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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.

Humility, Respect and Love

SB Choral Director Shoshana Hershkowitz Talks Social Justice 


Hear more from Shoshana Hershkowitz and see the SB Camerata Singers perform 'Can We Sing the Darkness to Light'

US Supreme Court News:

President McInnis' Message on  Roe v Wade

"We recognize that our diverse university community likely will have varying and passionately held opinions about the decision and its implications ..."

Read more of the President’s 6/24/22 message

Dr. Hal Paz's Message on Roe v Wade

"As healthcare providers, our focus remains on providing access to quality healthcare for all women – including prenatal and reproductive healthcare ..."

Read more of Dr. Paz's 6/24/22 message

Lawrence Zacarese's Message on NY Firearms

"Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, in which it ruled that New York’s approach to issuing permits to carry weapons violates the constitution. We are currently reviewing whether this ruling will have any effect on campus operations and policies. In the meantime, our Policy on weapons remains in effect ..."

Read more of Lawrence Zacarese's 6/23/22 message


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