Groups at a Glance
May 11th, 2011
The Stony Brook High C's
The mission of The Stony Brook High C's is to entertain and educate students of all ages about a cappella music while bringing the love of the 'arts' into schools and the community. In addition, this group strives to create an atmosphere that is conducive to students' ability to create and enjoy music by performing at various events throughout the campus and community.
Keep an eye out for High C members performances and feel free to join in!
April 12th, 2011
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. The Sorority was founded in 1913 by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities.
The Pi Delta Chapter is the 735th chapter of the sorority, founded May 12, 1984. The charter line, named Black Diamonds, sought to bring the mission of the sorority to Stony Brook University's campus and the greater surrounding community. Through programs such as "What's in Your Wallet", "My Cry in the Dark", "Men's Appreciation", and the annual stroll competition, the chapter looks to bring value and awareness to students on campus. The chapter's goal is to educate and provide tools to the campus community so that students are equipped to make a change in their communities. Twenty-six years later the Pi Delta Chapter continues to expand its reach and influence for change.
March 3rd, 2011
EOP Student Association
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Stony Brook University was started in 1968 with its purpose being to fulfill New York State's commitment to provide access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students who possessed the potential to succeed in college, but whose academic preparation in high school has not fully prepared them to pursue college education successfully. The primary mission of the EOP is to facilitate the recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of these students.
The EOP Student Association is an up and coming group on campus which advocates for more diversified events and programming at the university. The group also raises awareness of what colleges/universities have to offer as well as the college experience to high school students through various outreach efforts and on campus tours.
February 2nd, 2011
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. The Fraternity's motto and fundamental purpose is "achievement in every field of human endeavor". Since its inception, Kappa Alpha Psi has grown to well over 150,000 members with 700 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every state of the United States, and international chapters in the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, Japan, the Caribbean, Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Nigeria, and South Africa. Members of Kappa Alpha Psi are well known for carrying red and white canes, cane stepping and cane twirling.
Kappa Alpha Psi was established on Stony Brook University's campus in the Fall of 1986. Since then the organization has continued to improve the campus community through frequently programming several academic and social events, continued community service and members serving as student leaders of the university. Kappa men at Stony Brook have continued to showcase that achievement is not an act, it's a way of life. Congratulations Kappa Alpha Psi for your century of service!
December 7th, 2010
Hindu Students Council
Hindu Students Council (HSC) is a cultural and spiritual club on campus which provides Stony Brook students with a place to unite as well as a vehicle for better understanding Hindu culture and customs. HSC does not preach to its members, rather its e-board strives to hold meetings and events themed to help students tie Hindu traditions with everyday life.
The mission of HSC is to:
- Provide opportunities to learn about Hindu heritage and culture
- Provide and promote awareness of issues affecting Hindus
- Provide SEVA (service) to the community
- Provide social network for Hindus
HSC's major Fall semester events are Garba, a large cultural dance show, and Deepotsav, which is the celebration of Diwali (the Festival of Lights). The main event HSC holds during the Spring semester is Holi (a celebration of the coming of Spring). Holi is one of the most anticipated and biggest events to taking place at Stony Brook each and every year! HSC is also hoping to branch out more within the SBU community and work with other clubs on various cultural shows and programs.
Hindu Students Council is open to all students! Look out for our flyers around campus and we look forward to celebrating our next program with you!
November 4th, 2010
African Students Union
The African Students Union (ASU) is a student organized group which provides a place where people from all different kinds of backgrounds can come and meet new people and have interesting discussions on a wide range of topics. The goal of ASU is to better campus life at Stony Brook University using what we have learned from our respective backgrounds.
The African Students Union host several social and educational events where people can learn about African culture and how it translates to our daily lives at Stony Brook and beyond. ASU's major events in the Fall semester are the Welcome Back Party, the Queen of the Motherland Pageant and a Taste of Africa Banquet. In the spring ASU hosts their annual comedy show Laff Ur Guts Out and the ASU Fashion Show.
ASU would love to have you come and participate! All are welcome!
October 2nd, 2010
Lambda Theta Alpha
Lambda Theta Alpha was founded in December of 1975 at Kean University in New Jersey. It was the first sorority ever created to cater towards the needs of Latinas in the nation with its' principles being unity, love and respect. The purpose of the organization is to create a support group for Latinas in higher education, and unite the Latino community on campus. The goals of Lambda Theta Alpha are scholarly excellence, empowerment of Latinas and the universal woman, cultural and political awareness, and community activism.
The Delta Zeta chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha was established at Stony Brook University in the Spring of 2006. Since then its members have continued to excel in academics and several members have earned their way onto the Dean's List. In fact, the Delta Zeta chapter has received the Inter Fraternity and Sorority Council Award for Highest GPA of all sororities. The organization throws several social and academic based events on campus which improve student life on campus. Also, members of Lambda Theta Alpha have continually taken on leadership positions on campus in several student groups and organizations.
April 27th, 2010
The SBU Handball club provides an opportunity for the students of the University to participate in intercollegiate handball throughout the year as well as compete in national 4-wall collegiate tournaments during the early spring semester. For the past 2 years, Stony Brook University has placed 2nd in Division II of the National 4-wall Collegiate. Handball is a great way to get a full body workout, a fun hobby, and an interactive way for meeting new people.
Every spring, the SBU Handball club hosts an annual 1-wall tournament at the outdoor handball courts. The tournament is co-ed and includes both singles and doubles. The top players who made it to the semi-finals captivated us in their dedicated intensity to win. It was a back and forth scoreboard with each player throwing themselves all over the court, refusing to get the other player a chance to score. This year we had a great turnout of about 60 students who signed up to play and more students who turned up to watch.
April 14th, 2010
Alternative Spring Break Outreach
Alternative Spring Break Outreach (ASBO) was developed in 2005-2006 by students out of the Stony Brook University Annual Student/Faculty/Staff retreat and through the lens of the 2006 Year of Community's theme of "Giving." In realizing the need for Stony Brook to get involved with giving back to the community, a core group of students began to work diligently to create an alternative break program to benefit communities in need while building a spirit and tradition of giving within the university.
This year was the fifth trip organized by ASBO. Our service projects focused mainly on disaster relief efforts in New Orleans, LA, and Galveston, TX in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Ike. Following the theme of disaster relief, we traveled to Atlanta, GA to assist in the rebuilding efforts following a "once-in-500-years" flood. In addition, we wanted to tackle the urban poverty issues facing the Atlanta community as well. In partnership with Community Collaborations International (CCI), 49 Stony Brook students and 2 advisors volunteered their spring breaks to infuse new life and energy to the metro Atlanta region. We worked on various rebuilding projects, as well as community building efforts. Most notably, we were the last group to work on a home for foster children that burned down a few years ago. In a collaborative effort with other Alternative Spring Break groups throughout the past few months, we were able to rebuild this community center.
This is a great opportunity to all students and we encourage you to become part of the tradition!
Please contact email@example.com for more information.
March 22nd, 2010
Residence Hall Association
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a nationally recognized and award-winning student advocacy organization that serves as a collaborative resource on campus to enrich residence life. We are dedicated to promoting a professional and spirited environment to foster leadership in the residential community. Our student run organization reaches the twenty-seven undergraduate residence halls, requiring a minimum of two representatives from each building to meet, advocate, and program events that positively impact residence life. Meetings are held every Monday 8:30pm - 10:00pm in SAC 302. Everyone is welcome to attend. To be an official member you must either be elected by your Hall Council or you can apply for General Membership after attending three consecutive RHA meetings.
This year RHA was named the best RHA in the North East region out of the 45 schools affiliated with NEACURH and NACURH. In January, RHA and NRHH were awarded a $2,770 programming grant from NACURH to collaboratively host a two month long series of events entitled Sustain-A-Thon. For one aspect of Sustain-A-Thon, RHA will be hosting a contest, with the support of Campus Residences, known as Lights Out. During the month of March, each residence hall will compete to reduce their energy consumption within their quad. The building that saves the most energy, as long as it is lower than last year's energy usage, will win a pizza party. The competition will then restart for the month of April. By the end of Lights Out, the possibility of 14 pizza parties may be awarded.
The sustainability theme does not end there for Sustain-A-Thon. Four major programs and four quad-wide cleanups, designed to get students to turn off their lights and leave their rooms, will combine environmental awareness and entertainment in a buildup for RHA and NRHH's main event, Eco-Hunt, at Earthstock on April 23rd. For more information please check out Sustain-A-Thon at sustainathon.sunysb.net.
March 2nd, 2010
Japanese Student Organization
Japanese Student Organization is a club that is open to ANYONE and encourages anyone interested in Japanese culture, learning Japanese, making Japanese friends, or just want a place to hang out and meet new people, to come on down to our meetings! Our goal is to make a tight knit community of the small amount of Japanese people we have on campus and also with students who are interested in Japanese culture. Our meetings are held on every other Thursday (for now) at 8:30 pm SAC 303. So please come to our meetings. Please look for our facebook group or Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year is our first time to hold an event we call "Japan Night". This will be held in SAC BALLROOM B on 3/24/10 from 7pm and ends at 10pm. The theme is "Matsuri", which means festival in Japanese. This event is based on cultural traditions of Japan and modified it in a way so that all students can understand, experience, and enjoy this type of festival. Many of our members are working hard to organize the things that are going to be packed into this event. At the Japan Night, there will be: authentic Japanese cuisine, unique Japanese games, many performances done by Japanese and non-Japanese students, and chances to win awesome prizes! It is a free event, so please join us and experience one of Japan's cultural events!