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Organization of Graduate Education at Stony Brook

Under the direction of the provost, Graduate School and School of Professional Development administration rests with the dean and the administrative staff of the Graduate School and the School of Professional Development in conjunction with the Graduate Council.

The Graduate Council

The membership of the council includes one representative from the library, one professional employee, and two representatives each from the faculty of the Health Sciences Center, the College of Engineering and Applied  Sciences, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Division  of Social  and Behavioral  Sciences, and the Division of Natural Sciences. One of the two Health Sciences Center representatives must be from Basic Health Sciences. Additional members include two graduate students chosen by the Graduate Student Organization. Elected faculty members serve for three years with staggered terms. The chairperson  and the secretary of the Graduate Council are elected by the council. Among other duties detailed in the “Faculty By-Laws,” the council must approve all graduate programs before their submission  to the SUNY System Administration Office and the State Department of Education.

The Department/Program

Each program exercises a large measure of responsibility for its graduate program. The graduate program director administers graduate activities. Individual programs select graduate applicants and recommend them for admission. The programs are responsible for administration of the graduate program, including coursework, supervised research, and any teaching assistantships, and/or graduate examinations. It is the program that certifies to the School of Professional Development that the student has completed all degree requirements.

Maintenance of Public Order

The University wishes to maintain public order appropriate to a university campus without unduly limiting or restricting the freedom of speech or peaceful assembly. The State University Board of Trustees’ Rules for the Maintenance of Public Order (Part 535 of Title VIII—Compilation of Codes, Rules, and Regulations of the State of New York) are printed in the Student Conduct Code brochure. For the Rules of Public Order, please visit https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/studentaffairs/ucs/policies/order.php.

Questions regarding the Conduct Code, the hearing process, procedures for filing a complaint, or volunteering to become a student hearing board member can be directed to:

Office of University Community Standards
348 Administration Building
(631) 632-6705

University Student Conduct Code

The University Student Conduct Code provides students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a procedural guide to initiate a complaint against a student when their rights as members or visitors to the University community have been allegedly violated. For all students, the Conduct

Code supports compliance with state and federal laws pertaining to drugs, alcohol, weapons, physical assault, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault or abuse, acquaintance (date) rape, relationship violence, discrimination, and racial and sexual preference harassment.

Intervention by the Office of University Standards addresses inappropriate conduct and also serves to educate students on how their conduct affected themselves, others, and the University community.

University expectations for student conduct as outlined in the University Student Conduct Code are reviewed through the Rules Revision Committee that includes student participation.

To obtain a copy of the Conduct Code or Alcohol Policy, see: https://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/ucs/docs/universitystudentconductcode.pdf

Students (undergraduate and graduate, resident and commuter) can apply to become Administrative Hearing Board volunteers. When selected, Hearing Board members are trained to hear evidence and render fair and objective decisions on allegations brought to the formal hearing process.

Questions regarding the Conduct Code, the hearing process, procedures for filing a complaint, or volunteering to become a student hearing board member can be directed to:

Office of University Community Standards
348 Administration Building
(631) 632-6705

Bias-Related Crime Prevention

For more information please visit the University Police Department website at:

http://www.stonybrook.edu/police/

Tobacco-Free University

Effective January 1, 2016, Stony Brook University became 100 percent tobacco free. This includes all tobacco and smoke/vapor-producing products. For more information regarding the policy, please visit:

http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/tobaccofree/