CMEP's Mission Statement
NYU CMEP enhances the NYU experience by fostering a more inclusive, aware and socially just community. CMEP accomplishes this by:
- Fostering DIALOGUE that explores issues of identity, diversity and social justice.
- Supporting the diverse NYU COMMUNITY in their personal, professional and academic lives.
- Creating educational initiatives and campus-wide programming that ENGAGE the NYU community.
- Cultivating allies and advocates to create and promote positive CHANGE.
Meet the CMEP Staff
Brian Allen is currently a doctoral student in the Higher and Postsecondary Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his Master's from TC and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his time in New York City, Brian has gained professional experience in diversity and multicultural affairs working in offices at Columbia University, Teachers College, LaGuardia Community College, and now with CMEP @ NYU as a Program Administrator.
Jonathan McClain is a therapist at NYU Counseling and Wellness Services, and offers his services at CMEP. Dr. McClain received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Penn State University. He received a M.A. and Ed.M. in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.A. in Psychology from Binghamton University. He also provides counseling at a group practice in New York City.
Contact Chanel about Intergroup Dialogue, the Administrators Cultural Training Institute, and engagement assessment.
Graduate Student Staff
Sonia is a first year graduate student in the Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy program in the Steinhardt School for Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Contact Sonia for the FOCUS Mentorship program, the Diversity Internship and Career Preparation Program and the newsletter.
Oriana Miles is currently pursuing her M.A in Educational Theatre/English Education. Oriana received her B.S in Educational Theatre with a minor in English from NYU as well. Oriana has a passion for social justice and continues to embed that in all of her education work as well as her artistic work.
Imani is a Higher Education and Student Affairs scholar at Steinhart studying Social Justice. She obtained a B.S. degree in Public Relations and Sociology from Syracuse University in 2016. She is currently active on campus as a Welcome Week Leader and as the Vice Chair of Administration for the Graduate Activities Board. Contact Imani about information regarding large-scale annual student diversity events such as Portraits, World Tour, Martin Luther King Week, Ally Week and more!
Design Student Staff
Marilu is currently a Junior at the Tandon School of Engineering majoring in Integrated Digital Media with a double minor in Business of Entertainment Media Technologies at Stern and Public Policy at Wagner. Apart from working as a CMEP Designer, Marilu is also an Undergraduate Admissions Ambassador and research intern at Steinhardt's MusedLab.
Sophia a CMEP designer currently studying Film and Television production in the Tisch School of the Arts. Coming from a biracial background she was motivated in 2015 to live and work abroad as an international student ambassador focusing on grassroots diplomacy between the United States and the primarily Muslim country of Indonesia.
Undergraduate Student Staff
Nour is currently a Junior studying Media, Culture & Communications in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Aside from her involvement at CMEP, Nour is an Opportunity Programs Scholar and actively engaged in social justice education and activism.
A sophomore in Steinhardt studying Media, Culture and Communications. She also works with the Gender and Power Society and various other clubs that deal with a number of different issues.
Jun is part of CMEP's Social Justice Education team and is currently a junior at Gallatin concentrating in International Relations and National Security Studies.
Ariff is a junior at the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Economics with minors in Business Studies and Mathematics. Other than working at CMEP, he is involved with the International Students Council and the Bengali Student Association.
Jakiyah is currently a sophomore in Liberal Studies studying sociology. In addition to working at CMEP, she is a NYU Leadership Fellow, Alternative Breaks traveler, and member of clubs that center students of color.
Nelson is currently a Junior studying Hotel and Tourism Management in the School of Professional Studies. AT CMEP, he is working on developing an initiative for men of color on campus. Aside from this, Nelson is involved in Residential Life, the Gentlemen of Quality/AAP, and is the Treasurer of Aviation Club.
Awards and Acknowledgments
The NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs has received awards and acknowledgments for our commitment to creating a welcoming environment for everyone interested in developing their understanding of Diversity and Social Justice. Here is a list of some of our achievements, we have included awards received by individual staff and students as well as the Center itself.
- NASPA 2012 Excellence Award
Gold Award: NYU Ally Week, New York University
- NASPA 2010 Excellence Award
Silver Award: Administrator Cultural Training Institute (ACT-I), New York University
- NASPA 2008 Excellence Awards
Gold Award: NYU's Hip-Hop and Pedagogy Initiative, New York University
Bronze Award: -ISM Project, New York University