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Living the Mission

What does “Living the Mission” mean to you?

Students perform community service at the Romero Center in Camden

The Office of Mission Integration and Planning would like to highlight Fordham University's mission statement.

The objective is to reinvigorate the Fordham family of students, staff, administrators, and faculty with the powerful and life-giving message that Fordham’s history, heritage, and hopes are rooted in its proud Jesuit and Catholic identity. This core identity of Fordham fosters an insatiable desire to question, debate, and discern that which is good and also to help lead and serve those in need. Moreover, it reminds us again and again that being men and women for others is a chosen way of life necessary for society’s survival.

It is hoped that the efforts to direct new attention to Fordham’s primary mission will further energize and deepen our shared efforts in the ongoing discovery of wisdom and the transmission of learning through research and education of the highest quality. Guided by its Catholic and Jesuit traditions, Fordham is called to continuously foster the intellectual, moral, and religious development of its students as it prepares them for leadership in a global society.

The restlessness to do better and move beyond our comfort zones in order to seek superior ways of living life and serving others with purpose and passion is what sets us apart and provides such a unique understanding of what truly is Fordham University.

Throughout this entire academic year, let us take our beliefs, strengths, and passions to new and more vigorous heights through communally Living the Mission!

For Reflection

From what you have read and already know about the Fordham University mission, can you tell us a little about how you live the Fordham mission? Does Fordham University and its values inform your decisions and help you in your daily living?

Fordham's Living the Mission campaignHow?

How you can live the Mission!

Learn more about yourself and your faith with Campus Ministry!

Push your growing edge on a Global Outreach Project!

Spend time volunteering in loving service to others in your community