THE FIVE YEAR GOAL
Stony Brook will offer students an exciting and supportive campus environment. In the past five years, campus life at Stony Brook has improved very noticeably, due to the opening of the Student Activities Center, entry into Division I athletics, and many new initiatives to build community spirit. Several large construction projects under way or in the planning stage will continue this trend. New centers, such as a Wo/Men's Center and an International Student Center, will further enhance campus life and bring different parts of the University community together in shared activities. Planning will also address the facilities needs of commuter and evening students and the increased space needs of existing services, including the Disabled Student Office and the Career Center.
Cluster weekend events, arranging several prominent events on the same weekend, to encourage students to stay on campus. (5.2, Vice President for Student Affairs)
New high-attendance weekend programs were organized in 2002-03 by Student Activities staff and the Student Activity Fee Interim Planning Committee. The opening of the stadium offered students a new reason to stay on campus on weekends, and games were coupled with such as the "Block Party/Pep Rally," which attracted over 1,000 students on the night of the first home football game. Other prominent events contributing to clustered weekend activities included Homecoming, Asian Night, the Latin American Student Organization Copacabana, the Latin Block Party, the Ultimate Spring Blast, Black Womyn's Weekend, Intra Fraternity and Sorority Council (IFSC) Week, China and Korean Nights, Philippine United Student Organization (PUSO) Fest, and Webster Hall (a Manhattan Night Club night at Stony Brook). The opening of Phase II of the Student Activities Center provided two new large, attractive event venues.
To facilitate private discussions with students, provide all RAs with private rooms or at least access to a private place when needed. (5.4, Vice President for Student Affairs)
Resident Assistants are housed in single rooms whenever possible, but the high demand for housing requires some to share. RAs with roommates receive training to prepare them for situations requiring privacy, and they have access to locations that offer privacy such as a college office or lounge.
Provide additional vending machines that accept the Meal Card. (5.4, Vice President for Administration)
A pilot program providing vending machines that will accept the meal plan
was launched in two resident dining locations. If successful, they will be
installed campuswide in fall 2003.
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