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Welcome from Lee Bitsóí

lee bitsoiWelcome to the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer!

This office was established in 2017 in accordance with the Stony Brook University’s Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in our collective efforts to strengthen and enhance our campus community to become even more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

To that end, we strive to create a safe and welcoming learning and living environment for every member of our campus.  We are home to students, faculty, staff and campus educators who hail from different places, identities, and experiences, so we are constantly working to ensure that our University is receptive to and respectful of innovative ideas, diverse backgrounds, perspectives, talents and abilities. We aspire to treat all with dignity and respect as we embrace diversity, equity and inclusion from an intersectional perspective that considers race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, veteran status and national origin.

Please peruse our website to learn more about our efforts to enhance and strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our SBU community – East, West and Southampton campuses, teaching hospitals, and the Long Island State Veterans Home.  You will also find a listing of additional offices that we partner and collaborate with to achieve our aims and objectives.

Diversity is an interdependent and evolving ecosystem that requires everyone’s participation, so we invite you to join us on this journey.

LeManuel "Lee" Bitsóí
Chief Diversity Officer


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