Code of Conduct
The Writing Center aims to provide a safe space for the exchange of intellectual ideas. Consistent with the mission of Hofstra University, writing center staff and clients will treat each other with respect and dignity. We aim to model professional exchange and engagement. The writing center does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any members of the Hofstra community.
- Students may make a maximum of one appointment per day and three appointments per week. All appointments are 50-minutes long.
- Students should arrive on time to their sessions. If a student is 5 minutes late, we consider the appointment missed; however, we will call to see if the student is on their way. If the student is not on their way, we will mark the appointment as “no-show” and open the appointment to another student.
- If necessary, students should cancel appointments online at least two hours before their sessions. If a student misses two appointments, without canceling in advance within one semester, they will not be able to make Writing Center appointments for the remainder of the semester.
- If students need to discuss these policies or their scheduling accounts with the writing center, they should contact Writing Center Director Andrea Efthymiou (andrea.r.efthymiou[at]hofstra.edu) or Assistant Director Marilyn Buono (marilyn.f.buono[at]hofstra.edu).
We have these policies in place because our tutoring sessions are limited, and we want to help our many clients as effectively as possible.