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Greeting Hofstra students,

It is my pleasure as Chair of the Student Affairs Committee of the University Senate, to invite you to run for the office in our upcoming elections on April 25th and 26th of 2017. The University Senate is the shared governance body on campus, comprised of faculty, staff, administration and student representatives all working together to address issues relating to University affairs.

As a Senator you have the unique opportunity to build working relationships with the Provost, Vice Presidents, Deans, Professors, Staff, and fellow students to influence policy change at Hofstra. This work is not only rewarding but the mark you level will forever be ingrained in the history of Hofstra. You set the precedent for those who come after you.

The Student Affairs Committee has been highly involved in promoting some of the most pertinent issues facing our campus, including relations with Public Safety, Mid-Semester grading policy, Repeat Grade policy, and the LIRR cost for students, to name a few.

This year, it has been the committees goal to solidify the foundation so that when you sit at the table of change, you will see a clear path to what you want to accomplish. The students make Hofstra, so always voice your desires as a student here. This is your experience, take advantage.

I hope you will consider becoming a part of the University Senate, Hofstra's highly important governing body for academic, social, and student affairs.

Thank you,

Bianca Pickering
Chair, Student Affairs Committee


There are four spots on the University Senate for Undergraduate Students, and one spot for Graduate and Law School Students.

University Senate meetings are typically held on the second Monday of each month at 3pm.

Eligible students must be nominated by petition of at least 10 voters.

Everyone who applies will be asked to submit a short focused statement (about 5 -7 sentences) with emphasis on those activities and ideas which best reflect his/her qualifications.

Applications and statements are due Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Elections will be held through the Hofstra Portal from April 25th at 9:00am until April 27th at 9:00am

For more information about the University Senate, please visit our website, or contact Caroline Schreiner in the University Senate Office at 3-5419.


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