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Center for Civic Justice
Awards and Recognitions



2019 Hidden Hero Award | The Andrew Goodman Foundation | July 2019
Recognizes a student who has demonstrated strong leadership in generating campus wide awareness about existing social issues and advocated for change in the community. This award is for Yark Beyan '19.

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  2019-2020 Voter Friendly Campus | NASPA and Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project | February 2019
Recognizes campuses that engage their student body and promote voter registration and voting as part of their institutional mission. Stony Brook University is designated as one of 123 Voter Friendly Campuses nationwide through December 2020.

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  2018-2019 NASPA Excellence Award for Civic Learning, Democratic Engagement, Service-Learning, Community Service, and related - Silver Award Winner | NASPA | January 2019

  • Recognizes campuses that promote the education of students for engaged citizenship through democratic participation in their communities, respect and appreciation of diversity, applied learning, and social responsibility.
  • These programs are meant to improve institutional culture, policy, and practice in order to advance an institution’s educational opportunities to prepare students for active citizenship and active participation in our nation’s democracy. This award is for the Center for Civic Justice at Stony Brook University.
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  2017 Outstanding Student Affairs Program Award for Careers, Academic Advising and Support, Service-Learning, Community Service, and related | SUNY Council of Chief Student Affairs Officers and the Office of University Life | October 2017
Recognizes outstanding student affairs programs that have demonstrated a positive impact on students and their development. This award is for Vote Everywhere at Stony Brook University.

2017 Bronze Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement | ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge | October 2017
Recognizes higher education institutions that achieved an overall student voting rate between 50% and 59% for the 2016 Presidential Election; also recognized for achieving the highest voting rate at on-campus polling site (86%) of any polling site nationwide for the 2016 Presidential Election.



2019-2020 Students Learn Students Vote Coalition Subgrant: To develop and implement SUNY's first Voter and Civic Engagement Summit for all 64 campuses focused on developing short and long-term action plans for democratic engagement.

2019-2020 Stony Brook University Presidential/CDO Funding Request Departmental Diversity Initiative: To develop and implement a non-credit certificate program for students and community members on fostering civic engagement.

2018 Net Impact Grant: To foster student dialogue about the national debt.

2018 #VoteTogether Grant: To host a campus-wide Election Day student celebration.

2018 Students Learn Students Vote Coalition Subgrant: To explore the development of a multi-institution democratic engagement network across Long Island.

2018-2019 Stony Brook University Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity Initiative: To identify Stony Brook University student civic engagement needs and establish short and long-term institutional priorities within this area.