Military Deployment Policy
The following is in the event of military recall to active duty:
This information is to assist the Veteran/Student in making their decision if asked to report for mobilization into an active duty status. The student is encouraged to notify the appropriate departmental academic Dean. The academic departments will attempt to work with those individuals asked to mobilized.
Stony Brook University will recognize one of the following upon student request:
A student/veteran may remain in a student status for duration not to exceed 30 days from date of activation (active duty). In the event the service member exceeds this duration, the University will reserve the right to withdrawal student to avoid any hardships (academic and financial).
Students are responsible for notifying the Office of Veterans Affairs at Stony Brook University of activation/return date and submit appropriate official documentation of mobilization.
By Default: If the Office of Veterans Affairs does not receive notification of students return to the University, s/he will be automatically withdrawn from the University with an effective date of mobilization.
If the student elects to be withdrawn s/he will receive a "W" on their academic transcript. However, the University will note the reason for withdrawal "Active Duty Military Recall". To be eligible for financial review, detailed documentation must be submitted to the Office of Students Accounts.
The student must submit a written request to be withdrawn from classes with official documentation of active duty mobilization to the Office of Veterans Affairs at Stony Brook University.
If the student elects to exercise the Cancellation option, s/he will be asked to return all cash monies received from the University. At which time, the University will notify the appropriate funding agencies (i.e. government, state and financial institutions) of student's status and all monies will be returned accordingly. To be eligible for financial review, detailed documentation must be submitted to the Office of Students Accounts.
The student must submit a written request to exercise their cancellation of attendance with official documentation of active duty mobilization to the Office of Veterans Affairs at Stony Brook University.
For further assistance, please contact the appropriate Academic Departments.
If you have any questions in reference to Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits, please contact the Office of Veterans Affairs at Stony Brook University, 348 Administration, Stony Brook, New York 11794-0501, (631) 632-6700 or OSA_Vets@SUNYSB.EDU.