Social Impact

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Policy, Education, and Research: Build a Curriculum to Change the World

In NYU classrooms, students develop an intellectual foundation for changing the world through policy, education, and research.

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Sustainability on Campus: Your Green First Year

From courses to clubs and urban farms to festivals, you can get involved in sustainability at NYU from day one.

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Student Activism at NYU: Past, Present, and Future

Empowered by policy education and campus advocacy groups, generations of student activists have found their voice at NYU.

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With the Cool Food Pledge, NYU Takes a (Plant-Based) Bite Out of Climate Change

By taking the Cool Food Pledge, NYU commits to reducing food-related greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030, making plant-powered progress against climate change.

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Celebrate Black History Month at NYU with Year-Round Events

MLK Week kicks off Black History Month at NYU. This February, explore our many events recognizing Black history and achievements. Then, take action for a more inclusive future.

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The NYU MLK Scholars: Continuing Dr. King’s Legacy

Learn about one of NYU’s scholarship programs that is dedicated to social justice.

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A Silver Student Finds His Path in Community Organizing

At the Silver School of Social Work, Frankie fights for equity in education, housing, and health care by seeking change at the community level.

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The Cool Things About a Stern Education: Why I Chose Stern

Choosing a business school is already hard as it is. Let me make the process easier by showing you what makes an education at Stern so unique.

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An NYU Gallatin Alum Harnesses the Power of Law

Fatoumata Waggeh is committed to using her skills and voice in the courtroom to break down cycles of inequity.