• Resources

  • Title IX

    New School Resources

    Student Conduct and Community Standards

    Student Conduct and Community Standards
    212.229.5349 x3653

    Safe Zone

    Coordinated by Wellness and Health Promotion, Safe Zone strives for capacity building at the university so that gender and sexual diversity is celebrated and respected as an integral part of our identities and university life. University community members can be trained in Safe Zone via a two-part workshop series that builds on fundamentals of supporting persons who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, and/or gender-non-conforming (LGBTQIAGNC). Those who are Safe Zone trained can then choose to be identified as Safe Zone allies and advocates, people who are open to being contacted and to supporting the LGBTQIAGNC community.


    212.229.1671, option 4

    Social Justice Committee

    The Social Justice Committee is made up of university staff, faculty members, and students who have a passion for social justice. The Committee members meet throughout the year to organize events and programs and develop social justice initiatives aimed at improving the university's anti-oppression work. Committee members are available to support you.

    Gail Drakes
    Director of Social Justice Initiatives
    Office of the Provost
    212.229.8947 x4223

    Office of Intercultural Support

    The Office of Intercultural Support (OIS) works with students of diverse backgrounds to build community; it offers programs, workshops, services, and individual counseling to support and promote the varying world perspectives at The New School. OIS also oversees the functions of the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and the Student Ombuds office. It is also the office to contact if you wish to change your preferred name within the university system.

    Keisha Davenport-Ramirez
    Ombuds and Director, OIS and Higher Education Opportunities Program

    Lang's Civic Engagement and Social Justice

    Eugene Lang College's Civic Engagement and Social Justice engages in community building, civic engagement, and social justice work in our university's undergraduate liberal arts division. Learning through civic engagement integrates intentional public service with academic grounding, instruction, and reflection.

    Judy Pryor-Ramirez
    Director, Civic Engagement
    212.229.5100 x2227

    Relevant New School Policies

    Policy on Discrimination
    It is also a violation of policy to engage in hate/bias crimes which include violence, intimidation and/or destruction of property against a person in whole or substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding that person's race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practices, age, disability and/or sexual orientation regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct. This link also provides guidance regarding redress.

    Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Violence
    It is the policy of the university that sexual assault and sexual exploitation will not be tolerated. Non-consensual sexual conduct and other forms of sexual violence can be traumatizing and detrimental to a person's learning experience and overall health and has no place in our community. The New School will take any and all action needed to prevent, correct, and discipline behavior that violates this standard of conduct.

    Policy on Sexual Harassment
    The New School commits itself to prohibit sexual harassment and to confront and deal with it when it occurs. Sexual harassment is defined in this policy and procedures have been established for responding to concerns, allegations, and questions about sexual harassment brought by any member of the University community.

    Policy for Transgender Student Identification/Name Change
    The university has a policy for students' name change; whether you self-identify as trans or gender non-conforming or want to reflect a preferred name within the university system, this is available to you. This link provides guidance of steps necessary to do so.

    Freedom of Expression
    University statement of artistic expression and expression of academic and other ideas.

    Code of Conduct
    All university community members are responsible for maintaining principles of fairness, civility, and tolerance of diversity in all dealings with others. The Code of Conduct is based on these principles and is intended to guide all members of our community—students, faculty, and administrators—and foster their intellectual, artistic, cultural, and social development.

    Disability Discrimination Complaint Procedures for Students
    This link offers guidance on reasonable accommodations and how to request them, as well as a link to the complaints form.

    Title IX
    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in any federally funded education program or activity.

    Sexual Violence

    New York City Anti-Violence Project (LGBTQH)
    AVP offers counseling, community advocacy, organizing, and public education services aimed at combating hate violence, sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and HIV-affected communities. 212.714.1141 (24-hour hotline)

    New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
    Mission is to build the capacity of communities, organizations, and institutions to advance the right to live free from sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes individuals, families, and society.

    Center for Anti-Violence Education
    Brooklyn-based center provides education, physical empowerment and leadership development for underserved communities to break cycles of violence.

    CONNECT's innovative approach features comprehensive educational and outreach programs for youth groups, community organizations and faith-based groups across the five boroughs. It provides support to survivors, offers legal advocacy to immigrant victims of abuse and raises awareness about the connection between domestic violence and animal abuse.

    Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.

    Hollaback! is an international movement to end street harassment.

    Sanctuary for Families
    Sanctuary for Families provides domestic violence victims, sex trafficking victims, and their children with a range of comprehensive services. It provides crisis intervention, emergency and transitional housing, individual and group counseling, job readiness and mentoring programs.

    Turning Point for Women and Families
    Turning Point is a community based, non profit organization addressing the needs of Muslim women and children. Work with community leaders and various community organizations to raise awareness and sensitize them to the impact violence has on women, children, families as well as the larger community.

    Relationship Violence

    National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)
    National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence.

    New York State Domestic Violence Hotlines
    Your local hotline can provide you with information on domestic violence resources in your community. If you are in danger call 911. For the hotline number of your local domestic violence program, call the New York State Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906, English and español/Multi-language Accessibility. Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 711. In NYC: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) or dial 311 TTY: 1-866-604-5350. Reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

    Legal Resources

    American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    The ACLU works to protect rights guaranteed by the law and the U.S. Constitution and to extend these rights to segments of the population to whom they have traditionally been denied, including people of color, women, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, prisoners, and people with disabilities.

    Southern Poverty Law Center
    The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.

    Sylvia Rivera Law Project
    NYC-based Sylvia Rivera Law Project offers free legal services to transgender, intersex, and gender-nonconforming low-income people and people of color.

    Transgender Law and Policy Institute (TLPI)
    A nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people, the TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality.

    National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
    NCLR is a legal center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families.

    Resources to Help Stop Bullying

    The Matthew Shepard Foundation
    The Matthew Shepard Foundation runs Matthew's Place, an online community and resource center for LGBTQ youth.

    National Center for Bullying Prevention
    The National Center for Bullying Prevention promotes awareness and teaches effective ways to respond to bullying.

    STOMP Out Bullying
    STOMP Out Bullying focuses on reducing bullying online and in communities across the country.

    Trevor Project
    The Trevor Project is an organization that provides life-saving and life-affirming resources for the LGBTQ community, including the Trevor Lifeline, a 24-hour national crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for gay and questioning teens, 1.866.4.U.Trevor (1.866.488.7386)

    Tyler Clementi Center
    The Tyler Clementi Center is a collaboration between Rutgers University and The Tyler Clementi Foundation. Our mission is to create and share knowledge about young people making the transition to college and coming of age in the digital era.

    Capacity Building for Educators and Students

    New York Collective of Radical Educators
    New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) is a group of current and former public school educators and their allies committed to fighting for social justice in our school system and society at large, by organizing and mobilizing teachers, developing curriculum, and working with community, parent, and student organizations.

    Sadie Nash Leadership Project
    The Sadie Nash Leadership Project is an inspiring learning experience and a powerful community of young female leaders in NYC. Sadie Nash's programs seek to address the lack of representation of female leadership and to create accountable, ethical, cooperative and effective models of leadership.

    Teaching Tolerance
    A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.

  • Identity Related Resources

    Sex And Sexism

    National Organization for Women (NOW)
    NOW is dedicated to multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women's rights. NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of contributing members and more than 500 local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    Understanding Prejudice
    This links to web pages which relate to sexism, women's rights, violence toward women, feminism, sexual harassment, gender inequality, among other topics.

    Race and Racism

    Race and Racism
    The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) is a human relations organization that promotes inclusion and acceptance by providing education and advocacy while building communities that are respectful and just for all.

    The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
    The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. Workshops utilize a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism.

    Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
    The goal of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity is to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources aimed at combating institutional and structural racism in communities through capacity building, education, and convening of grantmakers and grantseekers.

    United Nations' Racism and Antiracism Resources
    List of resources, books, organizations that fight racism.

    White Privilege Conference's Glossary of Terms
    Language both contributes to oppression and privilege and can also potentially be a tool of liberation. The power inherent in the ability to name oneself and others is tremendous.


    Audre Lorde Project
    The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, ALP works for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

    FIERCE is an LGBTQ youth of color-led organization. Members build the leadership, political consciousness, and organizing skills of LGBTQ youth. In New York City, they organize local grassroots campaigns to fight police harassment and violence and increased access to safe public space for LGBTQ youth.

    QUEEROCRACY is an activist organization cultivating the leadership of queer folks and people living with HIV/AIDS in NYC.