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Dean of Students

Dean of Students Office

In order to help students reach their academic, professional, and personal goals, the Dean of Students Office directly supports the staff members who direct the following offices: Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness; Community Standards; HofstraCard Services; the Interfaith Center; Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach; Campus Recreation; Residence Life; and Student Leadership and Engagement, which includes Orientation and New Student Programs, Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion, LGBTQ+ Programming and Advocacy, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Community Service.

The Dean of Students Office promotes responsible and ethical decision-making that demonstrates integrity and respect for self and others. The Dean of Students Office strives to create a sense of community and an inclusive environment in which all people feel welcome, and all cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives are shared and celebrated. In addition, the office encourages students to become active and engaged citizens of the Hofstra, local and global communities.

CONTACT US:

Sofia B. Pertuz, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

Joseph Fitzpatrick
Associate Dean of Students

Room 243 Mack Student Center, North Campus
Phone: (516) 463-6913 | E-mail

  • The Office of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness provides a coordinated community approach to support students in critical areas such as substance abuse prevention, sexual abuse, violence prevention, and healthy lifestyle choices.
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  • The Office of Community Standards strives to build a community based upon trust and respect  while promoting responsible citizenship.
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  • Your HofstraCard is the key to ease, convenience and opportunity. It is used as your campus photo identification, for access and to make payments.
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  • The chaplains offer a wide variety of exciting programs and are available for religious guidance and informal personal and academic counseling.
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  • This office enhances the co-curricular life of non-resident students through programming and outreach, and helps develop off-campus citizenship.
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  • The Hofstra Fitness Center offers various programs throughout the year, and houses a wealth of equipment and facilities.
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  • Residence Life provides a variety of housing options to meet our students' academic, developmental, cultural and social needs.
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  • Student Leadership & Engagement enhances the Hofstra community's co-curricular life and helps students be a part of campus events.
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  • Orientation and New Student Programs eases the transition of new undergraduate students into the University's communities.
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  • The programming in the area of the Intercultural Engagement and Inclusion aims to work closely with students, faculty, administration and staff.
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  • Here to provide information about LGBTQ+ campus life, resources, and student groups.
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  • To request information on recruitment, active chapters and different resources to help you, whether you are a current member of an organization or looking into becoming a potential new member.
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  • The Hofstra Pride Pantry’s goal is to service as many people as possible to ensure that those in need of a reliable and stable food source have support in getting sufficient daily nutrition.
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  • The Board identifies ways to educate about diversity, advocate for marginalized people, and provide guidance as Hofstra addresses community issues.
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