Options for Community Living, Inc. thanked in their recent newsletter the Sigma Beta Honor Society for all of their hard work volunteering to clean up garden beds and prepare their Greenhouse for the season!
Each year the faculty, staff and students of SBU actively seek ways to support those in need during the holiday season. Support during the holidays comes in many forms including adopting a family, running toy collection drives or providing additional support to those in need. Local organizations the SBU Community supported this past year included: Options for Community Living Inc., Family Service League - Project TOY, Long Island Head Start, and the Sunshine Prevention Center.
Stony Brook University has again been recognized for its community engagement on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in four different categories. For Interfaith Community Service, SBU has been named to the Honor Roll with Distinction. SBU was also named to the Honor Roll for the following three categories General Community Service, Economic Opportunity, and Education.
Members of Students Helping Honduras has exceeded their fundraising goal and raised $21,500 to put a roof on a classroom in Honduras and also sustained several others! To read more about the great work the Students Helping Honduras has accomplished read about them in the April 2015 issue of SB Serves!
SBU has been re-classified by the Carnegie Foundation
It is a great pleasure to announce that Stony Brook University has been re-classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a recipient of the Community Engagement Classification! The Classification is provided to institutions that have a proven record of community engagement, and revisited every five years to determine if new and returning institutions qualify for this recognition. Stony Brook has a long history as a community-engaged institution with various initiatives. Each year SBU students, staff, and faculty take part in opportunities that make meaningful and lasting contributions to communities. The reach of SBU’s community service has no bounds. Initiatives take place across campus, Long Island, New York City, nationally, and internationally.