In the Stony Brook Athletic Bands Program, we take steps to ensure the academic success of every member. Even though the band's GPA and four year graduation rate are both higher than the rest of the unviersity, we take very proactive steps to give all of our members the resources they need to remain academically successful throughout their time at Stony Brook.
The band maintains a very positive academic community. Part of our mentor program (Seawolf/Seapup) pairs every new member with an upperclassman. This allows for a freshman's connections to grow before they step foot in thier first class. The band program also maintains a list of every band member who is a Teaching Assistant or tutor. Any band member can access this list to find another band member who can help them with coursework.
All of our student leaders are educated in how to help all of our members find the resources they need to stay academically successful.
Academics and on-time graduation are a priority for our program.