UNDERGRADUATE ATHLETIC ADVISORY GROUP

The purpose of this group is to bring together a diverse cross-section of undergraduates to discuss the role of Athletics on campus, provide comments on Athletic initiatives, and to be a sounding board for spirit, pride and student marketing ideas.  The primary goal will be to provide constructive feedback to the Athletics administration and to help educate the student body on the current state and future goals of the Department of Athletics.

In addition, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to discuss the current use of the Athletic Fee component of the Comprehensive Fee. 

Advisory Group Meeting Schedule

Week of Feb. 2, 2015     Admin Conference Room, Indoor Sports Complex  
Week of March 2, 2015 Admin Conference Room, Indoor Sports Complex
Week of March 30/April 6, 2015 Admin Conference Room, Indoor Sports Complex

ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

For more information regarding the Undergraduate Athletic Advisory Group and/or meeting schedule, please contact Donna M. Woodruff, Executive Associate Director of Athletics at 632-7174 or donna.woodruff@stonybrook.edu.

What is the Intercollegiate Athletic Fee?

Background

The Athletic Fee component is a vital part of the University community's strong commitment to and support for intercollegiate athletics.  The Athletic Fee was implemented in 1994 in an effort to help support the Athletics program transition from NCAA Division III to Division I competition and to sustain a highly competitive Intercollegiate Athletic program. 

Stony Brook University currently competes at the NCAA Division I level and offers a very diversified program consisting of 20 varsity sports (baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, football, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's track/cross-country, women's track/cross-country, men's swimming/diving, women's swimming/diving, and volleyball).  As a visible component of the campus community, the Athletics program helps promotes campus pride and spirit as well as facilitates greater student involvement in campus events.  It helps enhances the quality of student life, provides student employment opportunities, and increases opportunities for student interaction with peers from other like institutions. In addition, the program's national recognition and exposure aids in the recruitment of students, as well as, helps reconnect alumni locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

For more information on the sport programs, history, staff, schedules, etc., visit the Department of Athletics website at StonyBrookAthletics.com.

Student Benefits/Impact: 

  • Students can attend all regular season intercollegiate athletic events without charge
  • Enhances quality of student life
  • Positively affects recruitment and retention
  • Student participation and support for significant athletic competition
  • Increased opportunities for women
  • Increased institutional visibility and exposure
  • Increased opportunities for student interaction with peers from other similar universities
  • Employment opportunities for students
  • Internship, graduate assistantships and other programs to help students grow in their professional area
  • Support for students participating in cheerleading, dance team, pep band, and the marching band
  • Student athlete participation in community outreach programs
  • Increases diversity on campus
  • Increased sense of community and campus pride
  • Provides for enhanced student involvement
  • Strengthens a long tradition of excellence in athletics
  • Provides a place for social interaction
  • Athletics website is updated frequently to keep students and the community informed