Rights and Disclosures
Non-Discrimination Policy: Fordham University is an academic institution that, in compliance with federal, state and local laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, gender, national origin, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. No otherwise qualified person shall be discriminated against in any programs or activities of the University because of disability. Likewise, no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of sex. A compliance officer is available to address any complaints alleging discrimination. Patricia Scaglione may be contacted in the Office of Legal Counsel, Cunniffe House, Room 114, Rose Hill campus, at 718-817-3112. Fordham University does not knowingly support or patronize any organization that engages in discrimination.
Reserve Rights: The University reserves the right and the discretion, at any time, to deny matriculated status, to cancel a student’s registration, to refuse to award academic credit, or to deny or rescind a certificate or a degree in accordance with the University Statutes and its academic policies. All forms of dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, as well as other violations of the University Code of Conduct, may result in appropriate disciplinary action, including denial or revocation of a degree or certificate.
Campus Security: The Advisory Committee on Campus Security will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education has a database for crime statistics at national institutions. Fordham University provides campus crime statistics for review. Requests for a hard copy can be directed to the University Director of Security by phone at 718-817-2222 or in writing to:
Director of Security
441 East Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act: 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: Director of Athletics | Fordham University Bronx, NY 10458 | Tel: 718-817-4300
Student Records Notification of Rights Under FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are: The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a written request for access. A student should submit to the Office of Academic Records-Fordham University Enrollment Group at the Rose Hill campus, the Lincoln Center campus, or the Law School Registrar, if applicable, a written request that identifies the record(s) he/she wishes to inspect. The Office of Academic Records-Enrollment Group will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. A student may ask the University to amend a record that he/she believes is inaccurate or misleading. The student should write the University Registrar, or the Law School Registrar, clearly identifying the part of the record he/she wants changed and specifically why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One of the exceptions that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as on a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
Upon the request of officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, the University may disclose educational records without the student’s consent. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Fordham University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5901