Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Task Force

Embracing diversity and promoting a culture of inclusion for the NYU community


The University Senate approved the creation of an Ad Hoc Advisory Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in December 2015. This task force will focus on the critical work of advancing the University’s efforts to embrace its diversity and promote a culture of inclusion for all NYU students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

As outlined in the charge (PDF), the task force will meet monthly through Spring 2017 and will deliver reports on its work at three milestones over this time period.


The task force will comprise 32 members, including deans, faculty, students, and administrators based in NYC and in some of our global sites. Charlton McIlwain, Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication and Associate Dean of Faculty Development & Diversity at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and Gabrielle Starr, Seryl Kushner Dean and Professor of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science, are the task force co-chairs. Vince Vance, a Steinhardt graduate student, is the student vice chair.

"I view the work of this task force as absolutely critical to our community. I want to thank you all for the work you've already started doing and I know that you will build on the ongoing efforts undertaken by people who have been committed to these issues all along. I am eager to follow your work and to review your recommendations. I commit to you that I will consider your recommendations very seriously, in consultation with the University Senate and other constituent groups. I guarantee you that there will be action."
     - NYU President Andrew Hamilton


The task force chairs and members look forward to engaging the NYU community throughout the course of its work. This web site will enable the task force to update the community on its activities and provide a medium for the University community to provide valuable information, feedback, questions and suggestions that will enable the task force to accomplish its mission.


We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions.

NYU Teach-In: November 2016