Six Culturally Themed Heritage Months
- 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)
International Student Programming
- This includes immigration related programs that provide an overview of Optional and Curricular Practical Training, visits to local museums and New York City attractions, as well as programs geared toward international student life and success such as "Adjusting to Life in the United States" & "Academic Success in American Higher Education".
- The Office also collaborates closely with offices like The Career Center to help prepare international students to find employment after they graduate. These programs focus on "Workplace Culture in the USA" and "Applying for an H1B Visa".
The Diversity-Dialogue-Desserts Series
- The Diversity, Dialogue and Desserts Series is a discussion-oriented forum regarding various issues of diversity in our world today. Each program is hosted by a Hofstra student, faculty or staff member. We encourage all members of the Hofstra community to participate in these campus conversations. Some of the most recent Diversity-Dialogue-Desserts events have included: "That's So Gay: The Proliferation of Homophobia on Campus", "Latinonation: America's New Majority", "Is the Revolution Being Televised: Portrayals of Diversity in the Media", "Reflections on the Death of Sean Bell", "Merry Christmas Everyone…Thanks But I am Actually a Muslim", "White Privilege: An Examination of Systemic Racism in the United States", and "The ‘N' Word: Should it Ever Be Used Again?".
International Education Week
- While International Education Week is a time for Hofstra to honor its international student community, the Week itself is also a broad program designed for the entire campus to embrace the international nature of Hofstra. Events that take place during International Education Week include the student and cultural student group performance showcase "International Global Glitz", a Discussion Series about "Is Hofstra Global?", the showing of international documentary films like "Amandla!" (the story of how music fueled the Apartheid Movement in South Africa), and a World Cup Soccer Tournament where students from different countries face-off against each other in competition.
Diversity Training and Education Programs
- The Office assists in providing the Hofstra community with a wide array of options with regard to diversity training and education. Some of the programs offered by the Office include: "Creating a Safe Space for the LGBTQ Student and Staff Community", "Understanding White Privilege", "Multicultural Competence Training", "Dismantling Stereotypes", and "Confronting Racism".
- With regard to student-leader training the Office has conducted workshops for Resident Assistants, Orientation Leaders, Greek Organization Presidents, Resident Safety Student Officers, and student clubs and organizations.
- With regard to the staff training the Office has conducted workshops for over 150 members of the Division of Student Affairs and we have done specialized workshops for a number of divisional units like the Office of Residential Programs and the Counseling Center.