Issues for Student Support
ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
Students often can benefit from professional help in understanding and adjusting to issues they are confronting. The NYU Shanghai Health and Wellness Center is available to assist students. They are located on the 6th floor of the academic building and students are free to walk in. You can also reach them at 20595353. The Wellness Exchange is NYU’s extensive network of health and mental health resources. A 24/7 hotline (212-443-9999) centrally links all of these services and puts students in touch with professionals who can help them to address day-to-day challenges as well as other health-related concerns, including medical issues, academic stress, depression, sexual assault, anxiety, alcohol and other drug dependence, sexually transmitted infections, and eating disorders.
If you have questions at any time, or wish to consult about a student, do not hesitate to contact Charlene Visconti, Dean of Students, (95311) or David Pe, Associate Dean of Students. (95312) on the 14th floor of the Academic Building. If an immediate assessment of a student is necessary, please contact the Health and Wellness Center directly at 2059-5353
NYU is committed to maintaining a healthy learning and working environment. Given this commitment, we take sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking seriously and have zero tolerance for them. Faculty and staff at NYU (who are not health clinicians or chaplains) must inform the Office of Equal Opportunity of any report of sexual misconduct. David Pe and Judy Li are the designated reporting administrators for NYU Shanghai and can assist you with making a report.
Students should also be referred to either Judy or David for assistance with accessing resources. Judy is located in Room 105 and can be reached at 95323. David’s office is room 1433. He can be reached at 95312.
Students can receive confidential mental heath treatment in our Wellness Center. Yirui Wang, PhD, a bilingual mental health counselor is the primary resource in the Wellness Center for confidential mental health services related to sexual assault, relationship violence or stalking.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
It is University policy that no qualified person be excluded from, or discriminated against, by any University-sponsored program or activity, with a legal mandate for equal inclusion coming primarily from the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) exists to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities at NYU.
CSD assists students with disabilities in their efforts to obtain reasonable accommodations (adjustments to policy, practice, and programs that “level the playing field” for students with disabilities and provide equal access) for participation in University programs and activities.
If a student presents a faculty member with disability documentation, it is strongly suggested that faculty politely decline and refer the student to CSD where the documentation will be appropriately evaluated and maintained. CSD is always available to meet with a student or consult with faculty. For further information about the Moses Center, its services, and related issues, visit the Center’s website or contact Robyn Weiss at (212.998.4975 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
ASSISTANCE WITH DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP) and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Center provide diversity related trainings, programs and resources to support the diverse NYU community in their personal, professional and academic lives. The staff in both units can serve as a resource to students and faculty when addressing diversity, inclusion, and identity-based matters inside and outside of the classroom. Join CMEP’s and LGBTQ’s weekly e-newsletters to receive event announcements and campus-based resources. Here at NYU Shanghai, we run a number of programs that are open to all faculty and staff and are happy to partner with you on these events. Please feel free to contact David Pe or Charlene Visconti for more information or if you have specific concerns.