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New York University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
665 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, New York 10012
Phone
(212) 998-1212
Email address
admissions@nyu.edu
School Information
"Now among the largest private universities in the US, NYU provides a rigorous, demanding education to more than 50,000 students and undertakes nearly $1 billion in research annually. It counts among its faculty recipients of the highest scholarly honors and is a top producer of patents and revenue from licensing among US universities. NYU has a vast network of alumni who have gone on to succeed across professions, from the sciences to the arts and government, throughout the world." The university offers over 400 academic programs. (Source: https://www.nyu.edu/about.html) (Source: https://www.nyu.edu/academics/academic-programs.html)
General Information
NYU has taken the initial step of implementing anti-racist training modules for its students. New training measures can be expected for faculty and staff, although they have not yet been confirmed. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The School of Global Public Health's TRIUMPH collective will, "Recommend the review of Admissions and Enrollment for equitable practices across all degree programs."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Anti-Racist Training Module Requirements.
  • The School of Global Public Health's TRIUMPH collective will, "Advocate for DEI and racial justice training throughout the GPH community."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The School of Global Public Health's TRIUMPH collective will, "Promote the integration of Anti-Racism Curricula throughout degree programs."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • The Department of English will, "identify indigenous studies and Black studies as hiring priorities."
  • The School of Global Public Health's Department of Biostatistics is hiring for a position in "Anti-racism, Social Justice, & Public Health."
Program and Research Funding
  • The Department of English will "apply for a grant to initiate awareness on diversity and inclusion in the department."
  • The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development's faculty conducted a study "to investigate the lack of representation and diversity in the field of occupational therapy." The study's background reads, "There is also an urgent need to address anti-racism in the profession as systematic racism is a barrier for Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to access higher education and health services, and insufficient action has been taken to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the profession."
  • Steinhardt's The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools has a "Radical Imagination CoLab," which "connects art, activism, and education in order to create generative spaces that can envision a world grounded on equity, justice, and humanity. The arts provide a unique set of strategies to envision otherwise and to propose radical alternatives to current realities and unjust structures."
Resources
  • The university is offering "Antiracism Education for International Students," which will "aim to highlight issues that specifically affect international students, such as the experience of being racialized, being part of a racial minority for the first time, or being confronted with xenophobia or racism." The committee will organize a three-part webinar for international students. One session is called "Introduction to Race, Racism, and Social Justice in the US," which "offers a foundational understanding of racism in the US as a way to contextualize these conversations (e.g., US-specific terminology, manifestations of racism, systemic racism in the US) and provides resources that are available to the international student community for learning and support." Another is called "Race and Identity in the US," which illustrates "the concepts of social identities and salient identity. It addresses notions of race, racism, and stereotypes that international students come to the US with, and how these relate to the discourse here. In the second half, it opens up the conversation to international students to discuss how they experience racialization and racism in the US and provides them with a forum to share their experiences as they pertain to race and identity in this country."
  • School of Global Public Health has "TRIUMPH (Tackling Racism Institutionally and Urgently to Move Public Health)" collective, which is "working to: CREATE a community that fosters justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion for all within the GPH community and beyond; EDUCATE through initiatives and substantive actions to address and dismantle a culture of anti-Blackness and multi-layered, structural racism; HEAL, inspire, and empower all those who self-identify as Black to thrive professionally, personally and spiritually."
  • The Department of English also offers anti-racism resources, including "Anti-Racism Education, Programs, and Resources."
  • The College of Arts and Science's Center for Neural Science is offering a "Workshop on Race and Racism in Science," which will be mandatory for different PhD students in the Neural Sciences, Biology, and Psychology. The background partly reads, "The academic community has an obligation to fight racism on all fronts, not only by improving perceptions and representation of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) and addressing racist behavior in the workplace, but also by educating each other on the role of race and racism in the history of science. Science does not exist in a vacuum, but in a context of social and cultural forces, some of which have been oppressive, exploitative, and dehumanizing."
  • The Tandon School of Engineering's Student Resources and Services offers "Anti-Racism Resources," including Ibram X. Kendi's “A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters" and Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism."
  • The Silver School of Social Work "launched a Faculty Antiracism Pedagogy Seminar... It complements curricular revisions that ground our degree programs more explicitly in foundational social work values, concepts and principles, including social justice, critical theories, and anti-oppressive practice... It provides tools to promote racial equity; navigate discussions on racism and identity; facilitate self-reflection with regard to these issues." Those who completed the seminar receive the designation of "NYU Silver Antiracism Pedagogy Champions."
Symbolic Actions
Last updated September 21st, 2022
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