New York University is committed to and complies with the Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Policy adopted by the University's Board of Trustees in 1972 and subsequently amended.That policy states:
New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every respect of its relations with its faculty and staff members, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability and any other legally protected basis. This includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring or appointment, selection for training, transfer, layoff, promotion, granting of tenure, rates of pay and other forms of compensation, and participation in University-sponsored educational, social, and recreational programs.
It is likewise the established policy of New York University to foster the full realization of equal economic opportunity at all levels and in all segments of the faculty and staff through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. It is the aim of the University to provide opportunities for all faculty members and employees to realize their potential, and to assist them both to function more effectively and to reach a level commensurate with their ability.
New York University will continue to cooperate with the appropriate agencies of the federal, state, and city governments in fulfilling its legal and moral obligation in all its areas of interest: education, research, patient care, and supportive functions.