The Office of Residence Life at NYU-Poly is committed to a safe, comfortable, secure, and nurturing environment for living and learning. Our on-campus housing promotes students’ academic endeavors and personal growth while developing a sense of community, responsibility, and appreciation for diversity. And, because studies reveal that students who live in campus housing regularly earn higher grade point averages than students living off campus, we feel confident we are strengthening our students’ performances.
The goal of the Office of Residence Life is to foster:
We anticipate that students who choose to live in our residence hall will:
NYU-Poly is a diverse community of people with many racial, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds, national origins, religious and political beliefs, physical abilities, and sexual orientations.
We celebrate our rich on-campus community. All of our activities and programs benefit from our engagement and interaction with one another, as we affirm and uphold the countless backgrounds and personalities that forge one collective community.
At NYU-Poly we strongly believe that actions demonstrate one’s commitment to respecting differences. Therefore, everyone who lives in, or visits the Residence Hall must understand that we do not tolerate bigotry, threats, intimidation, violence, or harassment against any member of our community. We insist that every member of our community commits to the principles, described in the Residence Life Handbook and Code of Conduct (PDF), which we have established to promote the personal and academic growth, safety, and well being of our students.
The development of the whole individual is our priority within the foundation of our Residence Life program. The goal of the Residence Life program, in addition to providing a place to live, is to supplement learning and provide a variety of educational, social and recreational activities.
Becoming a member of the NYU-Poly residential community involves students with a special opportunity to live, learn and grow together. This necessitates the creation of set expectations and community standards in order to develop a respectful, thoughtful and educational environment. Our community is a place where a developed sense of integrity and the ability to make good decisions is highly esteemed. It is a place where we celebrate diversity and expressly repudiate discrimination. In addition, we are interdependent for the fulfillment of certain needs. Living in the NYU-Poly residential community requires each of us to adopt an active understanding of the Residence Life Policies.
The policies are designed to create an optimal environment for every member of the community and those who visit. The policies establish clear and consistent behavioral expectations. Infractions of these policies will be documented and adjudicated in order to preserve and protect the integrity of our community.
The community values set forth is reflective of NYU-Poly’s mission. The Polytechnic Institute of NYU also strives to promote justice, instill values and create a healthy learning environment. In the event that a student is found responsible for violating a section or sections of the Residence Life Policies or the Institute Code of Conduct, a sanction may be assigned. Sanctions imposed through the judicial processes are intended to facilitate the aforementioned goals. The judicial process is an essential part of the educational setting, as it stresses personal accountability, responsibility and respect for others.
The Office of Residence Life at NYU-Poly is committed to the safety and well-being of all community members. We strive to create an environment that is free of acts of violence, harassment, and infringement of rights of privacy and property. The Office of Residence Life is one of many service offices in the Institute that assists students. As a staff, we will support students by identifying resources which, based on personal needs, will further support them.