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Stony Brook University's Non-Discrimination Statement

November 2, 2022

At Stony Brook University, we value all students, employees, and job candidates as unique individuals, and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to our institution. As such, we have a strict non-discrimination policy. 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. For additional information regarding Stony Brook University’s Policy on non-discrimination, please see: the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy (

The Office of Equity and Access (OEA) is responsibility for implementation of Stony Brook University's affirmative action initiatives and requirements and non-discrimination policy.  To file a discrimination complaint, contact OEA at (631) 632-6280 or email them to

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Maurie McInnis