September 28, 2023

Dear NYU Community Members, 

The rising levels of intolerance, aggression, worldwide totalitarianism, human tragedy and violence is deeply alarming. The Office of Global Inclusion continues to support all of our students, faculty, staff, and alums, and recognizes that many of our NYU community members across the world are impacted by war, conflict, and recurring human rights abuses. Amid heightened media coverage highlighting the escalation and ongoing conflict in the Armenian-majority enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, we write to the community to state that we remain in support of our Armenian students, faculty, staff, and alums, many of whom are impacted by the ongoing violence of war.

As members of the NYU community, it is vital to engage in ongoing conversations and discourse to raise awareness and support one another. The pervasiveness of violence across the globe is deeply troubling, and the impact of war, though felt most painfully by its victims, is inevitably devastatingly widespread. The global systemic and systematic patterns of war are very disconcerting, and our scholarly community at NYU repudiates the terror and violence that comes as a result. 

We express our support for our students, as well as their families, and loved ones here in the United States, in Armenia, and elsewhere. We hope that as NYU community members, we continue to take good care of one another by providing support and resources as appropriate. In this spirit, we continually work with partners to promote research, resources, and programs. We want to highlight our partners in Global Spiritual Life, Center for Student Life, Counseling and Wellness, Office of Work Life and encourage members of our community to avail themselves of the resources available.  

As our senior leadership has expressed previously, we must continue to assess how we—individually and collectively—make NYU and our global communities as supportive as possible, equitable, and inclusive, and then, most importantly, how we engage to sustain our NYU community as we continue to hope for and work toward the de-escalation of global violence. 

In community,

Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation