Office of Student Activities
All Stony Brook students are encouraged to get involved in activities and programs outside of their classroom experiences to make the most of their college careers. The Student Activities office works with students to offer the campus community co-curricular programs that enhance student life at the University.
Students can choose from more than 250 clubs and organizations to join, or they can create a new student group. The Student Activities office works closely with student groups to plan events such as Opening Activities and Chill Fest at the start of each semester, Homecoming, movies, guest lectures, educational programs, carnivals, parties, and other types of activities. Students can also enjoy weekends at Stony Brook that include concerts, plays, movies, parties, guest speakers, fairs, and cultural exhibits. Volunteer opportunities to assist with these programs also are available.
The Student Activities office also provides support for campus fraternities and sororities, allowing students the opportunity to develop lifelong friendships, to become involved with community service, and to develop skills towards becoming effective leaders. Fraternity and sorority life focuses on scholarship, leadership, service, and social activities. The Stony Brook campus has 30 fraternities and sororities, including national, local, regional, and cultural chapters.
The Student Activities office also offers a variety of media opportunities. Students can train to work at WUSB 90.1 FM radio station as an on-air personality, or help with production and engineering of shows. Similar opportunities are available at the campus' internal television station, SBU-TV. There are also student publications such as campus newspapers, including The Statesman, The Stony Brook Press, Blackworld, and Creative Minds. Web publications include the Asian American E-Zine and the Stony Brook Independent. Many student clubs and organizations also produce newsletters, journals, and publications to serve their members. The campus is also fortunate to have a college-level chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, which serves as a pre-professional organization.
The Student Activities office manages the Student Activities Center's Gallery, which offers fine arts, crafts, and photography exhibitions to the Stony Brook community. The art exhibitions relate to the campus' monthly Diversity Celebrations themes (e.g., Hispanic Heritage, Diversity of Lifestyles, Religions, Black History, Women's History, Cultures) and also include group senior shows, community artists, juried shows, and faculty and staff exhibits. Opening receptions and special presentations that compliment the exhibitions are held throughout the academic year. The SAC Gallery is located on the first floor of the Student Activities Center.
Also operated by the Student Activities office, the Stony Brook Union Crafts Center promotes the appreciation of art and fine crafts for Stony Brook students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. The Crafts Center offers arts and leisure opportunities through non-credit classes. It is located in Room 049 of the Stony Brook Union.
The Office of Student Activities is located in the Student Activities Center, Room 218, and can be reached by telephone at (631) 632-9392. Visit the Web site at http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/StudentActivities/.