Residence Life

LGBTQ+ Communities

The Office of Residence Life is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive experience for all students. Gender Inclusive Housing can be made available through the Themed Living Communities (TLCs).  Any student interested in pursuing piloting a gender inclusive floor or suite or room, and how that option would work for students who are considering this as a living option can work with the Office of Residence Life. We are eager to support any student concern or initiative that is important to our community members. The Office of Residence Life is also open to assessing current policies and creating procedures that are more centered around inclusive housing practices that fit with all aspects of identity, including gender identity and gender expression.

If you are interested in exploring an inclusive housing option we encourage you to contact Russ Smith at If you have questions about LGBTQ+ life on campus, please stop by the Office of Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion(IEI) located in the Mack Student Center Room 263, or Email them at or visit

For your information we have also included below the link to the map that details where on our campus you can find Gender Inclusive Restrooms.

Hofstra University at the 2019 Pride March in NYC
Organized by the Division of Student Affairs

2019 Pride March