Be Well at Stern
A Message from Dean WhitelawStern Undergraduate students,
You're not just here to get a degree, you're here to live your best life too. And you’re at a time in your adulthood when healthy (or not so healthy) habits are learned and formed.
Our Stern community of students, faculty, and staff can only flourish if we take care of ourselves and each other. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day stressors and let healthy habits slip. There are lots of reasons why it’s a challenge to take care of ourselves, but I’m here to remind you that your health matters, and we want you to take it seriously while you're a student and beyond your time at NYU. There is so much support here at NYU to do that, and we took a moment to pull it all together.
I invite you to join us in promoting positive-decision making and fostering a healthy and happy NYU. We hope you use these resources for yourself or for others.
Dean Robert Whitelaw
NYU Global Inclusion & Diversity "Zone" SessionsInteractive trainings designed to increase your education, research, knowledge, and tools to explore concepts related to identity, diversity, and community. Trainings include:
- Action Zone
- Belonging Zone
- Consent Zone
- Disability Zone
- Faith Zone/Faith Zone 2
- Green Zone
- Justice Zone
- Mindfulness Zone
- Muslim Ally Zone
- Safe Zone
NYU Global Spiritual Life Center “Zone” Sessions
Training designed to promote increased awareness of diverse faith groups at NYU. Trainings include:
- Belonging Zone
- Faith Zone
- Mindfulness Zone
- Muslim Ally Zone
Take Care of Yourself and Each Other
Counseling is available on a single session, group, short-term, or urgent (same-day) basis. For longer-term treatment, we can make referrals to off-campus providers. Counseling can help you clarify issues, gain insight into your own motivations, and deal effectively with problems. All services are free of charge (except psychiatric medication services).
Counseling Services (various options available)
Psychiatry (some costs associated with select services)
Psychiatric medication services are available to all matriculated full-time and part-time students enrolled in a degree-granting program who require assessment and treatment with psychiatric medications. In all cases, psychiatric professionals at the SHC will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for you and if your care can be managed appropriately at SHC.
Breathe in...and...breathe out. The Relaxation Oasis is here to help you integrate mindfulness into your daily activities to create spaces of respite for your mind and body. Please keep in mind that mindfulness techniques are meant to be used in conjunction with, not as a substitution for, services offered by trained health professionals.
You know it by heart—it’s the number on the back of your NYU ID. The Wellness Exchange is your greatest mental health resource at NYU. Call the 24-hour hotline at (212) 443-9999, chat via the Wellness Exchange app anytime, make an appointment, or arrange a same-day Urgent Counseling session to speak with a certified counselor about any day-to-day challenges or health concerns, including medical issues, stress, depression, sexual assault, anxiety, alcohol or drug dependence, and eating disorders.
Wellness Workshops (formerly known as “Toolkits”)
Wellness Workshops are designed to help you develop new skills that enhance personal, academic, and social well-being. They focus on skill acquisition and are only one to four sessions in duration.
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Chartwells Nutritional Support Initiatives
In addition to Courtesy Meals (listed below), Dining Services offers several additional programs providing no-/low-cost meals to students:
- Meal Plan Scholarship (must be approved through Financial Aid)
- Swipe It Forward (Brooklyn-campus only!)
- Big Deals (available at NYU dining retail locations at Jasper, Kimmel Marketplace, Weinstein Food Court, and Palladium)
- Facebook groups such as ‘Share a Meal App’ and ‘Free Food Events @NYU’ that post about free food and meal-swipes available on campus
Courtesy Meals (NYC-campus only)
Emergency food assistance program offering free, short-term food support available to all students no questions asked! This service will not have an impact on a student’s financial aid.
Students with an NYU Eats dining option have access to free one-on-one nutrition counseling services through Dining Services. Meet with a registered dietician to discuss: Weight Management, Healthful Meal Planning, Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Vegan/Vegetarian Diets, Food Allergies & Intolerances.
Free flu shots
“You’re not throwin’ away your shot!” (That Hamilton reference is super obvi, right?) You can get a free flu shot every fall—you will be notified via email when appointments are available.
Free Menstrual Hygiene Products
Take what you need now or even take supplies for later! Free no-cost menstrual hygiene products are available to all students at varying locations across campus.
Global Health Services (some costs associated with select services)
Studying away but need access to health services? NYU global sites offered limited on-site health resources available to you while you are abroad! Global sites can provide health services at varying insurance and health requirements.
Nutritionist (some costs associated with select services)
Yes, we have one! An on-campus registered dietician is available to provide one-on-one counseling services to students with varying eating habits and concerns.
Palladium Athletic Facility (some costs associated with select memberships)
The latest in cutting-edge sports complexes designed to feel like a private health club, the Palladium Athletic Facility boasts access to an indoor pool, premier weight room, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, and sports facilities.
Recovery (via Student Health Center)
Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) offers free, non-judgmental, and confidential assistance to NYU students who have concerns related to their use of alcohol or other drugs. Services include crisis intervention, individual psychotherapy, group counseling, medication management with an addictions psychiatrist, and referrals for treatment programs and support groups outside of CWS.
- SAFE Program
- Safe Self Help Meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous)
SHC Pharmacy (some costs associated with select services)
The Student Health Center Pharmacy is available to assist you with all of your prescription needs! Staffed by three Registered Pharmacists and three Certified Pharmacy Technicians who can help you with medication management, pharmaceutical counseling, drug information, and general education.
Student Health Center (SHC)
Available to you when you are experiencing all kinds of health and wellness needs, the Student Health Center is NYU’s on-campus health provider. The Student Health Center is available to all matriculated NYU students in a degree-granting program, regardless of insurance.
Quitting nicotine and/or vaping
Quitting can be challenging! A no-cost confidential service, provided by Quit & Win, is available to all students who are ready to live a nicotine-free lifestyle. The program provides information, coaching, and other support to help students deal with cravings, urges, withdrawal symptoms, and life without smoking or vaping.
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NYU Federal Credit Union
Member-owned and directed financial institution, dedicated to serving the financial needs of our members, through cost-effective financial services consistent with cooperative principles, applicable legislation, and sound management.
Examples of services they offer:
- Checking and savings accounts
- Traditional IRA
- Credit cards
- Student loan consolidation, and more
NYU Financial Education
NYU Financial Education provides a variety of resources to help you expand your skills and knowledge of personal finance and empower you to effectively manage your finances every day.
- NYU iGrad: iGrad programs assist you in answering questions like how to make an NYU education possible, managing your financial needs, creating a monthly budget, better understanding the student loan process and repayment, and preparing you now and into the future.
- Financial Education Coaching and Presentations: Presentations and individualized coaching sessions provide students, and our NYU community, with high quality and personalized material. Our goal is to better inform and support your financial wellness goals as you gain greater insight and clarity into aspects of your personal financial situations. Make an appointment here.
- Understanding the Cost of Financing College: Finances can be a touchy subject. Whether you're applying for financial aid or not, it's important to be informed about the different financial considerations you and your family will have to be aware of as you pursue your education. At NYU, the Financial Education team has resources to help prepare you for college.
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness: The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Federal Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.
- Identity Theft Resources: Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information to commit fraud, such as applying for credit, filing taxes, or receiving medical services. Identity theft can be a frustrating experience, but there are many resources available to help you through the appropriate next steps. These resources can also serve as precautionary measures.
NYU Student Emergency Fund
Provides financial support when you need assistance with unexpected, unforeseen, and unavoidable emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for immediate short-term housing.
If you or your family has experienced a financial change in circumstance, you may submit an appeal for an additional scholarship.
StudentLink Center (Financial Aid)
Your one-stop shop for financial aid, bursar, and transcript questions.
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All-university Clubs and Organizations
NYU offers over 500 different clubs and organizations for students to join!
Junior and Senior Stern students who can help you with advice on life, school, and careers!
Stern Undergraduate Clubs
Through the ICC club-system at the Stern School of Business, students can apply to participate in various mentorship programs based on their personal and professional interests. A mentorship program is a great way to build connections with like-minded individuals and grow your support circle!
Stern Undergraduate Administrators and Leadership
Not sure who to reach out to about something? We are all here for you. Email someone from the team and they can help connect you where you need to go.
Stern Digital Well-being Ambassadors
Grades. Meeting people. Recruitment. A pandemic. Being a student can be stressful, especially right now. So NYU Stern is looking for student volunteers who are interested in being digital advocates and ambassadors for health, wellbeing, and self-care to the NYU Stern community. No expertise or experience required!
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Ask the NYU Sexpert
Nothing is taboo here. Get questions about sexuality, sexual health, safer sex, intimacy, or anything else related to sex answered by the NYU sexpert.
Consent is important and it’s critical to understand it.
Free safe sex supplies
Save your money for that second date! As an NYU student, you get condoms and safer sex supplies for free.
Since relationships are important in our lives, it’s helpful to think about the types of relationships we currently have, what we seek, and whether or not they are healthy relationships.
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Chaplains & Religious Centers
Learn more about speaking with spiritual leaders and interacting with related student organizations, along with the four religious centers affiliated with NYU:
- Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life
- Catholic Center at NYU
- Hindu Center at NYU
- Islamic Center at NYU
Global Spiritual Life
This office provides a wide range of trainings and experiences centered on topics like faith and spirituality, belonging, mindfulness, yoga, and more.
MindfulNYU & Yoga
Explore mindfulness (the “intentional, present moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surroundings without judgment”) and yoga with MindfulNYU’s classes, events, and meditation aimed at improving community members’ well-being.
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Academic Resource Center
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is the place to go when you don’t know where to go with academic navigation questions. It offers a variety of academic support resources, including cross-school advising and peer tutoring through the University Learning Center, as well as referrals to other academic resources from the SMART Bar. Additional resources at the ARC include an Argo Tea Café, computers and ITS printer, and a variety of study spaces.
NYU Stern Judiciary Committee
Moses Center for Student Accessibility
NYU is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and participation for all students. The Moses Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) works with NYU students to determine and implement appropriate and reasonable accommodations as well as connect to available programs and resources to support equal access to a world-class education.
NYU Business Library
Need help with resources for your paper? Ask the Stern librarian at Bobst! (Did you know we even have our own librarian?!) The NYU Business Library is NYU’s premier collection of business research resources. You can search by industry, view eBooks, videos, articles and more!
Book a study room or make an appointment with an Academic Adviser. Stern Life houses all of your resources in one place, so keep it bookmarked!
Tutoring & Learning (through the University Learning Center)
The ULC aims to help students meet the challenge of the College’s rigorous academic standards, to guide students in their adjustment to the college learning environment, and to prepare them for a lifetime of self-sufficient learning. The tutoring staff provides instructional approaches that are tailored to the skill levels and learning styles of students, and they encourage students to take responsibility for learning and their academic success.
Experiencing writer’s block? Is English your second or third (or fourth) language? The Writing Center is a place where any NYU student can get help with his or her writing. It is a place where one-on-one teaching and learning occur, as students work closely with professional consultants at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing except for exams.
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Explore the broad range of efforts to increase environmental sustainability at NYU.
Sustainability Student Organizations
Peruse a list of student organizations across NYU aimed at raising awareness of and enacting sustainability efforts.
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Get on the List
All the OGI events and resources right in your inbox.
Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (OGI)
The most up-to-date info about their programs, events, and resources, PLUS NYU/NYC opportunities.
Center for Multicultural Education Program (CMEP)
Meditation, yoga, religious chaplains—you name it, they’ve got it.
Global Spiritual Life
LGBTQ+ community-based programs, events, learning and development, support, consultation, and resource sharing.
A planner's dream! All the haps in and around Stern and NYU in a weekly format every Sunday at 5 p.m. (except for holidays).
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City and Nationwide Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
Free, 24/7, and confidential.
NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential crisis counseling, mental health and substance use support, information and referrals. You can reach the toll-free helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text and online chat. Behavioral health professionals there can link you to the services you need.
An initiative of the Mayor’s Office which aims to “close critical gaps in mental healthcare” and can provide resources and trainings.
NYU Neighborhood Resources
Transportation discounts, off-campus living resources, and more!
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