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NYU CMEP enhances the NYU experience by fostering a more inclusive, aware and socially just community. CMEP accomplishes this by:

  • Fostering DIALOGUE that explores issues of identity, diversity and social justice.
  • Supporting the diverse NYU COMMUNITY in their personal, professional and academic lives.
  • Creating educational initiatives and campus-wide programming that ENGAGE the NYU community.
  • Cultivating allies and advocates to create and promote positive CHANGE.

Program Spotlights

New York University Center for Multcultural Education and Programs. Welcome Week 2018

Welcome Week 2018

CMEP has planned several exciting, informative, and fun events this year! Check out our full list of programs or the NYU Mobile App for more information.

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FOCUS is a structured mentorship program designed to offer first-year undergraduate students who identify as first generation college students of color the opportunity to develop relationships with NYU Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Graduate students who serve as resources and advocates through an ongoing mentorship relationship!

Interested mentors can apply until August 23rd at 11:59pm

Interested students can apply until September 4th at 11:59pm

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Students of Color Leadership Retreat

The Students of Color Leadership Retreat (SOCLR) is an opportunity each fall to bring together first-year students of color from across the New York University community for the purpose of their development, empowerment and as an introduction to NYU. For more information about the program visit the SOCLR page or email cmep@nyu.edu.

Applications are due by Wednesday, September 19th at 11:59pm