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Seawolves have an impact

Stony Brook students, faculty and researchers are among the most effective advocates in advancing critical priorities such as investment in higher education, student financial aid, and scientific research. Sharing your personal stories and work, you can demonstrate the real-life impact of choices that policymakers can make.

Meetings with policymakers and their staff can result in valuable outcomes when a thoughtful and strategic advocacy approach is used. Alternatively, the wrong approach to advocacy can result in setbacks.

Embrace the opportunity you have to make a difference, use a successful approach to advocacy, and familiarize yourself with federal and state lobbying compliance.

Be Sure to Contact SBU’s Government Relations Team

SBU’s government relations staff works diligently to advance SBU University and Hospital priorities with your elected officials.

Let them help you with preparation for meetings and keep them in the loop on follow-ups.

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Advocacy Resources


Seawolves in D.C. and Albany

capitol hill students

Stony Brook University graduate students Matthew Cifone and  Ilana Heckler advocate for increased funding for scientific research ans student financial aid on Capitol Hill.

latoya joyner and USG

Stony Brook’s Undergraduate Student Government leadership meets with Assemblywoman and SBU alumna Latoya Joyner in Albany to advocate for increased funding for higher education.

mcinnis and schumer

President Maurie McInnis and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at the U.S. Capitol Building.

thomas woodson

Thomas Woodson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society, stopping by Stony Brook’s DC federal relations office.

judi brown clarke

Vice President for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Judi Brown Clarke attends higher education meetings in Washington D.C. to discuss innovative ways to advance federal equity and inclusion policy.