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The Calendar to Promote Diversity and Inclusion  at Stony Brook University will promote inclusive communities by raising awareness around a diverse set of identities and issues, while striving to maintain a socially just environment for students, staff, and faculty. The Calendar will focus on programming efforts and community participation and engagement to ensure that every group is being heard, validated, represented, and supported.

Each month is devoted to recognizing and honoring the culture, traditions, contributions, and struggles of identity groups that have historically experienced oppression.

Browse our website to see the various ways Stony Brook has celebrated diversity, and to learn how you can, too! 


Diversity Film Series Presents

Spring Films


Originally a recipient of the Presidential Mini Grant, the Diversity Film Series highlights issues of diversity that span race, religion, class, gender, ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and age. Now in its second year, the amount of topics covered has become more comprehensive and the connections with other departments and student groups has been expanded. The Diversity Film Series aims to foster an inclusive environment and promote student growth through thought- provoking dialogue.

In fulfillment of the Stony Brook University’s Diversity Plan, these spaces often serve as places where SBU arts and humanities majors are promoted as viable pathways into careers that combat injustice.

Furthermore, as acknowledged in the Stony Brook Diversity Plan, implicit bias remains a pervasive problem in our society. Therefore, we do our part in mitigating implicit bias by highlighting its insidious nature and harmful consequences. 
By raising awareness about the ways in which implicit bias infiltrates institutions, the Diversity Film Series promotes tolerance and social justice. Lastly, the Diversity Film Series encourage students to learn about different cultures and helps provide the tools to possess cultural competency.

The Diversity Film Series is a popular extra credit opportunity among faculty. 

News & Events

Upcoming Events  


Deal or No Deal?

A discussion and debate exploring the pros and cons of the Green New Deal. A look into the future of environmentalism and government

April 18, 2019 @ 7pm in Chavez Multi-Purpose Room


Under-representation of Asian Culture   4/25/2019     Tubman MPR  8:00:00 PM      

Asia is the biggest continent in the world, made up of dozens of countries. There are the few more powerful and prominent countries that dominate in culture and representation, but there are those lesser known cultures that have representation in the community around us. Learn just how much more diverse our community is.


Earth Week: Eco-Challenge (Environmental Program)     4/30/2019          Cardozo Main Lounge       7:00:00 PM    

  During this week-long program challenges were emailed out everyday along with facts about sustainability and the environment. By completing the tasks, residents gained points. The person with the most points received a reusable fork, spoon, knife, and straw. The Eco Challenge (4/22-4/30) launched on Earth Day and lasted through the end of April, concluding in a recap program held in Cardozo Main Lounge on 4/30 where winners were announced and experiences were shared.


Growing Desi in the Shadow of 9/11       4/17/2019          Chavez Hall MPR         8:00:00 PM        Together we discussed the effects of 9/11 on Desi youth in the U.S. In particular, we had an open discussion about the impact of Islamophobia and racism on Brown businesses, schools, and students.



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University Highlights Diversity and Inclusion Through Calendar

The   Calendar to Promote Diversity and Inclusion  highlights programming and community engagement efforts across the University that recognize the culture, traditions, contributions, and struggles of identity groups that have historically experienced oppression.

This initiative works toward cultivating a campus environment in which all members can thrive both socially and academically, and where individuals of multiple identities feel included, safe, and recognized as free and full participants of the Stony Brook University community. The Committee’s responsibilities include the Calendar to Promote Diversity and Inclusion, communicating information about events such as the Tunnel of Oppression, and conducting diversity training for students and staff.

Read more here



Congratulations to Jarvis Watson   Ed.D., who is now serving as the Interim Chief Diversity Officer  



Diversity Film Series Presents

Students watching & engaging with the documentary on Kalief Browder Film



Students Engage with Black History Month through Bulletin Boards 


Schick Office Assistant Noshin Latif created this interactive bulletin board to empower residents to share what "Black History Month Means to Them". She included powerful and thought provoking quotes from prominent historical figures. She also included a time line of black history in the U.S. noting specific milestones in the civil rights movement through the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 2016.  Other students engaged with this interactive pieceby filling it with personal expressions of what Black History Month means to them; this really created a visual for how important it is to our students that we recognize and appreciate culture and history.  

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