The Stony Brook Council serves as an oversight and advisory body to the campus and to Stony Brook’s president and senior officers. In accordance with New York State Education Law, The Council comprises ten members; nine who are appointed to seven-year terms by the governor of the State of New York, and one student member elected in alternating years from among the campus’ undergraduate and graduate students.

The chair of the Stony Brook Council is Kevin Law.

A more detailed description of the roles and responsibilities of the Council can be found in New York State Education Law, Section 356.