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Dean of Students Diversity Advisory Board

Mission
The Dean of Students Diversity Advisory Board is a group of diverse Hofstra student leaders representing a variety of backgrounds, who meet regularly to consider and discuss matters concerning diversity and student life. The Board identifies ways to educate about diversity, advocate for marginalized people, and provide guidance as Hofstra addresses community issues.

What do we mean when we use the word diversity?
The Board defines "diversity" as an inclusive community of people with varied human characteristics, practices, beliefs, ideas, and world-views whose interactions both benefit and challenge each other to grow, while making the community more welcoming and inclusive.

The goals of the Board shall include, but not be limited to the following:

Work with and advise the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students and other senior Student Affairs officers concerning the promotion of diversity and inclusion on campus.

Educate, discuss, evaluate, and share matters of diversity to enhance and foster an inclusive and welcoming campus environment.

Develop an effective means of communication about diversity issues with all segments and levels of the community.

Advocate for the recruitment and representation of diverse students, faculty and staff and encourage diversity initiatives that enhance retention, advancement and engagement of diverse people throughout the university.

Celebrate the differences in people and intersections of identity without attaching values.