Parent and Family Programs

Parent and Family Council

Our students thrive when we, their parents and family members, are informed and engaged. Join me and become a Hofstra parent leader. The following are Parent and Family Council’s mission and vision:

Parent and Famiy Council


The mission of Hofstra University Parent and Family Council is to improve communication among the University and family members of Hofstra students. We facilitate a nurturing environment where family members network, learn about Hofstra, and contribute to the academic and personal well-being of Hofstra students. We promote the University by being active ambassadors of Hofstra Pride.

This mission is fulfilled by:

  • Providing a forum for new ideas and suggestions to improve student programs and services, like writing for the family blog, participating in online chats and e-newsletters of the Parent and Family Programs, and communicating with all Hofstra families;
  • Serving as a resource for all Hofstra families;
  • Supporting student and family programs by fundraising and volunteering efforts;
  • Serving on parent panels for admission and alumni events;
  • Hosting regional Hofstra receptions;
  • Recruiting parent volunteers;
  • Hosting regular meetings for University administrators to share ideas with Parent Council members.


The Hofstra Parent and Family Council aspires to become the primary voice of family members of Hofstra students, of Hofstra’s “family body.” The Council will actively solicit input from family members of all class years and aim to fully reflect the diversity of the Hofstra Pride in its membership. We wish to collaborate and engage with Hofstra administrators to fulfill the missions of the University in providing “a quality education to its students in an environment that encourages, nurtures, and supports learning through the free and open exchange of ideas, for the betterment of humankind.”

I encourage you to get engaged and volunteer. Please email if you want to join Parent and Family Council. I would be happy to talk to you and explain the time commitment. Help us support our children’s school and be its ambassadors.

Sue Heilig, P’25
President, Parent and Family Council

Cooking with Hofstra Pride

Parent and Family Cookbook

Parent and Family Council warmly invites you to purchase the Cooking with Hofstra Pride Cookbook. This cookbook was a labor of love from our entire Hofstra community! Thank you to all of you who contributed your favorite recipes.

Cookbooks are available at the discounted price of $15 each. If you order 2 or more cookbooks, you will receive an additional discount. Money raised will be used for the Hofstra Student Emergency Assistance Fund and other Hofstra student programs. Please place your orders here. What a great gift for your Hofstra family members!

Once you place your order, please note that you or your student may pick up your cookbook(s) in the Dean of Students Office, 240 Mack Student Center, North Campus. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT SHIP THE COOKBOOKS TO YOUR HOME. Email us prior to coming at