New York University's Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) offers workshops for the University community. The purpose of these workshops is to raise awareness among members of the NYU community about the University’s equal opportunity and affirmative action policies, procedures, and programs, as well as best practices for maintaining an inclusive and diverse working and learning environment. Workshops are accessible and interactive, and are designed to inform members of the NYU community of their rights, responsibilities, and resources. OEO workshops seek to be proactive, providing information about how to recognize and address issues when they arise, with the ultimate goal of creating an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

We are pleased to announce that the NYU Office of Equal opportunity (OEO) is now an HR Certification Institute Approved Provider and a SHRM Recertification Provider. Participants can now receive recertification credits by attending our pre-approved sessions.

NYU employees may register for the courses below by accessing the iLearn Login under the Work tab of NYUHome.

The NYU Office of Equal Opportunity provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the event. We invite you to email equal.opportunity@nyu.edu or call 212-998-2370 for assistance.  

The following courses are currently open for enrollment:

OEO 101: Preventing Discrimination & Harassment on Campus

This course will provide an overview of NYU policies regarding discrimination and sexual misconduct: Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy; Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy; and Policy On Consensual Intimate Relationships. The course will cover topics such as discrimination, sexual harassment, and microaggressions in the working and learning environment. Through interactive discussion, participants will gain awareness and develop strategies for recognizing discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. Attendees will also learn about employee reporting responsibilities and available University resources. This two-hour course is open to all NYU employees.

Upcoming Workshops: 2019 - 2020

  • Monday, September 16th, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Friday, October 4th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Monday, October 28, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Wednesday, November 13th, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Wednesday, December 11th, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Wednesday, January 22nd, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Wednesday, March 18th, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Thursday, April 23rd, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Wednesday, May 13: 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • Tuesday, June 16th, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Wednesday, July 22nd, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Monday, August 17th, 11:00AM - 1:00PM

OEO 102: Supervisor's Workshop - Preventing Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

This workshop is designed specifically for supervisors. It is strongly recommended that participants first complete OEO 101 to fully engage in the content of this course. Supervisors play an important role in preventing, identifying, and responding to harassment and discrimination in the workplace. NYU holds supervisors to a heightened standard for reporting and responding to such issues. This workshop offers important information about supervisory responsibilities at NYU, as well as strategies and resources for preventing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. This interactive workshop will include discussion and case studies. This 90-minute workshop is open to all NYU employees with supervisory responsibilities.

Upcoming Workshops: 2019 - 2020

  • Monday, September 16th, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
  • Wednesday, November 13th, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
  • Wednesday, January 22nd, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
  • Wednesday, March 18th, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
  • Wednesday, May 13th, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
  • Monday, July 22nd: 2:00PM - 3:30PM

OEO 110: Employees with Disabilities and Workplace Accommodations

This course will provide an overview of NYU procedures and resources for workplace accommodations, as well as applicable federal, state, and city laws. NYU ensures that workplace accommodations are available for employees with disabilities or medical conditions, as well as employees seeking religious or domestic violence accommodations. This workshop will focus specifically on workplace accommodations for employees with disabilities. Participants will learn important information about responding to requests for reasonable accommodation. Participants will also learn strategies for hiring and retaining persons with disabilities, as well as inclusion and universal design concepts. This 90-minute course is open to all HR officers and supervisors responsible for responding to requests for workplace accommodations.

Upcoming Workshops: 2019 - 2020

  • Wednesday, October 30th, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Wednesday, February 26th, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

OEO 120: Responding to Sexual Misconduct and Complying with Title IX

This course will provide an overview of NYU policy and procedures with respect to responding to allegations of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. Participants will also learn about Title IX and related federal/state laws. Additionally, participants will learn about University requirements for reporting such allegations, as well as various resources available both on and off campus. This two-hour course is open to all NYU faculty and staff, and is highly encouraged for those in positions likely to receive complaints or learn of allegations of the above-referenced conduct.

Upcoming Workshops: 2019 - 2020

  • Monday, October 7th, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Tuesday, December 10th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Thursday, March 19th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Monday, May 11th, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Tuesday, July 28th, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

OEO 601: Best Practices for Inclusive Faculty Searches

This course provides an overview of best practices for designing a recruitment strategy that draws a diverse candidate pool. Participants will receive resources and tools to conduct broad outreach, and will learn strategies to mitigate unconscious bias at each stage of the search process, including the campus visit and in-person interviews. This 90-minute course is open to all NYU faculty and staff, and is encouraged for those who currently serve or anticipate serving on a search committee.

Upcoming Workshops: 2019 - 2020

  • Friday, November 15: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Wednesday, December 4th, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Tuesday, February 11th, 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Consent Zone

Consent Zone is a workshop aimed at fostering a collaborative dialogue in which participants can share their views on sexual respect and develop strategies and tools to navigate complex interpersonal situations. Participants will gain a greater understanding of what affirmative consent means within the NYU community. Additionally, presenters will provide an overview of NYU’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures, Title IX, “Enough is Enough,” and related resources.

This workshop is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and is a collaboration between the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO), the Wellness Exchange, and S.P.A.C.E.

Upcoming Workshops: 2019 - 2020

  • Wednesday, August 28, 3:00-5:00pm in Kimmel 905/907. Cookie Do Bites will be available!
  • Tuesday, September 10, 12:00-2:00pm in the Wellness Main Conference Room: 726 Broadway, 3 FL, 348A and 348B. Cookie Do Bites will be available!