Offices & Services
Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP)
Email · Web Address · Phone: 212.998.4343 · Fax: 212.995.3134
Coles Sports & Recreation Center and the Palladium Athletic Facility - Disability Access
(From the 2007-2008 Information and Procedures Guide) The athletics department staff is acutely aware of the special needs of individuals with disabilities in the New York University community. These needs have been kept in mind in the design and construction of the Coles Sports and Recreation Center and the Palladium Athletic Facility, resulting in barrier-free recreational facilities. Doors and areas throughout the centers are of ample size to allow wheelchair access, and elevators service all the main levels of both centers. Braille markings, contrasting color paint, and continuous stairwell railings have been included for those with visual impairments. Stairs, railings, and a hydraulic chairlift make pool access easier for persons with disabilities.
In addition to unstructured general recreational use of the centers, individuals may find instruction and supervision in a number of sports and fitness courses. Interpreters will be available on request for those with hearing impairments. Students and members should not hesitate to call (212) 998-2018 for Coles or (212) 992-8541 for the Palladium to make arrangements to meet and discuss an individual program.
Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
The Office of Sponsored Programs is staffed by Projects Officers knowledgeable about funding opportunities in a wide range of academic fields and experienced in dealing with public and private not-for-profit sponsors. The office helps identify appropriate potential sponsors, interpret guidelines, develop budgets, and fulfill application requirements. OSP also provides institutional sign off on proposal submissions, negotiates awards with sponsors and guides investigators in funded project administration.
Def Jam Records
In the early 1980s, Rick Rubin, co-founder of Def Jam Records, lived in Room 712 of NYU's Weinstein Residence Hall on University Place, where he collaborated with Russell Simmons on what is now one of hip hop's most influential record labels.