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About 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 Commuters for Causes



April 2016
Tyler Penny

Service Involvement: For the past two years, each semester, I've traveled throughout Long Island teaching junior high and high school students playwriting through the Young Artists and Writers Program, driving hundreds of miles each week, sometimes teaching in three separate school districts within one day: Eastport/ South Manor schools, Southampton schools, Bridgehampton schools, Shelter Island schools, Pierson schools etc. I devote countless hours of time and energy to empowering students with the knowledge and tools necessary to craft theirs own creative voices, and establish a safe space for these voices to be heard. It's the kind of program I wish I had when I was their age and I strive to be the teacher they deserve, someone who will encourage them to work hard for themselves, believe in their strengths and passions, and trust that the world has a place for their voices. When a student excels, when they reach an understanding of their creative purpose, it's that reason why I love my job.



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

Community Service  

Giving back to the community that you live in has many benefits:
  • Get to know your neighbors better
  • Positively contribute to the place you call home
  • Offers personal and leadership development
  • 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. 

Hyper-Local Community Service Events

Stony Brook LIRR Clean-Up (Spring 2017)
Date: Saturday April 22
Time: 8:00AM - 11:00AM

If you are interested in getting involved, please email us at  

Past Events

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Spring 2015: SB LIRR Clean-Up Fall 2014: SB LIRR Clean-Up Spring 2014: SB LIRR Clean-Up
Fall 2013: SB LIRR Clean-Up    


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