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Value of Diversity & Inclusion

GRE Graduate Student in Meeting


Our Mission, guided by our Catholic heritage and the Ignatian tradition, is clear and purposeful. As the Jesuit University of New York, Fordham is a liberal arts, research University educating students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to foster the holistic development of its students as they prepare for leadership in a diverse and global society. 

Since the goals of Jesuit education go beyond the transmission of technical or professional skills, Fordham aspires to be a social force for good in our world and often uses language to describe distinctive values. Yet discussion of our “mission and identity” needs to be dynamic, not static. Good candidates for positions at Fordham should be able to show their capacity not only to learn and accept what it means to be a Jesuit, Catholic university, but also to contribute to it and advance it. Through their own work, experience and reflection, the best candidates will help shape a culture that will determine what it means for Fordham to be the “Jesuit University of New York” into the 21st Century and beyond.

In order to live our Mission and reflect the characteristics of our University, we commit to inclusive recruiting and hiring practices. 

Research has shown that diversity drives excellence. Research also clearly demonstrates that diverse groups engage in a more robust exchange of ideas, design more innovative solutions and bring a higher level of critical analysis to complex problems.