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Stony Brook University’s mission, vision and very essence are built on the principles of providing equal access to world-class education in a caring environment, where we respect and embrace our differences, take responsibility to protect our local communities, and practice civility at all times. We promote inclusion, welcome freedom of expression, encourage civil discourse, and take a firm stand against divisiveness and insensitivity in all venues and forms.  This site – Caring, Respect, Civility – provides resources and support to help us all remember these values and practice these behaviors. This is more important than ever in today’s challenging and changing educational, political and social climate. Together, we can stay Stony Brook Strong, and continue to build and role model the culture that is the hallmark of our University.

Pre-Election 2022 News:

Political Activity on Campus: A Message from Judith B. Greiman

To all Stony Brook faculty and staff,

As local and national political campaign activity ramps up, I want to remind all employees of the policies and rules on the use of university facilities, resources, and time for partisan political purposes.

Employees may:

  • Participate in the political campaign process on their own time in their personal capacity without reference to their Stony Brook affiliation. There must be a clear separation between campaign activities and employment at the university.
  • Make political contributions and be active during non-working hours.

Read more on political activity guidelines

Ombuds Month: 

Come Celebrate With Us.

Ombuds Month Poster

The Ombuds Office at Stony Brook University is celebrating Ombuds Month throughout September and October with information sessions across all SBU campuses.

Ombuds Day is Thursday, October 13; it was launched in 2018 by the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section and is part of a month-long recognition of conflict resolution professions. 

Read more about Ombuds Month  in SBU News