In order to respond effectively to emergency situations, Stony Brook University's Emergency Management Office maintains an Emergency Management Plan and has created an Emergency Operations Center and an Emergency Management Team. The team is trained to evaluate and respond to major emergency situations using the Incident Command System, ensuring effective management of the people, organizations, and resources on campus.
SB Alert is an emergency notification system that alerts the campus community about major emergencies, immediate threats or other emergency situations. The system can send a message to any device you select. Every student and employee should sign up.
SB Guardian is frequently referred to as a "personal blue light phone" in your pocket. The system can provide a one-touch call to notify University Police. It also offers a precautionary timer that alerts police if a traveling user does not reach a campus destination by a given time.
If you become aware of a possible emergency situation, please call University Police at 333 from any campus phone, or dial (631) 632-3333 using a cell phone (for campus emergencies).
For more information, contact the Emergency Management Office at (631) 632-3046.
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Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Education Services at the Center for Prevention and Outreach offers a wide range of services to address student concerns about alcohol and other substances. To help students make healthy choices and avoid the negative consequences of alcohol and drug use, we provide students with comprehensive educational and clinical services.
Toxic drinking is an epidemic on campuses all across America. It means consuming so much alcohol the drinker passes out. But while "sleeping it off," the victim may be quietly dying.
The Red Watch Band movement is designed to end alcohol overdose deaths by teaching students how to handle alcohol emergencies and summon professional help.
To find out more about our programs please contact us:
310 Student Activities Center
CAPS offers free, confidential mental health services to students. Services include short-term individual therapy, couples therapy, group counseling, mindfulness meditation, medication management and crisis intervention. CAPS also provides consultations and presentations to students, faculty, staff and community members. CAPS strives to offer services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential assessment and referral services to employees, family members and retirees. While not counseling, EAP staff can help with personal, family or work problems that may negatively affect job performance.
Know the Signs of emotional distress
If your friend is showing signs of emotional distress, encourage them to get connected with a professional who can help. If you walk them over to CAPS, you are helping them take the first step and you will know they have been seen by a counselor.
If you or someone else is experiencing an emergency during non-business hours, call UPD (631-632-3333) or 911 for immediate assistance. Mental health emergencies are life-threatening situations that may include imminent danger of harming oneself or others, or behavior that suggests people cannot keep themselves safe.
Location: Student Health Service (second floor)
Phone: (631) 632-6720
Hours (Spring and Fall):
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
After hours, call (631) 632-6720 to speak to a counselor. Available 24/7.
Location: Health Sciences Center Office, Level 3, Room 3-040F
Phone: (631) 444-7760
Hours by appointment only
If you are the victim of sexual violence, you are not alone. Sexual violence happens to people of all genders and sexual orientations. Your safety is our primary concern. The following are suggested steps to take after an incident.
Be Safe. If you are in immediate danger contact University Police at 333 from a campus phone or 631-632-3333 from a non-campus phone. If you are you are not on campus, contact 911 for your local police.
Go to a safe place and seek immediate support from a trusted friend, family member or university staff member.
Get Medical Help as soon as possible.
Within 96 hours (4 days) of the incident, you may walk into the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Center at Stony Brook University Hospital and request a free medical and forensic exam. The nurse is trained to obtain evidence should you decide to report the incident to police and/or press charges. You are provided an emergency room companion and crisis counseling begins immediately.
Recommendations are to NOT bathe, change clothes, eat or use the bathroom immediately after an assault as doing so could destroy evidence. But even if you have already taken any of these actions you can still access SANE services for 96 hours after the incident.
SANE services is open to all genders at no cost, your parents will not be notified, and you will not be required to make a police report.
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the SANE exam, contact the Survivor Advocate and Prevention Specialist at (631) 457-9981.
Student Health Service at Stony Brook University.
If 96 hours (4 days) have passed since the incident, you may obtain confidential medical care on campus at the Student Health Service located next to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium parking.
Get Confidential Emotional Support.
CONFIDENTIAL support and resource options are available to students who experience sexual or relationship violence. The Survivor Advocate and Prevention Specialist is available 24/7 to provide crisis support and emergency response immediately following an incident. If you want a forensic medical exam within 4 days of the incident, the Survivor Advocate and Prevention Specialist can coordinate this through the Stony Brook University Hospital.
Survivor Advocate & Prevention Specialist:
Contact: (631) 457-9981
Free support is also available through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), located on the second floor of the Student Health Service building.
You can also use off-campus counseling services at VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center by calling their Hotline at 631-360-3606.
File a Title IX Complaint. A federal law known as Title IX protects all Stony Brook students, faculty and staff by prohibiting sexual discrimination and harassment in all forms. If you wish to file a complaint of sexual misconduct, contact Stony Brook’s Director for Title IX and Risk Management.
What to do if you know a victim of sexual misconduct:
Encourage that person to read this document, seek medical care and talk to a trained counselor or sexual assault advocate. Be clear that you support that person. Most importantly, consider and protect that person’s privacy. Be sensitive to what they are going through as part of the healing process.
Survivor Advocate and Prevention Specialist
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Center at Stony Brook University Hospital
101 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook, NY 11794
Student Health Service at Stony Brook University
1 Stadium Rd., Stony Brook, NY 11794
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
1 Stadium Rd., Stony Brook, NY 11794
Director for Title IX and Risk Management, Title IX Coordinator
201 Administration Bldg., Stony Brook, NY 11794
Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO)
Stony Brook Union, Room 216, Stony Brook, NY 11794
View CPO Website
Office of University Community Standards
347 Administration Bldg., Stony Brook, NY 11794
SUNY Sexual Violence Victim/Survivor Bill of Rights
Campus Safety Advisory Committee
VIBS - Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center
National Sexual Assault Hotline:
FACT: Drivers who use their phones behind the wheel are 23 times more likely to crash.
Drivers on campus can take a few simple steps to prevent accidents:
Pedestrians, pay attention and protect yourself when walking on campus:
If you walk or bike to campus, please use sidewalks and/or bike lanes when available, stay on the appropriate side of the road (bike with traffic, walk against traffic) and wear bright colors and a reflective vest. FREE reflective vests are available at Commuter Student Services and Off-Campus Living.
Environmental Health & Safety promotes safety and environmental stewardship through the development and implementation of a variety of environmental, health and safety programs.
Your awareness and involvement will help to ensure compliance and the well-being of our campus community.
Alerts and Notices:
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
Residential Risk Management is responsible for the coordination and administration of a range of functions that affect the safety and well being of 10,000 students living on campus. The office is responsible for residential campus safety, emergency management, student advocacy, parking, access control, and disability services. Learn more about the Residential Safety Program.
Contact Us: (631) 632-9003
For a free escort, dial 2-WALK (9255) from any campus phone, or dial (631) 632-WALK from any other phone.
For a ride after dark, call 632-RIDE (2-7433).
Commuter Student Services and Off-Campus Living (CSS/OCL) provides a variety of educational resources regarding safety while living off campus. Renters can utilize our Renter’s Checklist; continuing safe behavior throughout the year is equally important, including during school breaks.
Fire safety is also imperative. By law, landlords are expected to provide proper alarm coverage.
Thanks to a grant from the Kerry Rose Foundation, Inc., FREE smoke/CO detectors are available to students at CSS/OCL in SAC 225, as an extra precaution. (Upon completion of waiver of liability)
The State University of New York at Stony Brook Police Department is comprised of sworn officers recognized by the State of New York. The University Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency oriented to serve the needs of our campus community.
The mission of the Stony Brook University Police Department focuses on excellence, to provide leadership through innovation and creativity in a dynamic, diverse, and professional organization. We will strive to create a safe and secure environment by dedicating ourselves to raising the level of preparedness to meet the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow.
Campus Safety. It's our job, but it's everyone's responsibility.
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in all forms, including sexual violence and/or
Contact Marjolie Leonard, Assistant Vice President, Title IX & ADA Coordinator
Office of Equity and Access, 201 Administration Building, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-0251
Marjolie.Leonard@stonybrook.edu (p) 631.632.6280
See www.stonybrook.edu/titleix for more information and/or to report an incident.