New York University’s mission is to be a top quality international center of scholarship, teaching and research. NYU seeks to take academic and cultural advantage of its location and to embrace diversity among faculty, staff and students to ensure a wide range of perspectives, including international perspectives, in the educational experience.
NYU students come from nearly every state and 133 countries, and the university draws upon the diverse backgrounds of our faculty, staff, and students, ensuring its scholarship and teaching benefit from a wide range of perspectives. NYU takes seriously its role as an engine of social mobility, and stands out among the top US universities in its representation of low-income and first-generation students within its community.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission:
The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute is committed to creating a robust culture of diversity, equity and inclusion for the entire entrepreneurship community at NYU. This commitment led to the creation of Female Founders programming in 2017 and the launch of numerous Inclusive Entrepreneurship programs since. These initiatives provide extensive programming, expert coaching, and dedicated resources to help guide our uniquely global and diverse community toward startup success and a more inclusive future.
Learn more about NYU’s University-Wide Diversity Statement and Policies Here.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy:
The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute sees diversity, equity and inclusion as crucial to our mission and critical to ensuring the well-being of our community. To that end, we commit to:
- Help to ensure equity within our policies, programs, and services.
- Continually improve on and deliver culturally competent and bias-free programming, especially for application-based programs.
- Help to redefine and broaden understandings about what it takes to be a strong entrepreneur.
- Commit time and resources to ensure our boards create an inclusive culture where diverse leadership and gender equity are supported and valued.
- Advocate for and support board-level discussions about how systemic inequities impact our organization’s work so we can continuously improve.
- Pursue cultural competency throughout our organization through substantive training opportunities and formal, transparent policies and training requirements for Institute staff.
- Pool resources and expand offerings by collaborating exclusively with other organizations committed to DE&I across NYU and externally.
- Lead with respect and compassion. We expect all employees to embrace this notion and to express it in workplace interactions and through everyday practices.
- Report transparently on progress toward our DE&I goals on a semesterly basis.