PrideFirst Generation

First Generation: Student Involvement

Research shows that students who are involved on campus make connections with other students, faculty, and staff that lead to them making more friends, being more likely to feel like they belong on campus, are more likely to have a higher GPA, and are more likely to graduate. Skills you learn by involvement in clubs and organizations, as well as other leadership opportunities lead translate well to your resume. Employers tell us often that they are most interested in job applicants that were involved while in college. Consider some of the ways you can be involved on campus:

  • Clubs and Organizations
    Hofstra has hundreds of student clubs and organizations, ranging from academic areas of interest to social. With so many options, there are bound to be a few for you. To see which ones are available, check out the GetInvolvedHU portal. Go to, click the waffle icon in the top right corner, and look for the orange GetInvolvedHU icon.
  • Peer Mentorships
    The Office of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness hosts six different peer mentorship positions that you can apply for. Peer mentors provide mentorship and guidance to groups of students in a variety of areas, including access, diversity, LGBT students, transfer students, international students, and commuting students. To apply, visit their page.
  • Residence Hall Association
    The Residence Hall Association (RHA for short) is a group of student leaders who live on campus and provide leadership to the residential community. Focusing on areas of residence hall policy and social programming, students in this organization provide
    feedback to the Office of Residence Life and plan and execute large scale social programming for campus residents. Past programs have included Nugget Nite, Silent Disco, and Big Prize Bingo.
  • Student Government Association
    The Student Government Association (SGA for short) is the student governing body of Hofstra University. It’s aim is to act as a liaison between Hofstra Students and the faculty, staff, administration, and Board of Trustees at the institution. In addition to providing feedback to the University, the organization investigates and advocates for student concerns, holds educational programming, and provides operating funds to all student clubs and organizations.
  • Commuting Students Association
    The Commuting Students Association (CSA for short) is the student organization for those in the Hofstra community who live off campus and commute to class. The goal of the Hofstra Commuter Student Association is to help ensure that commuters feel welcome at Hofstra.  The CSA feels that students should strive to be as involved on campus as possible. For more info, email