Diversity and Inclusion @ Tandon
Diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments are not tangential or incidental to excellence, but rather are constitutive of it.
Such environments invite and foster a wider range of experience, knowledge, and perspectives, which in turn fosters a more successful, creative, and innovative institution, as well as teams or groups within that institution.
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is committed to supporting and enhancing inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE) among students, faculty, and staff, in the service of excellence.
That means supporting within our community:
- the creation of environments (learning, social, collegial, professional) in which any individual or group can feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued; involving diverse groups when community norms are being set and ensuring diverse groups are helping set these norms
- the range of human differences, including (but not limited to) race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, (dis)ability status, religious commitments, age, political views, and learning and cognitive style; a range of perspectives, identities, policies, interests, backgrounds and experiences.
- the creation and maintaining of a cultural, institutional, and social climate based on mutual respect and shared values.
- fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all members of our community; identifying and eliminating barriers to equal participation; understanding the differing talents and strengths of Tandon’s diverse stakeholders and providing unique resources for the community to thrive.
Diversity in Action
We vow to be a staunch and active ally of Black and Latino STEM scholars and industry professionals, and we are conducting the ongoing work, vigilance, and in-depth discussion required. The Black and Latino Men @ Tandon (BLMT) Initiative is an important component of this effort and the concrete, measurable actions we are taking.
We vow to be a place where women scientists, technologists, and engineers are heard and supported. We know that it’s impossible for a society to thrive if it ignores the talents and skills of a large segment of its members, and we won’t rest until women, who make up half the world’s population, have the education they need to hold half the world’s STEM jobs
As research institutions, engineering schools are perfectly positioned to create next-generation technology that accounts for inherent bias, measures disparities, increases accessibility for people with disabilities, and opens world-changing possibilities in sometimes unexpected ways.
Pathway and Support Programs
The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) was established to offer strategic leadership for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Belonging at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. The OIE works to build and foster diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, restoration, reconciliation, and accessibility at NYU Tandon.
We are creating an environment in which everyone can feel welcomed, respected, and supported. We want to be effective allies of Black and Latino students, the LGBT community, aspiring women STEM professionals, and all other groups who might feel marginalized or barred from the STEM world.