Dear Silver Faculty and Staff,
Welcome to a new semester at NYU Silver, and I hope you and your loved ones are doing well. As the semester gets into full gear and you engage with students on a daily basis, I wanted to remind you of various Silver and University-wide resources to complement your support for our students' successful engagement in our learning community.
Concerns about a Student’s Physical Health related to COVID-19
- If a student informs you that they tested positive for COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms, or was in close contact with someone who tested positive, please advise the student to speak with their health provider or the NYU Student Health Center. Additionally, ask the student to immediately notify the NYU COVID-19 Prevention and Response Team (CPRT). Please do not share the students’ medical information with others unless you are offered that guidance by the CPRT.
Concerns about a Student’s Mental Health including Well-Being Related to COVID-19
Addressing Disruptions to Health and Safety Requirements
- We are committed to adhering to NYU’s guidelines and have a shared responsibility for our collective health and safety. For any disruptive behavior including refusal to comply with NYU’s mask requirements or eating in a class, remind students that mask-wearing is required and eating is prohibited in all indoor spaces and seek to persuade them to comply; if they refuse, you may tell them to leave the class.
- In the event a student refuses to comply, call (212) 995-3388, and someone from the NYU Student Affairs will be sent to intervene. Also report any student compliance and other pervasive disruptions to me (Courtney O’Mealley, Associate Dean, Student Affairs) via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Finally, report the COVID-specific compliance incident to email@example.com
- Find additional information at Compliance with Health & Safety Guidelines and University Student Conduct Policy
Addressing Challenges Related to Economic Accessibility
- If a student reaches out to you in need of support regarding access to technology, food, or housing, please encourage them to complete the NYU Student Emergency Fund application and also encourage them to share their needs with us through the school’s Silver Emergency Resource Needs Notification Form. Silver’s form allows my office [Student Affairs Dean’s Team] to engage directly with students and connect you to available resources and support.
Accommodations and Support for Religious Observances
Support for International Students
- International students are encouraged to reach out to the Office of Global Services (OGS) for support with immigration, visa, or OPT related questions.
- Hannah Levy, Academic Advisor for international students, (firstname.lastname@example.org) can also work with MSW international students in collaboration with OGS to address issues or concerns. Please note that only OGS can advise students on immigration matters.
Support for Students with Accessibility Needs
- The Moses Center for Student Accessibility (CSA) works with NYU students to determine and implement appropriate and reasonable accommodations as well as access available programs and resources to support equal access to a world-class education.
- To access services, students must connect directly with the Moses Center for their accessibility needs by contacting CSA at 212-998-4980 or via email at email@example.com
If a Student is Experiencing Bias or Harassment
Supporting a Student who Reports Sexual Misconduct
- Faculty and staff at NYU (who are not NYU health clinicians or Spiritual Life Advisors) must inform the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity of any report of sexual misconduct: firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-998-2352.
- Note: If the incident occurred at a Field placement, you must report it to Virge Luce, Assistant Dean for Field Learning & Community Partnerships at email@example.com.
- Students can receive immediate 24/7 support for all health and safety needs, as well as guidance related to the legal/judicial process, by calling 212-443-9999.
Concerns about a Student’s Academic Performance
Support for Students with Career-Preparation Related Questions or Licensing Process
- Career preparation for Silver students begins the moment they arrive. Encourage students to review and take advantage of resources and services listed in the NYU Silver Career Readiness & Professional Development Guide, including Silver career coaching, social work resume guide & templates, a breakdown of licensing processes, and information about events and Wasserman-led workshops.
- Silver students are also encouraged to explore NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development’s resources and services that can be accessed via Handshake, Wasserman’s career development platform for jobs, internships, & events.
- Students can also reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Any Licensure updates will be added to the Career Readiness & Professional Development Guide.
Support for Students Seeking Identity-Based Communities and Resources
- The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP), the LGBTQ+ Center, and Global Spiritual Life (GSL) offer a wide range of programs, events, and resources to provide support for various identity-based communities and advance diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging at Silver & NYU.
- Here at Silver, we aim to foster inclusion and belonging through a wide range of student groups and affinity spaces. Please encourage students to check out our list of current student organizations to learn more about getting involved.
- Additionally, faculty and staff are encouraged to engage with resources and educational opportunities available from the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (OGI) to build capacity for fostering inclusion in the classroom and workplace. OGI also provides consultation and strategic guidance to faculty and staff for any diversity, inclusion, or identity-related matters that may arise during your teaching or advising of students.
If you need assistance and support of any kind when managing any student concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the respective Curriculum Area Chair (see p. 2) for MSW students, or Program Director(s), or me in my capacity here at Silver as the Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Student Ombuds. We are here to support!
Thank you for all that you do for Silver and our students!
Courtney O’Mealley, MSW
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Associate Dean, Student Affairs