The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) serves as New York University’s (NYU) coordinator for compliance with the applicable provisions of the New York City Human Rights Law requiring reasonable accommodation (absent undue hardship) of independent contractors, freelancers, interns, or other non-employees (e.g. guests and visitors) based on: (i) disability; (ii) religion; (iii) pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions; (iv) lactation;  and/or (v) status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses and/or stalking. 

Process & Procedure

Requests for Accommodation can be made to OEO in person (at the address 665 Broadway, NY, NY 10003), by phone (at the number 212-998-2370), or by email (   

Cooperative Dialogue. Upon receiving a request for accommodation, OEO will engage in what is known as a “cooperative dialogue.”  The purpose of the cooperative dialogue is to understand the needs of the requestor and, based on the circumstances, to identify any reasonable accommodations. Please take note that, in accordance with applicable law, OEO may require appropriate documentation confirming the need for accommodation.

Upon reaching a final determination at the conclusion of the cooperative dialogue, the OEO will provide the requestor with a written final determination identifying any accommodation granted or denied. 


Information and documentation in connection with this process shall be kept confidential in accordance with applicable law.


Effective Date: February 3, 2020