Admissions and Diversity
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You want to know if Fordham will challenge and support you. You may be wondering if you will find your community. We can help. Join us as we strive to become an even more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just community.
Our leadership and staff have unequivocally committed to advancing equity-focused admission practices that aim to reach and serve the needs of historically excluded students in the U.S. (and across the globe). This renewed commitment comes from the root of Fordham’s mission to recognize the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. Our work is student-centered, and we strive to care for the whole person. That's what cura personalis—one of the main tenets of a Jesuit education—means. Read our full statement.
President’s Message on Anti-Asian Violence
Dear Members of the Fordham Family, In recent months we have seen an increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans, most acutely in California, but also occurring in other cities with Asian populations, including New York. Our own Professor Tiffany Yip, Ph.D., professor and chair of the psychology department, held an important conversation on the topic with [...]
Addressing Racism and Educating for Justice
From the Office of the President: Dear Members of the Fordham Family, I have previously referred to racism as “the second pandemic” from which our nation is suffering and sadly, this assessment is consistently borne out in the news media and in our daily lives. It is therefore critical that Fordham continue to move ahead [...]
Annual Report of the Chief Diversity Officer | September 8, 2020
Dear Members of the Fordham Family, Below you will find the annual report of the Chief Diversity Officer. You will find here that the University is moving forward on multiple fronts in pursuit of greater diversity, equity, and inclusion. That said, it is not everything we can do, nor is it everything we intend to [...]
Fordham University Action Plan | Addressing Racism, Educating for Justice
Dear Members of the Fordham Community, After decades and centuries, we have still not created a nation and a culture in which all citizens are truly equal, a nation in which each citizen is treated with dignity. The Black community has never enjoyed the kind of respect, and has never had access to the range [...]
A Message from Father McShane | Statement on the Death of George Floyd
Dear Members of the Fordham Family, It is with a heavy and (let me be honest here) angry heart that I write to you today. I suspect that your hearts are also angry and heavy with sorrow. And how could we not be angry, dismayed and sorrowful at this moment? In the course of the [...]