Student Activities Mission

Mission Statement

The mission of the NYU School of Engineering Office of Student Activities and Resource Center (OSARC) is to support the academic goals of the University by providing services and programs designed to enhance and maximize students’ co-curricular educational opportunities. All programs and services are designed and implemented with the aim of creating a rich educational environment, infused with the core values of: community engagement and civic responsibility, diversity and cultural competency, innovation and creative thinking, interpersonal and leadership development, and connection to the global network university. OSARC strives to increase student satisfaction in Brooklyn, assist in the retention of students leading to graduation, and provide opportunities for students to develop essential life skills.

Core Values

Aligned with the NYU School of Engineering’s goals, the Office of Student Activities and Resource Center will promote a positive school climate that empowers students in regards to:

Community Engagement and Civic Responsibility
We believe in broadening the educational experience through active civic engagement and embracing the NYU tradition of being “a private university in the public service.”

Diversity and Cultural Competency
We believe in developing intercultural competency and fostering an inclusive community that recognizes the value that diversity brings to the campus community.

Innovation and Creative Thinking
We believe in creating a collaborative environment that embraces interdisciplinary thought and social entrepreneurship, to support the development of creative leaders.

Interpersonal and Leadership Development
We believe in the holistic development of intellectual, emotional, and interpersonal skills that further individual and community growth.

Connection to the Global Network University
We believe in complementing and supporting the University's academic mission as an international center of scholarship, teaching, and research. We believe in providing comparable resources and services to students in Brooklyn.