Diversity Initiatives

Every student at NYU Shanghai has a unique story and perspective. The Diversity Initiatives team works to promote awareness of these perspectives and experiences, and to build an inclusive university community.

During their years at NYU Shanghai, students have many opportunities to explore themes of identity and social justice, engage differences, and help build a more inclusive environment.

To get involved, join the LEAD Program, attend an Ally Week event, or participate in other events held by Diversity Initiatives. If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch at shanghai.diversity@nyu.edu.


LEAD Program

Through the LEAD Program, students at NYU Shanghai can join equity-minded peers to cultivate diversity and social justice awareness, practice allyship and inclusive leadership, and create positive change on campus.

There are four stages of participation in the LEAD program: Diversity in Dialogue, Diversity in Action, Diversity in Engagement, and Diversity in Leadership. Application opens each fall. 


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Ally Week is a week of events that creates opportunities for everyone to deepen their understanding of intersectional identities and the experiences of others, and raise awareness of the individual and collective injustices that many in our society face.  

Each year, Ally Week Ambassadors are recruited from the LEAD program members. Student leaders who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice also have the opportunity to lead their own Ally Week events. 


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