Frequently Asked Questions
Can the OEO provide a workshop for our department?
We take pride in being accessible to the NYU community. We hold sessions available to all community members throughout the year to accommodate a variety of schedules. While we will do our best to accommodate individual requests, we ask that the requesting party first direct their staff to our scheduled sessions whenever possible.
If this is not possible and an individualized session is required, please note that we ask the host to guarantee a minimum of 10 participants. We also ask that the host consolidate requested workshops to one session unless the requesting party has some special circumstance that would require otherwise.
How can I request an accommodation for myself or my colleague to fully engage in the workshop?
Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations during the workshops are invited to contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at 212-998-2370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can the OEO condense course content to 30 minutes for our group?
Workshops are 1-2 hours, depending on the course. Instructors cover sensitive topics that have important implications for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the NYU community. It is important to ensure the community has an understanding of University policy and practice to understand their rights, responsibilities, and resources. We cannot accommodate requests for abbreviated workshops, as this would prevent us from sharing important content and answering participants’ questions.
We have a meeting/event scheduled outside of business hours. Can the OEO provide a workshop during that time slot?
Workshops typically take place between 9:00 am-5:00 pm EST, unless the requesting party is an international audience or has some special circumstance that would prevent participants from attending during regular business hours. While we will do our best to accommodate requests, we cannot guarantee availability. We ask that the requesting party first make an effort to schedule the workshop during regular business hours.
Our team is interested in learning more about the content, but we don’t have time to attend a full workshop. Can you send the slide decks and handouts?
Instructors cover sensitive topics to ensure the community has an understanding of University policy and practice to understand their rights, responsibilities, and resources. Slide decks and handouts are presentation tools and are most effective with proper context. Discussion and questions are also a critical component of our workshops. As such, we do not provide slide decks and handouts without this context. For additional tools and resources relating to the University's equal opportunity and affirmative action policies, procedures, and programs, please visit nyu.edu/eo.
I recently attended a workshop and found the content very relevant for my team. May I share the handouts with them?
Handouts, slide decks, and course content change based on changes in the law and NYU policy. To ensure that community members receive the most updated information, we ask that workshop material not be reproduced or distributed without prior consent.
Can the OEO reserve a space to accommodate a workshop for our group?
The group requesting an OEO workshop is responsible for making arrangements for venue, technology, and any logistics or costs associated.
Can the OEO please provide a workshop for our faculty before they begin their search process in two weeks?
We ask that any workshops and presentations be requested a minimum of 3 weeks in advance of the requested date to ensure availability and allow our presenters adequate time to prepare and deliver a high quality presentation.
Can I record the workshop to share with my team?
Workshop content changes based on changes in the law and NYU policy. To ensure that community members receive the most current information, video and/or audio recordings are not permitted.
Will the workshop presenter provide me with legal advice?
Presentations provide information about University policy and practice and are not to be construed as legal advice.