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                                                                                         Dear Seawolves,

Academic and Transfer Advising ........................... (631) 632-7082                Welcome to Stony Brook University! We are very
                                                                                         pleased that you have joined our vibrant and diverse
Academic Success and Tutoring Center............... (631) 632-4920                       campus community.
Billing (Student Accounts) ............................................ (631) 632-6175   In this handbook, you will find important information
                                                                                         to help you have a successful experience at SBU.
Commuter Student Services and                                                            Please carefully review it and familiarize yourself with
Off-Campus Living ................................................. (631) 632-7353       our campus resources, policies, and your rights and
                                                                                         responsibilities as a student.
Counseling Center ................................................. (631) 632-6720       As a new student, we offer many ways you can
                                                                                         connect with our community and help ease your
Health Insurance (International Students) ................... (631) 632-6054
                                                                                         transition to SBU. If you’re a first year student,
Health Services (Infirmary) ....................................... (631) 632-6740       the Undergraduate Colleges (UGCs) are small
                                                                                         communities where you will meet other students
International Admissions ...................................... (631) 632-6146           with similar interests and have access to customized
                                                                                         advising. For transfer students, several services
Meal Plan Office ...................................................... (631) 632-6517   are available to assist with your transition, including general and major academic
                                                                                         advising, tutoring, and a specialized transfer course called ADV 101. For graduate
New Student Programs .......................................... (631) 632-6710           student, your academic department and the Graduate School offer an array of
Student Accessibility Support Center.................. (631) 632-6748                    services designed to help you succeed.
                                                                                         I strongly encourage you to attend our Involvement Fairs and connect with our
Tech Support (Client Support Services) ....................... (631) 632-9800            community. Now is the time to start building friendships with other Seawolves
                                                                                         and become more acquainted with the campus. Whether you join one of our 325+
University Police/Emergency ................................ (631) 632-3333              student clubs and organizations, cultural groups, graduate student clubs, or
  From on campus/blue-light phone .....................................333               intramural sports teams, or become involved in your residence hall community or
                                                                                         the Commuter Student Association, there is something for everyone! To find out
Visa and Immigration Services ..................(631) 632-INTL [4685]                    what’s available, visit stonybrook.edu/sbengaged for real time information about
                                                                                         upcoming programs and events.
                                                                                         Our Student Affairs team is excited to work with you and ensure your success
                                                                                         at Stony Brook. For more information, undergraduate students can visit
      IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE                                                          stonybrook.edu/studentsuccess while graduate students can visit
                                                                                         stonybrook.edu/grad. Reach out whenever you have a question or concern.
  Stony Brook University’s top priority remains the health, safety and                   We’re here to help!
  well-being of our community. Please note that some of the programs                     Congratulations on becoming a Seawolf! Enjoy your time at Stony Brook.
  and services outlined in this handbook may be impacted by COVID-19
  and any subsequent changes to New York State guidelines regarding                      Sincerely,
  the safe reopening of schools.
  For the most current updates on how Stony Brook is working to ensure
  your health and safety, for student-specific FAQs and more detailed
  guidance, visit stonybrook.edu/strongertogether.                                       Rick Gatteau
                                                                                         Vice President for Student Affairs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        YOUR SUCCESS BOOK
                    Your SuccessBook �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
                    Your Academic Life . . .	������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
                    Your First Year and the Undergraduate Colleges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                    Academic and Transfer Advising Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                    Transfer Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                    The Sophomore, Junior and Senior Years. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                    College of Engineering and Applied Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                    Special Group Advising. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                    Academic Integrity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
                    Our Campus Community. . ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 13
                    Your Responsibilities as a Stony Brook Student . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                    Student Responsibility Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                    Student Consumer Information Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                    Equal Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                    Community Pledge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
                    Commitment to Diversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
                    All-Gender Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
                    Student Rights Statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
                    Student Responsibilities as Members of the SBU Community. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                    Community Standards, Student Rights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                    Students’ Bill of Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
                    What is Title IX?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
                    Affirmative Consent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                    Alcohol and Other Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                                                                                                                                                             Your SuccessBook

                    Confidential Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23                       his SuccessBook has been designed to help you make the best
                    Residence Hall Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                                                                                                                                                                     of your college experience. It features important information
                    Campus Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                    University Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26               about advising, how to succeed and where to turn to for support.
                    Residential Safety Program and Walk Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26                                    In addition, we’ve included a special section — our “A to Z” guide — to
                    Theft Prevention. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26         help you learn all the ins and outs of Stony Brook University (SBU).
                    Critical Incident Management and Communication Information . . . . . . . . . . 26                                                            Although this book contains a wealth of information, it is important
                    Emergency Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                                                                                                                                                             that you take advantage of other resources, including the For Students
                    Emergency Management and Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                                                                                                                                                             Web page (stonybrook.edu/students), faculty, staff, your peers, campus
                    Your NetID Credentials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
                    Email Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29   resources, the Undergraduate Bulletin (stonybrook.edu/bulletin) or
                    Student Health Regulations & Health Insurance Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30                                           Graduate Bulletin (stonybrook.edu/sb/graduatebulletin) and the detailed
                    Mental Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30      Student Success site (stonybrook.edu/studentsuccess). The more you
                    Statement of Community. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31                     take charge of your Stony Brook experience, the better and more valuable
                    Important Numbers for On-Campus Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
                                                                                                                                                             that experience will be.
                    Inside Stony Brook: A to Z. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 35                                Thank you for choosing to continue your educational journey at
                    Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 	��������������������������������������������������������������� Back Cover            Stony Brook. We hope this is a year of growth, good health,
                                                                                                                                                             accomplishment and fun for you.
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                                                                                                                                                                                 YOUR ACADEMIC LIFE
                                                                                                   Many of your experiences will be customized for you through your College.
                                                                                                   Each incoming freshman is assigned to one of three Undergraduate
                                                                                                   Colleges: Social Justice, Equity and Ethics (SJE), located in Mendelsohn
                                                                                                   Community; Creativity, Technology and Innovation (CTI), housed in
                                                                                                   Roosevelt Community, and Global Health, Wellness and Community (GWC),
                                                                                                   part of H Community.
                                                                                                       While each College has its own activities and personality, there are
                                                                                                   many experiences that will be the same for every first-year student:
                                                                                                   • A strong support and academic advising network to help you settle in,
                                                                                                     set academic goals, select classes and succeed both inside and outside
                                                                                                     the classroom.
                                                                                                   • An exciting curriculum that includes two one-credit seminars,
                                                                                                     a first-year reading assignment and a UGC-specific research project.
                                                                                                   • Opportunities for close interactions with faculty and staff.
                                                                                                   • Leadership opportunities and ways to represent your UGC.

                                                                                                      The Undergraduate College Advising Office is located in the

                                                                                                   Stony Brook Union, Suite 111. Please stop by if you have any questions
                              ne of the most important resources for any undergraduate
                                                                                                   or call (631) 632-4378. Visit stonybrook.edu/ucolleges for the latest news.
                              student is academic advising. There are several different
                              advising units on campus, which can be divided into five major
                     categories: Undergraduate College (first-year students), Academic and
                     Transfer Advising Services (advising for transfers, sophomores, juniors
                     and seniors), College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (all CEAS                         GREAT EXPECTATIONS
                     students), Special Group Advising (EOP/AIM, Honors College, WISE,                           You chose Stony Brook University and
                     University Scholars, Athletics and Pre-Professional Advising) and Major/                      Stony Brook chose you because:
                     Minor Department Advising. It is vital for students to meet with advisors
                                                                                                     1. You are smart and no stranger to hard work.
                     early and often. Advisors will help you plan your schedules and ensure you      2. You are interested in a broad range of ideas and perspectives.
                     are taking the courses you need to graduate on time. For more on the            3. You are an ambitious self-starter who doesn’t need an external
                     various advising units, visit stonybrook.edu/sb/academichelp. Here is a            push to move.
                     look at what you can expect from advising as you move from freshman to          4. You expect and appreciate a challenge.
                     sophomore year and beyond.                                                      5. You learn from your mistakes.

                     Your First Year and the Undergraduate Colleges                                  Getting an education from Stony Brook University is like running a
                     The Undergraduate Colleges (UGC) are designed to create small academic          marathon. Earning quality grades takes good preparation, high energy,
                     and social communities, which tailor the first-year experience for students     persistence and passion for the task at hand. But you love to learn.
                     who have similar interests. They offer more than academic advising; they        That’s why you’re here. That’s why we’re all here. Let’s learn together.
                     create a community to help students in all aspects of college life.

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                     Academic and Transfer Advising Services
                     Academic and Transfer Advising Services, located in Suite 105, Stony
                     Brook Union, provides general advising for transfers, sophomores, juniors
                     and seniors; helps students develop their academic plans for graduation;                      KEYS TO FINISHING IN 4
                     and works with students in academic difficulty. Advisors help evaluate                        Remember these steps to help you stay
                     transfer credits and serve as a central communicator regarding                                  on schedule and graduate on time:
                     academic deadlines, policies and events for all undergraduates.                    • Complete an academic plan detailing what you need to accomplish to
                        For assistance along your path toward graduation, call (631) 632-7082,            graduate in 4 years.
                     option 2, or send an email with questions to advising@stonybrook.edu.              • Register on time. If you wait to register, a class you need may be filled.
                     Also, visit us on the Web at stonybrook.edu/advising.                              • Read your degree progress report on SOLAR.
                                                                                                        • Meet with your major advisor as soon as possible to map out courses.
                     Transfer Students                                                                  • Meet at least once a semester with an Academic Advisor.
                     Transfer students enter Stony Brook as freshmen, sophomores, juniors
                     or seniors, depending upon the number of credits transferred. All new
                     transfers are strongly encouraged to enroll in ADV 101 — Advising Seminar
                     for New Transfers. ADV 101 is required for all new international
                     students. This weekly, one-credit seminar is taught by an Academic Advisor
                     or professional staff member and provides opportunities to build
                     connections on campus and obtain the tools to succeed academically.

                     The Sophomore Year
                     Once you have earned at least 24 credits, you are considered a sophomore.
                     To stay on track for graduation, you will need to declare a major once you
                     have earned 45 credits toward your degree. To help in the major selection
                     process, be sure to take time to review the list of all 200 majors, minors and
                     combined-degree programs at stonybrook.edu/academics.

                     The Junior Year                                                                  August, now is the time to focus your attention on completing course work
                     Upon earning 57 credits, you are considered a junior. Check your online          and investigating career or graduate school options.
                     degree progress report, which reviews all of your general education and
                     major and minor requirements to make sure that you are on track to               College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS)
                     graduate. You can access the report via SOLAR. Also, you should visit the        The CEAS Undergraduate Student Office provides these services to all
                     Career Center and attend programs focused on finding internships and             students enrolled in, or intending to pursue, a CEAS program: general
                     writing a résumé.                                                                education advising, major/minor advising, major entry requirement advising,
                                                                                                      academic standing/appeals, transfer credit evaluation, guidance on academic
                     The Senior Year                                                                  integrity, internships/career planning, scholarships, tutoring for
                     After earning 85 credits, you are a senior and soon-to-be graduate!              introductory CEAS courses and peer mentoring. The office is located
                     Whether you are planning to graduate in December, January, May or                at 231 Engineering. Call (631) 632-8381 for assistance.

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                     Special Group Advising                                                          Academic Integrity
                     In addition, students from various special groups receive advising from         All Stony Brook students are expected to follow the Academic
                     their respective areas, including:                                              Integrity policies. Please familiarize yourself with them by visiting
                                                                                                     stonybrook.edu/academicintegrity and clicking on “Policies
                     Athletics — The Goldstein Family Student-Athlete Development Center
                                                                                                     and Procedures.”
                     provides academic, career and personal development services for student-
                     athletes. An Academic Advisor is assigned to work with each team.               The following is a list of general parameters that define academic
                     175 Sports Complex, (631) 632-4952                                              dishonesty. While these definitions include specific examples, the list
                                                                                                     of examples is not all-inclusive.
                     EOP/AIM — Counselors support students during their entire collegiate
                     career. Each student is assigned a counselor.                                   Cheating — Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized
                     W-3520 Melville Library, (631) 632-7090                                         assistance, materials, electronic devices, information or study aids in any
                                                                                                     academic exercise; or preventing, or attempting to prevent, another from
                     Health Sciences — Students with majors in a health sciences school can          using authorized assistance, materials, etc.
                     seek advise from the Health Sciences Office of Student Services.                • Using unauthorized notes, study aids or information on an examination.
                     Room 271, HSC Level 2, (631) 444-2111                                           • Altering a graded work after it has been returned — then submitting the
                                                                                                        work for re-grading.
                     Honors College — Provides comprehensive academic and support
                     services for Stony Brook’s Honors College students.                             • Allowing another person to do your work and submitting that work
                     111 Stony Brook Union, (631) 632-4378                                              under your name, or having someone else take an exam for you.
                                                                                                     • Copying answers from someone else.
                     Pre-Professional Advising — The Pre-Professional Advising staff
                                                                                                     • Having in your possession without permission, any tests, notes or
                     works with students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies
                                                                                                        property belonging to or generating from faculty, staff or students.
                     in law or the health professions, including medical, optometry, podiatry
                                                                                                     • Talking during an exam, regardless of what you are talking about.
                     and veterinary. For more information, visit stonybrook.edu/prehealth and
                                                                                                     • Working together with others on a take-home exam.
                     stonybrook.edu/prelaw. 105 Stony Brook Union, (631) 632-7080
                                                                                                     • Taking a test or doing an assignment for someone else.
                     University Scholars — Provides advising for students in the                     • Willfully offering to a student answers or information related to tests
                     University Scholars Program. 111 Stony Brook Union, (631) 632-4378                 and examinations.

                     Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) — Provides academic and                 Plagiarism — Intentionally or knowingly representing the words or ideas
                     support services for students in the WISE program throughout their              of another as your own in any academic exercise.
                     collegiate career.                                                              • Submitting material that in part or whole is not entirely your own
                     230 Heavy Engineering, (631) 632-6947                                              work without attributing those same portions to their correct source.
                     Major/Minor Department Advising — In addition, students with a declared         • Copying from any source without quotation marks and the
                     major/minor should visit their major (and minor, if applicable) department         appropriate documentation.
                     advisor each semester to make sure they are on the right track for fulfilling   • Re-wording an idea found in a source, but then omitting
                     departmental requirements. For more information,                                   the documentation.
                     visit stonybrook.edu/bulletin.                                                  • Copying a paper, or portion of a paper, that someone else has written.

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                     Fabrication — Intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any
                     information or citation in any academic exercise.
                     • Presenting data that were not gathered in accordance with standard
                       guidelines defining the appropriate methods for collecting or                         ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND
                       generating data, and failing to include an accurate account of the
                       method by which the data were gathered or collected.
                                                                                                              TUTORING RESOURCES
                     • Citing nonexistent or irrelevant articles.                                   Take advantage of the free services (tutoring and review sessions)
                                                                                                    provided by trained staff with proven success records to help you
                     Obtaining an Unfair Advantage — Attempting to gain unauthorized                improve your academic performance. The Academic Success and
                     advantage over fellow students in any academic exercise.                       Tutoring Center is your one-stop resource to help you find the tutors
                     • Gaining or providing unauthorized access to examination materials.           or training you need to excel. Visit stonybrook.edu/tutoring to see all
                     • Lying about the need for an extension for an exam or paper.                  available services or to schedule a tutoring appointment.
                     • Continuing to write even when time is up during an exam.
                     • Stealing, destroying, defacing or keeping library materials for your
                       own use or with the purpose of depriving others of their use.

                     Falsification of Records and Official Documents — Misrepresenting,
                     falsifying or tampering with, or attempting to tamper with, any portion
                     of an academic transcript, record, etc., for yourself or for another.
                     • Tampering with computer records.
                     • Forging a faculty/staff signature on any University document.

                     Unauthorized Access — Unauthorized access to computerized academic
                     or administrative records or systems.
                     • Viewing/altering computer records; modifying computers.
                     • Releasing or dispensing information gained via unauthorized access.
                     • Interfering with the use/availability of computer systems or information.

                     Electronic Devices — All cell phones, calculators or any kind of electronic
                     devices should be turned completely off during an exam and put in a closed
                     purse or backpack. Note: Even if a student does not answer a ringing cell
                     phone during an exam, it can be considered academic dishonesty for not
                     having it turned off.
                      For more information about academic dishonesty, consult the
                     Undergraduate Bulletin (stonybrook.edu/bulletin) or the Academic Integrity
                     website at stonybrook.edu/academicintegrity�

                     Students are expected to follow all Academic Judiciary policies for online
                     and in-person classes.

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Our Campus Community

           s a member of our community, you will wear many hats: student,
           volunteer, Seawolf, friend, club member. Being a responsible
           student member of the Stony Brook community requires
commitment. On the following pages, you will find an overview of some of
your additional responsibilities, as well as your student rights. It is up to you
to make yourself familiar with these rights and responsibilities so that your
college experience will be everything you expect it to be and more.
    We care not only about the education you receive, but also about your
personal growth, physical health and safety, and adjustment to campus
life. To that end, the University offers many programs, departments, events
and resources to ensure that you have the support and tools you need to
prosper and be happy and healthy. Many of those programs are listed in
this section, and more can be found online at stonybrook.edu/students.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY
                       Your Responsibilities as a Stony Brook Student
                       As a Stony Brook student, you are responsible for knowing all the codes
                       and conduct you are required to follow. For the complete listing of your
                       responsibilities, please review the entire Code of Student Responsibility,                            COMMUNITY PLEDGE
                       which is available online at stonybrook.edu/conductcode . The Code applies
                       to on and off campus (including virtual classrooms), and any
                       student who is found to behave inappropriately will be held accountable.               Students who take the Community Pledge will show their commitment
                                                                                                              to caring for and respecting others. It was recently updated in 2021
                       Student Responsibility Statement                                                       with more student input. You can take the updated pledge online at
                       Each student is responsible for reviewing, understanding and abiding by                studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/pledge.
                       SBU’s regulations, procedures, requirements and deadlines as described in              What’s a Seawolf? We are Seawolves.
                       official publications, including the Code of Student Responsibility, University        As Seawolves . . .
                       bulletins, the Policy Manual and class schedules. These                                We commit to upholding the DIGNITY AND RESPECT of every member of
                       regulations are available on the Web at stonybrook.edu/policy.                         the Stony Brook University community.
                                                                                                              We affirm and maintain the FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION of all identities and
                       Student Consumer Information Statement                                                 intersections of race, culture, national origin, religion, age, ability, gender,
                       Higher education is a significant and lasting investment. As such,                     sexuality, military status, and any other dimensions of human diversity that
                       consumer information — including institutional polices; student retention,             make each of us unique.
                       employment and graduation rates; and financial assistance information —                We are committed to CHALLENGING RACISM and any language, action, or
                       is available at stonybrook.edu/commcms/irpe/about/consumerinfo.html.                   policy, that promotes, permits, or contributes to systemic racism. To put
                                                                                                              antiracism in practice, we will use critical thinking, active listening, respect,
                       Equal Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination                                     and compassion in our interactions with each other and be open to change.
                       Stony Brook University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex,                We hold ourselves and our community ACCOUNTABLE for our collective
                       sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, color, creed,        responsibility to create a more just society. We will challenge any language,
                       national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, familial status, pregnancy,     action, or policy that promotes bias behavior and inequality. We will not
                                                                                                              allow discrimination to devalue our differences, which make us stronger
                       genetic predisposition, criminal convictions, domestic violence victim
                                                                                                              and are a point of pride that we celebrate.
                       status, and veteran or military status and all other protected classes under
                       federal or state laws. If you are a student or an employee of the University           We will LEARN ABOUT, CELEBRATE and HONOR the diversity of our
                                                                                                              community and are committed to maintaining respect, promoting inclusion,
                       and you consider yourself to be a target of discrimination or harassment,
                                                                                                              and practicing civility. By doing this, we also contribute to the global
                       you may file a complaint in writing with the Office of Equity and Access. An           community as we develop leaders, conduct groundbreaking research, and
                       online complaint form and more information is available at stonybrook.edu/             provide world-class health care.
                           The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that individuals with
                       disabilities be afforded equal opportunity in the areas of public                       Any questions concerning this policy or allegations of noncompli-
                       services and programs, employment, transportation and communications.                ance should be directed to the Office of Equity and Access (formerly
                       In compliance with the ADA, the University will provide reasonable accessi-          Institutional Diversity and Equity), 201 Administration Building,
                       ble accommodation to individuals with qualifying disabilities and access to          oea@stonybrook.edu or call (631) 632-6280. More information is available
                       services and programs. For more information, visit the Student Accessibility         at stonybrook.edu/oea. A copy of our complaint procedure is available at
                       Support Center at stonybrook.edu/sasc.                                               stonybrook.edu/oea/complaint.
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HANDBOOK - Stony Brook University

                                                                                                                                                                                                  OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY
                       Commitment to Diversity                                                             Beyond providing requisite academic resources and support services,
                       Stony Brook is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus              the University seeks to sustain an environment in which the diverse
                       environment. Diversity and inclusion are the cornerstones of a University           cultural traditions and ideals represented in both the campus community
                       where students, faculty and staff can discover their full potential. Bringing       and the nation at large are valued, nurtured and promoted. In so doing, the
                       together people of different races, cultures and backgrounds provides the           University fulfills its mandate to prepare students to participate
                       variety of perspective, thought and understanding necessary for open and            actively and productively in our larger society.
                       serious intellectual inquiry. This is essential to SBU’s mission. It is just as        The following students’ rights reflect this mandate within the context
                       essential that Stony Brook’s campus be welcoming, safe, accessible and              of the campus community and will be viewed in the larger context of
                       free from discrimination. Fostering a diverse and welcoming campus envi-            federal and state mandates:
                       ronment will ensure Stony Brook is a place where all people and their ideas         • The right to participate in all aspects of the University experience, both
                       can flourish. The University’s efforts include a variety of diversity initiatives      in and out of the classroom, without harassment or discrimination on the
                       and programs. For more information on our diversity                                    basis of race, color, sex, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual ori-
                       initiatives, please visit stonybrook.edu/diversity.                                    entation, disability, marital status or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era
                           Discrimination and harassment are prohibited by University policy. Any             veteran or other rights and privileges as may be protected under federal,
                       individual who is the target of discrimination of any kind, including                  state or local law.
                       xenophobia, is encouraged to report the incident to the Office of Equity            • The right to participate in a free exchange of ideas and dissent from views on
                       and Access (stonybrook.edu/reportit). Stony Brook is committed to                      all matters of interest to the student body, both in and out of class.
                       conducting prompt and equitable investigations and will immediately
                                                                                                           • The right to organize and demonstrate peacefully, which includes
                       and appropriately address violations of University policy.
                                                                                                              expressions or actions that capture attention and attempt to persuade,
                                                                                                              as long as access to buildings and University community activities is
                       All-Gender and Gender-Specific Facilities Use
                                                                                                              not hampered.
                       All members of the Stony Brook University community are permitted to
                       use facilities such as restrooms or locker rooms consistent with their              • The right to free inquiry and expression by student media in accordance
                       gender identity, in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.            with professional journalistic standards.
                       Accommodation of the needs of our entire community also includes                    • The right to personal privacy, confidentiality of records and individual
                       the creation of all-gender multi-use restrooms. Multi-stalled all-gender               self-determination.
                       restrooms are available at the Student Activities Center (SAC) and the              • The right to not be harassed, sexually harassed, stalked, hazed or to
                       Walter J. Hawrys Campus Recreation Center, allowing LGBTQ* individuals,                experience bias-related harassment.
                       persons with disabilities who may require assistance from a companion               • The right to a fair and objective administrative review by a University
                       of a different gender, and families with small children to freely use these            Official or an Administrative Conduct Board, depending upon the level of
                       facilities without facing discrimination or alienation. Single-stall restrooms         the alleged violation.
                       are also available in various locations throughout our campus for any indi-
                                                                                                           • Maintaining a respectful, civil, caring and safe environment is the respon-
                       viduals with privacy concerns. For a list of locations, visit stonybrook.edu/
                                                                                                              sibility of all students.
                                                                                                           • The right to file a complaint with University Community Standards,
                                                                                                              University Police, or residence hall staff when you believe your rights have
                       Student Rights Statement
                                                                                                              been violated. Reports should be made as soon as possible.
                       Stony Brook University is committed to the creation of an environment
                       wholly supportive of students’ academic and personal achievements.                  • It is the right of all students to be safe and feel safe on the campus.

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                           With the freedom that these rights afford comes the responsibility
                       to conduct oneself with civility and respect toward the rights of others.                          In Cases of Sexual and Interpersonal Assault
                       It is also the responsibility of all those given these rights to protect and
                       preserve them for others, so that with vigilance we may move closer                 All students have the right to:
                       to the ideals that these rights promise.                                             1. Make a report to local law enforcement and/or state police;
                                                                                                            2. 	Have disclosures of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and
                       Student Responsibilities as Members of the SBU Community
                                                                                                                 sexual assault treated seriously;
                       • Affirm you have read and understand the Code of Student Responsibility
                          and the Rules of the Maintenance of Public Order.                                 3. 	Make a decision about whether or not to disclose a crime or
                          New students must acknowledge they have read the above documents to                   violation and participate in the judicial or conduct process and/or
                          register for classes on SOLAR.                                                        criminal justice process free from pressure by the institution;
                       • Know, understand and adhere to Campus Alcohol and Other Drugs and                 4. 	Participate in a process that is fair, impartial and provides adequate
                          Traffic Safety policies.                                                              notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard;
                       • Become familiar with campus support services.                                     5. 	Be treated with dignity and to receive from the institution courteous, fair
                       • Be respectful of classmates, roommates, faculty, staff and visitors.                   and respectful health care and counseling services, where available;
                       • Promote classroom conduct that does not interfere with the teaching/              6. 	Be free from any suggestion that the reporting individual is at fault
                          learning process.                                                                     where these crimes and violations are committed, or should have
                       • Take pride in the wide diversity inherent in the SBU community.                       acted in a different manner to avoid such crimes or violations;
                       • Respect personal and state property and campus facilities.
                                                                                                            7. 	Describe the incident to as few institution representatives as
                       • Promote a safe campus by adhering to campus residential safety policies.              practicable and not be required to unnecessarily repeat a description
                       • Lock room, suite, apartment doors; strictly follow guest policies.                    of the incident;
                       • Report suspicious activities or persons to University Police or an official in    8. 	Be protected from retaliation by the institution, any student, the
                          a timely manner. “If you see something, say something.”                               accused and/or the respondent, and/or their friends, family and
                       • Participate in the conduct review process as a complainant or witness                 acquaintances within the jurisdiction of the institution;
                          in a conduct hearing.
                                                                                                            9. Have access to at least one level of an appeal of a determination;
                       Community Standards & Student Rights and Responsibilities                           10. 	Be accompanied by an advisor of choice who may assist and advise
                       The Office of University Community Standards receives, investigates and                   a reporting individual, an accused or a respondent throughout
                       resolves alleged violations of the Code of Student Responsibility (Code)                  the judicial or conduct process including during all meetings and
                       involving non-academic misconduct by undergraduate and graduate students                  hearings related to such process; and
                       or by student organizations. Any member of the SBU community or visitor             11.		 E
                                                                                                                   xercise civil rights and practice of religion without interference by
                       to the campus may bring a complaint against a student to the attention                     the investigative, criminal justice or judicial or conduct process of
                       of the Office of University Community Standards. The jurisdiction of this                  the institution.
                       office extends to alleged misconduct that takes place on University-owned
                                                                                                           For information on how to file a complaint, please call (631) 632-6280,
                       or controlled property; at any SBU-sponsored event; or at any off-campus
                                                                                                           email reportit@stonybrook.edu or visit stonybrook.edu/reportit.
                       location when the alleged misconduct is significant or has an impact upon
                                                                                                           For information on options for confidential disclosure of sexual and
                       other students or the mission and well-being of the University community.
                                                                                                           interpersonal assault, please visit stonybrook.edu/titleix/resources.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                         OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY
                           The Code of Student Responsibility is the campus guide for responsible                     If you have any questions related to the Code or conduct process,
                       non-academic student conduct. The Code also describes how to file a                            please contact the Office of University Community Standards at
                       complaint if your rights as a member of the University community have                          CommunityStandards@stonybrook.edu or call (631) 632-6705.
                       been violated by another student.
                           University students and their guests are expected to respect the rights                    What Is Title IX and Why Is It Important to Me?
                       of others in the residence halls and in the classroom. Complaints of                           Title IX is a section of a federal law known as The Education Amendments of
                       harassment, physical abuse, threats, bias-related acts of harassment,                          1972. It states that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex,
                       assault or abuse, sexual harassment, sexual abuse or sexual assault,                           be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be
                       stalking,* violations of alcohol and other drug policies, health and safety                    subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity
                       violations, theft, property damage and misuse of electronic communications                     receiving federal financial assistance.”
                       systems will be investigated by the appropriate campus conduct body.                               That means that sex or gender-based discrimination in admission,
                       Information about campus safety statistics and reports can be found on                         recruitment, financial aid, treatment and services, counseling and
                       the University Police website at stonybrook.edu/police. Students may be                        guidance, classroom assignment, grading, vocational education,
                       arrested for violations of the law in addition to a referral to the Office                     recreation, physical education, athletics, housing, sanctions, discipline
                       of University Community Standards. Significant violations of the Code of                       and employment, as well as any other activity, opportunity or
                       Student Responsibility and Alcohol and Other Drug policies can result in                       program is prohibited by federal law at any school, including
                       separation from the University.                                                                Stony Brook University, that receives federal education funding.
                           It is vital that all students and campus residents read, understand and                        Discrimination under Title IX is prejudicial treatment based on an
                       abide by the rules, regulations and policies contained in the Code of Student                  individual’s sex, gender or gender identity or expression. Sexual
                       Responsibility; the Policy for On-Campus Sales, Service and Consumption of                     harassment and sexual violence are extreme forms of sex discrimination
                       Alcoholic Beverages; Substance Abuse Policy; the Rules of Public Order; and                    that include non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual
                       all applicable federal, state and local laws, including parking regulations.                   intercourse and/or penetration (also known as sexual assault),
                           Students, staff, faculty and visitors whose rights were allegedly violated by              non-consensual physical violent contact during consensual sexual
                       others on the campus are encouraged to file a complaint with the                               contact, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking.
                       Office of University Community Standards, 209 Union, (631) 632-6705;                               Stony Brook University is committed to the mission of Title IX and to
                       University Police, 175 Dutchess Hall, South Campus, (631) 632-3333; and/or                     eliminating sex and gender discrimination. We take our Title IX obligations
                       with your residence hall/apartment complex staff.                                              seriously, and we will take immediate and appropriate action to thoroughly
                           The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide, upon request,                        investigate sexual harassment and sexual violence to protect victims and to
                       all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of                     combat recurrence.
                       Education. The United States Department of Education website for campus                            Title IX discrimination is not something that can happen only to females.
                       crimes is ope.ed.gov/security.                                                                 Anyone — regardless of sex, gender identity or expression,
                           The Code of Student Responsibility, Alcohol Policy and Rules of Public                     or sexual orientation — can be a victim of Title IX discrimination,
                       Order are available at stonybrook.edu/code.                                                    including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
                                                                                                                          IF YOU EXPERIENCE OR WITNESS DISCRIMINATION, REPORT IT.
                       *Stalking: No student shall perform any acts that harass, annoy, threaten, intimidate or
                         alarm another person or persons. Examples include, but are not limited to, repeatedly
                                                                                                                      If you have been a victim, or if you are aware of Title IX discrimination, it
                         following such person(s), repeatedly committing acts that alarm or seriously annoy such      can be reported online 24/7 from any internet connected devise at
                         other person(s) and that serve no legitimate purpose, and repeatedly communicating by        stonybrook.edu/reportit. You may also contact the Title IX Coordinator,
                         mechanical or electronic means, or any form of written communication with such person(s)
                         in a manner likely to harass, intimidate, annoy or alarm. (Code of Student Responsibility)   Marjolie Leonard, Assistant Vice President, Office of Equity and Access, at

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY
                                                                                                                     CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES
                       (631) 632-6280 or oea@stonybrook.edu, or one of our 24 University-wide
                                                                                                        Available for individuals affected by sexual violence or
                       Deputy Title IX Coordinators. A complete list of Deputies is available at
                                                                                                              any other type of gender discrimination.
                          More information, including detailed definitions and a link to file a
                       complaint, is available on the Title IX online resources website at              ON-CAMPUS RESOURCES                            Counseling and Psychological
                       stonybrook.edu/titleix/resources.                                                                                               Services (CAPS)
                                                                                                        Survivor Advocate
                                                                                                                                                       Student Health Services, 2nd Floor
                          CONFIDENTIALLY SEEK SUPPORT SERVICES OR INFORMATION                           Samantha August
                                                                                                                                                       (631) 632-6720 (24/7)
                       ON HOW TO FILE A REPORT. The Survivor Advocate and Prevention                    Provides confidential support and
                                                                                                        options to individuals who experience          Health Sciences Office, Level 3,
                       Specialist is able to assist survivors of sexual and/or interpersonal            gender discrimination, including               Room 3-040F (by appointment only)
                       violence in learning of their options and resources both on and off campus.      sexual violence.                               stonybrook.edu/caps
                       Individuals will never be forced to make a report. To contact Stony Brook’s      108 Union • (631) 457-9981
                       Survivor Advocate, Samantha August, call (631) 457-9981 or                                                                      COMMUNITY RESOURCES
                       email samantha.august@stonybrook.edu.                                            SANE Center (Sexual Assault Nurse              VIBS (Victim Information Bureau
                                                                                                        Examiner) • (631) 444-2465                     of Suffolk) • (631) 360-3606
                       Definition of Affirmative Consent                                                Go to the Stony Brook University               24/7 hour hotline/free confidential
                       Affirmative consent is a knowing, voluntary and mutual decision among all        Hospital Emergency Room within                 services to victims of domestic
                                                                                                        108 hours. You do not have to                  violence, rape and sexual assault.
                       participants to engage in sexual activity. Consent can be given                  involve the police or any SBU official.
                       by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create clear              Evidence will be held for at least 30          New York State Domestic and
                       permission regarding willingness to engage in the sexual activity.               days in case you decide to involve             Sexual Violence Hotline •
                       Silence or lack of resistance, in and of itself, does not demonstrate consent.   the police. FREE OF CHARGE:                    1-800-942-6906
                                                                                                        If you do not have insurance, or if            English and español/multi-language
                       The definition of consent does not vary based upon a participant’s sex,          you are afraid to use your insurance,          accessibility. Deaf/hard of hearing:
                       sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.                        treatment and examinations are                 711. In NYC: 1-800- 621-HOPE
                                                                                                        provided free of charge.                       (4673) or dial 311.
                       Alcohol and Other Drugs                                                                                                         TTY: 1-866- 604-5350
                                                                                                        Center for Prevention and Outreach
                       Stony Brook offers extensive outreach programs to create awareness and           Mental health, substance abuse,       SANE Center: Peconic Bay
                       education to prevent alcohol and other drug abuse.                               sexual violence, health ed. services. Forensic medical exams, testing
                          Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers education,                108 Union • (631) 632-2748            and treatment. FREE OF CHARGE:
                       consultation and referral services for students struggling with substance        stonybrook.edu/cpo                    If you do not have insurance, or if
                                                                                                                                              you are afraid to use your insurance,
                       use, abuse and dependence. A licensed clinician will meet with you to answer
                                                                                                        Student Health Services               treatment and examinations are
                       your questions and offer support. Call (631) 632-6720 to speak to a counselor.   Student Health Center, 1 Stadium Road provided free of charge.
                          CPO’s Red Watch Band (RWB) program is a comprehensive bystander               Medical advice line, available 24/7,  1300 Roanoke Ave, Riverhead, NY
                       intervention program designed to provide students with the knowledge,            (631) 632-6740, option 3              11901 • (631) 548-6000 (24/7)
                       skills and awareness to prevent death from toxic drinking when “every
                                                                                                                                              Safe Horizon Rape and Sexual
                       second counts.” The primary component of the program is a four-hour              Interfaith Center                     Assault Hotline
                       training session in which participants learn how to recognize alcohol            Stony Brook Union • (631) 632-6565 (212) 227-3000 or
                       emergencies and respond effectively. All participants who complete the RWB       sbinterfaith.org                      1-866-689-HELP (4357)
                       training receive CPR certification. Visit stonybrook.edu/cpo to learn more.
                          Another serious drug issue is heroin. Heroin abuse has risen to               This is a partial list of confidential resources. Please visit stonybrook.edu/titleix/resources
                                                                                                        for a complete listing of all on-campus and off-campus resources.

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                       epidemic proportions in our country. Young people are at great risk for
                       heroin overdose. Heroin overdose is preventable. If you suspect someone
                                                                                                             PEDESTRIAN SAFETY TIPS
                       is having an overdose, call 911 or (631) 632-3333 for help immediately;
                       you can save a life! Stony Brook’s emergency personnel are trained and
                       equipped to administer NARCAN, a life-saving drug that reverses an
                       opiate (heroin) overdose.                                                          WHAT PEDESTRIANS CAN DO
                           If you or someone you know is struggling with heroin or prescription           • Do not use cell phones or other electronic devices while walking
                       opiate abuse, there is help. For more information, please contact Alcohol            or crossing the street
                       and Other Drug Services at the Center for Prevention and Outreach at               • Pay attention to your surroundings
                       (631) 632-6720, or Long Island’s Heroin Crisis Hotline at (516) 481-4000,          • Use marked crosswalks and sidewalks when available
                       or the New York State Hotline at 1-877-8-HOPENY.                                   • When walking at night, wear something reflective or carry a flashlight
                           The University’s Good Samaritan Policy encourages students to call
                       for help in an alcohol or other drug-related emergency. Students may be            WHAT DRIVERS CAN DO
                       reluctant to seek medical attention for incidents related to alcohol/drug          • Don’t text or talk while driving                      TRAFFIC
                       consumption due to a fear of potential consequences. Under this policy,
                       the student for whom assistance is sought and the bystander acting in
                                                                                                          • Obey all posted traffic signs
                                                                                                          • Slow down
                                                                                                                                                                   IS NO
                       good faith who discloses to Stony Brook officials, may not be subjected                                                                   ACCIDENT
                                                                                                          • Watch for and yield to pedestrians
                       to University sanctions for violations of alcohol or drug policies.
                                                                                                          • Come to a full stop at every STOP sign
                       Residence Hall Regulations
                       The offer of on-campus accommodations is extended only to full-time
                       matriculated students as a privilege and not a right. Occupancy in campus          Bicycle/Skateboard Safety
                       housing is conditional upon acceptance by each student of a set of terms           The use of bicycles and skateboards on
                       and regulations established by SBU through the Department of Campus                campus has the potential to create an
                       Residences. In accordance with Chapter 416 of the Laws of 1988, the full           unsafe environment and increases the risk
                       set of rights, responsibilities and regulations for residence hall living can be   of individuals sustaining physical injuries.
                       found at .stonybrook.edu/commcms/studentaffairs/res/safety/policies.               Skateboarding and cycling are permitted on
                          The University has the right, using established procedures, to suspend or       campus for transportation purposes only.
                       withdraw accommodations, guest privileges or access to a campus residence          If you are using a bicycle or skateboard to
                       to any person(s) for violation of these regulations, for health and safety         get to and from your destination, please
                       reasons or for nonpayment of bills. In addition, the University can seek           remember to follow some basic safety tips,
                       financial or other restitution for loss or damage to residence hall property.
                                                                                                          such as:
                                                                                                          • Wear a helmet
                       Campus Safety and Security                                                         • Use extreme caution
                       We’re very proud of our outstanding safety record. It takes the dedication         • Do not use cell phones or other
                       of many hard-working professionals and the vigilance and awareness of the            electronic devices
                       community to keep us all safe. You can find a list of all safety services at
                       stonybrook.edu/safety, but a review of services follows:

                                                                                                                    Visit stonybrook.edu/safety
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                                                                                                               for more campus safety information.
                       University Police
                       1. University Police is the primary law enforcement authority for the Stony
                          Brook University campus and is an accredited law enforcement agency.
                       2. University Police offers various crime prevention programs designed
                          to minimize potential safety risks. Programs include Rape Aggression
                                                                                                     In Case of Fire — Dial 911
                          Defense (RAD), Alcohol Awareness, NARCAN Training, Pedestrian Safety/      Fire Alarms
                          Distracted Driving, Self-Defense, CPR/First Aid, De-Escalation Training    Whenever you hear a fire alarm, you must immediately exit the building and
                          and more. Visit stonybrook.edu/police for more programs.                   remain outside until the “All Clear” is given.
                       3. Motorists are strongly encouraged not to use electronic or cellular
                          devices while driving and to yield the right of way to pedestrians.
                                                                                                     If the Fire Alarm Sounds or You Smell Smoke:
                                                                                                     • Stay low and crawl to the door.
                          Violations of the campus speed limit will be enforced.
                                                                                                     • Feel the door to see if it is hot.
                       4. University Police secures the north and south gates of the main            • Kneel against the door and open it slightly.
                          campus during the hours of 11 pm until 6 am. Individuals who wish to       • If there is smoke in the hall, stay low and crawl to the nearest exit.
                          enter campus with a vehicle during those hours must enter through the      • Call University Police or activate the fire alarm.
                          main gate and present a Stony Brook University identification card.        • Take your room key and close all doors behind you.
                                                                                                     • Use the stairs. Do not use elevators.
                       Residential Safety Program and Walk Service
                       Volunteers with the Residential Safety Program (RSP) are available to         Before Fire Strikes, Plan Ahead
                                                                                                     Take a few moments to pre-plan your escape before a fire strikes.
                       safely escort students to and from classes or residence halls at night.
                                                                                                     Write down your plan and share it with others.
                       You can request an escort by calling 2-WALK (9255) on any campus phone
                                                                                                     • Know the location of at least two exits.
                       or (631) 632-WALK through a cell phone. You can also ask any residence        • Know the location of fire alarm pull boxes.
                       hall desk monitor or RSP personnel for an escort. RSP phone lines are         • Establish a buddy system for persons with disabilities.
                       active 24/7.
                                                                                                     Fire Drills
                       Theft Prevention                                                              Investigations of fatal fire incidents have shown that the failure to take fire alarms
                       For those living on campus, always close and lock your door when you leave    seriously and quickly evacuate the building have contributed to fire deaths
                       your room even if you are only going down the hall. Don’t prop open outside   and serious injuries. Fire drills are conducted to familiarize building occupants with
                                                                                                     procedures for quickly and safely evacuating the building during an emergency.
                       doors and don’t let people into your hall that you do not know or who do
                       not have proper ID. Be aware that many crimes are crimes of opportunity.      Residence Hall Fire Safety
                       Don’t give anyone the chance to walk off with your valuables.                 Review and follow these fire safety tips:
                       For commuters, make sure your car is locked and valuables are out of sight.   • Cooking is allowed in designated areas only…not in residence hall rooms.
                                                                                                     • Halogen lamps, candles and combustible decorations are prohibited.
                       Critical Incident Management and Communication Information                    • Electrical appliances, such as toaster ovens, hot plates and space heaters,
                       Stony Brook University has a comprehensive Emergency Management Plan            are prohibited.
                       and Critical Incident Management system that is utilized in the event of      • Do not overload outlets or use extension cords. UL–approved power strips
                       campus, regional or national incidents. To receive messages, students           with circuit breakers are permitted.
                                                                                                     • Smoking is prohibited in ALL campus buildings.
                       should sign up by visiting stonybrook.edu/emergency/alerts/alerts.

                                                                                                            Visit stonybrook.edu/ehs/fire
                                                                                                       for more campus fire safety information.

                                                                                                                                                                                             OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY
                       Emergency Communications                                                         2. An Emergency Management Team, including University Police Officers,
                       1. S
                           tony Brook has a communications plan for emergency responders to                Fire Marshals, Building Managers, Safety Wardens and Residence Hall
                          ensure communications and interoperability with one another and with              staff, responds to and evaluates emergency situations using the Incident
                          external agencies such as the Suffolk County Police and local fire                Command System.
                          departments. Emergency information may be communicated to the                 3. The University Police Department (UPD) — in partnership with
                          campus by way of our fire alarm systems, text messaging, email,                   the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD); Suffolk County Fire,
                          website, social networking sites, campus televisions, radio station               Rescue and Emergency Services; and local federal agencies — has
                          (WUSB 90.1 FM) and external media sources.                                        reviewed critical incident response plans and provided training to all UPD
                       2. S
                           B Alert: This communication tool quickly notifies students, faculty             Officers. The training includes responding to the “active shooter,” annual
                          and staff in the event of a major emergency, such as a hurricane,                 firearms training, dealing with emotionally disturbed persons, and critical
                          snowstorm or fire. New students are required to sign up and may choose            incident response, among other topics.
                          to receive alerts as emails, text messages or voice mail.                     4. Our University Fire Marshals operate to provide fire safety coverage around
                          To sign up for alerts, visit stonybrook.edu/emergency/alerts/alerts.              the clock (24/7). Fire Marshals are highly trained for response to fires, fire
                       3. SB Guardian: This mobile emergency communication system allows                   alarms, hazardous material incidents, technical rescues and other
                           students to reach University Police quickly during an emergency                  emergencies. They work closely with local vol­unteer fire departments,
                           or when needing assistance. Known as the “blue light phone in your              facilitating the response to and recovery from emergency situations.
                           pocket,” the SB Guardian system allows the user to register
                           information that is automatically sent to University Police when             Your NetID Credentials
                           using his or her registered mobile device. To register for the system,       Your NetID credentials are how you access Wi-Fi, your SBU Google Apps
                           please visit stonybrook.edu/emergency/alerts/guardian.                       for Education account, Blackboard, Computer Labs, Library Database,
                       4. Campus Outdoor Siren: An outdoor siren system alerts the campus             Print Quota and other SBU-provided systems. Students can find their
                          community during times when there may be an imminent safety threat.           NetID username and create their NetID Password by
                          To hear a sample of the siren (which is different from fire/police sirens),   selecting “NetID Maintenance” on SOLAR. Once your NetID is set up,
                          visit stonybrook.edu/emergency and click on “Procedures.”                     https://mypasswords.stonybrook.edu can be used to change your NetID
                       5. Digital Signage: Digital signage is installed in large assembly areas        password/passphrase: Only change your passphrase when you have time
                           in campus buildings. The LCD displays can be centrally controlled by         to update it on your various devices. Students who share their
                           University Police during times when there may be a safety threat.            credentials with others are held accountable for all activity that
                       6. Voice-Capable Fire Alarm Systems: Fire alarm systems on campus in            happens with their account. Visit P109 guidelines for all IT related policies:
                           many areas have voice capability to allow evacuation instructions and        https://it.stonybrook.edu/policies/p109.
                           other emergency message broadcasting.
                                                                                                        Email Policy
                       Emergency Management and Response                                                All students are required to check their Stony Brook Google Apps
                           tony Brook University has a comprehensive Emergency Management
                       1. S                                                                             for Education email account on a regular basis. Your SB Gmail account
                          (All Hazards) Plan that establishes the policy, procedures and                can be checked from any device or you may forward your email to
                          organizational structure to respond, control and recover from                 any other account you choose. For the full policy, visit
                          emergency situations, using the National Incident Management                  it.stonybrook.edu/policies/d106.
                          System (NIMS).

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