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Student African American Brotherhood

"I am my brother's keeper, and together we will rise!"

Chapter History

SAAB group photoChartered in April 2007, the Stony Brook Chapter of SAAB is the first in the State University of New York System, the State of New York, and the U.S. Northeast. SAAB is a campus-wide initiative and program dedicated to promoting student success and inclusion.

SAAB is a dynamic organization created specifically to assist its participants to excel academically, socially, culturally, professionally, and in the community. With over 200 chapters at colleges and high schools throughout the U.S., the  SAAB National Organization is the only comprehensive effort to increase the enrollment, retention and graduation of males of color in education. SAAB was established in 1989 at Georgia Southwestern University.

SAAB is primarily consists of male students who strive for academic excellence and make a commitment to plan and implement programs that benefit their community at large. Chapter members embrace leadership by being positive examples for each other through a strong commitment to academic achievement, brotherhood, and community service. SAAB provides study sessions, developmental seminars for students, business meetings, social and religious activities, and works with various non-profit service agencies (i.e., Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys Club, etc.).

SAAB is not a fraternity. It is a network of caring students who embrace their responsibilities to each other. Participation in chapter activities is open to all interested students. Some chapters of SAAB call themselves Brother to Brother. Stony Brook's SAAB Chapter continues to bear the national organization's historic namesake. Male students of diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to participant in the SAAB initiative, which is coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Students wishing to get involved should contact us.



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