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Vision, Mission, Values, and Priorities




Student Affairs commits itself to transforming students’ lives through creating a safe, inclusive, and vibrant learning community.






Student Affairs fosters student success by cultivating and empowering connection, engagement, well-being, and active learning to prepare campus leaders and global citizens.







Create opportunities that enhance connection, community, and belonging.

Diversity and Equity

Enrich and celebrate our diversity and commitment to equity.


Relentlessly pursue excellence with creativity, agility, courage, and innovative thinking.


Promote equal access and an inclusive campus community that encourages respectful exchange of ideas and perspectives.


Build collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders to strengthen the Seawolf experience.


Foster respect, compassion, and pride across our campus community.


Develop students as civic and service-minded leaders who are environmentally, intellectually, globally, personally, and socially responsible.


Embrace safety, health, and wellness as a critical foundation of holistic student learning and success.








These are our divisional priorities for 2024 through 2030.

Safety, Health, & Wellness

We are committed to providing holistic and high-quality programs, services, and facilities that promote and support student safety, health, and wellness. We work to cultivate a safe, caring, and equitable environment that encourages personal responsibility and healthy choices.

The Seawolf Experience

We support graduate and undergraduate students’ sense of belonging, success, and overall experience at Stony Brook via social, cultural, recreational, academic, and leadership experiences. We strive to model our core values through campus involvement, employment, civic engagement, and services and programs that support students from admission to graduation.

Experiential Learning & Career Readiness

We value experiential education as a proven high impact practice that both aligns with the equity/excellence imperative of US higher education and leads to career readiness. We are a leader in creating high quality, developmentally focused experiences for all graduate and undergraduate students and in building a strong partnership with Academic Affairs to embed experiential learning and career readiness into the core learning experience. 

Outreach, Innovation, & Continuous Improvement

We embrace a vision of success for students that is multidimensional and nuanced. Through data-informed innovations, we enhance engagement with students, support their continuous development, and improve meaningful student outcomes.

Organizational Health & Excellence

We recognize that through a skilled and passionate workforce as well as a culture of organizational health and excellence, we are able to provide the highest quality programs and services to our students and peers. We commit to enhancing our practices in resource management and investment to advance our team, foster innovation, and achieve our goals.