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Stony Brook University's Non-Discrimination Statement

September 22, 2021

As President of Stony Brook University, I reaffirm our commitment to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the policy of Stony Brook University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.  Additionally, Stony Brook University will continue to provide qualified applicants and employees with needed reasonable accommodations, as required by law, and will ensure that all employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements.

It is our policy that employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged in, or may have engaged in the following activities: (1) filing a complaint; (2) assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance evaluation,  hearing, or other activity related to the administration of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 503), the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA), or any other federal, state or local law or regulation regarding Equal Employment Opportunity; (3) for opposing any act or practice made unlawful by Section 503/VEVRAA or their implementing regulations, or (4) exercising any other right protected by such laws or regulations.

I support the implementation of Stony Brook University's Affirmative Action programs.  I have appointed Marjolie Leonard the Affirmative Action Officer and charged her, with responsibility for implementation of Stony Brook University's affirmative action initiatives and requirements. The Affirmative Action Officer has the full support of the leadership team and the staff necessary to fully implement this Program. All managers and supervisors will take an active part in the Stony Brook University's AAP to ensure all qualified employees and prospective employees are treated in a non-discriminatory manner with respect to all employment decisions.

Our Affirmative Action Program includes an audit and reporting system and use metrics and other information to measure the effectiveness of our Program. The Affirmative Action Officer has been assigned responsibility for periodically reviewing progress in the compliance and implementation of our policy of affirmative action.  In accordance with public law, the Stony Brook University's program of affirmative action for qualified individuals with disabilities and the program of affirmative action for protected veterans are available for inspection upon request during normal business hours in the Office of Equity and Access.


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Maurie McInnis