What We Do
The Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation is charged with leading NYU’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion across the University’s global network. Global Inclusion sits within the Office of the President and reflects the president’s and provost’s commitment to creating a culture that promotes inclusive systematic practices for all constituencies. We work closely with students, faculty, administrators, and staff to help make every aspect of NYU more equitable—including admissions, hiring, education and development, curriculum innovation, and mentorship.
Global Inclusion reflects the president’s and provost’s commitment to creating a culture that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equity, not only for their own sake, but because they are also vital for advancing knowledge, sparking innovation, and creating sustainable communities.
At the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation, we work with stakeholders and new generations in creating new standards for inclusive innovation within and beyond the NYU community.
Mentoring plays a critical role in the personal and professional development of NYU students and faculty. We're proud to offer a number of mentoring initiatives for historically underrepresented students and faculty of color across the University community.
Global Inclusive Faculty Engagement and Innovation Advancement
From toolkits and online modules to faculty-focused programs and leadership initiatives, access resources developed to equip faculty for success in NYU’s uniquely diverse community.
Diversity Leadership Across NYU
Inclusion Officers have been appointed within each NYU school, department, and office. As leaders in their respective fields, these individuals are tasked with upholding and advancing the mission of Global Inclusion in their areas of expertise.
Disability Inclusive Culture
Campus-wide accessibility reviews of all facilities is just a part of NYU’s longstanding commitment to providing a first-class education—and a welcoming, accessible environment—to the most diverse group of students possible. NYU pioneers research and education to help people with disabilities of all ages realize their potential and live their best, most rewarding lives.
The Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Student Accessibility, which provides comprehensive services and programs for students with hearing, visual, mobility, and other impairments and disabilities, is one example of the University's leadership in this area. Other disabilities-focused programs and initiatives at NYU include:
- The Ability Lab, where students and faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines work to develop adaptive and assistive technologies for people with disabilities of all ages.
- The NYU Center for Disability Studies, which promotes disability scholarship, artistry, and activism through public events, seminars, an undergraduate Disabilities Studies minor, the Disability Student Union, and a provostial working group.
- NYU Connections and the NYU ASD Nest Support Project, which provide connections between neurodiverse students as well as support, learning and research development for educators working with students with ASD.
- Ongoing disabilities-related work at NYU's STEM facilities, including the Tandon School of Engineering’s MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute.
Students of Color
The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP) is committed to supporting the academic, professional, and personal endeavors of students of color at NYU. As part of the Office of Global Inclusion, CMEP has developed a range of initiatives to serve students of color, including the Momentum Initiative, Graduate Students of Color Dinner Series, and the Students of Color Leadership Retreat.
The NYU LGBTQ+ Center sits within the Office of Global Inclusion and provides programs, events, learning and development, support, resource sharing, and consultation to the NYU community.