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The Stony Brook University as a community and as a public institution of higher learning is committed to promoting the highest quality research and creative activity. In meeting this commitment, the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action and encourages that all members to make themselves aware of our policies and procedures.

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P 102R

Notices In University Publications:
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Dated: December 5th, 1995

Issued by: Office of the President
Replaces: Policy P7 (in part), September, 1979
Approved: September, 1979
Revised: March, 2009

The University requires Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity notices in all University publications for external distribution. All pamphlets, fliers, print and electronic advertising and the like should state:
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY/SUNY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER.
This document is available in alternative format upon request. Contact (Insert Phone Number)

The following longer statement should appear in all catalogues, bulletins and other more substantial publications:
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. For additional information go to: http:www.stonybrook.edu/diversity/complaint.html

Photographs in various University publications should feature ethnic, gender, ability, age and other forms of diversity. Copy for publications should include the accomplishments of diverse populations and appear appropriately distributed throughout the publication wherever relevant or possible.

The Director of Diversity and Affirmative Action conducts regular reviews of publications, advertising, promotional materials and the like to ensure compliance.

All publications for external distribution must be registered with the Office of University Communications prior to printing. Print advertising, video and radio scripts, must also be registered with the Communications Office.

INQUIRIES / REQUEST

Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action
Room 201, Administration Building
(631) 632-6280
ODAA@stonybrook.edu
http://www.stonybrook.edu/diversity

Office of University Communications
Room 138 Administration
(631) 632-6335

Office of Disability Support Services
128 Educational Communications Center
(631) 632-6748

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P 105

Notices In University Publications:
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Updated: October, 2015

Issued by: Office of the President
Replaces: Policy P7 (in part), September, 1979
Approved: September, 1979
Revised: October, 2015

This policy has been written in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Division of Human Rights Law of New York State, SUNY Policy 6502: Equal Opportunity, Employment and Fair Treatment in the State of New York and the SUNY Research Foundation Policy on Equal Employment Opportunity. Stony Brook University has a longstanding commitment to equal employment and educational opportunity, and environments that ensure that everyone in the Stony Brook University community is treated with respect, dignity, fairness, and equity. The Stony Brook University community includes, but is not limited to employees, students, visitors, guests, contractors, and vendors associated with the institution.

Stony Brook University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, criminal convictions, domestic violence victim status, and/or military status in the administration of its policies, programs, activities, or other Stony Brook University administered programs or employment, and includes the terms, conditions, and privileges of employment and/or access for students, faculty, and staff. Stony Brook University’s non-discrimination policy affects all employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, benefits, compensation, training, educational opportunities, discipline, daily responsibilities and terminations.

Retaliation against an employee, student or any witness who participates in any University investigation is prohibited. Retaliation is also prohibited against any individual who files a discrimination complaint under Title IX or participates in a complaint investigation in any way. Any substantiated act of retaliation may result in sanctions or other disciplinary action as covered by Labor Management processes, collective bargaining agreements, and/or applicable University policies.

Affirmative action requires that the university take specific actions and make special efforts to recruit, employ, and promote qualified members of formerly excluded or clearly underrepresented groups. To further ensure the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action with respect to employment and education, the University endeavors to increase the availability of opportunities for students, staff, and faculty from groups that have been previously excluded or underrepresented. Students or employees having disabilities that require reasonable accommodations or auxiliary aids may be accommodated through the Office of the ADA Coordinator.

INQUIRIES / REQUEST

Disability and Support Services / ADA Coordinator
Room 128 ECC Building
(631) 632-6748
DSS@stonybrook.edu

Office of Diversity & Affirmative Action
Room 201, Administration Building
(631) 632-6280
ODAA@stonybrook.edu

Title IX Coordinator
Marjolie Leonard
(631) 632-6280
ODAA@stonybrook.edu

University Ombudsman Office
141 Psychology B Building
(631) 632-9200

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P 106

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Issued by: Office of the President
Approved: September, 1979
Updated: October, 2015

Stony Brook University is committed to creating and maintaining workplace, educational, and recreational environments that are safe and accessible, and free of all forms of discrimination, discriminatory harassment and sexual harassment, including non-consensual sexual contact, sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Such behavior is prohibited and violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

  1. Sexual Harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical or communicative (verbal, non-verbal and electronic) conduct of an abusive sexual nature which constitutes harassment when such conduct interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or academic environment.
  2. The University is responsible for and fully committed to the prevention and elimination of sexual harassment. All members of the campus community are responsible for fostering an atmosphere that promotes equity, civility, caring, responsibility, accountability, and respect.
  3. The University does not tolerate sexual harassment and treats it as a form of misconduct, which is handled in accordance with the University’s discrimination complaint procedure. Sanctions enforced against individuals engaged in such behavior will follow Labor Management process and procedures, and/or applicable University policies.
  4. Retaliation against an employee, student or any witness who participates in any University investigation is prohibited. Retaliation is also prohibited against any individual who files a sex discrimination complaint under Title IX or participates in a complaint investigation in any way. Any substantiated act of retaliation may result in sanctions or other disciplinary action as covered by Labor Management processes, collective bargaining agreements, and/or applicable University policies.

Office of Diversity & Affirmative Action
Room 201, Administration Building
(631) 632-6280
ODAA@stonybrook.edu

Title IX Coordinator
Marjolie Leonard
(631) 632-6280
ODAA@stonybrook.edu

Employee and Labor Relations
Stony Brook University West Campus Room 291, Administration Building
(631) 632-6140

Stony Brook Medicine
HSC Level 3, Room 040
(631) 444-3780

Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH)
(631) 444-8617

Office of University Community Standrads
Room 347, Administration Building
(631) 632-6705
communitystandards@stonybrook.edu

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P 208

POLICY ON RELATIONSHIPS

Issued by: Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action
Replaces: March, 2008
Approved: April, 2015

POLICY STATEMENT
Stony Brook University is committed to providing a learning and working environment that is guided by mutual respect, trust, professionalism, and ethics. With this in mind, it is in the best interests of our community to provide a clear statement about the prohibition of romantic and/or sexual relationships where an apparent or inherent power imbalance exists between the parties.

POLICY
It is the policy of Stony Brook University that employees in supervisory or instructional positions shall not engage in or pursue a romantic and/or sexual relationships with any subordinates, including but not limited to, trainees, interns, students, or others within their sphere of influence. Examples of such prohibited relationships might include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervisor and direct or indirect subordinate
  • Employee/faculty member and student within the employee/faculty member's sphere of influence
  • Faculty/instructor and resident/medical/dental student within the employee/faculty member's sphere of influence
  • Advisor/mentor and student/intern
  • Professional staff member of Campus Residences and Resident Assistant (RA) or residential student
  • Coaching staff and student-athlete

COMPLIANCE

An administrative head of a department, program or unit who obtains information that would lead a reasonable person to believe that such a relationship exists, as identified above, should report the behavior to the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action.

INQUIRIES / REQUESTS

Office of Diversity & Affirmative Action
Room 201, Administration Building
(631) 632-6280

Human Resource Services
Room 390, Administration Building
(631) 632-6161

Human Resource Services (Hospital)
3 Technology Drive, Suite 100
(631) 444-4700

Employee and Labor Relations
Room 291A, Administration Building
(631) 632-6140

Employee and Labor Relations (Hospital)
HSC Level 3, Room 040
(631) 444-3780

Long Island State Veterans Home
100 Patriots Road
(631) 444-8617

RELATED POLICIES

P105: http://www.stonybrook.edu/policy/policies.shtml?ID=105
P106: http://www.stonybrook.edu/policy/policies.shtml?ID=106
P209: http://www.stonybrook.edu/policy/policies.shtml?ID=209
P508: http://www.stonybrook.edu/policy/policies.shtml?ID=508

SUNY at Stony Brook Graduate School Policies and Procedures University Senate Policy: "Minimal Instructional Responsibilities" USB Graduate Bulletin USB Foreign Students Handbook

Office of the Provost: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/provost/

Public Officers Law ' 73 (5): http://www.nyintegrity.org/law/ethc/POL73.html

Commission on Public Integrity: http://www.nyintegrity.org/law/ethics.html

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