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Areas of Responsibility
Frequently Asked Questions

Areas of Responsibility

Office of the President
The Office of the President is responsible for all matters related to the lease, security, and operation of the location, including administrative office spaces and the conference rooms, all meetings related to the Stony Brook Council and other governing boards, the Office of the President, and other administrative or non-profit groups associated with Stony Brook University. In addition, the Office of the President directs administrative personnel at the site, the rental and purchase of equipment and supplies for the administrative areas, and the general marketing of Stony Brook Manhattan.

Office of the Provost
The Office of the Provost oversees everything in relation to the academic offerings and usage of Stony Brook Manhattan, including the selection and approval of all classes, the development of new academic programs for the location, the marketing of Stony Brook Manhattan classes and programs, Financial Aid and Admissions, Enrollment, Stony Brook Manhattan Web site content, use of space for academic conferences and other academic-related special events (lectures, meetings, workshops), and the approval of any equipment necessary for instruction.

University Advancement Office
The Advancement Office oversees use of the administrative areas for fundraising purposes, including all alumni events, meetings of the Stony Brook Foundation and Stony Brook University friends and affinity groups, networking events, and special events. Linda Merians, Director of Corporate and Foundation Affairs, will coordinate the creation of non-credit mini-courses, lectures, and special events for cultivation and other purposes (ext. 2-4418).

Administrative Staff at Stony Brook Manhattan
The staff at Stony Brook Manhattan is responsible for daily operations. This includes scheduling, assignment of appropriate rooms, and when requested, any special setup of the classrooms, conference rooms, and administrative offices; giving tours of the facility and the marketing of Stony Brook Manhattan in conjunction with the President’s and the Provost’s Offices; helping Stony Brook University departments and programs to plan special events, including providing information about transportation, local caterers, restaurants, and hotels; distributing appropriate security access cards to students, faculty, and staff; ordering supplies for administrative use; hiring security guards; and maintaining an adequate supply of admissions information and material.

Address: 387 Park Avenue South, Third Floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646) 472-2000 (from Stony Brook Campus, 2-2000)
Fax: (646) 472-2090
Entrance to Administrative Office: 387 Park Avenue South, 3rd Floor
Entrance to Classroom Facility: 101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor

Faculty’s Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What’s the procedure for teaching a course at Stony Brook Manhattan? How do I get notice of my course posted on the Stony Brook Manhattan Web page?

A. After receiving the appropriate departmental authorization, and authorization from the dean of the appropriate college, contact Brent Lindquist, Associate Provost, Stony Brook University, at 632-7012.

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Q. With whom should I speak about developing an academic program for Stony Brook Manhattan?

A. Call Brent Lindquist, Associate Provost, Stony Brook University, at 632-7012.

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Q. Can my program/department reserve use of the classrooms, the reception area, or one of the conference rooms in the administrative area for an academic meeting or conference?

A. Contact Scott Sullivan for scheduling information at 632-2000.

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Q. Can my program/department have a special event in the reception area for our alumni? Who can help organize a special event, lecture, or meeting aimed at the general public and/or a specific constituency?

A. Call the advancement officer in your unit or Scott Sullivan at 632-2000.

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Q. Who will give me a security access card to Stony Brook Manhattan? Who gives me a faculty locker and combination? Can I use a desk in the Faculty Office?

A. Call Scott Sullivan at 632-2000.

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Q. What entrance can I use to access the classroom spaces? Where’s the entrance to the administrative area?

A. Students and faculty should use the entrance at 101 East 27th Street and proceed to the third floor. The entrance to the administrative area is at 387 Park Avenue South.

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Q. How much does it cost to use the classroom spaces for Stony Brook University classes? Does my department or program have to pay a fee to use one of the conference rooms or the reception area for a special event?

A. No rental fees will be charged for the use of classrooms and other rooms for special events, alumni gatherings, lectures, or meetings. Departments and programs are expected to pay for all other expenses, such as catering, invitations, etc.

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Q. How do I arrange for caterers or find out general information for a department event at Stony Brook Manhattan?

A. Call Scott Sullivan at 632-2000.

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Q. Can I reserve a conference room or classroom for the use of a non-profit organization separate and distinct from Stony Brook University?

A. The Stony Brook Manhattan facility is reserved for Stony Brook classes, meetings, and Stony Brook-related events.

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Q. When is Stony Brook Manhattan open?

A. The classroom facility is available for use seven days a week for day and evening classes. Stony Brook University is required to hire security guards for all scheduled classes. The administrative offices are open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and evenings when necessary.

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