Faith and Service

Change yourself. Then tackle the world.

Two students preparing to paint a muralWho we are determines what we do. We seek knowledge and engage with society. We strive to find God in all things. We are committed to the spirit of inquiry and curiosity even when—especially when—we don’t know where the answers will take us.

A Jesuit education means living a life beyond self, helping to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, heal the sick. Service is a critical part of who we are - so much so that it’s built into our curricula.

At Fordham, service forges the person you become. We hear it all the time from our alumni and current students: Fordham gives them the tools to not only make a positive change in themselves, but also a positive change in the world.

Cura Personalis is Fordham's commitment to educating the whole person.

Our programs send students out into the world, into war-torn, famine-ravaged countries, to care for the dignity and well-being of those more vulnerable then we are.

Brendan Cahill, Exec. Director, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs