Fordham University expects that students participate in the campus community, fully absorbing the lessons imparted inside the classroom through experience outside. The Dean of Students is reponsible for an area of Student Affairs referred to as Student Life. This includes Student Activities, New Student Orientation, Commuter Student Services, Residential Life, Judicial Affairs and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Education Program. Through these offices and others, the Dean of Students and the University partners with students to create a rich and varied culture of participation on our campus as well as within the City of New York, a place of nearly limitless opportunity for learning.
Through the work of involvement, students not only fully realize their educational potential, but also assist in the operation and decision-making of our University. Dedicated students working in areas as various as student government, community service, campus ministry, the Resident Assistant staff, New Student Orientation or special interest clubs and organizations educate others while being educated themselves. Each student helps to advance the core mission of the university through devoted service and by becoming educators as well as students.
The various policies and processes for which Student Life is responsible are meant themselves to be infused with educational value and to strengthen an intellectual community which balances rights with responsibilities. The Dean of Students works with the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life and the Associate Director for Judicial Affairs to oversee the Judicial Affairs processes that help to educate students on this vital balance. In establishing high standards through policies from the University Code of Conduct to the Non-discrimination Policy, the Sexual Harassment Policy, and the University Alcohol Policy, our University hopes to effectively train men and women for and with others. In turn, these responsible citizens may assure the same qualities in future generations.
All members of our community are invited to reach out to the Dean of Students or any member of the Student Life staff with questions, concerns or for assistance.
Keith Eldredge, Dean of Students