Fairleigh Dickinson University is eager to interact with the larger community and to share resources and expertise. Here are a variety of initiatives that have proven to be valuable to the community.
Center for Psychological Services
Located on FDU's Metropolitan Campus, the Center for Psychological Services is a University-based facility with the combined goal of serving the regional community through quality and affordable programs and the advancement of the practice of psychology through excellence in research, service and professional training. [more]
Chaine des Rotisseurs
The U.S. National Office of the Chaine des Rotisseurs has relocated its headquarters to the Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Chaine has provided significant room in its new building for the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management’s offices, conference rooms and classroom space. [more]
FDU is firmly committed to encouraging community service and volunteerism on the part of its faculty, staff and students. This includes volunteer referrals and activities, the development of service components for courses and federal community work study. Another initiative introduces volunteerism into FDU's Freshman Seminar curriculum. Efforts also are made to match faculty, staff and students interested in becoming involved on an individual basis to organizations which rely on volunteers.
Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning (FILL)
... opportunities for senior persons to enjoy cultural, educational and social activities. For a small fee, members may enroll in undergraduate or graduate courses on a space available basis, either for credit or noncredit. [more]
Family Business Forum
The Forum is designed around outcome-oriented educational programs and seminars, and provides family businesses in the metropolitan area with the opportunity to learn from leading experts on issues related to owning and operating a family business. [more]
Friends of Florham
The story of "Florham," now the Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University, begins over 100 years ago. Heiress Florence Vanderbilt, granddaughter of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, renowned as the richest man in America, and her husband, financier Hamilton McKown Twombly, wanted a country estate. [more]
Friends of the Library
For information, call (201) 692-2278.
The Literary Society, on the Metropolitan Campus, sponsors world-famous writers in an annual lecture series that is open to the public. Recently, Arthur Miller, Anna Quindlen, Shelby Foote, Calvin Trillin, Robertson Davies, Dr. Jonathan Miller, Mario Vargas Llosa, Budd Schulberg, Elaine (Mrs. John) Steinbeck, Ariel Dorfman and Tom Wolfe have been a part of this offering. To be added to the mailing list for the Literary Society, call (201) 692-7031.
Opera at Florham, a professional opera company in residence at the Florham Campus, produces operas, a full season of cabaret recitals and a vocal competition. Season subscriptions are available, as well as single tickets to each event. Those attending cabaret events are encouraged to bring their favorite tailgate menus and enjoy them. There is complimentary wine, coffee, tea and light refreshments.