Hofstra University is committed to extending equal opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status (characteristics collectively referred to as “Protected Characteristic”) in employment and in the conduct and operation of Hofstra University’s educational programs and activities, including admission, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. This statement of nondiscrimination is in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, the Age Discrimination Act, and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to nondiscrimination (“Equal Opportunity Laws”). The Equal Rights and Opportunity Officer is the University's official responsible for coordinating its overall adherence to Equal Opportunity Laws.

Contacts and Resources:

For questions or concerns regarding Equal Opportunity Laws or other aspects of Hofstra’s Nondiscrimination Policy 

Equal Rights and Opportunity Officer Title IX Coordinator for Employee Matters
Denise Cunningham, Vice President for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer, Room 111 Human Resources Center, 516-463-6859

Procedures for resolving complaints against employees or other non-students of discrimination or harassment based on any Protected Characteristic, including Title IX

Hofstra University Harassment Policy,
Links: Harassment Policy and Harassment Policy Complaint Form
Freedom from Discrimination policy
Links: FPS 12B, Freedom from Discrimination policy and FPS 12

For questions or concerns regarding Title IX (i.e., nondiscrimination based on sex) involving students

Title IX Coordinator for Student Issues
Brittany Rhoden, Room 127 Wellness and Campus Living Center, 516-463-5841

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Jennifer Boscarino-Green, jennifer.a.boscarino-green@hofstra.edu, 516-463-4961, Vice Dean and Director for Student Outreach and Retention Initiatives, Center for University Advising, Room101F Memorial Hall

Paul Ferrante, paul.ferrante@hofstra.edu, 516-463-6916, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Engagement for Fraternity and Sorority Life, Student Leadership & Engagement, Room 244 Mack Student Center

Chermele Christychermele.r.christy@hofstra.edu, 516-463-6913, Dean of Students, Room 243 Mack Student Center North Campus 

Jodi Langsfeld, jodi.m.langsfield@hofstra.edu, 516-463-7145, Associate Dean for Student Affairs (Medical School), Room 227A Zucker School of Medicine

Lisa Monticciolo, lisa.monticciolo@hofstra.edu, 516-463-4809, Dean of Students and Diversity and Inclusion Officer (Law School), Room 204A Deane School of Law

Zaibis Muñoz-Isme,zaibis.munoz@hofstra.edu, 516-463-6558, Assistant Vice President of Student Enrollment, Engagement, and Success, Room 115 Bernon Hall

Rachel Peel, rachel.j.peel@hofstra.edu, 516-463-4960, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student Athlete Success, Room 0202 Shuart Stadium

Comila Shahani-Denning, comila.shahani-denning@hofstra.edu, 516-463-6343, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Room 225 West Library Wing

Russ Smith, russ.d.smith@hofstra.edu, 516-463-6931, Director of Residential Education & First Gen Initiatives, Room 126 Wellness and Campus Living Center

Procedures for resolving complaints against students of Sexual Assault, Dating or Domestic Violence, Stalking, or discrimination or harassment based on any Protected Characteristic

For Title IX complaints: Title IX Grievance Policy
For complaints of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, not falling within Title IX: Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence & Stalking
For complaints of discrimination or harassment based on any Protected Characteristic, not falling within Title IX: Prohibited Bias and Discriminatory Harassment Policy

Disability-Related Issues

For students: Director of Student Access Services, Suite 107 Mack Student Center, 516-463-7075
For employees: Benefits Department, Room 111 Human Resources Center, 516-463-6526
Procedure for resolving disability discrimination complaints: Link: Harassment Policy

Aside from the internal process at Hofstra University, aggrieved parties may also choose to pursue legal remedies outside the University, including through the following governmental entities:

  • NYS Division of Human Rights, (888) 392-3644 or dhr.ny.gov/complaint;
  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 800-669-4000 (TTY: 1-800-669-6820), or info@eeoc.gov;
  • US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), or OCR@ed.gov;

If the harassment involved may constitute a crime, such as coerced physical confinement or coerced sex acts, contact your local police department.