The Observer

United Student Government (USG), Rainbow Alliance and The Positive pushed for inclusivity of all genders on campus by advocating for gender-neutral bathrooms, use of chosen names on official Fordham documents, and safe housing for gender-netural and transgender students. 

Five Years Later, Gender-Inclusive Housing Options Announced

March 10, 2020

After a five-year debate about the rights and safety of transgender and gender non-conforming students, Fordham College Lincon Center announced that it will offer gender-neutral housing to its residents for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year.

When members of the Feminist Alliance E-Board graduated, the club went on a brief hiatus due to lack of student leadership.

Feminist Alliance Revived in Time for Women’s History Month

March 10, 2020

The goal of Feminist Alliance is to create a space for feminists to imagine their own perspective at Fordham and discuss issues in the world through an intersectional lens.

Students celebrate Fordham women who have inspired them at an annual luncheon at Fordham Lincoln Center for the first event of Women's Herstory Month.

OMA Celebrates Women’s Herstory Month

March 10, 2020

Due to the University’s postponement of on-campus events amid the coronavirus outbreak, future Women’s Herstory Month events will not take place as scheduled. 

The Social Innovations Collaboratory offers an environment for students to build change-making skills. (CELIA PATTERSON/THE OBSERVER)

Social Innovations Collaboratory Provides Space for Social Change

December 7, 2018

Thanks to a new gift from Gabelli alumnus Brent Martini, GSB ’86, the collaboratory's assets and resources are finally being brought to the attention of FLC students.

Mary Bly is one advisor working with President Joseph M. McShane on the task force. (COURTESY OF FORDHAM NEWS AND MEDIA RELATIONS)

Retention Task Force Tackles Recurring Issues

November 14, 2018

On Oct. 18, the Arts and Sciences Council met to speak on various issues facing Fordham University. The council, which is responsible for generating academic recommendations for the whole of the university, raised concerns regarding the retention rates among undergraduate freshmen.