Six Culturally Themed Heritage Months
- Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month (October)
- LGBTQ History Month (October)
- Diversity Awareness Month (November)
- Black History Month (February)
- Women's Herstory Month (March)
- Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month (April)
The Diversity-Dialogue-Desserts Series
The Diversity, Dialogue and Desserts Series is a discussion-oriented forum that provides an opportunity to discuss diversity in a fun relaxed and safe space. The series covers topics revolving around social justice.
The Next Stop series is a cultural program designed to take students on a cultural journey to different parts of the world. The program focuses on increasing cultural awareness of different countries by highlighting specific aspects of the culture, including cultural traditions, norms and food.
Flavors of our Neighborhood
The people who settled in the communities surrounding Hofstra have diverse heritages. Hence, there are many different kinds of restaurants in the neighborhoods. Flavors of our Neighborhood explores these restaurants and introduces Hofstra students to the culture surrounding Hofstra through a taste of the food and introduction to the culture. This program is coordinated by MISPO and the Off-Campus Life and Commuting Student Services Office.
International Education Week
As a participant of the nation-wide International Education Week, Hofstra's celebration highlights international education and the contributions of the international student community on campus. The office provides a calendar of events for this week long program that allows members of the community to learn more about culture and engage in events centered around multiculturalism and the internationalization of higher education.
Diversity Training and Education Programs
The office provides diversity education through training programs designed to increase cultural awareness, promote social justice, and enhance participants' knowledge of intercultural communication, competencies, and sensitivity. The goal is to ensure that we all recognize, appreciate, and affirm cultural differences and continuously maintain multicultural competence and sensitivity in our everyday interactions in our diverse communities.
The office provides training for the entire university community, including students, faculty, staff and administrators.Trainings are designed to match the needed outcomes of particular groups. If you are interested in having a member of MISPO present on any number of intercultural and social justice topics, please email MISPO with your request and intended outcomes.