David Roach, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation
Charlie Elwood, Director of Athletic Administration
Rose Hill Gymnasium
Fordham University offers a competitive and nationally respected athletic program. From football’s “Seven Blocks of Granite” and Vince Lombardi, “The Fordham Flash,” and Frankie Frisch, the 2002 & 2007 Patriot League Football champions, to the Women’s Swimming and Diving A-10 2010 championship and the Softball team’s regional final appearance in the 2010 NCAA’s, the University’s athletic tradition is rich in team and player accomplishment. In addition, Fordham has the oldest intercollegiate baseball program in the nation, dating back to 1859.
The following is the mission statement for the department: 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 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 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 Deputy Director of Athletics Fordham University, Rose Hill Gymnasium, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458.
Updated August 2013