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Commuters for Causes

Living off-campus, commuter students have many community service projects easily accessible to them in their local communities. Help us recognize and congratulate commuter students who are participating in service projects/events, positively contributing to the off-campus community, and making Stony Brook University proud!

In return for great service to our community, our award recipient will be given a temporary monthly Stadium Permit, courtesy of Transportation and Parking,  to be used during their month of recognition. In the event that a student does not drive to campus, or already has a Stadium Permit, an alternate reward will be provided. 

Meet our latest Commuter for Causes:

APRIL 2014

Who: Hillary Steinberg
Setauket, NY
Service Involvement:
 Project Sunshine, 
SBUH Pediatrics floor Child Life program,
fundraising for Stony Brook Children's
Hospital, Sweetbriar Nature Center.

Click here to learn more about SBU
Project Sunshine.

Click here to see Hillary featured at
Earthstock 2013 with a rescued opossum from Sweetbriar!


 Click here to nominate a commuter student involved in community service.
You are also welcome to self-nominate for this recognition! 

Join Us for these Hyper-Local Community Service Events: 

FALL 2014

Adopt-A-Family & Wish List Donations Needed! (via the Career Center)
The Stony Brook University Career Center has partnered with Options for Community Living, Inc. and Long Island Head Start to sponsor the  Adopt-A-Family Program, which helps provide gifts and much-needed items to families in need on Long Island. You can either choose to adopt-a-family or donate individual items, no donation is too large or too small!! Student groups can collaborate to adopt a family together! If you or your student group would like to participate in this project, please contact for additional details! 

Soup Kitchens (Long Island & NYC) (via the Career Center)
Various Soup Kitchens across Long Island and NYC rely on the assistance of volunteers like you, especially during the holiday season! Students are responsible for their own transportation. Email to get started!


Stony Brook LIRR Clean-Up
Date: TBD

Coming Soon! We are currently planning and looking into projects to help give back to the local community for Fall 2014. If you are interested in getting involved, please email us at

Past Events:

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Community Service

Giving back to the community that you live in has many benefits. It gives you an opportunity to get to know your neighbors better, to positively contribute to the place you call home, and offers personal and leadership development. Community service also helps you to add meaningful experiences to your resume, as you prepare for your next steps after graduation.

To learn more about upcoming service projects, get connected to the service learning opportunities, and explore how you can help your community, please visit the Community Service and Service Learning website.

Additionally, when service projects organized in the hyper-local community are in need of volunteers, more information will be available on this page. Please bookmark this page and check back regularly. 

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