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Student Success

Students at Stony Brook University are given many opportunities for success. Here at Stony Brook, we give our students all the tools they will need to become better leaders, students, and people. Students have the chance to live in focused living communities beyond their first year and receive academic help in residential tutoring centers. Our focused living communities provide an opportunity to engage in a community around a specific concept and shared experiences. Our tutoring centers lend a hand to students who may need extra assistance in their academic courses.

Residential Tutoring Centers

The Residential Tutoring Centers’ (RTC) services⁠—which are provided by the Department of Campus Residences and the  Academic Success & Tutoring Center (ASTC)⁠—offer tutoring opportunities to students who have specific questions pertaining to some of the University's most challenging and demanding courses.

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Chávez Community Changers

 The Chávez Community Changers Experience, (C3), students will explore concepts centered around volunteerism, activism, and civic engagement through a lens of service learning while building community with students of similar likes and interests. Students will have the added value of building relationships with faculty/staff and collaborating with departments within the SBU community.

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Socially Just Seawolves

The Socially Just Seawolves will be centered around identifying and examining social, economic, and political inequalities that impact our local, campus, and global communities. Students will be able to explore social and environmental justice issues and begin the work towards equity as engaged citizens on both local and global levels. Students will have the added value of building relationships with faculty/staff and collaborating with diversity-based departments within the SBU community.

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Second Year Living Community (2YLC)

The Second Year Living Community, or 2YLC, is a program designed to foster success and growth in students during their second year of college.  Within this community, participants will have the opportunity to develop relationships with their peers by engaging in programs, events, and experiences that are specifically targeted to their goals.  The program also focuses on reflection of these experiences and how they will lead to future success.

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