Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO)
The Office of Equal Opportunity sponsors outreach activities and programs; serves as the liaison with the U.S. Department of Labor and other governmental agencies charged with affirmative action monitoring and advises on affirmative action implementation.
Dr. Emily Kempin, a graduate of the Zurich Law School, has been credited with the formation and the success of the University's first woman's law class, held on October 30, 1890. Prior to teaching the class, she had been permitted to attend legal lectures with men in 1888 and taught Roman law to male students.
The Administrators Cultural Training Institute is a professional development program series for Code 100 administrators throughout various Student Affairs departments at NYU. The Institute is designed to explore concepts such as diversity, social justice, identity and inclusion particularly as they relate to the work administrators do with students and colleagues.
The Program in Africana Studies, which is administered by the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, offers a wide range of courses on black experiences throughout the Diaspora - including Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and the United States. The Africana Studies program is committed to the study of Blacks in modernity through concentrations in Pan-Africanism and Black Urban Studies.
The Program in American Studies offers courses of study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy - designed to prepare students for advanced work and teaching in American studies. The program interprets "American" in a broad sense to include assessments of the historical role of the United States in the Americas and, more generally, in world affairs.
The Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program offers interdisciplinary courses focusing on the experience of Asian/Pacific Americans that cross the boundaries of literature, history, film criticism, art history, urban studies, and gender studies.
The Center for Global Affairs offers a Masters degree in Global Affairs, as well as a number of continuing education courses focused on preparing for a career in the international arena, and to increase awareness of the issues that affect international relations.
CSTEP serves New York State residents who are undergraduate, graduate or professional school students admitted to New York University. Students must be economically disadvantaged or Black, Hispanic, Alaskan Native, Native American Indian; and they must be enrolled in math, science, or technology or the licensure qualifying programs.
The Department of East Asian Studies at New York University offers courses on China, Japan and Korea. The focus of the undergraduate program is primarily on language, history and literature and the way in which these three civilizations have interacted with the Western world to reconstitute received cultures into modern societies.
The Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) offers a B.A. major and minor; an M.A. degree; and provides support (in the form of fellowships, workshops, and summer funds) to doctoral students in related disciplines from across the university. CEMS offers a course of study focusing on contemporary patterns of politics, culture, and society as well as on historical development in Europe.
The undergraduate Program in Gender and Sexuality offers a broad interdisciplinary investigation of gender and sexuality as keys to understanding human experience, fully integrating the study of gender and sexuality in its core curriculum, and insistently extending the view beyond U.S. borders.
Arthur O. Eve HEOP provides a means for traditionally underserved, low-income students to obtain admission as well as financial support at NYU.
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers an M.A. degree in the areas of Latin American and Caribbean studies with options in museum studies, a dual degree M.A.-J.D program with the School of Law, and a joint M.A. degree with the Department of Journalism. The center also provides fellowship support for graduate students and support for faculty and graduate student research, colloquia and conferences, and outreach programs focusing on primary and secondary education in the New York area.
The Latino Studies Program possesses strength in the arts, research training, the presence of Chicano scholars and a bilingual emphasis whose aim is to produce knowledge about populations and communities of Latin American descent living in the United States, and to integrate this knowledge into the United States' understanding of itself. The program offers an undergraduate major and minor.
The Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies offers a course of study which focuses on the past and present of a diverse region of the world extending from North Africa to Central Asia and from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. It adopts interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to Middle Eastern societies from antiquity to the present day with particular focus on the period after the emergence of Islam.
The Kevorkian Center's activities focus on the histories, politics, economies, religions, cultures and languages of the area stretching from North Africa to Central Asia, and seeks to foster the interdisciplinary study of the modern and contemporary Middle East and to enhance public understanding of the region.
The Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies offers one of the most comprehensive Jewish Studies programs in North America, encompassing Hebrew language and literature as well as all facets of Jewish history and culture, from the ancient through the medieval to the modern. The program offers both an undergraduate B.A and B.S., as well as graduate programs leading to the M.A. and PhD degrees.