Develop Robust Admissions Strategies for Effective Recruitment of Students of Color to Fordham


  • Continue to co-sponsor (with the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities) and host the only college open house for Black and Latinx students in New York state

  • Continue to offer current offerings and to develop new programming (both in person and virtual) to promote inclusion and belonging.

  • Create pipeline programs to educate and support students committed to our mission of excellence and social justice.

  • Review each admission application holistically, in light of Fordham’s recent adoption of a test-optional admissions policy, as we look for students who will be academically successful and bring personal qualities of integrity, perseverance, and leadership to our campus communities.

  • Expand our efforts to include other neighborhood high schools, both public and private, drawing on the success of our outreach efforts at local Catholic high schools in the Bronx and Manhattan (such as Cardinal Hayes High).