During the 2012 NAFSA Conference and Expo, the GoAbroad Team was pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Innovation Awards. As part of a continued effort to recognize the hard work and dedication this year’s nominees, GoAbroad will be sharing individual features of the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Awards finalists over the coming weeks. This week, we are thrilled to bring you the Innovation in Access & Equity finalists!
Please join us in congratulating the following Finalist of the Innovation in Access & Equity Award:
New York University (NYU)
“LGBTQ within the Global Network”
Ranked by Princeton Review as one the nation’s most LGBTQ-friendly schools, New York University (NYU) strives to create a similarly welcoming environment at all of our global academic centers through staff training, programming, and peer support. Many of NYU’s programs have one or more Global Peer Ambassadors. Chosen by the LGBTQ office in New York, these students serve as a resource to the LGBTQ community and as a peer support for students. They work in close contact with both NYU LGBTQ Student Center and Global Programs staff while abroad.
NYU’s annual NYU Ally Week creates opportunities for students, faculty, and administrators to deepen their understanding of the experiences of others, and raise awareness of the individual and collective injustices that confront many in our society. Working from an intersectional and intercultural understanding of oppression, the entire campus community is challenged to examine stereotypes and prejudice through events, a photo campaign, pledge stations, and social media.