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Stony Brook University Community Conducts a “Week of Service” March 27 – March 31

Tree planting at stony brook university
Tree planting at stony brook university
Planting a tree at Stony Brook University

STONY BROOK, NY — March 21, 2023 — Stony Brook University’s (SBU) Center for Service Learning and Community Service will conduct its first “SBU Week of Service” beginning Monday, March 27, to encourage students, faculty and staff to be involved in the university community and participate in various activities looking to make an impact on the campus and local community.  Each day will feature different service events focused around different causes.

The week will feature:

  • Brighten the Brook:  campus beautification projects on various Stony Brook campus locations;

  • Don’t Walk by the Homeless Walk: an awareness and education walk related to youth homelessness;

  • Two Volunteer Fairs:  one in-person and one remote, with more than 50 non-profit agencies participating;

  • Serving America’s Heroes: two  service projects at the Long Island State Veterans Home;

  • Tinker Toys:  an activity building accessible toys and educational tools for children with disabilities; and

  • Supporting our Seawolves: a week-long food drive to support our Seawolves.

The “SBU Week of Service” coincides with “Giving Day: #HoldDoorsOpen,” the 24-hour fundraising event on Wednesday, March 29, that provides the opportunity for the Stony Brook community to come together to lend financial support and “open doors” for more than 100 academic units, clubs, athletic teams, clinical departments, student enrichment programs and other initiatives and causes happening across campus. Targeted  contributions can be made here

For more information, please visit the Center for Service Learning and Community Service site.

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Stony Brook University — New York’s flagship university and No. 1 public university — is going far beyond the expectations of today’s public universities. It is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. With more than 24,000 students, more than 2,800 faculty members, more than 200,000 alumni, a premier academic healthcare system and 18 NCAA Division I athletic programs, Stony Brook is a research-intensive distinguished center of innovation dedicated to addressing the world’s biggest challenges. The university embraces its mission to provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional education of the highest quality, and is ranked among the top 35 public universities by Forbes and one of the top 80 universities in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges listing. Fostering a commitment to academic research and intellectual endeavors, Stony Brook’s membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU) places it among the top 65 research institutions in North America. The university’s distinguished faculty have earned esteemed awards such as the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation, Abel Prize and the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Stony Brook has the responsibility of co-managing Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy — one of only eight universities with a role in running a national laboratory. Providing economic growth for neighboring communities and the wider geographic region, the university totals an impressive $7.23 billion in increased economic output on Long Island. Follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter(@stonybrooku.


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