Save the Date: NYU MLK Week 2018 – February 5-10, 2018

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In an era of much uncertainty about what may come of our society tomorrow, there is no better time than NOW to ignite an intergenerational revolution for change. As we follow in the footsteps of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. himself, we will be bold about speaking out against the issues affecting our very lives because “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Quite simply, this is why The Revolution Is NOW. It is now because until “all of us are free, none of us are free.”We have a need for an intersectional movement on our hands, and it cannot be done without the voices of activists and change agents across all platforms. The essence of our 13th annual NYU MLK Week celebration truly means that we are beyond a time of trying to start a revolution, but rather, are living in a time that needs to be revolutionary.

Inspire to Invent – up to $2000 for wellness & health art!

The Health Promotion Office has just launched a new opportunity for YOU! Transform your artistic & innovative ideas for promoting healthy, joyful living @ NYU into a reality! Apply to Invent to Inspire TODAY for a chance to receive up to $2000 in funding! #MakeDifferenceHappen



Graduating in January or Spring 2018?

Please note that if you are graduating in January 2018 and have not applied for graduation, you need to contact the Office of the Registrar. If your expected graduation term is Spring 2018, please apply via Albert Student Center by 2/4/2018.

2018 Graduation Awards and Honors – Call for Submissions

You can self-nominate for the Arch Award, the Departmental Banner Bearer or submit a speech to be considered for Student Speaker.

Visit NYU Steinhardt Graduation to see if you are eligible to apply and to review a description of all graduation honors and awards.

The Arch Award is in recognition of your cumulative record of service to classmates, the faculty, and the administration of NYU Steinhardt.

The Departmental Banner Bearer – One graduating candidate from each department receives this award, which includes the honor of carrying the department’s banner in the Baccalaureate Ceremony or Valedictory Celebration.

Student Speaker at School Ceremonies – If you would like to be considered for this special honor, please carefully review the eligibility requirements.

The submission deadline for Student Speaker is Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 6:00 pm. No specific format or topic is preferred. The speech may be serious, humorous, personal or more general, but it may be no more than 3 minutes long.

All other award nominations are due Friday, February 16, 2018.

For further information visit NYU Steinhardt Graduation website or contact the Office of Student Affairs in Pless Hall, 2nd floor or call us at 212-998-5065.

Social Sector Leadership Diversity Fellowship

If you are graduating in May 2019, you are eligible to apply for the Social Sector Leadership Diversity Fellowship, an 18-month leadership development program for graduate students of color at NYU. The SSLD Fellowship connects talented graduate students of color throughout NYU to build a strong community of leaders prepared to tackle the most pressing challenges in our society. Through a combination of retreats, monthly workshops, personalized career coaching and an annual leadership summit, fellows are equipped with the skills, knowledge and networks needed to make a lasting impact in their fields. Be a part of a community of social changemakers and apply today!

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on January 10, 2018

Beinecke Scholarship Program

Established by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company, the Beinecke Scholarship Program awards substantial scholarships to students to support their graduate education in the arts, humanities and social sciences at any accredited institution. The program seeks highly motivated students who have been courageous in selecting graduate opportunities in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible after college graduation, and must use all funds within five years of undergraduate graduation.

Deadline: January 8th at 5:00 pm EST

Award: The Beinecke Scholarship carries an award of $4,000 upon graduation and $30,000 for graduate school, leading to a terminal degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.  Financial need plays a significant role in the Beinecke selection process.

Udall Scholarship

The Udall Scholarship is for juniors and sophomores who intend to become leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaskan Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education. Learn more here.

Deadline: January 8th at 5:00 pm EST

Award: Udall Scholarships provide the Scholar up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Recipients also participate in a four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, and other environmental and tribal leaders. All Scholars will be required to attend this event in August. Travel from the Scholar’s home or school, lodging, and meals will be provided by the Foundation. Lastly, Scholars benefit from access to an active and growing  alumni network of environmental, Native American health and tribal policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv.

Being@NYU Assessment of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

It is a key tool to allow us to identify areas of success, uncover challenges and develop strategic initiatives to make our community more inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. We strongly encourage you to set aside 20-30 minutes to participate.

The assessment will be live on Tuesday, November 14 until Thursday, December 14, and we will share the results publicly as early as next semester. If you’d like more information, please visit the Being@NYU working group’s website to learn more about the assessment privacy design. If you would like to take a paper version of the assessment, please email the working group at

Get Involved with the NEW Graduate Students of Color Network!

Are you a graduate student of color who:

-Is passionate about social justice and building community?

-Wants to support the academic, personal and professional success of graduate students of color?

-Wants a leadership role on campus?

Attend an info session to learn about the Graduate Students of Color Network that CMEP & the Center for Spiritual Life are piloting in Spring of 2018!

Tuesday 12/5 & Monday 12/11 | 12-1PM | CMEP Lounge, Kimmel 804/805

Visit for more info and to apply for a leadership role & email with any questions!

Justice Zone – December 1st, 2017, 12-3pm

Justice Zone – Friday, Dec 1st, 12-3pm, Pless 1 – (RSVP) 
Justice Zone (formerly Diversity Zone) is a foundational training intended for NYU students, faculty, and staff that functions to facilitate understanding of frequently used concepts such as diversity, equity, and social justice through the lens of race and racism. It takes a deep look into the Cycle of Oppression and the role we all take in its reproduction. Throughout the training, participants will be asked to reflect on their own identities and challenge their daily practices to begin a journey of critical consciousness. Lunch will be served.