Diversity Initiatives



Every student at NYU Shanghai comes with their own unique story and perspectives. That is why we have the Diversity Initiatives team whose work focuses on promoting awareness and inclusiveness for all members of the NYU Shanghai community. You will have various opportunities to explore the themes around identity and social justice, celebrate the diversity of the community and contribute to building a more inclusive environment by participating in dialogues and events such as Intersections, Ally Week, film screenings, workshops, roundtable discussions, etc. If you’d like to understand the concepts of diversity and identity more or get involved, get in contact with us at shanghai.diversity@nyu.edu.



Intersections is a small group dialogue for all students to discuss issues and concepts related to social identities and diversity in a global context. They have the opportunity to dialogue with their peers from various cultural backgrounds and learn about their values, beliefs and perceptions. Students will discover ways to help navigate a diverse community and globalized world with a greater awareness of their individual identities, the experience and identities of others and how these intersect.

Discussion topics include nationality, race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, socioeconomic class, social justice and more. The dialogue adapts to the current events of today's world and uses interactive activities and self reflection to apply these concepts to participants' personal lives.



Ally Week is an NYU Global Network-wide series of events that creates opportunities for everyone to deepen their understanding of the experiences of others, and raise awareness of the individual and collective injustices that confront many in our society. Students, faculty, and staff can get involved with Ally Week by being a member of the Ally Week Planning Committee or by being an Ally Week Ambassador.  


Ally Week 2017 Program