External Affairs

External Affairs

External Affairs core responsibility is dedicated to fostering relationships with the external community to inspire innovation, advance entrepreneurship, and support the mission of New York Institute of Technology. External Affairs seeks to represent, engage, and promote our university to external stakeholders.

Our portfolio includes:

  • Corporate Partnerships and Community Engagement: building collaborative relationships with corporate, business, and community leaders; peer institutions; K–12 and youth organizations; alumni and donors in a number of targeted activities.
  • Government Relations: serving as the university liaison to government leaders, local, state, and federal legislators, and other public officials; and state and national higher education associations, as well as coordinating advocacy efforts that advance the university's priorities.


We invite you to engage with us through corporate sponsorships, joint research projects and publications, entrepreneurial activities, and/or expert consultations that leverage our students' and faculty's talents, as well as our lab facilities and other resources.

We also offer opportunities for external partners to participate in, or co-host, our world-class thought leadership forums and signature events, where experts convene, discuss, and propose solutions for the world's greatest challenges. These events also highlight our faculty, students and staff achievements, and raise awareness of technology fields among our own community and the public at large.

Government Relations

Our government relations' initiative focuses on cultivating and managing relationships with government leaders; federal, state, and local legislators, and other local or foreign government officials, as well as higher education associations. We are engaged in advocating for legislation and policies that align with institutional priorities, and support these efforts. To this end, our team endeavors to:

  • Work with legislators and policymakers at the federal, state, and local level to secure grants and develop and advance other opportunities that bring external resources to New York Tech.
  • Monitor and respond to bills and regulations that affect research and capital project funding, student aid and scholarships, the status of international students, and other institutional priorities.

View New York Tech's policy on Interaction with Government Officials login required.

Note: Any member of the New York Tech community (faculty, student, or staff) who plans to invite a local or foreign government official to New York Tech as a guest speaker in a class or to a conference or event (in-person or online) must contact the External Affairs at partnerships@nyit.edu about such plans at least four weeks in advance.

Events & Conferences

The Events and Conferences Team produces events, conferences, receptions, and VIP experiences. We are also a resource to the broader New York Tech community, providing strategic and tactical advice for events. Learn more …

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Signature Events