NYU Silver is committed to building a community where every person is valued, welcomed and supported by campus-wide collaborative efforts that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In the event students do experience harm as a result of identity-based bias, discrimination, harrassment, and/or retaliation, our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, in collaboration with Silver students, faculty, staff, alumni; our Social Justice Praxis Committee; and NYU’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) and Office of Global Inclusion (OGI), has developed a Silver Climate Support Protocol for Students. It is designed to empower the person who has been targeted by facilitating community care and restorative resolution, providing support in reporting to NYU’s Bias Response Line as well as offering peer assistance in navigating both the University- and School-level processes.
While we are continuing to develop and seek resources to support similar School-level protocols for Silver faculty and staff, we have detailed the university- and school-level reporting procedures for Silver faculty and staff who believe that they have been subjected to identity-based bias, discrimination, harrassment, and/or retaliation should follow.
The Social Justice Praxis Committee, composed of Silver School faculty, students, and staff, serves as a catalyst for development, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive strategy and tactics of action to address social justice, equity, and inclusion at the Silver School. The Committee works to uphold the social justice mission of the School and the profession, recognizing that all need to share in the responsibility and accountability for creating an inclusive and equitable community.
Richeleen Dashield, Co-chair, Staff (Appointed)
Marya Gwadz, Co-chair, Faculty (Appointed)
Hosanah Bryan, Staff (Volunteer)
Doris Chang, Faculty (Appointed)
Sabrina Cluesman, PhD Student (PhDSA Representative)
Grace DeFino, Staff (Volunteer)
Jasmine Drew, MSW Student (Appointed)
Christine Ferrara, Staff (Volunteer)
Krystal Folk, DSW Student (Appointed)
Susan Gerbino, Faculty (Appointed)
Sita Goetschius, Staff (Appointed)
Ronnie Greenberg, Adjunct Faculty (Volunteer)
Neil Guterman, Dean (Ex-Officio)
Aminda Heckman, Faculty (Appointed)
Angie Kim, Staff (Appointed)
Mandy Lam, MSW Student (Appointed)
Abigail Levites, DSW Student (Volunteer)
Jennifer Manuel, Faculty (Volunteer)
Darcey Merritt, Faculty (Volunteer)
Kiara Moore, Faculty (Appointed)
Laura Morrison, Staff (Volunteer)
Haley Needle, MSW Student (Appointed)
Courtney O’Mealley, Staff (Appointed)
Eliza Ohlund, BS Student (Appointed)
Krystle Ramirez, MSW Student (Appointed)
Angelica Rivera, MSW Student (GSA Representative)
Alison Rose, Staff (Appointed)
Cherrie Pamela Rose Short, Fellow (Volunteer)
Kathrine Sullivan, Faculty (Appointed)
Jayson Vivas, MSW Student/DEI Intern (Volunteer)
Yeqing Yuan, PhD Student (Appointed)
Social Justice and Diversity Grants for Students
The School sponsors an annual Social Justice and Diversity Grant program that inspires students to design and implement programs that address issues related to social justice, diversity, and social work.