Faculty and staff have a new resource for getting connected to the campus and the community — Brookology is a curated website of Long Island featuring leisure-time activities, special shopping deals, information on social groups and a digital bulletin board. Whether you’re looking for a pick-up volleyball game, find your perfect beach, want to sell a car or search for shopping discounts, Brookology offers the Stony Brook campus community options for fun, social and engaging activities.
Brookology was developed in response to the campus plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. Recognizing that there were few ways for employees to find others on campus with similar interests, the Community Working Group for the Diversity Plan outlined points of interest to increase opportunities for social interaction.
“With Brookology, employees can find new ways of being connected. It’s an opportunity to join a conversation, or start a new one,” says Judy Greiman, chief deputy to the President and senior vice president for government and community relations, who oversees the implementation of the Stony Brook University Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.
Kick-off events will be held during lunch time at the Student Activities Center on February 20, the Health Sciences Center on February 28 and Southampton on March 1, and in the morning for University Hospital on February 22.
As an online resource, Brookology is organized into six tabs: GET CONNECTED, EVENTS, ON CAMPUS, IN THE COMMUNITY, STEALS & DEALS, and NEW EMPLOYEES.
Under GET CONNECTED, employees can start a social group or ask for recommendations for everyday needs, such as a hairdresser or a dog walker. The EVENTS link has a calendar of campus events and special events in the community. ON CAMPUS lists University venues for exhibits, activities and programs, and IN THE COMMUNITY offers information on local shopping, dining and entertainment, plus a directory for places of worship and parks and recreation for the Town of Brookhaven.
STEALS & DEALS features discounts available for campus employees at local merchants just for showing a valid Stony Brook ID. And the onboarding process is made easier through the NEW EMPLOYEES link, offering maps, transportation information and City-data, with details to assist faculty and staff in choosing their ideal community.