
Consistent with federal and state guidelines, Stony Brook University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veterans' status in its educational programs or employment. If you are a student or an employee of Stony Brook University and you consider yourself to be a target of discrimination or harassment, you may file a complaint in writing with the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action. If you choose to file a complaint within the University, you do not lose your right to file with an outside enforcement agency such as the State Division of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the Office of Civil Rights.
The University Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator is Christina Vargas Law, Director of the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action at Stony Brook University.