Academic Authority

The continuance of each student upon the rolls of the University, the receipt of academic credits, and graduation and the conferring of any degree or granting of any certificate are strictly subject to the powers and authority of the University, which are vested in the President and his designee(s). The operative norms and procedures expected to be followed by all students are those described in the University Code of Conduct approved by Fordham University and published in the Student Handbook issued by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. 

The decision-making authority of the dean is exercised in three primary ways: (1) admission of qualified candidates; (2) withholding student’s records and transcripts; and (3) dismissing students from the program and school.

Unless otherwise stated, the dean has delegated this authority to the faculty members of the student’s specific program to implement the policies and procedures stated in this bulletin.