With 115+ countries represented and languages spoken, and roughly 37% of staff members identifying as first-generation, NYU Abu Dhabi is committed to strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE) within its staff, faculty and students.
The desire to belong and feel like we are part of a community is a basic human need; not only does the University strive to ensure this need is met, the goal is for community members to thrive. To achieve this, NYU Abu Dhabi offers:
An Affinity Group is a group of faculty and staff linked by a common purpose, ideology, or interest. Affinity Groups play a vital role in ensuring an inclusive environment where all are valued, included, and empowered to succeed. They can provide a collective voice for faculty and staff with common interests at NYUAD, and help us hold the institution accountable. Learn about the NYUAD affinity groups that provide ongoing opportunities to share experiences and traditions. Currently NYUAD has three affinity groups but looks forward to seeing this number grow.
BAD COA (The Black and African Diaspora Community of Action).
BAD COA is an NYUAD Staff and Faculty organization. The purpose of BAD COA is to effect change by fostering acceptance of difference, varying perspectives and experiences, and create an environment of belonging. BAD COA provides programming, events, forums and various opportunities for fellowship, communication and learning. These activities are designed to; celebrate culture, create a sense of belonging, foster engagement, enhance institutional awareness and increase professional growth, development, presence and retention.
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Egrobu aims to cultivate a shared safe space for all staff and faculty to network, to have authentic and open conversations about the unique experiences and identities of Emiratis at NYUAD, and to create a support system that promotes empowerment and resilience.
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SACRED (South Asian Community for Representation, Engagement and Development)
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