Student Life

Welcome from the Vice President for Student Affairs!

Our Hofstra Division of Student Affairs creates a nurturing, student-centered environment, focused on helping you succeed, connect to the Hofstra community, and prepare for life after college. Through 16 different departments within the Division of Student Affairs, we offer resources, support, challenge, services, and opportunities for you to actively engage in the campus community while you develop Hofstra PRIDE.

Houston Dougharty
  • Perseverance: Students are lifelong learners with a sense of purpose, striving for excellence by continuously expanding their knowledge and competencies.
  • Responsibility:  Students demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior in all aspects of their lives. They take responsibility for and make informed decisions about their personal well-being - - physically, emotionally, and intellectually - - and actively participate in fostering a safe and healthy community.
  • Innovation:  Students think critically about the world around them to better understand themselves, improve their problem solving and collaboration skills, and to become creative, effective, and principled leaders.
  • Diversity:  Students build strong and positive relationships, actively engage in a variety of communities, and work collaboratively towards shared values that embrace diversity and inclusivity. 
  • Empowerment:  Students learn how to be effective self-advocates and to skillfully communicate their thoughts, feelings, and needs.

When we can support you during your college years, please be in touch at 516-463-6933 or studentaffairs{at} Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook (, Twitter (@HofstraStudents), and Instagram (@HofstraStudentLife), student-specific pages focused on providing you with essential information about student life. These are also great places to interact with other students and give us feedback on your Hofstra experience.

As I join the Hofstra community, I look forward to working with you as we continually improve life on campus and beyond.  Sending you best wishes, I remain,

Sincerely yours,
W. Houston Dougharty
Vice President for Student Affairs