Dear New Student of the Class of 2023,
Hello! I am beyond excited to welcome each one of you to our Fordham “Ramily!” My name is Tina, and I am the President of United Student Government (USG), the main student body government group on campus. I am truly looking forward to seeing the relationships you develop, the memories you make and the heights you reach at Fordham University at Lincoln Center! I hope that USG can be a part of that journey with you all!
The beauty of our campus is it's small, yet extremely tight-knit. This community has grown significantly in the past years with the addition of the McKeon Residence Hall and the Gabelli School of Business. Our campus has both commuters and residents alike, exploring what our growing campus and New York City has to offer. I cannot wait for you all, whether FCLC or GSBLC, to make use of the benefits yourselves!
Lastly, I want to share a thought with you all. As you embark on your journey as a college student, be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart and strong enough to live the life you have always imagined. Never be afraid to learn, explore and become the best versions of yourselves. I hope that the student government here on campus can be a fundamental part of that process. We will always be an ear to listen, a hand to help and a family away from home to lean on.
That being said, I hope and ask that you explore your passions and interests by getting involved in our community! We have over 50 clubs and organizations on campus waiting for you to get involved with. Getting involved allows you to partner with your fellow peers on campus and can foster lasting friendships. Our campus has grown immensely because of the work is done and devotion given by the students in their respective clubs and organizations. So please get involved!
Enjoy your orientation and I look forward to meeting you all!
Tina Thermadam, FCLC ’20, President of United Student Government (USG)