Stony Brook University is hosting a virtual homecoming event series called STAY HOMEcoming from Oct. 1 until Oct. 10. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Stony Brook University’s homecoming events are being held primarily online.
In about a week, Stony Brook students will be on spring break. While some students may go to a crazy party in the hot sun on some beach or simply use the free time to catch up on sleep, Stony Brook’s Alternative Spring Break Outreach will spend the week in Colorado, building houses, removing debris, working at soup kitchens and shelters and volunteering at a local Boys and Girl Club.
Faced with a limited choice of bus companies imposed by the Undergraduate Student Government’s funding regulations, Alternative Spring Break Outreach (ASBO), a club that organizes community service trips for students during spring break, may decide to forfeit its budget this year.
Instead of soaking up the sun’s rays on a beach, some Stony Brook University students are pursuing constructive alternatives to their spring break by participating in retreat programs that will help them develop skills such as leadership, critical thinking and an understanding of the importance of community service.
Much debate at the Feb. 14 Undergraduate Student Government Senate meeting surrounded appropriations to 10 campus clubs and the financial bylaws that can affect the amount of money clubs receive if they do not meet expectations.