Redesign the University's Built Environment, Policies, and Processes to Facilitate Student Success

Goal 3: Cultivate a Diverse, Equitable, Inclusive, Caring, and Connected Community that Promotes Each Member’s Development as a Whole Person

Redesign the University’s built environment, communications, policies, and practices to facilitate student success and ensure that all members of the community feel valued and included on a timely basis

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Building a campus culture that is anti-racist, accessible, and connected requires that Fordham reassess all the ways we communicate. From the physical appearance of our campuses to the design of our websites, every facet of the Fordham experience is an opportunity for the University to live out and reinforce our institutional identity, Jesuit mission, and commitment to inclusion. We will examine how students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities encounter the University, paying particular attention to the experiences of marginalized groups, including students of color and international students. To the extent that how we act and what we communicate fail to align with our values and do not promote the thriving of our students and employees, we commit to reforming our ways of proceeding.

  • Eradicate manifestations of racism and other forms of discrimination and oppression in Fordham’s policies, practices, and cultural norms
  • Adjust how Fordham communicates and relates to students and surrounding communities, in order to become more inclusive and to promote lifelong engagement with the University
  • Implement an effective infrastructure to facilitate communication, information sharing, and collaboration among University employees