Contributing positively to your community is important both on and off campus. We
strive to provide you with the tools you need to become the best community member
you can be. From being a good neighbor, to voting and recycling, we are here to guide
Responsibilities of being a Good Community Member?
Good Neighbor Behavior
Introduce Yourself: Get to know your neighbors and exchange contact information. Invite them to contact
you if they need anything, from shoveling help to a cup of sugar! Encourage them to
reach out to address any concerns that arise.
Keeping it Clean: Be conscious of the local garbage and recycling schedule and request ample bins for
each purpose from your landlord. Stay on top of trash presentation leading up to disposal
to avoid pests getting access.
Cars and Guests: Limit guest count at any one time, and social gatherings, as a whole to avoid concerns
related to behavior, noise, and street parking challenges.
Noise Control: Keep in mind the volume of your voices and music. Abide by local noise ordinances
and avoid creating loud noises that may disturb your neighbors.
Your vote matters and can have an important impact on both local and federal elections.
Make sure that you are registered to vote so that your voice is heard.
This link will bring you to a page that indicates where you should go to vote on election
days. This is specific to where you are registered. *If you need an absentee ballot
you should be inquiring about this well in advance to ensure that your vote is counted!
ClickHEREfor more information.*
Vote Everywhere is Stony Brook University's Voter Engagement, Education, and Mobilization
Check your local town and township website for details pertaining to trash and recycling
expectations and dates. For your convenience, we've provided links below to the two
townships in closest proximity to the campus.
Stony Brook commuter students make up nearly 50% of our campus population. With that
said, not all commuters arrive to campus via the same mode of transportation. Some
drive a personal vehicle, others walk or ride bikes, and plenty of commuter students
utilize public transportation services.
For the most directive information regarding the Suffolk County Transit Buses, visit
While some students do commute by bus, be mindful that it is not the most convenient nor
accessible option. Be careful to know all you can about the schedules before committing to
this mode of transportation.
For more information about special pricing and options for Stony Brook Students, click HERE.
ClickHEREto view the options that Stony Brook offers to their students.