Spring 2013 Office Hours
MODIFIED HOURS DURING FINALS WEEK
Wednesday 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 - 5:00PM
The GSO contributes to the Graduate School’s New Graduate Student Orientations.
Resident Associations of on-campus graduate housing recognized by the SBU Student Union and Activities Department are eligible to receive funding. Receipt of these funds is contingent upon an official representative of the Resident Association serving as a committee member of the GSO Housing Committee. For more information on this committee, click here [Link to page].
These awards are given annually to outstanding students, faculty/staff, and on-campus organizations in recognition of their accomplishments and services to the campus community. GSO provides funding for GSO Service Awards and support of the ceremony.
The GSO provides graduate students access to free legal consultation. Graduate students are encouraged to seek consultation related to traffic violations, landlord-tenant issues, matrimonial (divorce) and family law questions, or any other legal issue with which they may require assistance. Legal counsel will not be provided to any Stony Brook graduate student seeking advice regarding a conflict with another Stony Brook graduate student.
The GSO Legal Clinic is held monthly in Student Activities Center Room 227 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
To request an appointment, please send your name, department, cell phone
number and preferred meeting time (between 2:00 - 4:00 pm,
on 11/15 and 12/05) to email@example.com.
Individuals and groups can apply for funding with a Miscellaneous Grants Funding Proposal, available in the GSO office and online, including as well an itemized budget for the grant; sources of external funding; specific costs that GSO funding will cover; and any other requested documentation.
The aim of the program is to aid in the professional development of graduate students by providing financial assistance in the form of travel grants. Specifically, RAP provides funds for graduate students to travel to conferences or performances in order to present professional work related to their particular academic disciplines. Note that the Internal Control Program of the GSO stipulates that RAP funds are directly tied to a department senator’s attendance at GSO Senate meetings, and only students from active departments can receive RAP funding. A department is considered inactive if the senator representing it has not been present at two out of the last three senate meetings. In the case that a department is inactive, all applications for RAP funding from this department are put on hold until the status of the department becomes active. Students are eligible to receive a maximum of $350 per fiscal year.
In order to receive RAP your department must have an active senator. The RAP applicant must fill out the RAP application, provide evidence of presenting at a conference or performance, and original receipts. Download form here
This fund was established by the Graduate Student Organization to provide short-term loans to graduate students who are in need of money on an emergency basis, and who do not have alternative means of obtaining a loan. Find out more...
The Survival Guide is sponsored by the Graduate Student Organization and it is written by graduate students of Stony Brook University. The goal is to share the knowledge and experience we gained during our years here to make your life easier.
GSO Productions is a service started in 2011 by the Graduate Student Organization that provides professional live audiovisual reinforcement to student and administrative groups as well as off-campus organizations and promoters. We support all types of indoor and outdoor events and are committed to making your event a success. Please browse our quality and affordable options or contact us with questions. We'll be happy to assist you. Contact: Bill Wenzel, Production Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 516.241.5787.
The Event Funding Request Form is available online.
Student clubs and organizations recognized by the Office of Student Activities and GSO are eligible for funding. To be considered for GSO recognition, 50% of the club’s members and executive council must be graduate students. Groups interested in funding can complete a Student Clubs and Organizations Funding Request Proposal, available in the GSO office and online.
Clubs with less than 50 students are eligible for a $200 allocation; clubs which have between 50 and 199 members are eligible for a $350 allocation; and clubs with more than 200 members are eligible for a $500 allocation.
Clubs currently receiving funding:
NYPIRG is a not-for-profit organization with chapters at CUNY, SUNY, and private universities throughout the state. As the state’s largest student-directed consumer, environmental and government reform organization, NYPIRG aims to effect policy reforms while training students and other New Yorkers to be advocates.
Stony Brook Cabaret, comprised mostly of second-year MFA students in the Theater Department, presents experimental theater to Stony Brook.
These groups can receive funding through Student Club and Organizations Funds during the first two consecutive semesters of their existence. Each group must have at least two organizers and two faculty advisors from two separate departments.
The GSO financially supports two types of events, cultural and social events and speaker series. General Cultural and Social Events include events sponsored by a wide variety of social and cultural organizations with the purpose of enhancing the social interaction and development of graduate students. Speaker Series and Conferences are for speakers and conferences which are of general interest to the graduate student community.
To be eligible to receive event funding, the event must be organized by a recognized club or organization or by a committee of three or more graduate students. Only events which are widely publicized on campus in English, which have a graduate student presence, and which follow the GSO guidelines and processes can receive funding. Funding is ultimately dependent upon Senate approval. The Event Funding Request Form is available online.
In order to receive a check at the name of a speaker (honorarium), organizers of the event have to submit W-9 and Services Rendered Form.
GSO provides funding for departmental activities and programming to enhance the sense of community within each department. In order to receive a departmental allocation please fill out a departmental allocation form and provide a list of graduate students to the GSO. You also must provide the original receipts for all items purchased within ten (10) days of the event.
GSO will provide roundtrip tickets on the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) from Stony Brook to Penn Station for graduate students enrolled in courses offered by IUDC or any Stony Brook course that regularly meets in Manhattan.
Funding to subsidize the cost of traveling between Stony Brook and NYC is available to graduate students to attend workshops, seminars, talks, conferences, and similar events in NYC that are related to their field of study.
The GSO will subsidize the cost of membership in various physical fitness programs by reimbursing graduate students for mandatory intramural sports fees and providing a discount on fitness class punch cards once each semester. NYC Museum Programs reimbursements are also available to students attending museums and other institutions which are members of the Museums Council of New York City (http://www.museumscouncil.org).