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III. The Inspiration and Challenge of New York City

Fordham’s main campuses are located in the heart of the most international city in the United States, the only U.S. metropolis among the world’s ten largest megacities. We believe there is no better place on earth to learn and grow. But our location must stand for something more than proximity to opportunity, no matter how rich and exciting those opportunities may be. Fordham must embed itself even deeper in the fabric of New York, define and promote its relationships with the city in distinctive ways, and be the voice of expertise and empathy for the growing number of disenfranchised residents. Our cleareyed appraisals of New York’s present challenges and compassionate solutions for its future are urgently needed.

  1. Deepen Student Engagement with New York City and the Metropolitan Region
  2. Learn from and Contribute to the Development of Our Surrounding Neighborhoods