Message from the Dean

Welcome Steinhardt Students to the 2016-17 Academic Year

I am delighted to welcome you to 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.

As a student at NYU and the Steinhardt School, you are joining a  community of faculty, students, and alumni who are working across their disciplines to make the world a better place. This is no small task. Real positive change requires passion, commitment, resolve, and an openness to different ideas and perspectives.

From the time of its founding, NYU has strived for inclusion, to be a university “open to all.” Our founders set out expressly to educate not a privileged few, but instead ambitious, talented individuals from all classes and backgrounds.

At NYU Steinhardt, we – faculty, students, and administrators alike – share a responsibility to nurture and protect this vibrant community so that we can freely engage in discourse, share opposing points of view, and together discover ways to improve the quality of life for people everywhere. We hope you will feel at home here and find a place to be yourself.

We also urge you to take advantage of all the resources available to you. Work with your professors; engage your classmates; enrich your life and the lives of those around you; become an involved citizen of our community.

And don’t forget to savor every moment of your college education. A new school year is a new beginning, an occasion for you to grow personally and intellectually, and to challenge yourself and take risks. You’ve earned your place here. Make the most of it!

You can learn more about the many services, events, and opportunities through the Student Matters blog. The Office of Student Affairs and your advisor can also answer any questions you may have.

And I hope you will stay connected with us through our online communities: Like us on Facebook and Instagram, follow us on Twitter, and watch out for upcoming events.

Here’s to a great year,
Dominic Brewer
Gale and Ira Drukier Dean