If you're a student at Stony Brook University and you're accused of misconduct, you should not speak to the school or others without taking the necessary precautions. Too much is at stake. Stony Brook University will have specific policies as to how your case will be addressed and adjudicated. Understanding and successfully navigating these policies is in part key to success. The specific policy that would apply is in part dependent upon the specific offense alleged. Is it a Title IX sexual misconduct case, does the case involve alleged academic integrity issues or an academic misconduct charge, or is it a general disciplinary issue?
You should also understand that Stony Brook University, as with all schools, unfortunately can be in a rush to judgment and does not have an accused student's rights and interests in mind. That's why an experienced attorney advisor can help navigate the process, can help protect an accused student's rights and interests, and can potentially help allow for the most favorable outcome.