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Stony Brook University officially opened its brand new LGBTQ* Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Friday, March 2. The center, located on the second floor of West Side Dining, is a 1,967 square-foot facility aimed to provide an open workspace for students, areas for private conversations, all-gender restrooms, and spaces and technologies that support collaborative learning. “This day has been on my mind for 15 years,” said Chris Tanaka, Assistant Director of LGBTQ* Services, who was visibly moved by the emotion of the moment. “This is a space for people to explore who they are and find…

The New Year has arrived and with it a fresh start for many who have eagerly set their New Year’s Resolutions with the hope of making a change for the better. This year, the Stony Brook Alumni Association is making a resolution of their own – to help over 180,000 alumni stick to their 2018 goals. Take a look at how the Alumni Association can help you with each of your resolutions this year: Cut down on monthly expenses by lowering your energy bills with exclusive savings from Petro Home Services and EmPower Solar. You can also get special discounts on home, renter’s…

Diversity and inclusion were the themes on June 25 for the 48th Annual New York City LGBTQ Pride March, and Stony Brook representation was in full force for the festivities.     This was the second Pride March in which Stony Brook participated as members of the SUNY contingency, showing the University’s commitment to continue building a community where all are welcome. For the second consecutive year, Stony Brook was ranked among the 50 BEST Colleges for LGBTQ Students by College Choice.  Almost 130 members of the SBU community participated in the festivities, including 73 Stony Brook Marching band members that led…

Stony Brook University once again made the College Choice 50 Best LGBT Friendly Colleges and Universities list. The ranking highlights universities like Stony Brook that have a strong history of creating quality programming for the LGBTQ community and committing time and resources to equipping students, faculty and staff with tools that encourage education, support, safety and inclusion campus wide. Stony Brook’s LGBTQ* Services staff provides meaningful programs to help students thrive and to ensure inclusion in every aspect of the University. In addition to these services, the University also has many all-gender restrooms on campus, gender-inclusive housing options, the soon-to-come LGBTQ* Center and…