STONY BROOK CAMPAIGN CASE STATEMENT
WE ARE STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY. Thanks to you.
We are the explorers. The innovators. The questioners.
We are where the best students go and the big breakthroughs happen.
We are more than an education.
We’re one of the top 40 public universities in the US and one of the top 1% in the world. We’ve earned Nobels and Pulitzers, the Fields Medal for Math and the National Medal of Science. We’ve won the Grammy. The Obie. The MacArthur. The Fulbright. Even the Guggenheim.
As states across the country compete to create new jobs and attract growing businesses, we are partnering with government and corporate institutions to incubate new businesses. We are responsible for over 1,900 inventions and 500 patents. Moreover, we employ tens of thousands of New Yorkers and contribute billions of dollars every year to the state’s economy.
Above all, we deliver on the ideals of a public research university never more relevant
than today. While many are being priced out of a college degree, Stony Brook offers
one of the world’s top educations at one of the world’s most
We invite you to join us in our vision, our mission, our relentless dedication to the next chapter of Stony Brook’s incredible story.
AN OBSESSION WITH EXCELLENCE
When Governor Nelson Rockefeller helped established Stony Brook University in 1957, he was responding to a need for a university that would “stand with the finest in the nation.” At our groundbreaking in 1960, he declared that Stony Brook would become the “Berkeley of the East.”
These prophetic words and the determined ambition behind them, help explain how Stony Brook University has become the education, research, and economic juggernaut it is today.
We started by deliberately recruiting our first students—all 148 of them—from across
the state. Some came from the best schools in New York City. Others came from the
only high school in their rural county. But they all brought their keen
intelligence, their deep curiosity, and their restless aspiration.
And that was the point.
If Stony Brook was going to train the teachers and doctors and engineers and scientists who were going to guide New York through the rest of the century, we needed to attract the state’s most promising young people no matter where they came from.
Fifty-seven years later, Stony Brook’s student body has grown to 24,000 and the University
is the 12th most selective public research university among its 62 Association of
American University peers. Our students continue to represent a
diverse and vibrant cross-section of New York and the country.
While our students needed no pedigree, we insisted that our faculty did. So we recruited
our first professors from some of the nation’s most prestigious universities. Their
demanding creativity in the classroom provided students with an
education that was second-to-none, and their scholarly and scientific pursuits established the research practice Stony Brook needed to expand the boundaries of knowledge and drive innovation in health care, energy and technology.
It’s at Stony Brook where the first MRI image was ever taken. Where the cause of Lyme’s Disease was discovered. Where the lifesaving blood clotting medication credited with saving millions of lives was developed.
"We are young and vibrant, and we stand for all that is best about public
universities — we are home for research and innovation, a center for
learning and scholarship, a champion of the arts, a center for outstanding
and compassionate health care, and an engine for economic development
and the creator of a pathway for upward mobility for the best and brightest
and most diverse students." —President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, Inaugural
Contributions from seven Nobel Prize winners, 69 American Association for the Advancement
of Science members, 26 National Academy of Science members, 3 Pulitzer Prize winners,
an Abel Prize Laureate, five National Academy of
Engineering members, and the first woman to win the Indianapolis Prize for Animal Conservation have led to countless discoveries and innovations that have set new standards in many industries.
Nobel Prize Laureates
1957 in Physics - Chen-Ning Yang
2003 in Physiology or Medicine - Paul C. Lauterbur
2005 in Economics - Robert Aumann
2007 in Peace* - Robert Cess, Edmund Chang, Marvin Geller, Minghua Zhang
*In recognition of their contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore for efforts to control global warming.
Stony Brook is now a member of the American Association of Universities, an invitation-only body of elite research institutions that includes some of the most prestigious universities in the country. And Stony Brook manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, making us one of only five universities in the U.S. to manage or collaborate with a national lab.
It’s for these and other reasons that the Times Higher Education World University Rankings places Stony Brook in the top 1 percent of the world's higher education institutions, and U.S. News & World Report ranks us 38 among all public research universities in the country.
But our vision for the future reaches beyond the horizon. It’s about fostering the right kind of momentum to make a real difference. Because at Stony Brook, we expect our students to go farther than they ever knew they could.
That is why we are launching The Campaign for Stony Brook, a $600 million commitment to the guiding principles of Stony Brook University:
We are strongly committed to admitting every talented student regardless of
economic circumstances. Every New York student who can do the work
deserves access to a world-class education. The social and economic health
of our state and our nation depend on the broad-based educational
empowerment that only a place like Stony Brook can provide.
We are dedicated to pursuing the knowledge that will bring solutions to the
tough challenges we face. As government funding for basic and applied
research dwindles, we will fill the gap and continue to make the discoveries
and innovations that will keep us healthy, secure and competitive in an
We are Long Island’s primary health care provider, and therefore play a vital
role in the life of the region. Through research, innovation and partnerships,
we will continue to be on the forefront of best practices in health care
delivery. And we are also Long Island’s largest single site employer, a
leading business incubator and private industry collaborator.
With our friends, alumni and our research and business partners across the state and around the country, we’re confident we can reach our goals. Why? Because we wouldn’t be where we are today without their support that matches the determination, talent, and the restless ambition we’ve had from the beginning.
Over the next four years, the $600 million Campaign for Stony Brook will further establish the University as an educational and research force to be reckoned with. Academically, we already compete with the best universities in the world, both public and private.
Campaign funding will also allow us to compete financially—recruiting the most talented students and faculty who will strengthen our essential role as a public research university intent on changing lives for the better.
PRIORITY ONE: Scholarships & Fellowships
COMPETE FOR TODAY’S TOP STUDENTS,
TOMORROW’S THOUGHT LEADERS
We provide educational excellence at a great value. At a time of growing income disparity
and lingering employment insecurity, Stony Brook has kept its promise to students
and families across the state, widening the circle of opportunities that would otherwise
be closed to so many.
Stony Brook University undergraduate students were awarded over $80 million in scholarship and grant aid in 2015-16, with over $30 million coming from institutional grant, scholarship, and athletic aid. Even after this aid, students still had nearly $85 million in unmet need before taking loans. Of students whose financial need was not met, the average unmet need was nearly $12,000, even though Stony Brook has the 5th lowest in-state tuition and fees charge among our peers in the 62-member Association of American Universities (AAU).
Still, the impact of the opportunity provided by Stony Brook is undeniable.
Undergraduate students beginning their education at Stony Brook University graduate with less debt than the national average, and 45% of graduates do not have any debt. This makes it easier for recent grads to start families, buy homes and cars, attend graduate school, or pursue careers in public service.
Stony Brook has a nearly 90 percent freshmen retention rate, and over 90 percent of recent graduates are employed or in graduate school. The average starting salary for Stony Brook graduates is over $50,000.
Stony Brook is also ranked one of the 35 best values in public colleges and universities by Kiplinger.
Since we enrolled our first class in 1957, Stony Brook has produced well over 150,000 graduates. They’ve gone on to become college presidents and corporate CEOs, opera singers and baseball players, particle physicists and social workers, and whether by launching new businesses, expanding the boundaries of science, teaching our state’s children or starting healthy families and anchoring stable communities, it is through their achievements that Stony Brook has its greatest influence.
But Stony Brook, like every public institution of higher learning in this country, is faced with escalating costs and dwindling federal and state support. Proud as we are of our renowned science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, the costs to educate students in these fields is dramatically greater than educating students in the liberal arts.
According to The Delta Cost Project, the cost to educate each student in most STEM fields range between $65,000 and $80,000, and engineering degree costs are significantly higher. Providing these high cost degrees without raising tuition will continue to put unsustainable pressures on our operating budget.
Campaign funding will enable us to recruit the most talented young people who also demonstrate what we at Stony Brook have always valued as highly academic accomplishment: leadership qualities in their schools and communities. Specific initiatives below are intended to attract and nurture the top minds and dedicated leaders the world needs now.
Increase financial aid for hard working students across the socio-economic spectrum. The Equal Opportunity Program (EOP) supports college admission and success for under-represented student population. Our EOP graduation rate is higher than it is for the University student population.
Create more merit scholarships for high achieving students. Attracting the nation’s talented future leaders serves two important purposes: it raises the level of learning for all students and it elevates our national rankings, allowing us to better compete not just for more good students, but for even brighter faculty stars, which in turn allows us to attract more research funding. It also helps keep our best student talent in-state for their education and careers. Stony Brook mentors more Intel Siemens high school finalists than any other university in the country, but most of those students choose to attend other colleges and universities—usually out-of-state—because we can’t afford to match the scholarship dollars those other schools offer. By increasing the number of merit based undergraduate scholarships, campaign funding will make us even more competitive with the best universities in the nation and the world.
Reward public service. Empowering students to make a positive difference in the world is at the heart of a public research university’s mission, and we should reward students who take that mission to heart. Campaign funding will support a loan forgiveness program for students who commit to public service and allow students across the socio-economic spectrum the flexibility to choose careers that put their talents, interests and values to the most productive social use.
Expand undergraduate research. It’s not just our faculty and grad students who are expanding the boundaries of knowledge
and tackling the challenges of a changing world. As you would expect from a group
that includes New York’s
brightest and most motivated young people, our undergraduates also have big questions to ask and big contributions to make. Campaign support will expand our URECA program, which funds faculty-mentored undergraduate research over the summer and provides small grants to undergraduate research for materials and conference attendance.
Increase funding for the best and most productive graduate students. Graduate students are second only to the faculty themselves in their importance to successful, groundbreaking research programs. By adding their energy and ideas to projects and conducting much of the nuts and bolts lab work, graduate students act as force multipliers that can dramatically enhance the scope of a project.
We educate more minority doctoral students than all the Ivies combined, thanks to Stony
Brook’s Turner Fellowship Program, whose mission is to support underrepresented students
pursuing graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines.
Expanding the Turner Fellows program will answer institutional, local, and national imperatives for building a diverse community of academic and research professionals who are committed to serving as leaders in scholarship, research, and public service.
Graduate students also strengthen research programs in another important way—the best
graduate students attract the best faculty. Campaign funding will make our stipends
and other forms of support competitive with our peer
institutions so we can continue to recruit the most sought-after graduate students.
PRIORITY TWO: Research and Program Excellence
FIND ANSWERS THROUGH SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY
AND PRACTICAL INNOVATION
We are changing the world with the research of our faculty and our scientists at the Brookhaven Laboratory and Cold Spring Harbor.
At a time when the United States needs to secure its energy future, our scientists are decoding the secrets of superconductivity and making advances in materials science that could play a role in everything from power grids that never lose energy to smaller, cheaper, and longer lasting batteries.
As our nation attempts to meet the health care needs of an aging population, Stony Brook
scientists are developing drugs and imaging techniques that can treat Parkinson’s,
diabetes, cancer and other diseases. As the world grapples with how to forecast and
respond to a warming planet, three Stony Brook faculty members were awarded Nobel
Prizes for their work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. All told,
Stony Brook conducts more than $210 million in
sponsored research each year, and our faculty are responsible for more than 1,840 inventions, including the Nobel Prize winning technology behind the MRI and lifesaving treatments like Reopro, an agent that prevents clots from forming during certain cardiac procedures.
As the speed of social, economic and technological change continues to accelerate, the
need for the new ideas and solutions will keep our country healthy, secure, and competitive
will only grow. To meet this need, Stony Brook has committed to hiring new faculty
whose research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary. Because the most interesting
and immediately applicable research is being done at the intersection of academic
disciplines, the new faculty will collaborate in one of bten interdisciplinary “clusters”
that combine the natural, life, and social sciences;
technology; medicine; humanities; policy; business; and the arts in ways that are
designed to address some of the world’s most vexing challenges.
Campaign funding for the clusters and related research initiatives will position Stony
Brook as a national leader in the kind of collaborative, interdisciplinary inquiry
that will drive the evolution of health care, energy, digital technology,
social policy and a host of other arenas. Those initiatives include:
Finding the solutions of the future by studying our past. As the research into human prehistory and related earth and natural science studies
done by Stony Brook’s Turkana Basin Institute has already proved, understanding the
between human evolution and a changing planet can have profound lessons for humanity’s future. Funding is needed to add faculty with expertise in ancient molecules and their analysis, imaging, isotopic analysis and geochronology.
Campaign funding will create a new Stony Brook Center for Human Evolution that will allow researchers to take a deeper dive into the fossil record than ever before possible, with a special emphasis on the climatic, ecological, environmental and geological factors that shaped our evolution.
Protecting our coastal cities and shorelines. A combination of rising sea levels, stronger storms and decaying infrastructure are threatening some of the world’s most populous cities as well as economically and ecologically vital coastal environments. A new Coastal Zone Engineering and Management major will cross-train students in coastal and civil engineering, environmental economics and hydrology so that they can develop effective responses to the effects of climate change.
Creating smarter social and economic decisions using data driven models. Traditionally, economics has been based on abstract assumptions about how humans
behave. But recent psychological experiments have shown us that
individual human decision-making is much more subtle and complex than those assumptions allowed. A new Center for Behavioral Political Economy will explore this new data-driven understanding of human behavior and the opportunities it
creates for forming more effective social and economic policy.
Revealing biology’s medical molecular secrets. The frontiers of drug design and other medical therapies have moved to the molecular
level, and imaging biological molecules is key to understanding their function. With
new investment in
Biomolecular Imaging, including newly upgraded high field NMR facilities and world-class computational resources, Stony Brook can continue to expand the boundaries of molecular biology and medicine.
Reimagining what’s possible. Materials science is key to solving many innovation puzzles, from designing better
batteries to developing more effective drugs. Renewed investment in Stony Brook’s
Joint Photon Science Institute, a
collaboration with Brookhaven’s National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), will offer unique possibilities to study the structure and properties of materials over a broad spectrum of science disciplines.
Finding smarter energy sources. The drive to find cleaner, more sustainable and more efficient forms of energy generation and transmission is key to our economic health and our national security. New investments in Stony Brook’s Smart Energy Technologies research–already an area of proven success and expertise—will put the university on the forefront of this important area of innovation.
Saving the lemurs and rain forests of Madagascar. There are few more compelling demonstrations of the power of a public research university
than what Stony Brook faculty and students have been doing for the past 50 years in
Madagascar, one of the world’s poorest countries. The conservation and education programs launched by Centre Valbio in southern Madagascar have helped preserve thousands of acres of rainforest while helping the indigenous population develop environmentally sustainable ways to develop their economy. In northern Madagascar, Stony Brook’s Ankizy Fund has supported the building of clinics and schools as well as well-digging and mosquito net distribution, thus improving the lives of countless Madagascar children and families. Increased investment in Stony Brook’s Madagascar initiatives will not only build more schools and clinics, help preserve the endangered lemur population, and build more infrastructure to support sustainable agriculture and trade. It will also allow us to test policies and practices
that can be gainfully employed in other parts of the developing world.
PRIORITY THREE: Endowed Faculty
ATTRACT THE BEST MINDS IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING
We have a secret weapon — our faculty. When the first students arrived at Stony Brook, they met with professors hand-picked from University of Chicago and Columbia. Those professors treated them as though they were just as capable—and just as deserving of the best education—as the students from their former elite institutions. The faculty designed challenging, discussion-based courses that required students to read and comment on original sources. And those first students flourished. That approach has been part of Stony Brook’s DNA ever since. Provide students from all walks of life with challenging courses taught by excellent faculty and they will rise to the occasion, becoming the teachers, scientists, business people, and public servants who will solve tomorrow’s emerging problems and make the future brighter for all of us.
To continue this tradition of excellence, and to meet the needs of our growing and increasingly talented student body, Stony Brook will hire 250 faculty members by 2020 to join the ranks of a teaching and research corps. Competition—especially from moneyed private institutions—is intense. Campaign-related tactics to overcome that competition include:
Create 100 endowed professorships and chairs. Stony Brook is already making effective use of this time-honored means for attracting
outstanding faculty candidates and retaining current stars. In the last three years
we have more than quadrupled the number of endowed professorships and chairs at Stony
Brook – from 8 to 39. Campaign support will allow us to almost quadruple that number again
and place us on a path to having one of the best teaching and research
faculties in the world.
Grow the Discovery Fund. Basic research not only furthers our understanding of the natural world, it provides the ideas and discoveries that applied research—another Stony Brook specialty—turns into everything from new technology to new medical treatments. In fact, it was Stony Brook’s support for such untethered inquiry that attracted scholars like Nobel Prize winning physicist Paul Lauterber, whose work led to the development of magnetic resonance imaging. To ensure Stony Brook’s leadership in basic science research, and the surprising solutions that research inevitably provides, the University established the Discovery Fund in 2013 with a $500,000 grant from the Stony Brook Foundation. Our goal to grow the Discovery Fund to $25 million will provide our faculty the fuel and the flexibility for the type of curiosity driven research that’s led to humankind’s greatest inventions and discoveries. Additional campaign support for basic research will allow Stony Brook to recruit and retain the best and most forward thinking faculty, offering them the opportunity to tackle big interdisciplinary ideas, take risks, and establish proofs of concept that can be used to compete for grants from the NSF, NIH and other outside sources.
Invest in promising research that may have commercial applications. Much of the research that becomes the next new product or hot new business takes place at the university level, but too often, university intellectual property languishes due to lack of funds to develop ideas and prove their commercial viability. The University needs dedicated resources to invest in promising research that may have commercial applications. Campaign support will provide seed money for a fund that will help the university and its faculty bring the best ideas to market.
PRIORITY FOUR: Medicine
REINFORCE OUR ROLE AS A BEACON FOR BEST MEDICAL
PRACTICES AND BREAKTHROUGH RESEARCH
We are committed to scientific inquiry in the service of health care. Stony Brook
Hospital, the anchor of Stony Brook Medicine, is Suffolk County’s largest and only
tertiary care and Level 1 trauma center, which last year treated
more than 300,000 patients. As one of the region’s premier teaching hospital, it also trains more than 100 doctors and 300 nurses every year. Over the last four years, Stony Brook University has made major investments in medical practice and research by recruiting national leaders in surgery, medicine, cancer, cardiology, radiology, bioinformatics, psychiatry, neurology, gastroenterology, hepatology, neonatology, and obstetrics and gynecology. And that investment is already paying dividends. In 2014 alone, Stony Brook doctors pioneered a new minimally invasive treatment for acid reflux, a new treatment for atrial fibrillation that reduces stroke risk, and a new imaging technique that makes it easier to diagnose bladder cancer.
Stony Brook’s commitment to expanding the reach of our clinical care and the impact
of our medical research began in earnest in January 2014 when we broke ground on a
$420 million state-of-the-future Medical and Research Translation
(MART) building. The MART will dramatically enhance Stony Brook’s efforts to conduct the kind of multi-disciplinary applied research that will lead to new treatments and technologies.
Campaign funding will dramatically increase the capacity of Stony Brook Medicine to meet the health care needs of Long Island. Funding initiatives include:
Pioneering the next generation of Biomedical Imaging technology. Biomedical imaging is crucial to cardiovascular, neuroscience and cancer research, three areas in which Stony Brook already excels. Anchored by a recent endowment of a new Biomedical Imaging chair, Stony Brook will deepen its commitment to this important area of innovation, becoming a leader not just in the fields of research that benefit from biomedical imaging, but in the technology that creates it.
Providing Long Island children the best possible care. Stony Brook Children’s, Nassau and Suffolk County’s only children’s hospital, is recognized for its pediatric emergency room, renowned neo-natal intensive care unit and one of the country’s top ranked pediatric nephrology units. A new, dedicated children’s hospital facility will allow us to treat more children, drive the research that creates the new best practices, and train tomorrow’s pediatric specialists.
Assuming a leadership role in cancer research and care. Stony Brook Medicine has already received Outstanding Achievement recognition from the Commission on Cancer and a “highest approval” ranking from the American College of Surgeons. But campaign support will allow us to add the research and treatment capacity necessary to earn a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center designation and truly bring the greatest hope and the highest quality care to the region’s cancer patients.
Enhancing Stony Brook’s medical research capacity. Medical discovery and innovation at Stony Brook have already improved the lives of
patients around the world. Campaign funding for basic and applied medical research
will allow us to
build on this strong foundation by hiring 30 new basic and translational science faculty, equipping laboratory space, supporting post-doctoral researchers and providing start-up research investment.
Improving patient outcomes through data analysis. The intersection of applied mathematics, computer science and medicine is providing
fertile ground for developing new therapies, making evidence-based treatment decisions,
tracking and improving patient outcomes. Campaign support will build on the recently established chair in Bioinformatics to establish Stony Brook as a leader in this vibrant new field by creating a new Department of Biomedical Informatics.
PRIORITY FIVE: Economic Development
TURBO-CHARGE THE ECONOMIC ENGINE OF
We are a public research university. Through research and public private partnerships,
we energize local and regional economies as well as incubate fledgling businesses
that have the potential to revolutionize their industries. To
date, Stony Brook has developed 1,900 patents and incubated more than 400 businesses, including the 42 start-ups currently being cultivated on Stony Brook campuses. What’s more, Stony Brook is the region’s largest single site employer, responsible for almost 60,000 jobs and contributing $4.65 billion to Long Island’s economy.
Stony Brook is also Long Island’s anchor for “Start-Up NY,” Governor Cuomo’s new initiative
to use SUNY campuses and the areas around them as tax-free start-up zones for new
businesses. Stony Brook’s Start-Up NY participation will
build on the business development work we’ve been doing for many years through initiatives such as our Long Island High Technology Incubator, Advanced Energy Center of Excellence, and Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information
Technology. While primarily state supported, private philanthropy and investment in Stony Brook encourages state and other public funding for:
Attracting start-ups and tech companies to Long Island. Stony Brook’s Research & Development Park has long supported partnerships between University researchers and entrepreneurs who want to test new ideas and incubate new businesses, and Stony Brook is poised to significantly expand those efforts through its participation in Governor Cuomo’s Start-Up New York initiative, which will provide tax and other incentives to new and existing tech businesses to start-up or relocate in New York, using CUNY campuses as anchors. Toward that end, campaign funding will support the completion of a new “Innovation and Discovery Center,” a combination of laboratory and office space purpose built for the biotechnology, IT, electronics, and advanced materials businesses Stony Brook hopes to attract and launch.
PRIORITY SIX: Facilities & Campus Life
INVEST IN ENGAGING CAMPUS LIFE
We are the Seawolves. A successful Division I varsity athletics program plays many
important roles on campus. Attending games and pep rallies and celebrating championships
are integral to the “traditional” college experience our students seek, and supporting
the Seawolves builds community and camaraderie among students, faculty, alumni and
the local community. Successful varsity athletics also promotes the University to
the country at large through televised games, creating new opportunities to tell the
Stony Brook story. And the Seawolves have certainly been doing their part—winning
six conference titles in the 2011-2012 school year and another four in 2012-2013.
Upgrades to our training and competition facilities will allow us to continue to recruit
the most talented student athletes and carry the
Seawolves banner to even greater glory.
We are a place where ideas are shared. Some of the most important and productive relationships in life are formed between Stony Brook’s two most important populations: our students and our faculty. It’s from their shared love of learning and ideas that some of the best creative and scientific work evolves. But faculty does not have a dedicated space on campus, nor do students once they graduate. By creating a University Center for Faculty and Alumni, faculty will have a place outside the classroom, where they can share ideas with colleagues across departments, and alumni will have a “home base” when they visit campus for reunions, engage with students, and continue to invigorate our community.
PRIORITY SEVEN: Increase Support for the Annual Funds for Excellence
The Stony Brook Annual Fund is a vital means of providing ongoing support to
make the greatest immediate impact on our community. The Annual Fund supports
scholarships, graduate research stipends, start up money for new initiatives, and
various academic priorities across our colleges and schools. Annual giving allows
our deans, directors and other faculty to respond quickly to new opportunities and
urgent needs not covered by tuition and endowment spending. This ensures that all
members of our community enjoy an enriching, dynamic university experience.
But we face the same challenges as institutions across the country—less federal
and state funding, skyrocketing costs (particularly for STEM education) and an
increasingly competitive market for recruiting the best students. To keep recruiting
the best young minds and future leaders from across the socioeconomic spectrum,
we need your support.
FUNDS FOR EXCELLENCE
• Student Scholarship
• Stony Brook Annual Fund for Excellence
• College of Arts and Sciences
• College of Business
• School of Dental Medicine
• College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
• School of Health Technology and Management
• School of Journalism
• School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
• School of Medicine
• School of Nursing
• School of Professional Development
• School of Social Welfare
• Graduate School
• Seawolves United
• Student Scholarship
• University Library
• Student Life
• Staller Center for the Arts
• Stony Brook University Hospital
• Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
• The Cancer Center
• The Heart Institute
• The Neurosciences Institute
• Provost Initiatives
• Long Island State Veterans Home
TOGETHER, WE GO FAR BEYOND
Stony Brook University is on an undeniable path to greatness.
After less than 60 years of existence, we are already among the top 40 public
universities in the country, the top 1 percent of the world, and the flagship research
university of the State University of New York system.
We’ve grown from a collection of geodesic domes at Planting Fields to our main
1,039 acre campus in Stony Brook — an incubator of teaching and research
innovation and the engine of Long Island’s economy — with satellite campuses in
Southampton, Manhattan and South Korea.
Our graduates lead businesses and nonprofit organizations, provide health care to
the sick, educate our youth, and excel in the arts, the professions, and athletics. Our
faculty is probing the fabric of the universe and the origins of humanity and make
groundbreaking innovations in health care, energy, and a host of other fields.
With campaign support, we will secure our place among the nation’s most
forward-thinking and productive public research universities, creating the new
knowledge that will impact us now and for generations to come.
From every corner of the earth, the best and the brightest come to Stony Brook.
We light the spark. We question. We learn. We conquer. We usher the way into
the modern world and beyond.
We are Stony Brook University.