Back-Up Care Support: Up to 15 Days per Year, New for Staff

Supporting eligible full-time faculty, administrators, professional research staff, staff, and their families, Bright Horizons, NYU's back-up care program, provides care solutions for loved ones and resources for the way you work, live, and learn. 

The program includes up to 15 days of subsidized back-up child and/or adult care per year. Learn more about Bright Horizons for faculty, administrators and researchers, and staff. Register now for when your need for back-up care arises, and explore all the services and resources Bright Horizons has to offer.

NYU Employee Assistance Program, Powered by Optum

If you have any challenging life concerns, eligible faculty and employees can rely on the Employee Assistance Program. Optum provides NYU employees assistance with a variety of life issues, including health and wellness, financial and behavioral counseling, as well as child and elder care. These services also cover employee dependents, spouses, or domestic partners. The program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Contact Optum at 888-980-8740.

Information Session on Admissions at NYU

Faculty and employees are invited to register for a virtual information session for parents of college-bound middle and high school students. Hosted by the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions, attendees will learn more about the admissions process at NYU and receive guidance about admissions and financial aid as you explore your child's higher education options.

Alzheimer’s Support Group at NYU

NYU offers a support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Facilitated by an Alzheimer’s Association trained group leader, the group will provide a consistent and caring place to discuss the challenges of care giving, share feelings and concerns, and find emotional support. Group members may also exchange information and educate themselves about dementia. The group meets weekly on the Washington Square campus from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, and is limited in size to help ensure full participation by all group members. If you have questions and/or are interested in becoming a member, please send an email for consideration and pre-screening.

Naughty Knitters at NYU

The Naughty Knitters is the Administrative Management Council's volunteer knitting and crocheting group at NYU. Participants meet weekly (virtually until further notice) to create scarves, hats, baby blankets, teddy bears, and more for various local charities. Email Jennie Tichenor to join the effort and receive a meeting link.

Immigration Case Advice and Representation

A project of the School of Law's Immigrant Rights Clinic, under Washington Square Legal Services, Inc., the NYU Immigrant Defense Initiative serves the University community and immediate family members with free, confidential advice and representation in immigration cases. Following an initial screening, cases suitable for pro bono representation will be referred out for possible representation and advocacy. Additional cases may be taken on for direct representation by the Immigrant Defense Initiative or referred to outside non-profit organizations or private attorneys. Read flyers in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF) for additional information, and contact 212-998-6640 or to arrange a screening.