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!
News & Events
February Is Black History Month
Throughout February, Stony Brook University hosts Black History Month, an annual tradition that celebrates the African American experience.
There are educational, social, and cultural programs reflecting the theme, Sankofa! Still I Rise held on the Stony Brook campus.
Learn more at the Black History Month website.
Diversity Film Series
To have your event appear on our calendar, please click here. Please note that we have open submissions so feel free to submit events far in advance.
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.
Safe Space Foundations is a workshop open to all who would like to learn more about the LGBTQ* community and resources on and off campus. This is an introductory course designed for those who want to gain basic knowledge and awareness.
Spring 2018 Workshops
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm Monday, March 5, 2018 at 2:30pm - 4:30pm Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:30am - 12:30pm Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
Jay Levenson organized a display of Native American artifacts and artwork in the Melville Library.
Stony Brook celebrates Native American Heritage Month throughout November with a variety of events and performances, but acknowledgement of the history and issues surrounding indigenous peoples is a year-round commitment on campus.