Includes general information about Hofstra’s nondiscrimination policy, with information and links to policies, contacts and resources.
Hofstra has a policy specifically for students to address and respond to conduct such as sexual misconduct, discriminatory harassment, relationship violence, stalking—the Student Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment, Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct. This policy:
- Tells you how to make a complaint.
- Lists resources available at Hofstra relating to sexual misconduct, relationship violence and discriminatory harassment.
- Certain University employees are required to report the names of those involved and all relevant information he or she reveals to a University Official and they cannot keep things confidential. The Policy identifies who these employees are and which staff members you may speak with confidentially, such as our Student Counseling Center.
- Provides a different disciplinary process than our regular conduct process, which includes the opportunity for both parties to present witnesses and other evidence.
While the preceding Student Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment, Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct outlines the procedures for reporting sexual misconduct by students, students or employees who believe they have been subjected to harassment by employees or other nonstudent members of the University community, should refer to the Hofstra University Harassment Policy.
If you believe you have been subjected to harassment under this policy and seek to file a formal complaint you may contact the Equal Rights and Opportunity Officer at (516) 463-7310 or the Director of Human Resources, who is a Harassment Advisor under the Harassment Policy.
The Equal Rights and Opportunity Officer is the designated official responsible for the investigation of harassment complaints made by members of the University community, as well as for coordinating the processing of such complaints under this policy.
Equal Rights and Opportunity Officer
C/O Office of Legal Affairs and General Counsel
101 Hofstra University, Hempstead NY 11549.
Director of Human Resources, 516-463-6859
205 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
The lawful and ethical conduct of our students plays an essential role in achieving our educational mission and upholding our P.R.I.D.E. principles of Personal and social responsibility, Respect for self and others, Integrity, ethics and leadership, Diversity and community and Expression and free exchange. The Code of Community Standards describes Hofstra’s community standards and outlines students’ rights and responsibilities.