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Cultural Competency Seminars

In response to requests from our students, staff and faculty, Stony Brook University held its first all-campus seminar in October 2018, which focused on implicit bias and issues and processes related to harassment and sexual misconduct.

This required seminar was the first in a planned series of Cultural Competency Seminars for all of our employees – faculty, staff and hospital employees. The seminar provided tools and practical advice for student and colleague interactions and will reinforce Stony Brook's commitment to the prevention and elimination of all forms of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.

Details of future seminars can be found on this site.


Please take a moment to watch the following videos from the 2018 Cultural Competency Seminar. If you have any feedback, please share it by emailing us at

Jarvis Watson, Ed.D.
Interim Chief Diversity Officer