Browsing: LGBTQ*

Lee Bitsóí, EdM, EdD, joined Stony Brook University as our first Chief Diversity Officer on July 28, 2017. Dr. Bitsóí, proud member of the Navajo Nation, arrives with a distinguished background of more than 20 years in academia, working in leadership roles related to student diversity and recruitment at Harvard, Dartmouth, and most recently, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. As he continues his dedicated career at Stony Brook, Dr. Bitsóí shared his thoughts about the importance of diversity in education, and his plans to further enhance the equity, inclusivity and diversity of our campus community. As Stony Brook’s first…

Diversity and inclusion were the themes on June 25 for the 48th Annual New York City LGBTQ Pride March, and Stony Brook representation was in full force for the festivities.     This was the second Pride March in which Stony Brook participated as members of the SUNY contingency, showing the University’s commitment to continue building a community where all are welcome. For the second consecutive year, Stony Brook was ranked among the 50 BEST Colleges for LGBTQ Students by College Choice.  Almost 130 members of the SBU community participated in the festivities, including 73 Stony Brook Marching band members that led…

Stony Brook University once again made the College Choice 50 Best LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities list. The ranking highlights universities like Stony Brook that have a strong history of creating quality programming for the LGBTQ community and committing time and resources to equipping students, faculty and staff with tools that encourage education, support, safety and inclusion campus wide. Stony Brook’s LGBTQ* Services staff provides meaningful programs to help students thrive and to ensure inclusion in every aspect of the University. In addition to these services, the University also has many all-gender restrooms on campus, gender-inclusive housing options, the soon-to-come LGBTQ* Center and…

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Anna M. Kłonkowska will present “I don’t have to be more masculine… to be one of them” as part of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities (CSMM) Seminar Series on Monday, February 27, at 4 pm in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Room N405. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please register today. Her talk is a comparison of conceptualizations of masculinity between transgender men in Poland and the United States. It is based on a qualitative research project that compared the attitudes of transgender men in Poland and the…

Stony Brook University will observe World AIDS Day, December 1, with a roster of events offering HIV resource information for the campus community, as well as no-cost, confidential HIV testing and support for students. World AIDS Day is an annual opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and raise awareness about the pandemic. More than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the gravest global public health crises in history.   The day’s events are listed below. Campus HIV Testing – 12:00 noon – 7:00…

“The Queer Sphere.” That’s what members of Stony Brook’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance (LGBTA), a student organization, have lovingly named their new office space on the third floor of the Student Activity Center (SAC). The idea for the name is a spinoff from their old office’s nickname, the “Queer Cube.” While their new office isn’t a sphere in the physical sense (it’s even more cube-like than the original), it’s a welcome sphere of acceptance and positivity on Stony Brook’s campus. “I feel like it’s a place where I can go when I don’t have anything to do and meet my friends here…

More than 90 members of the Stony Brook University community, including students, alumni, faculty and staff, marched together on June 26 as part of the SUNY contingency to celebrate the LGBTQ community and express solidarity for the victims in Orlando. The SUNY float had more than 300 representatives from many SUNY institutions that marched to the rhythm of the Stony Brook Marching Band. The Band played popular songs that tied in the theme of inclusion and acceptance — “We R Who We R” by Ke$ha and “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga — and the Color Guard featured flags in…

Stony Brook University made the 50 Best LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities 2016 list. The ranking was compiled by College Choice, an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The ranking highlights universities like Stony Brook that have a strong history of creating quality programming for the LGBTQ community and committing time and resources to equipping students, faculty and staff with tools that encourage education, support, safety and inclusion campus wide. Stony Brook’s LGBTQ* Services has a committed staff that provides meaningful programs to help students thrive and to ensure inclusion in every aspect…

Reflecting Stony Brook’s commitment to diversity and social justice, the Student Activities Center became a pop-up city of LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and allies for the Northeast LGBT College Conference during the first weekend in April. Schools from all over the Northeast region visited campus for a weekend of workshops, speakers, performances, networking and celebration. The conference officially kicked off Friday, April 1,  with an opening plenary that began with a warm welcome from Dr. Timothy Ecklund, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and Cheryl Chambers, Associate Dean and Director of Multicultural Affairs. During the plenary session, poets Regie…