Messages from the Dean

Welcome Steinhardt Undergraduate and Graduate Students!

I am delighted to welcome you to the 2013-14 academic year at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. We feel a wonderful sense of excitement and promise as we begin the new academic year.

A new school year is an occasion for you to grow personally and intellectually, to challenge yourself and others, and as our University motto proclaims, "to persist and to excel." Senator J. William Fulbright wrote that the chief function of higher education is "the teaching of things in perspective," with the goal of "enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men (women) and nations." This is a tall order, but a goal worth striving for, and this is what the Steinhardt School does.

Steinhardt is a vibrant community of faculty, students, and staff who work to improve our local and global communities through applied psychology, art, education, health, media, and music.  We urge you to take advantage of all that is available to you in your department, in the Steinhardt School, and throughout New York University. Work with your professors; engage your classmates; enrich your life and the lives of those around you; become an involved and engaged citizen in our community.

Looking forward, I hope you will make the Office of Student Affairs and your advisor first stops with any questions or concerns you may have. Learn more about the many services, events, and opportunities Steinhardt offers through the Student Matters blog, our news forum for undergraduate and graduate students in NYU Steinhardt. And connect with others through our online communities: Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our enewsletters through our RSS feed, and watch out for upcoming events through our online calendar.

Welcome to NYU Steinhardt and have a great academic year!

Mary Brabeck
Gale and Ira Drukier Dean