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Due to chance of rain on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, Diversity Day activities will take place indoors in Student Activties Center - Sydney Gelber Auditorium at 12:00-2:30 PM

Diversity Day will be held inside SAC auditorium with the music and activity stations/tabling beginning at noon and the performances beginning at 1pm.

The Campus Appreciation Day event on May 4 from 12pm to 2:30pm will now take place on the boulevard inside of East Side Dining. To avoid overcrowding, students on a meal plan can enjoy Strawberry Fest at West Side dine-in.

Enjoy a free Strawberry Fest lunch sponsored by the President’s Office at East Side Dining which includes:

          • Pan Roasted Strawberry Glazed Shrimp on a bed of Broccoli slaw with Red Onion, Arugula and Jalapeño (Grilled Tofu available upon request)

          • Nachos with Citrus Strawberry Salsa

          • Smoked Pulled Chicken Mini Burrito with Strawberry Balsamic BBQ Sauce

          • Strawberry Shortcake frozen novelty bars

          • Strawberry Soda

Diversity Day

Diversity Day brings individuals of different backgrounds together for a day of celebration and togetherness. Every Spring semester during Stony Brook University's Strawberry Festival, we share the many dimensions of our heritages and lifestyles through music and dance performances, creative arts, and cultural trivia. Diversity Day is a mosaic of all of the aspects of our lives that make us unique and unite us as people!

CALL FOR CULTURAL PERFORMANCES! 
Cultural student organizations and individual students are invited to perform at the Diversity Day Cultural Showcase!  Interested students groups and individual students must complete and submit the Diversity Day 2022 Sign-Up Form by Friday, April 22nd (deadline). For more information, please call our office at (631) 632-9912 or send an email to multiculturalaffairs@stonybrook.edu.

Join Us
The 21st Annual Diversity Day will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on the SAC Plaza and Academic Mall. Starwberry Festival fetures a delicious array of strawberry-inspired treats. All interested students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. Information to purchase online tickets for the Strawberry Festival will be posted on the Campus Dining (Faculty Student Association)  website soon. Rain locations: Student Activities Center Gelber Auditorium for the Diversity Day Cultural Showcase, with the Strawberry Festival held in SAC Ballroom A. 


Pipettes  Bhangra 
Cadence  Yuva

Diversity Day: A Rich Tradition that Celebrates Diversity
In 1998, the President’s Student Advisory Council on Diversity conceived of having a Diversity Day at Stony Brook University as a way "to create awareness about what diversity is and dispel related misconceptions, help students break down barriers and work together for a common cause, and promote unity and encourage student interaction." (Council Retreat Resolution, 1998).  The first Diversity Day was part of the University's 40th anniversary celebration, where there was a week-long series of programming and each day had a particular theme. The last day of the week (Friday, April 24, 1998) was designated as "Diversity Day." The  Council organized the event with support from the then Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action. The students developed the theme and coordinated related projects to help the campus community appreciate its diversity. Roy Flores, a student leader who was instrumental in organizing Diversity Day, was one of the founders of Diversity Day. A devout Seawolf, Roy served on the Council throughout his undergraduate years and contributed greatly to the success of this Stony Brook tradition.

In 1999, the Council decided to move Diversity Day during Campus Life Time, as a compliment to Stony Brook's annual Strawberry Festival event, which already brought together thousands of students, faculty, and staff. Back then, Diversity Day included information tables, demonstrations, and cultural entertainment.  Since 2007, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has worked collaboratively with Stony Brook's many cultural students clubs and organizations to present the annual Diversity Day Cultural Showcase that features main stage performances for all members of our campus community to enjoy.