The Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) is the University's primary liaison to the community. OGCA fields questions, addresses concerns, and disseminates information on a variety of University topics, ranging from free and public events to updates on construction projects.
OGCA also builds partnerships with local community groups, BIDs, and nonprofits, and collaborates on a number of events and programs open to the members of the NYU community as well as local residents.
For more information, please call us at 212.998.2400, or email us at email@example.com.
The NYU Institute for Public Knowledge and Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment will feature Mark Bussell, former picture editor at the New York Times, Max Liboiron, a member of the Superstorm Research Lab, and NYU faculty from a range of disciplines to discuss the future of New York City.
The public forum series is free and open to all.
A vibrant indie book fest will unfold from morning to evening on the Washington Mews as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, enticing visitors to stroll the storied, cobblestoned street, browse the works of up-and-coming writers at literary magazines and independent presses, or take in performers such as musicians and puppet shows.
NYU’s International Houses will open their doors for readings and discussions sure to excite the literary passions of any lover of novels, memoirs, and verse.
New York University’s Office of Civic Engagement and VillageCare invite you to Take Charge of your Health Today at our second-annual free community health forum. Moderated by Emmy Award-winning medical reporter Dr. Max Gomez, the event will feature a panel of distinguished experts to address important health concerns—and explain how to best approach personal health care in today's complex environment.
5:00 - 8:00 pm, NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street, 5th Floor. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Fales Library explores three centuries of politics, food, and changing land uses in an exhibit that “will give New Yorkers a new appreciation for … a microcosm of early New York.” Sylvester Manor, historically a Triangle Trade plantation, an “Enlightenment agriculture” farm, a chemical fertilizers laboratory, and more, is today a learning center for organic agriculture where New Yorkers can still partake of the bounty of its land.
There continue to be needs across the region. We are assessing our neighbors and local partners’ situations and will provide information on how to work with them.
You can find real-time updates on regional volunteer opportunities, including student-led and faculty-led initiatives, programs with outside organizations, NYU-sponsored food and clothing drives, and information on local organizations seeking donations and assistance at the NYU Hurricane Sandy Relief page and NYU Service Facebook page. Follow @NYUService and #NYUResponds on Twitter for more.
You can also sign up to receive alerts via email: if you do not have an NYU NetID or do not know what a NetID is, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for service alerts. (NYU NetID holders should use this web form to sign up.) Additionally, you can contact Community Affairs to let us know of needs you have identified in your community, or to organize your own relief projects alongside your neighbors from NYU.
If you have volunteered in the past at an organization, you may wish to check in to see if they have any need for assistance in this trying time.
OGCA welcomed community members to a talk by Michéle Flournoy, who discussed leadership and the challenges she overcame during her tenure as the United States Under Secretary of Defense for Policy – the highest-ranking position held by a woman at the Pentagon in the institution’s history.
Community members cheer on NYU sports teams during free-ticket days at Coles Gynmasium sponsored by OGCA and NYU Athletics.
OGCA is proud to collect toys and help spread holiday cheer for children in the community. In 2012, we partnered with the 9th Police Precinct, the Manhattan Early Childhood Center, and numerous local community partners to collect and distribute toys.
Children participated in music and creative arts workshops on a fun-filled afternoon with OGCA and El Taller Latino Americano.
Community members gained free access to five sites of historical and architectural significance in and around the NYU campus: the architecturally acclaimed NYU Philosophy Building; the majestic Duke House, home of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts; the NYU Institute of the Study of the Ancient World; the fascinating Edward Hopper Studio; and a tour of Greenwich Village with legendary guide Jane Marx.
Nearly 300 people joined us for Constitution Day 2012 — a dialogue about the role the U.S. Constitution plays in our lives as Americans, the ways in which it is used by Congress, and the ways we benefit from expanding our understanding of it. Read more »
In June 2012, OGCA invited community members to a conversation and book signing with local author Anita Dickhuth about her book Greenwich Village: Images of America.
Award-winning medical reporter Dr. Max Gomez hosted a panel discussion for community members to learn about health issues such as access to services, preventive care, and management of chronic illness, in a program sponsored by NYU's Office of Civic Engagement and VillageCare.
OGCA's April 2012 Town and Gown Evening was a special community screening of the winning entries in NYU's 70th annual First Run Film Festival from Tisch School of the Arts.
Each semester, OGCA and the Poe Room co-sponsor an event to celebrate the life of Edgar Allan Poe. Mediums such as dance, drama, music, painting, sculpture, magic, readings, performance art, and other forms of expression have illuminated Poe’s life before diverse audiences. Interested in attending or performing in the next Poe Room event? Find out more »
OGCA hosts New York City's premiere children's Halloween event: a thousands-strong costume parade around Washington Square Park with free rides, games, and prizes.
OGCA partners with student groups to present numerous cultural events. In this photo, the band Capicu performs as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.
OGCA partners with Community Board 2, Manhattan, to present events oriented around transportation issues effecting neighbors and community members. 2012's event was a panel discussion and expert Q&A on congestion pricing.