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2017-18 diversity calendar

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! 

Download the 2017-18 calendar


Diversity Film Series 


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


During the 2017-2018 Academic Year, we highlighted programs and supported students who were engaging with issues of diversity and inclusion in meaningful ways. Their work in raising conciousness helps our campus community be the best it can be. We look forward to continuing this work during the 2018-2019 academic year. 


Do You have an upcoming   event? Have it appear on our calendar, by clicking  herePlease note that we have     open     submissions so feel free to submit events far in advance. 



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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

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:30am - 12:30pm Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00am - 1:00pm

Register now!

Making Use of Diversity: Bridging the Gaps between Disciplines  
April 11, 2018, 12pm-3pm
Wang Center, Room 201 
Panel Presentation: An examination of various interdisciplinary historical and contemporary issues that shape and inform Native peoples today.
Dr. Lee Bitsoi, Chief Diversity Officer
Jeremy  Dennis, SBU Alumnus
Douglas George Kanentiio,  Award-winning writer and journalist
Dr. Paul Kelton,  Professor and Gardiner Chair in American History
This event is co-sponsored by the University Libraries, Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, Gardiner Chair in American History, Art Department, Faculty Student Association and Office of Multicultural Affairs.   Supported by a Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity Initiative.

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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