Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York



David T. Roach, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation

Charlie Elwood, Deputy Director of Athletics


Rose Hill Gym

(718) 817-4300


Mission Statement


The ultimate objective of Fordham University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to integrate academic and athletic experiences successfully in the Jesuit tradition. Student-athletes are expected to benefit from the educational, professional and cultural advantages of a university located in New York City.


Accordingly, we are committed to broad participation in intercollegiate athletics, with ample opportunity provided for meaningful and successful contributions by men and women of diverse background, culture and experiences.


For all athletic pursuits, whether they are at the varsity, club, intramural or recreation level, the Athletic Department strives to provide a rewarding experience for all of its constituents. The Department conducts its activities in ways that promote sportsmanship, camaraderie, and a comprehensive commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and equitable opportunity for all students and staff.


Fordham has the oldest intercollegiate baseball program in the nation, dating back to 1859 and also had the first televised football game in 1939 and basketball game in 1940. Fordham University offers a competitive and nationally respected athletic program. From football’s “Seven Blocks of Granite” and  Vince  Lombardi, to baseball’s Frankie Frisch, “The  Fordham  Flash” to the  2002 & 2007  Patriot  League  Football champions, the University’s athletic tradition is rich in team and player accomplishments. 


Our intercollegiate program has seen more recent success in Women’s Swimming and Diving winning the 2010 Atlantic 10 Championship.  Joining our very successful Softball Program has been Women’s Basketball.  This year teams were crowed Atlantic 10 Conference Champions and went on to the NCAA Tournament for post-season competition.  Football also had a successful season in 2013 and went on to the second round of post-season competition in the NCAA Championship.   


Fordham is a Division I member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Patriot League for football, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).


The Rams compete in 22 intercollegiate sports. For men, the school offers intercollegiate baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track, and water polo. The women’s program consists of basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track, women’s rowing and volleyball. Fordham also offers co-ed cheerleading.


Students who wish to participate in intercollegiate athletics must be enrolled and matriculate full time in one of the colleges at the Rose Hill Campus.  If  students  from  the  Lincoln  Center  campus  would  like  to  participate  in intercollegiate athletics, they must satisfy the appropriate transfer requirements, and successfully transfer to one of the colleges on the Rose Hill Campus.


In accordance with the “Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act,” effective July 1, 1996, information regarding the intercollegiate athletics program is available for review upon request to the Director of Athletic Administration, Fordham University, Rose Hill Gymnasium, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458.


David T. Roach, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation

Mr. Charlie Elwood, Director of Athletic Administration

Rose Hill Gym

(718) 817-4300

Updated August 2014


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