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 respectand embrace our differences, take responsibility to protect our local communities,
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.
On Monday, September 13, CPO is hosting the Send Silence Packing exhibit, where 1100
backpacks will be displayed on Staller Steps from 9 am to 4pm to raise awareness about
the 1100 students who die by suicide annually and end the silence that surrounds mental
illness and suicide.
Joan Dickinson, director of community relations for Stony Brook University, recently
won the Presidential Excellence Award from the International Town & Gown Association
(ITGA), presented in
recognition of outstandingleadershipthrough volunteer service or educational achievement.
...Stony Brook University is dedicated to open inquiry, knowledge, and insight. As
such, free speech and peaceful assembly are fundamental to our mission. True freedom
of expression demands that we acknowledge the rights of others to hold and express
beliefs different from our own.
So often this is easier said than done. Inevitably we will encounter speech we believe
to be abhorrent, biased, or false. In keeping with our mission and values, we have
the right to meet such expressions with a clear and persuasive response, but never
with acts that restrain the speech of others...