Dear NYU Community Members,

Welcome to one of our signature university-wide traditions -- NYU Ally Week: an important series of events hosted by the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; including the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP) and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Center.

We are a vibrant community that values intellectual exchange, and is not afraid to approach complex topics. Indeed, it is through these sometimes difficult dialogues that we can best learn how to engage with people and ideas that are new to us, and to discover what connects us, as well as what distinguishes us.

I hope all of you will join in the opportunities throughout the week to learn and reflect, both individually and with other members of the NYU community. Together, we have the potential to achieve greater inclusion, equity, and justice here at NYU and far beyond.  

Andrew Hamilton