From a multicultural student life perspective, the Office is responsible for planning and implementing cultural awareness and diversity education programming for the student community at Hofstra. The office works closely with a variety of campus constituencies to ensure that Hofstra University remains a diverse campus that embraces its multicultural identity. The office is also responsible for coordinating many cultural-themed heritage months for the University, including Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Women's Herstory Month, Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and LGBTQ Heritage Month. The office staff also advises also advises many undergraduate multicultural student clubs and organizations.
From an international student life perspective, the office plays a major role in the student experience by offering various academic, social and cultural programs for the international student community. There are more than 975 international students from more than 70 countries in attendance at Hofstra University, and the office provides leadership with all immigration and international student related issues.