Campus Assault and Relationship Education


A Guide for Fordham University Students

This section of the student handbook website contains the content of the CARE brochure in a format for easy viewing from your computer or browser as well as a pdf version you can view and print.

Fordham University Policy on Sexual Offenses

Fordham University is committed to the development and support of its primary educational mission. The University will not tolerate sexual offenses such as rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or other forms of non-consensual activity, including stalking and domestic or dating violence. Fordham will take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the sexual violence, eliminate the hostile environment, prevent recurrence, and, as appropriate, remedy its effects.  This policy statement and the CARE brochure support the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures.

The University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures applies regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.  In addition, this policy applies to conduct that takes place on-campus, off-campus, and at Fordham University-sponsored programs or events, including Fordham University-sponsored study abroad programs or Fordham University academic, learning, and service programs located at off-campus sites.

Fordham University supports this policy through educational prevention, counseling, and medical support services. Educational programs include but are not limited to campus-wide distribution of the CARE brochure;  online training for new students; new student orientation programs related to sexual violence;  CARE core program for new undergraduate students; peer education workshops on topics that include the nature of sexual offenses and dating violence, keys to prevention, and coping with the aftermath of an assault; public safety presentations; residential life presentations; bystander intervention and rape awareness programs; individual and group counseling; and other support services.

Fordham University responds to all sexual offense, stalking, and domestic or dating violence incidents with a trained response team that includes public safety; the dean of students; the Title IX Coordinator; the offices of residential life, health services, counseling services; and off campus resources as needed.

Fordham University will enforce this policy on sexual offenses through internal student conduct procedures that are fair, prompt, and impartial.  Student conduct cases will be handled by the respective dean of students on each campus (or the dean’s designee) who receives annual Title IX and sexual misconduct training.