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 (Created June 2018)

Updated December 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. Update: Curriculum changes successfully implemented.
    • 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. Update: Review completed and new coursework under development.
    • 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. Update: Training for faculty and staff successfully implemented. Training for students postponed due to low enrollment.
    • 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. Update: Workshop successfully completed and changes being incorporated.
    • 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. Update: Advisory Board formed and discussions underway.
    • 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. Update: Website launched, updated and promoted.

    • 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. Update: Funds successfully allocated and additional opportunities being researched.
    • 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. Update: Club processes and procedures under review.
    • Diverse Speakers – The UC will assess our invited speaker opportunities and ensure representation of a diverse set of identities across multiple dimensions. Update: UC speaker opportunities assessed and invitations thoughtfully considered.

    • 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 PolicyUpdate: New process successfully adopted.
    • 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 ProceduresUpdate: Communications successfully launched and ongoing.
    • 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. Update: School-level report pending from NYU.
    • 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. Update: NYU Stern to welcome Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion in January 2019; collaborations across NYU and Stern ongoing.
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.