Leadership Initiative COVID-19 FAQ
The NYU Leadership Initiative is operating virtually this fall semester to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While our physical location is closed, all staff are working regular hours remotely and remain committed to supporting your leadership development.
Updates and Frequently Asked Questions
Effective March 13, 2020, NYU is implementing measures and restrictions to keep the NYU community healthy and to contribute to checking the spread of the novel coronavirus, including moving to remote instruction. In accordance with these University guidelines, the NYU Leadership Initiative is henceforth moving to virtual programming and advising until further notice.
We know that this is undeniably disruptive and it is not the semester we envisioned for you. However, please know that the entire Leadership Initiative team remains committed to supporting your leadership development. All staff will continue to work regular hours and our support will be virtual rather than offered at our physical office location. Our immersive programs, events, and Global Awards advising will continue remotely using NYU Zoom, unless otherwise specified.
Please see the FAQs below:
Will the physical Leadership Initiative office remain open even though classes will be remote?
The Leadership Initiative space at 12 Washington Place will be closed for the fall semester. Our team however will remain available online during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.
Will immersive cohort programs such as NYU Leadership Fellows, SSLD, and Breakthrough still take place?
Yes, all programs and events will operate remotely using NYU Zoom, unless otherwise specified. Specific instructions on how to access programs and events remotely will be emailed to all cohort participants. Instructions to create your own NYU Zoom account, download and configure the software can be found here.
Will 1:1 Global Awards advising appointments still take place?
Starting on March 11th, we will not be holding in-person drop-in hours at either the Washington Square or Brooklyn locations. All in-person meetings and student advising (including office hours) are now being held virtually through March 27th. Please use this link to access Global Awards virtual advising.
And please refer to the Global Awards FAQ page for more detailed information about Global Awards virtual offerings, including individual appointments, webinars, application processes, and general inquiries.
I am already in the process of applying for a specific award. Will this change the process of how I am expected to work with the Office of Global Awards?
All planned deadlines, informational webinars, and processes remain the same, but will now be offered to you virtually instead of in person. Make sure to visit the Global Awards FAQ page for detailed information about specific fellowship applications, such as the Truman, Fulbright, Rhodes and Marshall opportunities.
I still have a question. Where should I direct my inquiry?
For any questions about your program, please contact your program facilitator. For any general inquiries, please email email@example.com.
We recognize that moving towards predominantly online services may place a burden on people with different abilities and/or access to technology. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions or concerns by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.