Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, and Equity

The Undergraduate College is committed to creating an environment that thrives on open dialogue and welcomes all identities, voices and views.

Building a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE) is a top priority at the NYU Stern Undergraduate College. We have worked – and will continue to work – extensively with members of the NYU and Stern community to make progress across three key areas: 1. Educating & Updating Our Community, 2. Providing Support To & Ensuring Representation Within Our Community, and 3. Monitoring Policies & Processes. 

Strategic Plan 2018-2019 (as of June 2018)

Following is the Undergraduate College’s strategic plan for advancing IDBE during the academic year 2018-2019, developed with input from the undergraduate student community and in consultation with NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation.

    • First-Year Cohort Leadership Program – In collaboration with the Business and Society Program, we will update the Cohort Leadership Program for first-year students to address IDBE more fully. The class of 2022 will be the first to participate in fall 2018.
    • Social Impact Curriculum Review – A faculty committee will review our four-course Social Impact curriculum to ensure learning objectives are being met, particularly in the context of the evolving priorities of businesses and our global society, such as sustainability, diversity, and social justice.
    • Faith Zone Ally Trainings – In partnership with the Office of Global Spiritual Life, Faith Zone Ally training will be held in fall 2018 for faculty, staff and students to promote spiritual and religious literacy and dialogue.
    • Inclusive Leadership Workshop – Prior to the start of the fall 2018 semester, Stern student leaders will participate in a half-day inclusive student leadership workshop that will help them identify and reduce bias in the club setting.
    • Undergraduate College Advisory Board – A UC Advisory Board will be formed to provide a forum to discuss IDBE within the NYU Stern undergraduate community. Members will include representatives from the student body, faculty, and administration.
    • Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, and Equity Information – We will devote a section of the Undergraduate College website to IDBE to ensure members of our community have ready access to IDBE information, updates, and resources. Information will be updated in a timely manner and shared across multiple channels.

    • Funding Undergraduate IDBE Initiatives – The UC will use a portion of our annual IDBE budget to support the Academic Achievement Program and Diversity in Business Forum. We will evaluate additional expenditure opportunities that will advance our IDBE goals.
    • Undergraduate Club Processes – The UC will work in partnership with club leaders to review the processes and procedures of our clubs and organizations to build an even more collaborative community where all students feel welcome.
    • Diverse Speakers – The UC will assess our invited speaker opportunities and ensure representation of a diverse set of identities across multiple dimensions.

    • University Student Conduct Policy and Process – Effective August 13, 2018, the UC will join other schools at NYU in referring allegations of non-academic misconduct involving students to the NYU Office of Student Conduct in accordance with the new University Student Conduct Policy.
    • Identifying and Reporting Bias, Harassment, and Discrimination – The UC will partner with NYU’s Office of Student Conduct and Office of Equal Opportunity to clearly communicate to the UC community about identifying and reporting bias, harassment and discrimination as described in NYU’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Guidelines and Complaint Procedures.
    • Being@NYU Assessment School-Level Information – Once the school-level data from the Being@NYU assessment has been distributed by NYU, the UC will review the findings and apply them to our IDBE strategy.
    • NYU and Stern Collaborations – The UC will continue to work closely with our colleagues at NYU and across Stern on potential process changes that could facilitate better reporting, data collection and monitoring of IDBE.
Important information on IDBE is available on the undergraduate student portal Stern Life, in the Undergraduate College administrative offices, and throughout Tisch Hall. Students can also contact any member of the Undergraduate College team with any questions.