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Our Mission

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The Office of Equity & Access (OEA) mission is upholding and reaffirming the University’s commitment to creating and maintaining workplace, educational and recreational environments that are safe and accessible, and free of all forms of discrimination, including sexual misconduct. This website contains information for individuals interested in OEA’s efforts as well as information on how to file a report or a complaint. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns.

The primary responsibilities of the Office of Institutional Equity and Access are to:

  • Ensure the University’s compliance with all state and federal regulations within the scope of our office
  • Implement policies that safeguard equal opportunity in employment and education
  • Provide an internal avenue of redress through the investigation and resolution of complaints of unlawful discrimination and discriminatory harassment, including sexual misconduct (which includes, but is not limited to sexual harassment, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking)
  • Establish campus-wide goals and internal systems to monitor recruitment activities, which include but are not limited to hiring, training, promotion, transfer and termination
  • Support the University in its proactive recruitment, hiring and retention of under-utilized groups for all job groups and job titles
  • Promote an awareness of and appreciation for diversity and sexual misconduct prevention through sponsoring programs, providing educational and training activities, and engaging in collaborative initiatives.

OEA serves the entire campus community of Stony Brook University, including Stony Brook Medicine, the Long Island State Veteran’s Home and all other Stony Brook University facilities and programs. The populations we serve include Stony Brook’s world renowned faculty and medical staff; our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students; our professional, administrative and support staff; contractors, vendors, patients, visitors and guests.

An important part of our effort involves ensuring compliance to all federal and state laws requiring equal opportunity in education and employment and prohibitions against sexual misconduct or discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, criminal conviction, domestic violence victim status, and or military status.

Stony Brook University, as required by law, must be in compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act, New York State Human Rights Law and New York Education Law Article 129B “Enough is Enough.”