Thank you for your interest in NYU Paris' Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, and Equity (IDBE) efforts! Check below to learn more about our unique and site-specific IDBE opportunities and resources.
The liaison is your go-to person for all things IDBE in Paris if you want to get involved or just chat!
The Global Equity Fellow (GEF) is your student representative on issues of IDBE. Stay tuned for their events and programs!
Providing a student perspective on issues of identity and inclusivity!
Oyetunde “Oye” Olubowale is a junior at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She is pursuing an individualized concentration in Global Marketing, Media, and Propaganda. She is also working towards a Minor in Francophone Studies. Oye owes her exposure to diversity and various cultures to her travels to Switzerland, Kenya, Myanmar, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, and Nigeria. As a Nigerian immigrant to the United States and extensive traveller, she is no stranger to culture shock and difference. Oye further developed her understanding of diversity and inclusion at the Wheeler School in Providence, Rhode Island where she served as head of the Black Affinity club and attended national student diversity leadership conferences.
During her first year at NYU, Oye was a part of the Rubin Poverty and Affluence stream where she researched and wrote about the disparities in the US public education and the barriers to voter access in New York. She also was a volunteer tutor with the New York French American Charter School in Harlem. At NYU, Oye serves as the treasurer for UndocNYU( formerly known as Dream Team), a student activism club dedicated to advocating for and creating community with undocumented folks at NYU and beyond. As the Paris Global Equity Fellow, Oye hopes to explore media’s relationship with multiculturalism and diverse representation in France.
The staff at NYU Paris is available to help students find information on religion and spiritual life resources, places of worship and/or meditation space, and related support services.
The NYU Paris team keeps a list of various spiritual resources in the city, including places of worship for Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim students.
Students observing a religious holiday during regularly scheduled class time are entitled to miss class without any penalty to their grade. This is for the holiday only and does not include the days of travel that may come before and/or after the holiday. Information regarding absences due to religious observance must be provided at least seven days before the date(s) in question.
Dietary Considerations: There are dietary options throughout the city, including halal and kosher food. Being a vegetarian or vegan is not as common, but markets are a great option to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables. Students are able to note dietary restrictions in the housing application.
You may also want to reflect on the role religion and/or spirituality play in your life now, and what your expectations or needs are for your time away. Questions to consider:
For a full list of courses offered at NYU Paris please see the course list website.
NYU Paris’s Equity club is a formal action-oriented body based comprised of members of the NYU Paris community. The primary purpose of this club is to advance diversity and inclusion efforts at the Site.
NYU Paris’s prayer and meditation space in room 510 on the 5th floor is open to all students, staff, and lecturers with varying spiritual and/or personal practices.