Message from Dr. Stanley
Stony Brook Condemns Gun Violence; Reaffirms its Commitment to Diversity, Equity and
March 15, 2019
On behalf of Stony Brook University and all that we stand for, I condemn the senseless act of violence that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand. On behalf of our students, faculty and staff who have family, friends or other connections to New Zealand, we support you and our heartfelt sympathy is with everyone affected by this horrible massacre. As President of Stony Brook University, I want to reaffirm Stony Brook's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to creating a campus environment where all are welcome and safe.
The Dean of Students has reached out to our students from New Zealand to offer and provide any support they might need. Also, out of an abundance of caution, we coordinated with UPD to provide additional protection and support to our Muslim community.
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1,800 New Grads at 2018 Winter Commencement
"I know that behind each and every one of your degrees is a story of hard work, of
passion for knowledge, and of challenges, but ultimately today, perseverance and sweet
success,” President Stanley Jr. told the class at the Dec. 21 ceremony.