Making a Difference in Our Communities
Devoted to preparing world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson University has a long tradition of inspiring students and transforming lives. While we provide a rich landscape of global learning opportunities, we are extensively proud of our New Jersey roots. The growth and prosperity of our institution and our host towns are inextricably linked, and FDU is committed to enhancing the health and welfare of vibrant communities.
The University injects millions of dollars into the economy of our host towns through direct spending and indirect expenditures based on the University’s operation. In Hackensack and Teaneck, our Metropolitan Campus community generates nearly $20 million in economic activity each year. In Florham Park and Madison, the College at Florham campus community has a $14.5-million annual impact on the local economy.
In this brief report, you can see the extent of our economic impact on our communities. But our impact is not limited to dollars and cents. Fairleigh Dickinson University offers our local towns great educational benefits and many community services.
- All University art galleries are free and open to the public.
- Our Center for Psychological Services (Metropolitan Campus) offers high-quality, affordable programs.
- Our United Nations Pathways Forum features dialogues with U.N. ambassadors from around the world.
- The Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning enables seniors to enjoy cultural, educational and social activities and enroll in courses for a small fee.
- The Gene Barnett Literary Society (Metropolitan Campus) sponsors world-famous writers in an annual lecture series open to all.
- WFDU’s (89.1 FM) professionally run station offers distinctive entertainment and award-winning public-affairs programming.
- Our Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship (Florham Campus) provides support for local businesses.
- Our Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (Florham Campus) holds workshops on the green economy for local businesses.
For information about other FDU programs, see www.fdu.edu.
In addition, FDU directly supports many community efforts. FDU made significant voluntary contributions to the police, fire and emergency service units in Florham Park, Hackensack, Madison and Teaneck. Our acclaimed Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health has partnerships with both Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck and Hackensack University Medical Center. Academic scholarships have been created for high school graduates from each of our four host towns. Many students, faculty and staff are engaged in community-wide initiatives and volunteer on behalf of community-wide causes.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is part of the fabric of our host communities. We are pleased that our activities generate positive economic benefits for our region, and we promise to continue to provide as many educational and social benefits as possible for the towns we call home.
“nearly $20 million each year in Hackensack and Teaneck”