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Issued by:
Office of the President
September, 1979
March 2019

Policy Statement

This policy has been written in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Division of Human Rights Law of New York State, SUNY Policy 6502: Equal Opportunity, Employment and Fair Treatment in the State of New York and the SUNY Research Foundation Policy on Equal Employment Opportunity. Stony Brook University has a longstanding commitment to equal employment and educational opportunity, and environments that ensure that everyone in the Stony Brook University community is treated with respect, dignity, fairness, and equity. This policy applies to all University students and employees, as well as individuals outside the University Community, including but not limited to guests, visitors, vendors, and volunteers.


Stony Brook University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, familial status, pregnancy, genetic predisposition, criminal convictions, domestic violence victim status, and veteran or military status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws in the administration of its policies, programs, activities or other Stony Brook University administered programs or employment, and includes the terms, conditions, and privileges of employment and/or access for students, faculty and staff. Stony Brook University's non-discrimination policy affects all employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, benefits, compensation, training, educational opportunities, discipline, daily responsibilities and terminations.

Retaliation against an employee, student or any witness who reports discrimination and/or participates in any University investigation is prohibited. Retaliation is also prohibited against any individual who files a discrimination complaint or participates in a complaint investigation in any manner. Any substantiated act of retaliation may result in sanctions or other disciplinary action as covered by University Policy (including the Code of Student Responsibility) and/or the disciplinary procedures pursuant to the applicable collective bargaining agreements, and applicable policies and procedures.

Affirmative action requires that the university take specific actions and make special efforts to recruit, employ, and promote qualified members of formerly excluded or clearly underrepresented groups. To further ensure the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action with respect to employment and education, the University endeavors to increase the availability of opportunities for students, staff, and faculty from groups that have been previously excluded or underrepresented. Students or employees having disabilities that require reasonable accommodations or auxiliary aids may be accommodated through the Office of the ADA Coordinator.


Office of Equity and Access (OEA)/ADA Coordinator
Administration Building, Room 201
(631) 632-6280

Title IX Coordinator
Marjolie Leonard
(631) 632-6280

Human Resource Services
  • West Campus
    Administration Building, Room 320
    (631) 632-6140

  • Stony Brook Medicine
    HSC Level 3, Room 040
    (631) 444-8617

Student Accessibility Support Center (SASC)
Room 128 ECC Building
(631) 632-6748

Employee and Labor Relations
  • West Campus and HSC
    Administration Building, Room 291
    (631) 632-6140

  • Stony Brook Medicine
    HSC Level 3, Room 040
    (631) 444-3780

  • Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH)
    100 Patriots Road
    (631) 444-8617

University Ombudsman Office
141 Psychology B Building
(631) 632-9200

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