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Stony Brook University Non-Discrimination Statement and Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination

October 26, 2020

To All Faculty, Staff, and Students:

At a time when systemic inequity and discrimination have been painfully evident in so many aspects of our society, I have found hope in the groundswell of voices that are calling on us to live up to our values as a nation and a learning community. That’s why it has never been more important to reiterate Stony Brook University’s commitment to creating and fostering a learning, working, and living environment that is free from discrimination and sexual harassment. Stony Brook University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, genetic predisposition, criminal convictions, domestic violence victim status, veteran or military status, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

We must familiarize ourselves with the policies that affect our daily interactions with others on campus, whether it be students, faculty, staff, visitors, or patients in our care. Please take the time to review the University’s Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy (P105) and Sexual Misconduct and Reporting Policy (P106). Both policies are vital to creating and maintaining a community where our diverse population can live, work, study, and recreate in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility, equity, equal employment opportunity, and respect for every individual.

To report a discrimination or sexual misconduct matter, please contact the Assistant Vice President, Title IX, and ADA Coordinator of the Office Equity and Access (OEA), Marjolie Leonard, at OEA is located in the Administration Building, Room 201; Phone: 631-632-6280. For more information on how to make a report, visit their website at or email them at

For complete details on the University’s Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy please see University Policy Manual P105. For more information on the University’s Sexual Misconduct & Reporting Policy please see University Policy Manual P106.

Our policies are what guide us to act in ways that live up to our values. Let’s make an effort to know what is required of each of us in preventing and addressing discrimination and harassment. 


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Maurie McInnis, PhD