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P.R.I.D.E. Week Events

The Division of Student Affairs is encouraging Hofstra students, faculty, and staff to “Pay Your P.R.I.D.E. Forward” and engage in random (or not so random) acts of kindness throughout P.R.I.D.E. Week, November 3-10, 2014. These acts can be conducted as an individual, or through the collective efforts of a student club or organization, office, or department. Stop by the P.R.I.D.E Week table in the Student Center Atrium to sign up, and check out the list below for ideas on how you can spread good cheer throughout our Hofstra community.

  • Personal and Social Responsibility
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Integrity, Ethics and Leadership
  • Diversity and Community
  • Expression and Free Exchange

Throughout the week, there will be a large number of opportunities for students to get involved and learn more about the P.R.I.D.E. Principles. Each day of the week will represent a letter of P.R.I.D.E. and students are encouraged to attend as many events as possible. Events range from activities, to art projects, to speakers and more. Please see below blue PRIDE tabs with upcoming events for Pride Week 2014.

Also, we encourage Hofstra students, faculty, and staff to “Pay Your P.R.I.D.E. Forward” and engage in random (or not so random) acts of kindness throughout the week. Stop by the P.R.I.D.E Week table in the Student Center Atrium for more information, and click here for ideas on ways to Pay Your P.R.I.D.E. Forward.

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“P” Personal and Social Responsibility 
Monday, November 3, 2014

Take the "P" Pledge and Give P's a Chance!
Mack Student Center Atrium
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Demonstrate your Personal and Social Responsibility during P.R.I.D.E. Week at Hofstra! Stop by the Student Center Atrium and take the "P" pledge – you'll be glad you did! You will consciously make the choice to do something positive for yourself or someone else and you will also receive a treat! You can decide on your own what your "P" pledge will be - or if you need a little direction, we'll have some ideas for you! Once you take the pledge, you will be entered into a raffle for a small gift. Hosted by the [hofstra.edu/communitystandards] Office of Community Standards.

Condom Distribution at the Health and Wellness Center
Liberty/Republic
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stop by the Health and Wellness Center and pick up a condom. There is no better way to demonstrate Personal and Social Responsibility than protecting yourself and your partner. Condoms will be available all PRIDE week at the Health and Wellness Center.

“R” Respect for Self and Others
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Condom Distribution at the Health and Wellness Center
Liberty/Republic
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stop by the Health and Wellness Center and pick up a condom. There is no better way to demonstrate Personal and Social Responsibility than protecting yourself and your partner. Condoms will be available all PRIDE week at the Health and Wellness Center.

We are Against Hazing
Mack Student Center Atrium, North Campus
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Hofstra Greek community is hosting the Anti-Hazing table today. Stop by and sign the anti-hazing pledge and join the larger Hofstra community against hazing! For more information contact hugreeklife@gmail.com

Distracted Driving: Take a Pledge!
Mack Student Center Atrium
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Stop by the Atrium and join the Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services in taking a pledge against distracted driving! All attendees receive a Hofstra No Texting and Driving thumb band. Hosted by the [hofstra.edu/commuters] Office of Off Campus Living and Commuting Student Services.

Go vote!
Mack Student Center Atrium
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The table will have information about the importance of voting. A timeline of the history of voting will be displayed and information about Voting Day. Hosted by the [hofstra.edu/commuters] Office of Off Campus Living and Commuting Student Services.

Give Back What You Take
Mack Student Center Atrium
11 a.m - 1 p.m
Stop by the atrium and treat yourself! Hosted by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities and treat yourself to a random act of kindness for yourself. Everyone needs to take some time to respect themselves during their crazy week but it’s also mindful to respect your fellow peers, administrators, family, friends and anyone you come in contact with. Come do something for yourself!

Lifestyle Management Group
040 Memorial Hall, South Campus
11 a.m.
This group is designed to help students explore their values and overcome obstacles in order to thrive, both in and out of the classroom. Each week students learn new skills, including stress management, assertiveness and cognitive coping strategies, to address challenges of daily living and to help live a more rewarding life in a safe and supportive group environment. Hosted by Student Counseling Services.

Pride Network Hosts: Shane Bitney Crone
Student Center Theater, North Campus
8 p.m.
Hofstra University Pride Network, Center for Civic Engagement and the LGBTQ Studies Department are hosting speaker Shane Bitney Crone as a part of Diversity Awareness Heritage Month. Shane will be featuring the movie he made called “Bridegroom” and speaking about Marriage Equality. http://shanebitneycrone.com/ Please join us for Respect for Self and Others discussion; light refreshments will be served.

“I” Integrity, Ethics and Leadership
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Condom Distribution at the Health and Wellness Center
Liberty/Republic, North Campus
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stop by the Health and Wellness Center and pick up a condom. There is no better way to demonstrate Personal and Social Responsibility than protecting yourself and your partner. Condoms will be available all PRIDE week at the Health and Wellness Center.

Integrity Bean Bag Toss
Student Center Atrium, North Campus
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Come show your Lions Pride, Test your knowledge of the letter I! Join us in our bean bag toss: Challenge yourself with real life scenarios about integrity, ethics and leadership. Walk away with free cookies. Hosted by the Services for Students with Disabilities.

Ethical Fitness
Fitness Center, North Campus
11 a.m-1 p.m.
Many students use the Hofstra Fitness Center every day as a place to develop/maintain a healthy lifestyle and enhance their physical well-being. There is a code of ethics that should be followed every time you step into the Hofstra Fitness Center or any fitness facility. Can you name one way you can be ethical at the Fitness Center? Stop by our table at the Fitness Center to answer this question for a chance to win a Hofstra University water bottle and learn other fitness ethic tips! This event is hosted by the Department of [hofstra.edu/recreation] Recreation and Intramural Sports.

Veteran’s Day Memorial Service
Memorial Quad, South Campus
11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Please join the Hofstra Panhellenic Association as they commemorate the sacrifices of our nation's veterans and honor those who proudly served and sacrificed their lives for our liberty and freedom. In case of inclement weather please join us in Monroe Lecture Hall.

Ask Big Questions: What do you expect from a leader?
Mack Student Center Atrium
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Representative from ABQ will ask students to lend their answers to this question on a banner at their atrium table. Stop by to join the conversation!

I Was Born a Baby: The Dynamic Development of Gender Variability
Student Center Theater, North Campus
11:15 a.m. -12:40 p.m.
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita, Brown University, is a leading expert in biology and gender development and a frequent commentator for media outlets such as The New York Times and PBS. Dr. Fausto-Sterling’s current research on parent-infant interactions and the embodiment of gender uses dynamic systems theory to demonstrate how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. This groundbreaking new approach to the study of gender differences exposes the flawed premise of the nature vs. nurture debate. Sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center and Women’s Studies Program.

Recovery Group
Saltzman Community Services Center, South Campus
7 p.m.
Learn techniques to build and maintain motivation; cope with urges; manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors; and live a balanced life through recovery from substance use. This group provides support to individuals in recovery from addictions. Hosted by Student Counseling Services.

Mindfulness Meditation Group
Saltzman Community Services Center, South Campus
8 p.m.
This group focuses on building the connectivity of mind, body and emotion through meditation. Learn ways to relax and manage stress, anxiety and other emotions by staying in the present moment. Hosted by Student Counseling Services.

“D” Diversity and Community
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Condom Distribution at the Health and Wellness Center
Liberty/Republic, North Campus
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stop by the Health and Wellness Center and pick up a condom. There is no better way to demonstrate Personal and Social Responsibility than protecting yourself and your partner. Condoms will be available all PRIDE week at the Health and Wellness Center.

A Global Community
Mack Student Center Atrium, North Campus
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Come to our table today to find out about H*INT and meet some of our members, this organization is not limited to international students but also students who appreciate culture.  While our differences make us unique, in teaching others about them, they can become what brings us together. At the table we will also be writing students names in different languages. 

Your Greek COMMUNITY
Mack Student Center Atrium, North Campus
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Stop by the Atrium table between 10am and 4pm to meet some of the Hofstra Greek community members. Find out what Greeks do on campus, locally and nationally to better our community. For more information contact hugreeklife@gmail.com

Do Unto Others
Mack Student Center Atrium
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Come be a part of Hofstra’s rendition of Norman Rockwell’s iconic “Golden Rule” illustration as we celebrate the diversity of our community. Have your picture taken by a member of the Interfaith Center to be added to the mural! This event is hosted by the staff of the [hofstra.edu/interfaith] Interfaith Center.

Putting Together Diversity
Mack Student Center Atrium
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
How do you define diversity? Is it your looks? How you act? What you do? Come to the atrium with OSLA and help us define diversity! We will put together a chain with all of your responses to be hung up in the Student Center. Not only are we a chain that links together but our community can be seen as a puzzle. All puzzle pieces look different but without one piece, the puzzle cannot be whole. While making our chain, help us form a puzzle of Hofstra diversity!

“E” Expression and Free Exchange
Friday, November 7, 2014

Express Yourself: Where will you be in 5 years?
Student Center Atrium
11a.m.-1p.m.
Have the opportunity to creatively express yourself and envision your future with The Career Center – no artistic skills required, just your hopes & dreams! Students can participate in our interactive table by taking a picture with our polaroid frame to express what their goals are! Students will also receive give-a-ways and have the opportunity to schedule appointments for a career counseling appointment on the spot.

Condom Distribution at the Health and Wellness Center
Liberty/Republic, North Campus
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Stop by the Health and Wellness Center and pick up a condom. There is no better way to demonstrate Personal and Social Responsibility than protecting yourself and your partner. Condoms will be available all PRIDE week at the Health and Wellness Center.

Life at Hofstra Group
142 Mack Student Center, North Campus
4 p.m.
Discover new ways to adapt to life at Hofstra through this interactive weekly group. Students have the opportunity to discuss concerns as they adjust to life in a university setting. Topics include managing homesickness, mindfulness and values, and creating and maintaining relationships. Hosted by Student Counseling Services.

First Friday Presents: No-Bake Country Dessert Night
Hof USA, Upper Level, North Campus
7 – 9 p.m.
Join us to make "no bake" desserts, such as s'mores, pumpkin pie, fall-flavored ice cream sundaes, caramel apples and more. For more information please contact OSLA. Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.