Letter: Limiting Enrollment No Solution to Student Housing Issues


To suggest that Stony Brook should limit its enrollment to address off-campus housing concerns misses the mark, Stony Brook’s Vice President for External Relations Elaine Crosson said in an August 13 letter to the editor of Newsday.

Writing in response to an August 2 editorial, Crosson cited  progress made by the Town of Brookhaven and Stony Brook University in a joint effort to help keep students safe and neighbors confident that the town’s housing code is enforced.

Stony Brook’s off-campus housing numbers are in line with and mostly better than those of the other three university centers in the State University of New York system, Crosson pointed out, adding that SBU has the highest number of on-campus beds in the SUNY system.

“So rather than limiting enrollment, the public discourse must be about obtaining the right mix of on- and off-campus housing,” Crosson wrote.

Read the complete letter here.



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