To promote a climate, culture, and commitment to intersectional identities, anti-racism, cultural proficiency, equity, social justice, and sense of belonging all while advancing strategic Steinhardt activities in partnership with communities throughout NYC and beyond.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging will provide leadership for, and oversight of, strategies to support a culture committed to promoting equity, advocacy, and social justice at NYU Steinhardt and beyond. The office leans towards action rather than just education and spreading awareness. It is a vehicle for change – especially with the resources of Steinhardt and the leadership of the Vice Dean. It aims to collaborate closely with the people, bound by a steadfast commitment to racial justice, the promotion of equitable student and employee diversity, the elimination of financial barriers to opportunities to learn, and active responsiveness to input crucial to creating more transformative learning environments. The office will develop and sustain infrastructure to unify and amplify equity and social justice in all aspects of our School’s work, including curricula, student, faculty, administrator, and staff recruitment and hiring practices, promotion and tenure, and retention initiatives within our community. It will build partnerships with community organizations and individuals to learn and implement model practices from community leaders and other stakeholders as well as leverage NYU Steinhardt’s research to influence practice and policy.