Workplace Visitor Guidelines

Stony Brook University values family life and has worked to develop employment policies and benefits that are supportive of families. While the University seeks to focus on providing an environment open to work and family issues, it also believes that the activities of the workplace should be aimed at accomplishing the work of the University.

Further, the University believes that the frequent or extended presence of visitors in the workplace during work hours generally is inappropriate for several reasons: risk of harm to the visitor, the potential liability to the University, and decreased employee productivity.

Consequently, the University does not permit the frequent or extended presence of visitors (friends, family members including minor children), in the workplace. The University fully recognizes that unique circumstances may arise that could necessitate an exception, by approval only, to these guidelines. When such emergency or unique situations arise the employee and his/her supervisor, in consultation with the Office of Human Resources, shall, if possible, develop a unique emergency plan that will temporarily resolve the situation with as little disruption as possible. In the absence of such a plan, extended presence of visitors in the workplace is not allowed.

These guidelines do not apply to family members and friends on campus to attend classes, cultural or sporting events or other authorized use of campus facilities.

Employees and supervisors are expected to adhere to these guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resource Services.

  • West Campus and HSC: (631) 632-6151
  • Medical Center: (631) 444-4754
  • LISVH: (631) 444-8617

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