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Dean of Students

Dean of Students Office

In order to help students reach their academic, professional and personal goals, the Dean of Students Office directly supports the staff members who direct the following offices: Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness, Community Standards, HofstraCard Services, the Interfaith Center, Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach, Recreation and Intramural Sports, Residence Life, and Student Leadership and Engagement, which includes Orientation and New Student Programs, Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion, LGBTQIA Programming and Advocacy, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Community Service. The Office of the Dean of Students fosters an inclusive environment that encourages holistic student engagement, development, and success inside and outside of the classroom.

Through the creation of a strong campus community in which people from all cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives feel welcome and celebrated, we encourage students to embrace the Hofstra P.R.I.D.E. Principles and to become active citizens of Hofstra and the world. The Hofstra P.R.I.D.E. Principles are as follows:
Personal and Social Responsibility
Respect for Self and Others
Integrity, Ethics and Leadership
Diversity and Community Expression
And Free Exchange

In keeping with the P.R.I.D.E. Principles, the office promotes responsible and ethical decision-making that demonstrates integrity and respect for self and others. The Dean of Students Office strives to create a sense of community and an inclusive environment in which all people feel welcome, and all cultures, backgrounds and perspectives are shared and celebrated. In addition, the office encourages students to become active and engaged citizens of the Hofstra, local and global communities. Contact: Office of Dean of Students Room 243 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6913 deanofstudents[at]hofstra.edu

CONTACT US:

Sofia B. Pertuz, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President and
Dean of Students

Joseph Fitzpatrick
Senior Assistant
Dean of Students

243 Student Center
200 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

Phone: (516) 463-6913 | E-mail

  • The Office of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness provides a coordinated community approach to support students in critical areas such as substance abuse prevention, sexual abuse, violence prevention, and healthy lifestyle choices.
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  • The Office of Community Standards strives to build a community based upon trust and respect  while promoting responsible citizenship.
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  • Your HofstraCard is the key to ease, convenience and opportunity. It is used as your campus photo identification, for access and to make payments.
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  • The chaplains offer a wide variety of exciting programs and are available for religious guidance and informal personal and academic counseling.
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  • This office enhances the co-curricular life of non-resident students through programming and outreach, and helps develop off-campus citizenship.
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  • The Hofstra Fitness Center offers various programs throughout the year, and houses a wealth of equipment and facilities.
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  • Residence Life provides a variety of housing options to meet our students' academic, developmental, cultural and social needs.
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  • Student Leadership & Engagement enhances the Hofstra community's co-curricular life and helps students be a part of campus events.
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  • Orientation and New Student Programs eases the transition of new undergraduate students into the University's communities.
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  • The programming in the area of the Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion aims to work closely with students, faculty, administration and staff
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