Title IX

About Us

Mission

The Hofstra Title IX Office prevents and addresses allegations of gender-based harassment – particularly sexual harassment and sexual violence. This includes leading campus wide training efforts, coordinating University responses gender-based harassment reports, participating in community coalition building, and monitoring all related policies, laws, regulations and guidance that contribute to achieving gender equity on campus.

Staff

Title IX Coordinator for Student Issues

The Title IX Coordinator for Student Issues has oversight responsibility for the University’s student-related efforts to comply with and carry out responsibilities under Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally-funded education programs and activities.  In this regard, the Title IX Coordinator for Student Issues is responsible for overseeing the University’s response to reports and Complaints by students against students under this policy of sexual harassment, relationship violence, and sexual misconduct; and for addressing any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports and Complaints against students.  The Title IX Coordinator for Student Issues is responsible for maintaining data about reports of Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Sexual Misconduct against students.  The Title IX Coordinator for Student Issues is also responsible for referring any reports of Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Sexual Misconduct against employees or other nonstudents to the Chief Human Resources Coordinator, who serves as the Title IX Coordinator for Employee Matters. The Title IX Coordinator for Student Issues is available to meet with students as needed.

Allison Vernace
StudentTitleIX@hofstra.edu
516-463-5841

Title IX Coordinator for Employee Matters

For reports of discriminatory harassment, relationship violence, or sexual misconduct, against a faculty member, other University employee, or other non-student, consult the procedures set forth in the Harassment Policy, available at hofstra.edu/harassment. Students should report these matters to the Chief Human Resources Coordinator, who is the Title IX Coordinator for Employee Matters, and who can be reached at 516-463-6859. Students have the opportunity to discuss their rights under the Harassment Policy and available resources, such as counseling or academic support services as necessary and appropriate, with the Title IX Coordinator for Employee Matters.

Denise Cunningham
HumanResources@hofstra.edu
516-463-6859

Equal Rights and Opportunity Officer

While the Student Policy Prohibiting Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking; and the Title IX Grievance Policy outlines the procedures for reporting sexual misconduct by students, any member of the University community who believes that he or she has been subjected to harassment  by other members of the University community, including faculty members, staff members, administrators, and other persons should refer to the Hofstra University Harassment policy.

Individuals who believe they have been subjected to harassment in violation of this policy and seek to file a formal complaint should contact:
Equal Rights and Opportunity Officer
(516) 463-6859
C/O Office of Human Resources
205 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

 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. 

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Name Email Phone Number Position Office
Jennifer Boscarino-Green Jennifer.A.Boscarino-Green@hofstra.edu 516-463-4961 Senior Associate Dean, Center for University Advising 101F Memorial Hall
Amanda DelGaudio Amanda.DelGaudio@hofstra.edu 516-463-6957 Assistant Director for LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Awareness 242F Mack Student Center
Jodi Langsfield Jodi.M.Langsfield@hofstra.edu 516-463-7145 Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Zucker School of Medicine 227A School of Medicine
Cindy Lewis Cindy.Lewis@hofstra.edu 516-463-6748 Senior Associate Director of Athletics 207 Mack Sports Complex
Lisa Monticciolo Lisa.Monticciolo@hofstra.edu 516-463-4809 Dean of Students and Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Law School 204 A Law School
Zaibis Muñoz-Isme Zaibis.Munoz@hofstra.edu 516-463-6558 Associate Dean of Students 243D Mack Student Center
Margaret Abraham Margaret.Abraham@hofstra.edu 516-463-5400 Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs 225 West Library Wing
Russ Smith Russ.D.Smith@hofstra.edu 516-463-6931 Associate Director for Residence Life Wellness and Campus Living Center