Guide to Pride

Student Handbook

Hofstra University

2012-13
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ALMA MATER
“The Netherlands”
Words by Hans J. Gottlieb Sung to “The Prayer of Thanksgiving” O Hofstra, to honor thy name we foregather, Rejoicing in voicing thy praises anew; By thee we are guided, with counsel provided; Sustain us with thy strength in the paths we pursue. You settlers of Nassau who cleared its broad acres, You sailors and whalers, adventurers bold, Your precepts uphold us, your visions enfold us, Your spirit be emblazoned in blue and in gold! As sons and as daughters to Hofstra united, We never will sever the ties that us bind; The years that pass by us shall never deny us The memories we cherish in heart and in mind.

WELCOME TO HOFSTRA

Dear Hofstra Student: I hope you will enjoy and find fulfillment in every aspect of your experience at Hofstra University. We will provide you with many opportunities to achieve your full potential, and will support you in your quest to do so. At Hofstra, we offer the academic foundation and resources that will help you reach your aspirations. We are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff, state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities, exemplary library resources, and first-rate cultural and athletic programs. This Guide to Pride is designed to help you make the most of your time at the University. Read it and refer to it as needed. Within these pages you will find that Hofstra provides a wide variety of outstanding programs and resources. We urge you to take advantage of all that Hofstra offers.

Sincerely,

Stuart Rabinowitz President

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Dear Hofstra Student: It’s an honor to serve as your dean of students. Our students are our most precious resource, and we recognize the need to put students first and do everything we can to help support your academic and personal growth as you progress in your educational journey here at Hofstra. We have a highly skilled team of dedicated and caring professionals here to assist you in all aspects of college life. We want you to develop PRIDE while you’re at Hofstra – pride in your school, pride in your accomplishments, and pride in who you are. We assure you that if you take steps to get involved and be an engaged student in and out of the classroom, you will graduate with PRIDE. Personal/social responsibility Respect for self and others Integrity, ethics and leadership Diversity and community Expression and free exchange These P.R.I.D.E. Principles guide all our work in the Division of Student Affairs. They require your engagement, and they are yours to claim here at Hofstra. Moving forward, we want you to: • Think about how you can display personal and social responsibility – in your choices and in developing the type of community you want to be part of. • Demonstrate respect for yourself and those around you. • Focus on acting with integrity and developing into an ethical leader. • Explore the rich diversity around you, and how that diversity contributes to our strong community. • Discover the ways that the free exchange of ideas will contribute to your learning and development. Please feel free to stop by my office if you have any questions or just want to say hello. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you. Have a great year! Sincerely, Sincerely, Peter J. Libman Dean of Students

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Hofstra A to Z
Academic Records and Registrar, Office of ............................................................................................................ 1 Advisement (see University Advisement, Center for) Alumni Affairs, Office for....................................................................................................................................... 1 Arboretum ............................................................................................................................................................... 1 Athletics .................................................................................................................................................................. 2 Banking ................................................................................................................................................................... 2 Bookstore, Hofstra University ................................................................................................................................ 2 Bulletin Boards ....................................................................................................................................................... 2 Bus Schedule (see Transportation) Campus Alert Notification Network (CANN) ........................................................................................................ 3 The Career Center ................................................................................................................................................... 3 Clubs and Organizations ......................................................................................................................................... 3 Common Hour ........................................................................................................................................................ 4 Community Standards, Office of ............................................................................................................................ 4 Computer Center Help Desk (see Student Computing Services) Conduct Boards....................................................................................................................................................... 4 Dean of Students Office .......................................................................................................................................... 4 Degree Audit Report (DAR) ................................................................................................................................... 5 Dining Services ....................................................................................................................................................... 5 Emergency Telephones............................................................................................................................................ 5 Event Management, Office of ................................................................................................................................. 6 Festivals ................................................................................................................................................................... 6 Financial Aid (see Student Financial Services) Game Room ............................................................................................................................................................ 6 Health and Wellness Center .................................................................................................................................... 6 HofstraCard Services, Office of .............................................................................................................................. 7 Hofstra Cultural Center .......................................................................................................................................... 7 Hofstra Online Information System ....................................................................................................................... 7 Hofstra University Museum .................................................................................................................................... 8 HofstraVision .......................................................................................................................................................... 8 HX Salon................................................................................................................................................................. 8 Interfaith Center ...................................................................................................................................................... 8 Job Opportunities (see Student Employment, Office of) Language Learning Center...................................................................................................................................... 9 Library, Joan and Donald E. Axinn ......................................................................................................................... 9 Lockers .................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Lost and Found...................................................................................................................................................... 10 Mail ....................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Meal Plans (see Dining Services) Motorist Assistance Program ................................................................................................................................ 10 Multicultural & International Student Programs, Office of .................................................................................. 11 Music Library ....................................................................................................................................................... 11 Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services, Office of ........................................................................ 11 Parent and Family Events ...................................................................................................................................... 11 Parent and Family Programs, Office of ................................................................................................................ 12 Parking .................................................................................................................................................................. 12 Portal and Email Accounts .................................................................................................................................... 13 Pride Guide Program............................................................................................................................................. 13 Public Safety, Department of ................................................................................................................................ 13 Recreation and Intramural Sports, Department of ................................................................................................ 14 Recycling ............................................................................................................................................................. 14 Residential Programs, Office of ........................................................................................................................... 14 ResNet (see Student Computing Services) Saltzman Community Services Center, Joan and Arnold ..................................................................................... 14 Services for Students with Disabilities ................................................................................................................. 15 Spirit Support ........................................................................................................................................................ 15

Student Computing Services ................................................................................................................................. 15 Student Counseling Services ................................................................................................................................ 16 Student Emergency Assistance Fund .................................................................................................................... 16 Student Employment, Office of............................................................................................................................. 16 Student Escort Service .......................................................................................................................................... 17 Student Financial Services .................................................................................................................................... 17 Student Government Association (SGA) .............................................................................................................. 17 Student Leadership and Activities, Office of ........................................................................................................ 18 Study Abroad ........................................................................................................................................................ 18 Sustainability, Office of......................................................................................................................................... 19 Swim Center/David S. Mack Physical Education Center ..................................................................................... 19 Telecommunication Services ................................................................................................................................ 19 Transportation ....................................................................................................................................................... 20 University Advisement, Center for ....................................................................................................................... 20 University Tutorial Program .................................................................................................................................. 21 Victim Assistance Program ................................................................................................................................... 21 Writing Center ...................................................................................................................................................... 21

II. Code of Community Standards
Preamble................................................................................................................................................................ 23 Community Standards Vision and Mission ........................................................................................................... 24 Rights and Responsibilities ................................................................................................................................... 24 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act .......................................................................................................... 24 Campus Crime Reporting and Fire Safety Statistics............................................................................................. 26 Student Conduct Process ...................................................................................................................................... 26 Flow Chart for Student Conduct Proceedings....................................................................................................... 30 Communication Regarding Conduct Matters ...................................................................................................... 30 Documenting the Hearing Process ........................................................................................................................ 31 Advisor’s Role in University Proceedings ............................................................................................................ 31 Appeal Procedures for Student Conduct Proceedings ......................................................................................... 31 Grounds for Disciplinary Action........................................................................................................................... 32 Student Conduct Codes ......................................................................................................................................... 33 Sanctions .............................................................................................................................................................. 37 Minimum Sanctions .............................................................................................................................................. 39 Student Organizations ........................................................................................................................................... 39 Guidelines Concerning Unrecognized Organizations ........................................................................................... 39 Violation of Law and Reporting Violations ......................................................................................................... 40 Statement on Drugs and Alcohol ......................................................................................................................... 40 Nondiscrimination Policy...................................................................................................................................... 42 Bias Crime Prevention Policy .............................................................................................................................. 43 Fire Safety Guidelines........................................................................................................................................... 44 Hofstra University Rules and Regulations Regarding Hazing ............................................................................. 47 Sexual Misconduct Policy ..................................................................................................................................... 48 Missing Student Policy ........................................................................................................................................ 59 Portal and Email Accounts .................................................................................................................................... 59 Computer Networks Acceptable Use Guidelines ................................................................................................. 60 Parking and Vehicle Regulations........................................................................................................................... 60

III. Faculty Policy Series
Faculty Policy Series #11 – Academic Honesty, Undergraduate ......................................................................... 62 Faculty Policy Series #11G – Academic Honesty, Graduate ............................................................................... 62 Faculty Policy Series #12 – Academic Freedom and Civil Liberties of Students at Hofstra University................... 63 Faculty Policy Series #12B – Freedom From Discrimination............................................................................... 63 Faculty Policy Series #42 – Course Grade Appeal Policy .................................................................................... 63 Faculty Policy Series #43 – Hofstra University Harassment Policy ..................................................................... 63 Faculty Policy Series #50 – Classroom Code of Conduct for Students ................................................................ 63

IV. Accreditations/Board of Trustees ............................................................................................................. 64

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I. HOFSTRA A TO Z
Academic Records and Registrar, Office of
The Office of Academic Records and Registrar is responsible for the maintenance of both undergraduate and graduate student academic records. If you have a question regarding registration, deadlines or the final exam schedule, please contact the Office of Academic Records and Registrar. Contact: Office of Academic Records and Registrar 207/213 Memorial Hall, South Campus 516-463-8000, Option #2 hofstra.edu/sfs/registrar

Alumni Affairs, Office for
The Office for Alumni Affairs serves as the main link between Hofstra University and its more than 120,000 alumni who reside throughout all 50 U.S. states and in more than 100 nations. The staff works closely with the Hofstra University Alumni Organization, which is the official body through which former students can remain involved and connected with their alma mater. A variety of programs, affinity groups, regional clubs, events and services enable alumni to continue to help Hofstra University and its current students, as well as fellow alumni. Contact: Office for Alumni Affairs Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House, South Campus 516-463-6636 hofstra.edu/alumni Follow us on Twitter at HofstraAlumni.

Arboretum
The Hofstra University Arboretum is a 25-year member of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), and one of 89 universities and colleges in North America affiliated with the APGA. Guided tours are available by appointment by calling the director of grounds and landscaping. Contact: Director of Grounds and Landscaping 127 Physical Plant, South Campus 516-463-5924 Frederick.b.soviero@hofstra.edu hofstra.edu/Community/Arbor

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Athletics
Support the Hofstra Pride by attending men’s and women’s intercollegiate sporting events. Hofstra University hosts approximately 150 intercollegiate athletic events annually at its numerous facilities. Students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge to all regular season athletic events. Contact: Hofstra Athletics 207 David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, North Campus 516-HOF-TIXX GoHofstra.com

Banking
A full-service TD Bank branch is conveniently located in the Mack Student Center, North Campus. ATMs provided by JPMorgan Chase and Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union are also available within the Mack Student Center. Citibank and Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union ATMs are located across from the Axinn Library entrance, South Campus. Bank of America has a branch located west of the Hofstra campus on Hempstead Turnpike. Capital One Bank has a branch located south of the Hofstra campus on Front Street. Each of these locations is a five-minute walk from campus. Contact: Office of the Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer 100B Phillips Hall, South Campus 516-463-6820

Bookstore, Hofstra University
The Hofstra University Bookstore (A Service of Barnes & Noble) stocks new, used, digital and rental textbooks for all Hofstra classes, as well as Hofstra insignia clothing and gifts, greeting cards, stationery, school supplies, snacks, toiletries, and study aids. The Bookstore accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, Dutch Debits, cash and personal checks. Contact: Hofstra University Bookstore (A Service of Barnes & Noble) Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6654 hofstra.bncollege.com

Bulletin Boards
All Hofstra University bulletin boards are for the sole and exclusive purpose of promoting Universityand student-sponsored events. Promotion of off-campus events is not permitted. To advertise your event on a bulletin board, submit your flier(s) for approval to your organization’s programming office (e.g., Multicultural & International Student Programs, Recreation and Intramural Sports, Residential Programs, or Student Leadership and Activities). Fliers can be picked up two business days after you submit them. Contact: Office of Student Leadership and Activities 260 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6914 hofstra.edu/osla osla@hofstra.edu
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Campus Alert Notification Network (CANN)
Hofstra University utilizes a comprehensive notification structure to alert the campus community in the event of an emergency. All members of the Hofstra community must sign up via the Hofstra portal at My.Hofstra.edu by providing personal telephone contact information. CANN includes a variety of communication methods, including voice/text message; email message; instant message sent to all computers through the Alertus Desktop; announcement via the public address system, Hofcast network, HofstraVision, and WRHU Radio Hofstra University; alert posted on hofstra.edu and the campus alert page, hofstra.edu/alert; and the Campus Alert Hotline at 516-463-1234. Contact: Department of Public Safety Mack Public Safety and Information Center, South Campus (corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue) 516-463-6606 hofstra.edu/PublicSafety

The Career Center
The Career Center provides career planning and job and internship services to all students. Staff are available to help students define career objectives, effectively communicate their goals, plan internship and job searches, and investigate and prepare for graduate school. The Career Center offers individual career advisement, employment interview programs, job and internship postings, online resources, credential files, job fairs, special events, and “webshops” on resume preparation, internship planning, interview skills and other aspects of career exploration and preparation. For updates and information about services, The Career Center is also available on hofstracareercenter.blogspot.com, Facebook, and Twitter. Contact: The Career Center M. Robert Lowe Hall, South Campus 516-463-6060 hofstra.edu/career Careercenter@hofstra.edu

Clubs and Organizations
Do you want to get involved and make new friends with common interests? The Office of Student Leadership and Activities (OSLA) oversees performance, media, social, academic, pre-professional, religious, politically/socially active, and fraternal clubs and organizations. Through OSLA, student groups coordinate more than 500 social, educational and community service events each year. For more information about Hofstra’s clubs and organizations, please log in to the Hofstra portal at My.Hofstra.edu. Click on the “my apps” tab and select “collegiatelink student community.” Contact: Office of Student Leadership and Activities 260 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6914 hofstra.edu/osla osla@hofstra.edu

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Common Hour
Every Wednesday throughout the academic year, the University designates 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. for Common Hour; no classes are scheduled during this time period. Common Hour is an excellent time to hold organizational meetings and attend special programming. Contact: Office of Student Leadership and Activities 260 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6914 hofstra.edu/osla osla@hofstra.edu

Community Standards, Office of
This office is responsible for the development and oversight of the Code of Community Standards, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of all members of the Hofstra community. The office also works with students who have violated University policy to encourage and support better decision-making skills and personal choices. Contact: Office of Community Standards 240 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6913 hofstra.edu/communitystandards communitystandards@hofstra.edu

Conduct Boards
Students charged with a violation of community standards may accept responsibility for their actions or bring their case to a conduct board for review. Students who opt for a conduct hearing may choose to have their case heard by an Administrative Conduct Board (consisting of a panel of three administrators) or a Student Conduct Board (consisting of a panel of four to eight students). Conduct board members are knowledgeable with regard to all University policies and codes, and are trained to evaluate the facts of a case to determine if a student’s behavior violates Hofstra’s Code of Community Standards. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Student Conduct Board, please contact the Office of Community Standards. Contact: Office of Community Standards 240 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6913 hofstra.edu/communitystandards communitystandards@hofstra.edu

Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office supports the mission of the University by contributing to students’ academic and personal development. Through educational and social programs, the office encourages students to explore their personal and community identities, understand and appreciate diversity, and develop the skills necessary to become global citizens. Students are challenged to enhance their decision-making skills and become engaged in campus, local, national and global issues. The Dean of Students Office

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directly supports the following offices: Interfaith Center, Multicultural & International Student Programs, Residential Programs, Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services, Recreation and Intramural Sports, Student Leadership and Activities, HofstraCard Services, and Community Standards. Contact: Dean of Students Office 240 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6913 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/DeanofStudents deanofstudents@hofstra.edu

Degree Audit Report (DAR)
The Degree Audit Report (DAR) provides students with a list of requirements that must be completed in order to earn a Hofstra University degree. The DAR is available to students on the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu), and students should use it to review their requirements before meeting with advisors to plan schedules for the upcoming semester. Contact: Center for University Advisement 101 Memorial Hall, South Campus 516-463-6770 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/advise/advise_office.html

Dining Services
Look no further than the Hofstra University campus to find great value, variety and convenience! We offer flexible dining plans that fit your busy schedule and stay within your budget. With a variety of locations and convenient hours, you can connect, refuel, and save time and money with one of our declining balance dining plan options. Students have a choice of 20 on-campus dining locations that accept the HofstraCard (your Hofstra student ID card that holds your dining plan points). Our flexible dining plan options allow students to choose the plan that best fits their eating habits. Recent campus dining additions include Subway, Au Bon Pain, Red Mango, and California Pizza Kitchen. Contact: Hofstra University Dining Services 111C Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-7050 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentServices/Dining

Emergency Telephones
There are 48 emergency telephones located throughout campus that provide immediate contact with the Department of Public Safety. All locations are noted in Hofstra University’s Safety Awareness Guide and on the Department of Public Safety’s website. Contact: Department of Public Safety Mack Public Safety and Information Center, South Campus (corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue) 516-463-6606 hofstra.edu/PublicSafety
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Event Management, Office of
Recognized student organizations and campus departments can request the use of campus space and audio and visual services through the Office of Event Management. Contact: Office of Event Management 112 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6631 hofstra.edu/Events/OEM eventmanagement@hofstra.edu

Festivals
Each year the Hofstra University campus hosts festivals celebrating the food, traditions and art of the Dutch, Irish, and Italian. Please join us for the following festivals: Italian Experience Festival (Sunday, September 23, 2012); Irish Experience Festival (Sunday, March 10, 2013); and the Dutch Festival (Sunday, May 5, 2013). Contact: Office of Event Management 112F Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6504 hofstra.edu/Community/Fest

Game Room
The Game Room, located in 029 Mack Student Center, provides a space complete with games, couches, tables and televisions. The Game Room can be used for relaxing, eating lunch, and having fun with friends. Programs are held throughout the semester, including video game tournaments, pingpong/billiards tournaments, and art workshops. Students must present a valid HofstraCard to use the Game Room and its equipment. Hours: Open daily, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (during the fall and spring semesters) Contact: Office of Student Leadership and Activities 260 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6914 hofstra.edu/gameroom osla@hofstra.edu

Health and Wellness Center
At the Health and Wellness Center, confidential medical care is available to all Hofstra students with a valid HofstraCard. Health care providers are available for appointments. Women’s health services, an allergy clinic, and immunizations are also available. Contact: Health and Wellness Center Republic Hall, North Campus 516-463-6745 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentServices/welctr
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HofstraCard Services, Office of
Every student is issued a Hofstra University identification card, known as the HofstraCard, which must be carried at all times to present to University officials upon request. In addition to being an ID card, the HofstraCard is used to hold dining plan points, withdraw books from the Hofstra libraries, gain access to academic buildings and computer labs, and access Dutch Debits. The fee to replace lost cards is as follows: $10 for the first lost card, $25 for the second, and $50 for any additional cards. Contact: Office of HofstraCard Services 104 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6942 hofstra.edu/hofstracard hofstracard@hofstra.edu

Hofstra Cultural Center
The Hofstra Cultural Center is an internationally renowned organization that includes a conference and symposium component, a music program, and the publication of the proceedings of its conferences and symposia. It plans and coordinates conferences and symposia in the fields of humanities, business, law, popular culture and the sciences to promote the University as an international arena of scholarly thought and to foster Long Island as a cultural entity. The activities of the Hofstra Cultural Center augment the offerings of the academic departments of the University. The Hofstra Cultural Center has sponsored more than 130 conferences and symposia and has won international recognition for its Presidential Conference Series. Conferences, lectures, theater performances and concerts are open to students and members of the Hofstra family and the community at large. Contact: Hofstra Cultural Center 243 Gallon Wing, South Campus 516-463-5669 hofstra.edu/culture hofculctr@hofstra.edu

Hofstra Online Information System
The Hofstra Online Information System allows students to access and interact with their personal, academic and financial information via the Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu). Students may also register for courses and pay tuition bills through the Hofstra Online Information System. Contact: Student Computing Services Hammer Lab, 125 Axinn Library, South Campus 516-463-7777, Option #1 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/advise/advise_guide_hois.html

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Hofstra University Museum
The Hofstra University Museum has a permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects from throughout the world that date from pre-Columbian artifacts to contemporary American art. Each year the museum presents six to eight changing exhibitions in its two on-campus viewing spaces, David Filderman Gallery (Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus) and Emily Lowe Gallery (behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus). In addition the museum cares for approximately 70 outdoor sculptures installed on the University’s 240-acre campus. The museum offers public programs throughout the year such as lectures, concerts, movies, symposia, and workshops. Admission to Hofstra University Museum exhibitions and programs is free to all students, faculty and staff. Contact: Hofstra University Museum Emily Lowe Gallery, behind Emily Lowe Hall, South Campus 516-463-5672 hofstra.edu/museum

HofstraVision
Resident students with a cable-ready television, VCR or DVD have access to more than 100 free television stations, courtesy of HofstraVision. Upon check-in to the residence halls, students are provided with a list of available channels. Contact: Department of Telecommunications 013 McEwen Hall, South Campus 516-463-6602 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentServices/IT/telcom/telcom_cable.html

HX Salon
HX Salon offers a full line of salon services, including haircutting, styling, permanent waving, curl relaxing, highlighting, hair coloring, facial waxing, manicures/tips, silk wraps and acrylic tips. Hair care products are also available. The salon is staffed by fully licensed and experienced technicians. Contact: HX Salon 266 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-7647 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentServices/stsv_hxsalon.html

Interfaith Center
The Interfaith Center at Hofstra University consists of the Jewish, Muslim, Protestant and Roman Catholic chaplains and their ministries. The Interfaith Center’s mission is to promote spiritual and ethical awareness and growth; participation in the activities of faith and tradition; and interfaith understanding, cooperation and dialogue. Contact: Interfaith Center 213 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6920 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentServices/stsv_chaplains.html
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Language Learning Center
The Language Learning Center (LLC), both an on-campus and online resource, offers a variety of opportunities and resources to students learning world languages and English as Second Language (ESL). The LLC provides Hofstra students, faculty, and employees (within a password-protected environment) seamless intranet and Internet access to audio and video language resources in Arabic, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, modern Greek, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili. Although the LLC is both an on-campus and online resource, many students find it more convenient to visit the center because it is a quiet study environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Contact: Language Learning Center 207 Calkins Hall, South Campus 516-463-5653 llweb.hofstra.edu HCSlang@hofstra.edu

Library, Joan and Donald E. Axinn
The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library contains approximately one million volumes and more than 1,500 current print journals, and approximately 10,000 non-print items (mainly VHS and DVDs), and provides 24/7 online access from campus or home to 150 databases, 53,000 full-text journals, and 70,000 electronic books via the Internet. Newly renovated facilities provide modern spaces for group and individual study, along with a coffee bar and space for meeting friends. Contact: Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, South Campus Reference: 516-463-5962

Lockers
Lockers are provided free of charge on the second floor of the Mack Student Center. Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning the first day of the fall semester. Students wishing to reserve a locker must visit 221 Mack Student Center, North Campus. They must provide the locker number they are requesting as well as a valid HofstraCard. All belongings, including the lock, must be removed by the last day of final exams in May. After that, locks will be cut, and all items left in lockers will be discarded. Contact: Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services 221 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-3469 hofstra.edu/commuting Commuters@hofstra.edu

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Lost and Found
Lost and Found is located at the Mack Public Safety and Information Center, South Campus, and is open 24 hours a day. Recovered items may be claimed after proper identification has been produced. Contact: Department of Public Safety Mack Public Safety and Information Center, South Campus (corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue) 516-463-6606 hofstra.edu/PublicSafety

Mail
The Student Post Office, located on the lower level of the Hofstra University Bookstore, Mack Student Center, North Campus, provides basic mail services. Letters and packages that do not require a student’s signature are delivered to the residence halls by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Monday through Saturday. If a letter or package requires a signature, the Student Post Office notifies the student (via an email to the student’s Hofstra Pride account) that there is a letter or package waiting for pickup. A student must present a valid HofstraCard to the Student Post Office in order to claim a letter or package. Blue USPS mailboxes are located at the entrance of Hofstra USA, North Campus; between Alliance and Bill of Rights Halls, North Campus; and at the entrance to the Netherlands Complex, North Campus. Student Post Office hours for the academic year are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Summer hours vary; call the Student Post Office for information.) Whenever the Student Post Office is closed, students can pick up their letters or packages at the Hofstra University Bookstore during normal operating hours. Contact: Student Post Office Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6313

Motorist Assistance Program
The Department of Public Safety is available to assist community members with on-campus motor vehicle problems. Public Safety staff can retrieve keys, jump-start dead batteries, and/or tow disabled vehicles to a local service station. Contact: Department of Public Safety Mack Public Safety and Information Center, South Campus (corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue) 516-463-6606 hofstra.edu/PublicSafety

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Multicultural & International Student Programs, Office of
This office is responsible for planning and implementing cultural awareness and diversity education programming for the campus community, and coordinates the University’s culturally themed heritage months. The office also provides leadership and support to our international student population of more than 400 students from more than 71 countries. The office staff advises approximately 20 cultural and religious student organizations and works closely with a variety of campus constituencies to ensure that Hofstra University remains a diverse campus that embraces its multiculturalism. In addition to visiting hofstra.edu/omisp, students can learn more about the office on Facebook (Keyword Search: “Hofstra Multicultural-International”). Contact: Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs 242 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6796 hofstra.edu/omisp international@hofstra.edu

Music Library
Augmenting the music reference and circulating collections at the Axinn Library, the Music Library’s collection of books, scores, periodicals and sound recordings supports the curriculum of the Department of Music. Contact: Music Library 014 Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus 516-463-5492 hofstra.edu/musiclibrary

Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services, Office of
The Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services enhances the co-curricular life of Hofstra’s commuting students. The office connects commuting students to the larger campus community through programming and outreach, helps them develop off-campus citizenship and advocates for their access to all necessary services. Contact: Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services 221 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-3469 hofstra.edu/commuting (office website) hofstra.edu/offcampushousing (off-campus housing listings) commuters@hofstra.edu

Parent and Family Events
The Office of Parent and Family Programs sponsors a variety of events to bring students and their families together throughout the academic year. Every fall semester, Family Weekend, also known as Hofstra Fall Festival, showcases a variety of fun activities, including faculty presentations, athletic events, campus tours, a concert, and a variety show featuring students. This year, Hofstra Fall Festival takes place FridaySunday, September 28-30, 2012. Students are encouraged to volunteer during the Hofstra Fall Festival and show their Hofstra Pride!
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In February 2013, the Office of Parent and Family Programs will partner with the Resident Student Association to sponsor Siblings Day. Hofstra students can invite one brother, sister or relative (aged 13-17) to enjoy a Saturday of fun and stay in their residence hall room. And in the spring, students and their family members are invited to attend Spring Family Day, which features an academic and career planning session, a student show, and arboretum and gallery tours. Contact: Office of Parent and Family Programs 200 Phillips Hall, South Campus 516-463-4698 hofstra.edu/parents facebook.com/hofstraparents twitter.com/hofstraparents hofstraparents.blogspot.com parents@hofstra.edu

Parent and Family Programs, Office of
The Office of Parent and Family Programs informs and engages family members of Hofstra students. The office publishes the Parent and Family Handbook, Family Connection (semiannual printed newsletter), and Hofstra Family Link (a monthly e-newsletter). The office also organizes Parent Orientation for incoming first-year families, and sponsors other exciting events throughout the year (see Parent and Family Events above). The office also coordinates parent volunteers and the Hofstra Parent Council. Contact: Office of Parent and Family Programs 200 Phillips Hall, South Campus 516-463-4698 hofstra.edu/parents facebook.com/hofstraparents twitter.com/hofstraparents hofstraparents.blogspot.com parents@hofstra.edu

Parking
Parking is available for all vehicles registered with the Department of Public Safety. Prompt registration of vehicles (including changes in state license plate numbers), proper display of the University parking permit, and observance of all parking regulations are required to retain these privileges. There is no fee for parking permits. Parking permits may be obtained at the Department of Public Safety, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Copies of campus parking and vehicle regulations are also available. Parking for persons with disabilities (“Person First” parking) is available for those who receive authorization from the Hofstra Health and Wellness Center. The proper permit must be displayed. Contact: Department of Public Safety Mack Public Safety and Information Center, South Campus (corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue) 516-463-6606 hofstra.edu/PublicSafety

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Portal and Email Accounts
The Hofstra portal (My.Hofstra.edu) provides access to the Hofstra Online Information System as well as all email, software, printing services, secure file storage, Blackboard, and more. Use of the Hofstra network, email account and all other Hofstra computing facilities is subject to Hofstra University’s Computer Networks Acceptable Use Guidelines, copies of which are available on the Web at hofstra.edu/scs/aug. Contact: Student Computing Services Hammer Lab, 125 Axinn Library, South Campus 516-463-7777, Option #1 hofstra.edu/scs scs@hofstra.edu

Pride Guide Program
The Pride Guide Program is Hofstra’s link to the community of prospective students and their families. Select students share their Hofstra experiences by giving tours of campus and taking prospective students to their classes. They also provide assistance to the Office of Admission staff during all major recruitment events. Want to share your Hofstra experience with incoming students? Please contact our office for further information. Contact: Office of Undergraduate Admission Bernon Hall, South Campus Andrea Nadler (516-463-6693) or Amy Armstrong (516-463-7255) hofstra.edu/admission

Public Safety, Department of
The Department of Public Safety is located in the Mack Public Safety and Information Center at the corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue. The Department of Public Safety provides 24-hour security to the Hofstra campus. In the event of an emergency, students may dial x3-6789 from any on-campus telephone for direct contact with a Public Safety dispatcher. Services provided by Public Safety include student escorts, transportation, motorist assistance, lost and found, victim assistance, residential security, campus patrols, parking, emergency telephones, and the Campus Alert Notification Network (CANN) system. Contact: Department of Public Safety Mack Public Safety and Information Center, South Campus (corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue) 516-463-6606 hofstra.edu/PublicSafety

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Recreation and Intramural Sports, Department of
The Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports offers a variety of exciting fitness opportunities and facilities for students throughout the year. Our programs are open to men and women of all skill levels and abilities. Intramural sports include: flag football, soccer, volleyball, softball and basketball. We also host special events, including: basketball shoot-outs, dodgeball tournaments and the Hofstra Strongest Bench Press Competition. Group exercise classes are held at the David S. Mack Fitness Center throughout the year, including Yoga, Pilates, Cycle, Zumba, Body Circuit Training and Core Blast! The Mack Fitness Center features 61 state-of-the-art cardio pieces, 50+ Cybex strength training pieces, ADA-certified circuit, Cycle Studio, Yoga/Pilates Studio, Aerobics Studio, indoor track, and an open gym with six basketball hoops. The Mack Fitness Center hours are Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10:50 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. to 8:50 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7:50 p.m. Check our website for summer, January intersession and spring break hours. A HofstraCard is required at all times upon entry. Remember, Think Fit. Get Fit. Contact: Mack Fitness Center, North Campus 516-463-4037 hofstra.edu/recreation

Recycling
Hofstra University strives to make our campus as environmentally friendly as possible. Our efforts include an active recycling program at the Mack Student Center Dining Room and Netherlands Café. The following items are also removed from the waste steam by Hofstra: mixed paper, cardboard, cooking grease and oil, lamps, batteries, vehicle used oil, antifreeze and paint thinners. Contact: Physical Plant Department, South Campus 516-463-6619 hofstra.edu/About/Campus/facops/environ/environ_recycling

Residential Programs, Office of
The Office of Residential Programs provides housing and residential services for the approximately 3,700 students living in campus residence halls. Every residential facility is monitored 24 hours a day by resident safety representatives. The office employs more than 150 staff members to assist and support the residential community, including resident assistants (RAs) and resident directors (RDs). Our staff is fully trained to assist every student and help make living on campus a positive experience. Contact: Office of Residential Programs 244 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6930 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentServices/ResLife reslife@hofstra.edu

Saltzman Community Services Center, Joan and Arnold
The Saltzman Center comprises four clinics and a child care institute offering a variety of services to the community: the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic; Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic; Reading/Writing Learning Clinic; Psychological Evaluation, Research and Counseling Clinic; and the Diane Lindner-Goldberg
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Child Care Institute (a model early childhood education facility). Student Counseling Services, a Division of Student Affairs, is also located at the Saltzman Center. Contact: Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, South Campus 516-463-5660 hofstra.edu/community/slzctr

Services for Students with Disabilities
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) arranges academic accommodations and provides support for students with physical, learning and/or psychological disabilities. In addition, it serves as a resource for disability-related issues encountered by members of the Hofstra community. SSD administers a variety of programs to support student success, such as PALS (Program for Academic Learning Skills) and academic coaching. For more information about SSD or its programs and services, please visit our Web page or contact us directly. Contact: Services for Students with Disabilities 212 Memorial Hall, South Campus 516-463-7075 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/stddis ssd@hofstra.edu

Spirit Support
Spirit Support is composed of the coed cheerleaders, dance team, pep band and the mascots, Kate and Willie. Spirit Support helps increase fan enthusiasm and student involvement at both home and away Hofstra events. Members of Spirit Support are also active in the local community through participation in special events. Hofstra’s coed cheerleaders and dance team compete in various local and national competitions and have been nationally ranked for the past five years. Contact: Office of Student Leadership and Activities 260 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6914 hofstra.edu/spiritsupport osla@hofstra.edu

Student Computing Services
Student Computing Services (SCS) helps students solve any problems they have with their computers, software or hardware, and provides support for learning with digital tools at Hofstra. Out-of-warranty computer repairs are offered at competitive rates, and vendor-certified technicians provide in-warranty repairs for most Dell, Lenovo, IBM and Apple computers. See our website for information about workshops and find us on Facebook at facebook.com/HofstraSCS. Contact: Student Computing Services Hammer Lab, 125 Axinn Library, South Campus 516-463-7777, Option #1 hofstra.edu/scs scs@hofstra.edu
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Student Counseling Services
Hofstra University Student Counseling Services provides psychological counseling to students in an effort to facilitate meaningful personal growth and the fullest educational experience. Individual and group counseling are available to students who are having difficulty with emotions, behavior, and academic or adjustment goals. The collaborative counseling process is used to clarify problems, establish realistic goals, and develop active, short-term treatment solutions. In the event of an emergency after regular office hours, on-call counselors may be reached by calling the Department of Public Safety at 516-463-6789. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: Student Counseling Services Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, South Campus 516-463-6791 hofstra.edu/Community/slzctr/stdcsl

Student Emergency Assistance Fund
In the event that a personal emergency arises and impacts a full-time student’s ability to manage necessary expenses (excluding tuition), the student may apply for one-time financial assistance from the Student Emergency Assistance Fund. Monies may be allocated in the form of a gift (no repayment) or a loan (repayment). In all cases, financial need will be reviewed in consultation with Student Financial Services. Contact: Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs 200A Phillips Hall, South Campus 516-463-6815

Student Employment, Office of
The Office of Student Employment offers a variety of employment programs for students throughout their years at the University. Through part-time employment, students may enrich and enhance their academic experiences by applying learned skills and theories in a practical setting, while earning income to assist with college expenses. Contact: Office of Student Employment Human Resources Center, North Campus 516-463-6782 hofstra.edu/StudentEmployment Student-employment@hofstra.edu

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Student Escort Service
Student escorts are available daily between dusk and dawn to walk any member of the Hofstra community to his or her car or residence hall. Student escorts receive special training, are equipped with Hofstra University radios, and assist the Department of Public Safety in reporting any suspicious activity. Student escorts wear blue shirts and blue jackets for easy identification. Contact: Department of Public Safety Mack Public Safety and Information Center, South Campus (corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue) 516-463-6606 hofstra.edu/PublicSafety

Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services representatives are always available to discuss student academic records, bursar accounts and financial aid packages, as well as assist students in registering for classes. In order to serve our students effectively, we maintain a high level of communication with all the University’s academic departments and student service areas. For information regarding registration dates, payment due dates and deadlines, please visit hofstra.edu/deadlines. Find us on Facebook at Hofstra University Student Financial Services. OFFICE HOURS: When classes are in session: Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Summer hours: Monday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For special evening hours, visit hofstra.edu/sfscalendar. Contact: Student Financial Services 206 Memorial Hall, South Campus 516-463-8000, Option #1 hofstra.edu/sfs studentfinancialservices@hofstra.edu

Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association (SGA) continually addresses student concerns, as well as University actions that may affect student life at Hofstra University. The SGA is elected by full-time undergraduate students and represents the overall student population of the University. SGA is always looking for new members; contact us for more information. Contact: Student Government Association 207 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6960 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/sga
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Student Leadership and Activities, Office of
The Office of Student Leadership and Activities strives to enrich students’ Hofstra experience by empowering them to actively engage with each other, the University and the larger community through programs, campus traditions, leadership development and service learning. The office encourages students to participate in the many clubs, organizations and campus events that Hofstra offers. It is our goal to see that students make the most of their college experience. We feel that the best way to become a wellrounded student is to get involved! Contact: Office of Student Leadership and Activities 260 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-6914 hofstra.edu/osla osla@hofstra.edu

Study Abroad
Studying abroad is an exciting, fun and educational experience for our students. At Hofstra University, we take pride in the diverse selection of study abroad programs developed by Hofstra faculty members. Students may also choose to participate in study abroad or international internship programs administered by other universities or organizations, but must first seek guidance and obtain permission to do so through the Office of Study Abroad Programs, 107 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus. For information about Hofstra’s study abroad programs, please visit hofstra.edu/studyabroad. Contacts: Assistant Dean for Study Abroad Programs 107 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus 516-463-4765 School of Communication Dean’s Office 318 Dempster Hall, South Campus 516-463-5218 School of Education Dean’s Office 283 Hagedorn Hall, South Campus 516-463-5740 Frank G. Zarb School of Business Dean’s Office 302 Weller Hall, South Campus 516-463-5678 For all non-Hofstra study abroad programs: 107 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus 516-463-4765

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Sustainability, Office of
Collaboration is the Hofstra model for creating the green environment in which we all want to live. The Office of Sustainability works with student clubs, administrative areas, and service providers to improve energy savings and help students transport, eat, recycle, conserve, and be socially informed and active in the community. The Sustainability Studies interdisciplinary major, the IDEAS Institute, Residential Programs, Kalikow Center, University Relations, and Student Leadership and Activities help keep our students informed. Organizations such as Students for a Greener Hofstra, the Center for Civic Engagement and others lead by example and give everyone the opportunity to create sustainability awareness. Hofstra Dining Services sponsors farmers markets with fresh produce and a “plate first” policy to limit plastic usage. Hydration stations provide clean water for refillable bottles and are available throughout the campus. Hofstra shuttle buses provide free transportation both on and off campus. Lighting upgrades, window and roof replacements are ongoing. Hofstra was included in The Princeton Review Guide to 322 Green Colleges for the third year in a row. Contact us with any questions and/or suggestions you may have. Contact: Office of Sustainability 516-463-6619 hofstra.edu/sustainability

Swim Center/David S. Mack Physical Education Center
The Swim Center/David S. Mack Physical Education Center has an indoor, heated, Olympic-sized swimming pool, with four diving boards, two moveable bulkheads that can divide the pool for separate activities, and complete support facilities, including locker rooms, showers, bleachers, and offices. The pool includes an underwater observation window and accessibility for individuals with disabilities. A complete range of recreational, instructional and competitive aquatic activities is available. Use of the Swim Center/Mack Physical Education Center is free to all students with a valid HofstraCard. Contact: Physical Education Center, North Campus 516-463-5082 hofstra.edu/About/Campus/campus_swimctr.html

Telecommunication Services
Hofstra University’s residence halls are equipped with telephones, voice mail services and Internet access ports. Additionally, Wi-Fi is provided throughout the campus. Contact: Department of Telecommunications 013 McEwen Hall, South Campus 516-463-6602 hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentServices/IT/telcom

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Transportation
The University shuttle bus service provides the Hofstra community with transportation throughout campus. There are also scheduled stops at both the Mineola and Hempstead Long Island Rail Road stations. On weekends, there are scheduled stops at local shopping centers and restaurants. For further information about Hofstra’s transportation services, please visit hofstra.edu/shuttle. Contact: Department of Public Safety Mack Public Safety and Information Center, South Campus (corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue) 516-463-6606 hofstra.edu/PublicSafety

University Advisement, Center for
All undergraduate students can seek general academic advisement and assistance in making informed academic decisions from the Center for University Advisement. Students are assigned an advisement dean to serve as a general academic advisor from admission through graduation. Advisement deans assist students with academic program planning, major exploration, interpretation of academic policies and procedures, campus resources, and other non-major-related questions or concerns. Once students declare a major, they should contact that academic department to also be assigned a faculty advisor for major-related advisement and questions. Hofstra students can rely on both their advisement dean and faculty advisor to support all academic endeavors. The Center for University Advisement also oversees the University Tutorial Program and provides pre-health and pre-law advisement. Contact: University Advisement has two office locations: 101 Memorial Hall, South Campus 516-463-6770 and 107 Mack Student Center, North Campus 516-463-7222 Quick Question Hours: Monday through Friday, 8-9 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Appointments: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Evening appointments: Monday and Thursday, 5-7 p.m. University Advisement also provides assistance to students at our satellite location: 107 Netherlands Complex 516-463-7208 Quick Question Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2-4 p.m. hofstra.edu/advisement advisement@hofstra.edu

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University Tutorial Program
As part of our Academic Success Program (ASP), Hofstra University offers individual and group tutoring for undergraduate students in nearly every subject, free of charge. In addition, ASP offers a variety of academic success workshops throughout the year. The University Tutorial Program is internationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). As such, the graduate and undergraduate tutors who lead the tutorial sessions are in excellent academic standing and have shown proficiency in all courses in which they tutor. Students can obtain one-on-one sessions with tutors and/or participate in small group sessions. Tutorial support for certain sections of biology, chemistry, astronomy, physics, and computer science is provided in groups only. These sessions are scheduled on a walk-in basis, and the specific days and times are posted online. Students can receive tutoring for 1.5 hours per class in up to three (3) classes per week. Students interested in obtaining a tutor can schedule appointments via the Hofstra portal – click on the my apps icon, and then click on the TutorTrac icon, and follow the instructions. Contact: University Tutorial Program 012 Memorial Hall (Lower Level) 516-463-3500 hofstra.edu/utp

Victim Assistance Program
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to report all incidents of crime. The Department of Public Safety will assist in reporting incidents to the police, working with the court system, and obtaining medical, counseling and other necessary services. Contact: Department of Public Safety Mack Public Safety and Information Center, South Campus (corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue) 516-463-6606 hofstra.edu/PublicSafety

Writing Center
The Writing Center welcomes all interested members of the Hofstra community who wish to further develop their writing skills. Writing Center faculty and fellows work with writers at every stage of the writing process, including discovering ideas, developing paragraphs, organizing essays, integrating and documenting evidence, and revising drafts. Tutors help writers improve their grammar, word usage, and editing skills. Students can schedule an appointment with the Writing Center online at the website listed below. Contact: Writing Center 102 Mason Hall, South Campus 516-463-4908 hofstra.edu/writingcenter (to schedule an appointment) writingcenter@hofstra.edu (for general information)

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STUDENTS’ RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRINCIPLES AS MEMBERS OF THE HOFSTRA COMMUNITY
Effective Fall Semester 2012

*As policies are updated, changes will be reflected in this online version of the Code of Community Standards.

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II. COMMUNITY STANDARDS TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preamble...............................................................................................................................................23 Community Standards Vision and Mission .......................................................................................... 24 Rights and Responsibilities .................................................................................................................. 24 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act .........................................................................................24 Campus Crime Reporting and Fire Safety Statistics............................................................................26 Student Conduct Process ..................................................................................................................... 26 Flow Chart for Student Conduct Proceedings......................................................................................30 Communication Regarding Conduct Matters ..................................................................................... 30 Documenting the Hearing Process .......................................................................................................31 Advisor’s Role in University Proceedings ........................................................................................... 31 Appeal Procedures for Student Conduct Proceedings ........................................................................31 Grounds for Disciplinary Action.......................................................................................................... 32 Student Conduct Codes ........................................................................................................................33 Sanctions .............................................................................................................................................37 Minimum Sanctions ............................................................................................................................. 39 Student Organizations .......................................................................................................................... 39 Guidelines Concerning Unrecognized Organizations ..........................................................................39 Violation of Law and Reporting Violations ........................................................................................ 40 Statement on Drugs and Alcohol ........................................................................................................ 40 Nondiscrimination Policy.....................................................................................................................42 Bias Crime Prevention Policy ............................................................................................................. 43 Fire Safety Guidelines.......................................................................................................................... 44 Hofstra University Rules and Regulations Regarding Hazing ............................................................ 47 Sexual Misconduct Policy .................................................................................................................... 48 Missing Student Policy ....................................................................................................................... 59 Portal and Email Accounts ................................................................................................................... 59 Computer Networks Acceptable Use Guidelines ................................................................................ 60 Parking and Vehicle Regulations..........................................................................................................60

PREAMBLE
Hofstra University is an institution committed to the development of students as individuals and as members of the greater Hofstra community. As an academic and social community, Hofstra strives to promote intellectual growth, stimulate learning environments, promote mutual tolerance and respect, and encourage freedom of thought and expression. To achieve these goals and their associated benefits, Hofstra community members are held to a standard of conduct designated to uphold and promote an academic community. As such, it is imperative that Hofstra students respect the rights of one another as well as the rules and regulations of the academic community with the expectation that they will continue to foster this respect as future citizens of the global community.

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COMMUNITY STANDARDS VISION AND MISSION
The Office of Community Standards strives to build a community at Hofstra based upon the concepts of trust and respect among all individuals while promoting the lifelong lessons of integrity, responsible citizenship, and accountability, as expressed in the University’s P.R.I.D.E. Principles. Through educational support and guidance, the Office of Community Standards assists students in reaching their academic and personal goals.

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Rights and Responsibilities of Hofstra University Community Members is a document that informs students, faculty, staff, and administrators of policies that specify their rights and responsibilities as members of the Hofstra community. The policies listed in the document speak not only to the rights of community members, but also to processes for recourse in the event that these rights are alleged to have been violated. While comprehensive, the document does not purport to identify all the University’s policies regarding rights and responsibilities. You may view this document in its entirety at hofstra.edu/Faculty/senate/senate_rights_responsibilities.html.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include: 1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the date the University receives a request for access. The student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) he or she wishes to inspect. The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed. 2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the University to amend a record should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing. 3. The right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. The University discloses educational records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or

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collection agent); a person serving on the Hofstra University Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility to the University. 4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Hofstra University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Dept. of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-5920 Availability of Records The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that Hofstra University, with certain exceptions, obtain the student’s written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, including grades, courses, GPA, Social Security number and other personal information. However, Hofstra University may release appropriately designated “directory information” without the student’s written consent, unless the student has advised the University to the contrary in accordance with University procedures. Hofstra University has designated the following information as directory information: the student’s name, address, telephone number, electronic mail address, photograph, date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate or graduate; full-time or part-time), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees, honors and awards received, and the most recent educational agency or institution previously attended. If students do not want Hofstra University to disclose directory information from their education records without their prior written consent, they must file a form to request nondisclosure of directory information to all third parties. This form can be obtained at the Student Financial Services and Registrar Suite located in 206 Memorial Hall, South Campus. The Solomon Amendment In accordance with the Solomon Amendment, the University will make accessible to the U.S. secretary of defense student recruitment information, including each student’s name, address, telephone listing, age (or year of birth), place of birth, level of education (e.g., freshman, sophomore, or degree awarded for a recent graduate), most recent educational institution attended, and current major(s). Where a student has requested that the University withhold directory information from all third parties under FERPA by filing the form described above, then no information about that student will be released under the Solomon Amendment.

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CAMPUS CRIME REPORTING AND FIRE SAFETY STATISTICS
In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and other federal law, detailed information on campus security and fire safety, including statistics, is available by accessing the Hofstra website at hofstra.edu/campussafetyreport, or by contacting the Advisory Committee on Campus Safety. Crime statistics are also available at the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) website at ope.ed.gov/security. The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime and fire safety statistics as reported to the U.S. Department of Education. For additional information or a paper copy of the report, please call the Department of Public Safety at 516-463-6606.

STUDENT CONDUCT PROCESS
The following procedures apply to alleged cases of student misconduct, except as otherwise stated in proceedings related to claims of sexual misconduct as described in the Sexual Misconduct Policy on page 48. 1. Complaint Any member of the University community may initiate a complaint against a student, as soon as possible after the incident takes place, by filing a report with the Department of Public Safety or Office of Residential Programs. You may contact the Dean of Students Office for any assistance you need with filing a complaint. If there are grounds for disciplinary action, the student will be issued a charge letter or a directive requiring the student to schedule an informational meeting with the assistant dean for community standards or a designated representative. Failure to schedule an appointment within the designated time period and/or keep this appointment will be deemed failure to comply and will carry a $100 fine. As stated in the student’s notice, this will be treated as though the student is “pleading no contest” to the incident/charges, and a decision will be made based upon the information received. Students are responsible for following all directives outlined in the student conduct process. Failing or refusing to sign the notification does not absolve the student of the responsibility for following all directives outlined. For documented emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances, a student may request one (1) postponement of his/her appointment time, provided that the Office of Community Standards is notified at least one (1) business day in advance of the scheduled meeting. NOTE: The University may pursue disciplinary action against a student for violation of this code at the same time the student is facing criminal charges for the same offense, even if the criminal prosecution is pending or has been dismissed, or the charges have been reduced. 2. Informational Meeting During the informational meeting the student will receive the ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF STUDENT RIGHTS AND CONDUCT PROCEDURES form. This form serves as formal notification of the charges and outlines various resolution options as well as the student’s procedural rights. The student will be encouraged to discuss and review information contained in their conduct file, and the allegation(s) being brought against him/her. Students will answer and may ask questions regarding the allegation(s) as well as the student conduct process.

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3. Resolution Options During the informational meeting, the student charged will have the right to choose from the following options: A) Accept responsibility for his/her actions and verify that the allegation(s) issued are correct. If this option is chosen, or if no option is selected at the conclusion of the meeting, a conduct officer will be assigned to determine the appropriate sanction, and the student will automatically waive his/her rights associated with a hearing (see “Rights of a Student Charged” listed below). B) Deny responsibility for the allegation(s) and request that an Administrative Hearing Board be convened to review the case. C) Deny responsibility for the allegation(s) and request that a Student Hearing Board be convened to review the case. (This option may be selected only during the academic year when the Student Hearing Board is in session.) NOTE: The Office of Community Standards reserves the right to assign cases directly to the Administrative Hearing Board. 4. Rights of a Student Charged If an Administrative or Student Hearing Board is convened, a student charged with a violation has the following rights: A) The student shall be informed by the Office of Community Standards, in writing, of the date, time and place of the hearing. The student shall be allowed a reasonable amount of time (approximately five (5) calendar days) to prepare a statement and secure supporting information. The student may choose to waive the five (5) days of preparation in order to expedite the hearing process. B) The student charged with an offense shall have the right to speak for himself/herself, to present witnesses, to challenge the evidence, and to question both the accuser and the witnesses if either/ both appear. If not, the student charged may challenge any written statements that were submitted. A student may, upon request, receive a written list of all witnesses mandated to attend the hearing. The student charged may call upon witnesses to speak on his/her behalf. A written list of these witnesses or any signed witness statements must be submitted to the Office of Community Standards for final approval at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing. It is the student’s responsibility to notify his/her witnesses of the time, date and place to appear. Witnesses summoned by the Office of Community Standards are subject to a $100 fine if they do not appear as directed to testify. C) The student charged may review evidence, documents and reports pertaining to the incident prior to the hearing, by making an appointment with an authorized, designated University official from the Dean of Students Office. Should the student charged have any additional evidence in the form of pictures, documents or other written materials that he/she would like to present as evidence, he/ she must submit these materials to the Office of Community Standards for approval at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing. Approval of any additional materials provided by the student charged is at the sole discretion of the University.

D) The student charged may elect to not appear at the hearing. Absence shall be noted without prejudice, the hearing will be conducted in the student’s absence, and a decision will be rendered. E) The student charged has the right to request the removal of a member of the board with just cause. The student must be prepared to substantiate this contention. Removal of a member of the board may be granted or denied based on the University’s determination as to whether or not there is just cause. F) The student shall have the right to seek an advisor of his/her choice, who may help the student prepare for the hearing, but may not speak on behalf of the student. Written notification of an advisor and an executed ADvISOR FORM must be submitted to the Office of Community Standards at least one (1) business day prior to the hearing. Advisor substitutions may be made after this point but only if a previously submitted ADvISOR FORM is on file. G) The student shall be entitled to one (1) adjournment with just cause, as long as the request is made at least one (1) business day prior to the hearing. The Office of Community Standards will determine if an adjournment is warranted. Adjournments cannot be made to accommodate the schedule of an advisor or other student witnesses. Any additional adjournments may be granted or denied at the University’s discretion. 5. Rights of the Complainant The complainant in all cases is Hofstra University. For all cases, other than sexual misconduct cases, brought to Hofstra by a student, the accusing student shall not have: A) The right to question the defending student. B) The right to be present at the hearing when not directly testifying. C) Access to the outcome of the proceedings, except as provided below. Note: When a student is alleged to have committed a crime of violence or non-forcible sexual offense, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding regarding that crime or offense will be disclosed to the alleged victim upon written request. Disclosure of results of sexual misconduct proceedings is governed by the “Sexual Misconduct Policy.” 6. Hearing Process for Administrative and Student Hearings A) The usual format of a hearing is as follows: 1. Cases are introduced, allegation(s) read, and the appropriate oaths issued by the chairperson or designated representative of the Administrative or Student Hearing Board. 2. Opening statement by the student charged. 3. Questions for the student charged from members of the board. 4. Statement(s)/report(s) from witness(es) on behalf of the University. 5. Questions for University witness(es) from members of the board. 6. Questions for University witness(es) from student charged. 7. Statement(s) from witnesses on behalf of the charged student. (No character witnesses are allowed. The acceptance and validity of witnesses and written statements are to be determined by the hearing officer. The University reserves the right to call appropriate University members to serve as witnesses and/or to offer relevant testimony to the case.) 8. Questions for student’s witness(es) from members of the board. 9. Questions for student’s witness(es) from student charged.

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10. Final questions for the student charged from members of the board. 11. Closing statement from the student charged. Note: During the hearing, statement reports are provided verbally. If a witness or charged student is absent, written statements pre-approved by the Office of Community Standards will be entered into the record by the hearing officer. B) Responsibility is established based on a preponderance of evidence (i.e., it is more likely than not that the student charged was responsible). Only evidence presented at the hearing shall be considered. C) Hearing boards are empowered to determine responsibility for an incident. The assistant dean for community standards or designee will review outcomes of the hearing board and apply the appropriate sanction(s). D) Final sanctions determined by the assistant dean for community standards or designee will take into consideration the student’s prior disciplinary involvement/sanctions as well as the severity of the current violation. E) The Office of Community Standards shall communicate to the student, in writing via the student’s Hofstra Pride email account, the decision and appropriate sanction(s). It is the student’s responsibility to pick up the written notification of the details pertaining to the hearing from the Office of Community Standards. F) Once a student receives the decision letter, he/she may choose to appeal the sanction(s) imposed. He/ she may request an appeal of the decision by submitting a written petition for an appeal to the Dean of Students Office within seven (7) calendar days after receiving the decision letter. The student is responsible for picking up the decision letter when notified that a decision has been rendered. The letter of appeal must address one of the reasons for appeal, as stipulated in the section of this code titled “Appeal Procedures for Student Conduct Proceedings.”

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COMMUNICATION REGARDING CONDUCT MATTERS
Students have the responsibility to promptly respond to all forms of communication regarding conduct matters. The Office of Community Standards communicates with students primarily through their Hofstra Pride email account. Additionally, the office reserves the right to use any other reasonable means to notify students regarding conduct issues, including, but not limited to: phone calls/messages, return receipt letters via Residential Programs staff, and certified/returned receipt letters via U.S. mail. Failure to respond promptly to these types of communication may result in fines, immediate conduct sanctioning, deactivation of HofstraCard services, residence hall lock change, and/or temporary removal from class.

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DOCUMENTING THE HEARING PROCESS
To ensure the integrity of the hearing process and maintain an accurate record of the proceedings, it is the policy of Hofstra University to tape-record all disciplinary hearings. Originals or copies of these recordings will not be released, unless pursuant to a lawfully issued subpoena or court order. Under approved circumstances (by the assistant dean for community standards or designee), students may request to listen to tapes and may take notes on their prior proceedings. The University reserves the right to have a University representative present during the review of taped proceedings. As with other hearing materials, only those directly involved in an appeal (the dean of students, associate dean of students or designee, assistant dean for community standards or designee, the student charged, his/her advisor, the accusing student in sexual misconduct proceedings and his/her advisor, hearing board and appellate hearing board) may request to listen to any part of the recording. *Only the chairperson of the hearing is allowed to tape-record the hearing on a University recording device. All other recording and/or cell phone devices are not permitted during the hearing.

ADVISOR’S ROLE IN UNIVERSITY PROCEEDINGS
The student’s advisor may help the student prepare but may not communicate on behalf of the student at any time during the course of the proceedings. A student’s advisor may attend the hearing and may communicate with the student, both verbally and in writing, at all times during the hearing. In addition, the student may request one recess of no longer than five (5) minutes to confer with his or her advisor outside of the hearing room. An advisor is prohibited from addressing the hearing board or witnesses during the hearing process. If an advisor does so, or if the chairperson determines that the advisor’s presence is causing a disruption, the chairperson of the hearing board shall give the advisor a verbal warning. If the advisor addresses the hearing board or a witness again and/or continues to cause a disruption, the advisor will be asked to leave the hearing. If an advisor refuses to leave when asked, the hearing will be stopped, Public Safety will be called to escort the advisor off campus, and the student will waive his/her right to be present at the hearing.

APPEAL PROCEDURES FOR STUDENT CONDUCT PROCEEDINGS
I. Grounds for Appeal A student found responsible for an offense shall have the right to appeal within seven (7) calendar days from receipt of the decision letter, on any of the following grounds: 1. There is new evidence to warrant a new hearing. 2. His/her procedural rights have been violated. 3. The sanction(s) is/are too harsh. The student must submit a written petition for appeal to the dean of students supporting one or more of the above grounds. A request on any of these grounds must clearly explain, in detail, the basis for the appeal. The appeal should be based on documentation and should be limited to an inquiry of the issue or issues raised in the complaint. The dean of students or designee will decide whether the board shall hear an appeal or if there is sufficient documentation to modify or uphold the original sanction. These decisions are final. In situations where new evidence is introduced, the dean of students or designee can decide to re-open the case with the original hearing board. Based on the new evidence heard, the original hearing board can uphold or modify its finding. Note: The appellate hearing board does not rehear the entire case but reviews arguments and documents that support the original grounds for appeal.
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II. The Appellate Hearing Board 1. The associate dean of students or designated representative, as chairperson 2. The provost or designated representative 3. Three (3) members of the faculty or administration 4. One (1) student appointed by the associate dean of students or designated representative Members of the appellate hearing board may be excused at the request of the appealing student or group with just cause. The student or group must be prepared to substantiate this contention. A student whose case is brought before an appellate hearing board has the same rights and must follow the same procedures as those previously outlined for the administrative/student hearing processes. III. The Appellate Hearing Students may request an appeal according to the following procedure: 1. Students must submit their petition for an appellate hearing to the Dean of Students Office within seven (7) calendar days after a decision or sanction letter has been received. 2. The dean of students or designee will decide whether there are grounds to accept the petition for an appeal. If grounds exist, a letter will be sent to the student or organization representative(s) notifying them when the board will convene, and suggesting that they meet with the assistant dean for community standards to review their rights and responsibilities and the procedures during an appellate hearing. The student shall have the right to seek an advisor of his/her choice who may help him/her prepare for the hearing, but the advisor is prohibited from speaking on behalf of the student. 3. During the appellate hearing, students or organization representative(s) will have the opportunity to address the board with an opening statement, followed by: A) Questions from the board. B) Testimony from any appropriate witness(es). C) Questions from the board to the witness(es). D) Questions from the appealing student or representative(s). E) Final questions for the student charged from the board. F) Closing remarks from the appealing student. 4. In rendering its decision, the appellate hearing board shall examine the evidence. The board may also hear witnesses to the incident. 5. After examining the evidence and reviewing the testimony, the board can recommend: A) Overturning the original hearing board’s decision. B) Modifying the original sanction(s). C) Remanding the case for a rehearing by a different hearing board. D) Upholding the original hearing board’s decision. 6. The board’s decision may be reviewed by the dean of students or designee. 7. All decisions based upon the appellate hearing will be communicated to the student in writing. All rulings on appeals are final.

GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION
Hofstra University developed this Code of Community Standards in an attempt to ensure the rights of individuals in the context of a community. The following is a list of actions that violate community standards. Any student who commits, aids, or attempts to commit any of the following acts on University property or during the course of a University activity is subject to disciplinary action under the Student Conduct Codes and/or P.R.I.D.E. Principles.
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STUDENT CONDUCT CODES
AIDING AND ABETTING Aiding and abetting conduct by others that is in violation of the rules outlined in the Student Conduct Codes, any University policy, and/or federal, state or local laws. Aiding and abetting includes helping, procuring, or engaging another person to engage in such misconduct. ALCOHOL Hofstra University expects that all students abide by federal laws and New York state laws on alcohol as well as the University’s Statement on Drugs and Alcohol and all related policies as outlined in the Office of Residential Programs’ The Living Factor. Students who drink alcohol to excess, whether on campus or off campus, and require medical attention, will be required to meet with a member of the Dean of Students Office. The following actions violate the University’s conduct code regarding alcohol: Possessing, consuming and/or distributing any quantity of alcohol while under the legal drinking age; or Violating the University alcohol policy in any way (including, but not limited to, the Statement on Drugs and Alcohol and The Living Factor); or Possessing, consuming and/or distributing any quantity of alcohol in a residence hall suite/room where there is a minor present; or Misrepresenting yourself or using another person’s identity with the intent to purchase, possess and/or consume alcohol; or Acting in a disruptive/disorderly manner, regardless of age, while under the influence of alcohol. ARSON Starting an unauthorized fire on University-controlled property or at a University-sponsored event. ASSAULT Intentionally or recklessly causing physical injury to a person. COERCION Compelling or inducing another person to act in a certain manner through physical or psychological threats. Examples include, but are not limited to, causing or threatening to physically injure or cause damage to a person or property, accusing a person of a violation of the University policy or causing conduct charges to be instituted against a person without a proper basis, exposing a secret or publicizing information that may subject the person to hatred, ridicule or contempt in order to induce the person to act in a certain manner. DAMAGE A student is responsible for damage to University or personal property when his or her actions result in reduction of the value or usefulness of property or spoil the appearance of such property. DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER Causing harm to any student’s or University official’s reputation via defamatory written or spoken statements.

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DISRUPTIVE CONDUCT Acting singularly or in concert with others, in a manner that obstructs, disturbs, interferes or impairs the normal operations, processes and functions of the University, including University classes, departments, facilities, events, representatives, and/or individuals or groups. Failing to follow the policies as outlined by the University or Office of Student Leadership and Activities when planning protests, demonstrations, etc. DRUGS Hofstra University expects that all students abide by all federal laws and New York state laws regarding illegal drug use as well as the University’s Statement on Drugs and Alcohol and all related policies as outlined in the Office of Residential Programs’ The Living Factor. The following actions violate the University’s conduct code regarding drugs: Using and/or possessing illegal drugs; or Improperly using or abusing over-the-counter or prescription drugs; or Manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, and/or selling illegal drugs, including prescription drugs on campus; or Aiding and abetting in the sale/distribution/use/possession of illegal drugs, including prescription drugs, on campus; or Using/possessing drug paraphernalia on campus, including, but not limited to, scales, rolling papers, bowls, pipes, bongs, hookahs or any other device that could be used for the purpose of drug use; or Knowingly being in the presence of illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia/illegal drug use on campus. FAILURE TO COMPLY Failing to comply with a directive/request from a University official or a University/departmental policy. Examples include, but are not limited to, refusing to carry out a request by a University official or comply with a sanction, failure to appear at an appointment in the Dean of Students Office when summoned, or failure to appear as a witness after being directed by a University official to appear at a disciplinary hearing. FALSIFICATION Providing any false or misleading information, or altering or destroying accurate information on any University record or any record submitted to the University; or providing false or misleading information to a University official. FIGHTING Any physical altercation that involves striking, shoving, kicking or subjecting another person to physical contact. FIRE SAFETY/EMERGENCY Causing fires or tampering with and/or misusing fire safety equipment/emergency exit doors. Failing to immediately evacuate and/or impeding the orderly evacuation of a building when informed to do so. Possessing any unauthorized open flame devices and/or any other type of device that can potentially

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cause combustion. Failing to comply with New York state laws on fire safety as well as the University’s Fire Safety Guidelines and all related policies as outlined in the Office of Residential Programs’ The Living Factor. FORGERY Falsifying a written instrument with the intent to defraud, deceive or injure another or to circumvent University procedures/policies. Examples include, but are not limited to, writing or instructing another person to write/sign the name of a University official on a University document for the purpose of changing University records or circumventing University procedures. GAMBLING Participation in any form of illegal gambling. Gambling refers to unauthorized lotteries, raffles, or other games of chance. These activities are not to be conducted on campus by organizations or individuals. Gambling is not permitted in connection with college-sponsored events on or off campus. GUESTS/ACTIONS OF A GUEST A student is responsible for the actions of his/her guest(s) at all times. Should a guest be found responsible for any violation(s) of University policy, the host is also accountable. HARASSMENT Making statements or actions that denigrate or ridicule an individual or group because of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, or marital or veteran status, as more fully set forth in the Hofstra University Harassment Policy. Individuals who violate the University’s Harassment Policy are also in violation of the Code of Community Standards. Physically or emotionally threatening or taunting another person; bullying another person. Sexual misconduct claims are governed by the procedures set forth in the “Sexual Misconduct Policy” on page 48. HAZING Individuals who violate “Hofstra University Rules and Regulations Regarding Hazing” are also in violation of the Code of Community Standards. INFRINGEMENT OF RIGHTS Infringing upon the rights of any other member, guest or department within the University community. This includes, but is not limited to, interfering with freedom of movement, freedom of speech and the right to personal privacy. LEWD/INDECENT BEHAVIOR Intentionally exposing intimate parts of the body in a public place, or in private premises under circumstances in which the student may readily be observed. This includes, but is not limited to, urinating or defecating in places other than appropriately designated areas. PERJURY Misleading a hearing board, investigation team or conduct officer through false or inconsistent written or verbal statements.

RECKLESS DRIVING Operating a motor vehicle on University property in a manner that causes or might potentially cause physical harm to an individual or property, or operating a motor vehicle while impaired or intoxicated. RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT Engaging in conduct that creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person or to oneself. SEXUAL MISCONDUCT Individuals in violation of the University’s “Sexual Misconduct Policy” are also in violation of the Code of Community Standards. SOLICITATION Disseminating information door to door and/or distributing/providing or inviting someone else to distribute/provide pamphlets, advertisements or other goods or services to members of the University community without the approval of a University official or in places that are not approved for such distribution. THEFT Taking something that is not yours without the expressed consent of the owner. Using services without paying for those services and/or without receiving proper consent for use of those services. Examples include, but are not limited to, intentionally writing/cashing bad checks on campus. UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY/EXIT Improperly entering or exiting the campus or a room/building/area/vehicle. Entering or remaining in a restricted area/building/academic room without appropriate permission or when the building/area is not open for business. UNAUTHORIZED POSSESSION Possessing or using property without the knowledge and/or consent of the owner. UNRECOGNIZED GROUPS Participating as a member of a group that has been denied recognition by the University, suspended by the University, or has never sought recognition from the University. (See “Guidelines Concerning Unrecognized Organizations.”) VANDALISM Intentionally or recklessly damaging the property of the University or another individual. VERBAL/WRITTEN ABUSE Using abusive, obscene and/or profane language or speaking in a way that is inconsistent with the Hofstra Code of Community Standards (see P.R.I.D.E. Principles). VIOLATION OF A BAN A student is strictly prohibited from entering any area and/or building from which they have been banned or removed by the University. A student is also prohibited from hosting a banned student/ individual.
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VIOLATION OF ID POLICY Using/possessing someone else’s identification, allowing someone else to use/possess your identification or otherwise providing false identification. Examples include, but are not limited to, failing to produce identification when asked by a University official, failing to properly swipe into a building/area, or failing to show proper Hofstra identification when entering a University facility where identification is required. VIOLATION OF SECURITY POLICY Acting in a way that compromises the security of University community members or facilities. Examples include, but are not limited to, propping doors of University buildings and/or facilities, or failing to follow University or residence hall security guidelines. WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES Students are prohibited from possessing, using, storing or transporting firearms, weapons, fireworks, incendiary devices, ammunition, chemicals that are explosive in nature and/or any other instrument that has the potential to injure or harm a person/property, regardless of intent. These types of items include, but are not limited to, knives, brass knuckles, switchblades, swords, BB guns, paintball/pellet guns, mace, pepper spray and box cutters.

SANCTIONS
Disciplinary actions include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following sanctions: Disciplinary Warning A disciplinary warning is issued to a student for a specific period of time for violating University regulations. Disciplinary warnings notify the offender that subsequent violations will warrant more serious disciplinary action. Educational Sanctions In certain instances where punitive measures are inappropriate or inadequate, an educational sanction may be imposed. This sanction is designed to help educate the student toward responsible behavior. These sanctions may include, but are not limited to, a written apology, educational assignment/paper, task-oriented community work, volunteer services and/or awareness workshops. Fines and Restitution Fines may be levied against students who violate University policy. Students are responsible for all fines levied against them for violating University policy. Student Financial Services will be notified when fines are levied. A student’s failure to pay fines may result in a hold being placed on the student’s account, the student’s account being sent to a collection agency, and/or legal action being taken to recover such fines. In addition, restitution may be imposed to recover losses experienced by the University. Disciplinary Probation Probation is issued to a student for a specific period of time. Disciplinary probation is a more serious sanction than a warning. It is a period of review and observation during which the student must demonstrate the ability to comply with University rules, regulations and other requirements stipulated for the probation period. It may limit certain activities or privileges of a student. Students who violate their probation may face sanctions more punitive in nature.
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Residence Hall Relocation As a result of this sanction, the student is required to vacate his/her current room assignment, and is relocated to another Residential Programs facility determined by the assistant dean for community standards or a designee. The student is responsible for all fees associated with this relocation. For example, a student relocated to a single room from a double room is responsible for the difference in cost. Residence Hall Removal and/or Ban The student’s Residential Living Agreement is voided and the student is required to vacate the residence hall. In addition, a ban from all residential facilities in often imposed for the duration of the removal and/or ban. The student’s housing sticker must be relinquished to the Dean of Students Office. Housing deposits and/or payments are forfeited, and the student is responsible for paying all unpaid residence hall fees. The failure of the student to pay all fees incurred may result in the University taking legal action to recover such amount. University Suspension The student is separated and banned from the University for a specific or indefinite period of time. Such period may begin during or at the close of a semester. The student may be readmitted at the end of the specified period. All tuition and fees are forfeited, and the student is responsible for paying all unpaid tuition and fees. The failure of the student to pay tuition and fees incurred may result in a hold being placed on the student’s account, the student’s account being sent to a collection agency, and/or legal action being taken to recover such amount. A condition of readmission may be imposed (counseling, community service, participation in a substance abuse program, etc.). All privileges, including campus visitations, are revoked. Deferred Suspension A deferred suspension from the University or the residence halls may be imposed due to severe extenuating circumstances. The suspension begins at a specified date as determined by the Dean of Students Office. This sanction may be utilized only after review by the dean of students or designated representative. Ban A Hofstra student or non-Hofstra student may be restricted from the University, particular areas of the University, or University events, as a result of inappropriate behavior. A Hofstra student who violates this ban will be subject to further disciplinary action, arrest and prosecution; a non-Hofstra student who violates this ban will be subject to arrest and prosecution for criminal trespass. Summary Action In certain instances where a student has been charged with changing official records, stealing, physical assault, or other serious acts that may constitute a threat to the safety and well-being of University students, personnel or property, the dean of students or designated official has the discretionary power to summarily relocate or suspend a student’s residence hall privileges. The student’s Residential Living Agreement is voided and he/she is required to vacate the residence hall. The student may be suspended, banned, expelled, or requested to withdraw from the University until a hearing may be adjudicated. Expulsion The student is permanently separated and banned from the University without opportunity for readmission. All tuition and fees are forfeited, and the student is responsible for paying all unpaid
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tuition and fees. The failure of the student to pay tuition and fees incurred may result in the University sending the student’s account to a collection agency and/or the commencement of legal action to recover such amount. Note: A student and/or organization found responsible for violating the Code of Community Standards may receive one or more of a variety of sanctions tailored to the specific violation(s). Individual mitigating circumstances, as well as aggravating factors, such as past misconduct by the student and/ or organization, or failure to comply with previously imposed sanctions, shall be considered when determining the level and scope of the sanction. Generally, a student who is found responsible for additional offenses will be subject to more severe sanctions.

MINIMUM SANCTIONS
Certain violations of regulations may constitute a serious threat to other individuals and/or the community. For the following (and other) breaches of University policy, a minimum penalty of suspension, including summary suspension, from the University (including the residence halls) for at least one full semester to permanent expulsion may be imposed: 1. Conduct in violation of New York state criminal law or federal law, which poses a serious threat to the University community, including, but not limited to, distribution or possession of illegal drugs or theft of University or personal property. 2. Serious physical attack upon another person. 3. Willful or malicious damage or defacement of University property or property of another individual. 4. Possession of firearms, explosives or any type of weapon as defined in the Student Conduct Code entry “Weapons and Explosives.”

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Student groups and organizations may be charged with violating the Code of Community Standards. A student group or organization and its officers may be held collectively and/or individually responsible when violations occur. Organizations should refer to the “Code of Community Standards for Organizations” for more information. Sanctions for group or organization misconduct may include revocation or denial of registration or recognition, in addition to all appropriate sanctions provided herein. Student groups and organizations have the same rights and may appeal sanctions as described in this code for individuals. For more information, please refer to specific policies and constitutions governing student organizations and fraternity and sorority affairs.

GUIDELINES CONCERNING UNRECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS
A. RECOGNITION OF STUDENT GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS 1. Students interested in creating a club or organization may petition the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. 2. Students interested in forming a chapter of a fraternity or sorority may petition the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. 3. Students interested in affiliating with an academic department (i.e., Golden Key) may petition that particular department. 4. Authorization to function as a student group is determined by a Registration Committee, composed of student representatives and SGA leadership, as well as staff representatives from the offices of Student Leadership and Activities, Multicultural & International Student Programs, and Recreation and Intramural Sports.
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B. UNRECOGNIZED GROUPS Actions that will result in being charged as an unrecognized group include, but are not limited to: 1. Wearing or displaying the insignia, name or crest of the unrecognized organization. 2. Affiliating the group with Hofstra University or using Hofstra’s name or brand without Hofstra’s written permission in literature, on the Internet, or with an outside source (i.e., restaurant, catering establishment, etc.). 3. Pledging/in-taking new members, initiating, receiving or recruiting new members into the unrecognized group. 4. Utilizing University services in the name of an individual or group for use by the unrecognized group. All groups that fail to gain recognition are unable to gain access to any University facilities and services in the name of the group. This extends to participation in intramural and recreational programs under the name of the unrecognized group or under a pseudonym where 50 percent of the individuals are members of an unrecognized group. In this case, the director of recreation and intramural sports shall disband the team and disqualify it from further competition.

VIOLATION OF LAW AND REPORTING VIOLATIONS
The University reserves the right to report certain acts of misconduct performed on University property to the appropriate civil authorities, including criminal conduct in violation of the laws of the state of New York or federal statute. FELONIES Felonies committed on campus may be reported to civil authorities. In addition, regardless of the location of the incident or the identity of the victim, if a Hofstra University student is charged with a felony, the University, if it determines it is appropriate to do so to protect the health, safety and welfare of the accused student and/or the Hofstra community, reserves the right to summarily suspend the student. The University reserves the right to take action under the Code of Community Standards prior to the disposition of any action that may result from criminal proceedings. Disciplinary action at the University may normally proceed during the pendency of criminal proceedings, and will not be subject to challenge on the grounds that criminal charges involving the same incident have been dismissed or reduced or that no criminal charges have been brought. RESTITUTION DISPUTES In student disputes involving restitution for damage or loss of personal property, telephone bills and other living expenses, the Office of Community Standards shall address wrongful behavior with appropriate disciplinary action when necessary, but shall not act as an agent of any student in settling a monetary claim. Students who seek restitution are advised to attempt to collect from those responsible and, if they are unable to resolve the matter, they should contact the police or refer the matter to an attorney for adjudication.

STATEMENT ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
DRUGS 1. Standard of Conduct Possession, use and/or distribution of unprescribed and/or illegal controlled substances, prescribed medical drugs that were unlawfully obtained or are being unlawfully or abusively used, and related paraphernalia are strictly prohibited on any area of campus. In addition, the abusive or unlawful use of
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over-the-counter drugs is strictly forbidden. Any violation of this policy is also considered a violation of the Student Conduct Codes. 2. University Sanctions Students who possess, use and/or distribute illegal drugs, prescribed medical drugs that were unlawfully obtained or are being unlawfully used, or drug paraphernalia on Hofstra University property will be subject to a minimum sanction of disciplinary warning and mandatory attendance at an educational seminar. Repeat offenders may face more severe penalties, including automatic suspension and/ or removal from the residence halls. Students who distribute controlled substances or possess such substances with the intent to distribute will be subject to a minimum sanction of suspension from the University and could face expulsion from the University. For a complete listing of possible sanctions, please refer to the “Sanctions” section in the Code of Community Standards. 3. Local, State and Federal Laws In addition to sanctions imposed by the University, drug violations may be referred to the appropriate external authorities. Under local, state and federal laws, such as the New York State Penal Law and the Federal Controlled Substance Act, violations as specified above may result in penalties ranging from fines through imprisonment. If a student is convicted of a drug-related offense under local, state or federal law, financial aid will be revoked for a specified period of time. 4. Health Risks The health risks caused by drug use vary depending on the drug involved, and the use of drugs without a doctor’s supervision may also cause serious health difficulties. Studies have shown that marijuana contributes to sterility in men, destroys brain cells and leads to diseases associated with cigarette smoking. The use of cocaine or any cocaine-based substance may cause heart failure, erratic behavior, personality changes, birth defects, loss of appetite, paranoia and mood swings. In addition, the abuse of any substance can adversely affect relationships, employment, academic and athletic performance, and self-esteem. 5. Treatment The University provides confidential counseling services to students. Student Counseling Services is located at the Saltzman Community Services Center and can be reached at 516-463-6793. Student Counseling Services personnel will provide referrals to both in- and outpatient treatment facilities in the vicinity of Hofstra. ALCOHOL 1. Standard of Conduct Possession, distribution, use and/or consumption of alcohol by students under 21 years of age is strictly prohibited on campus. The operation of a motor vehicle by a driver who is legally impaired or intoxicated (reckless driving) is also prohibited. In addition, consumption of alcohol and/or possession of open containers of alcohol by any student in public areas, such as hallways, lounges, parking lots, the Mack Student Center, athletic fields and at athletic events without express authorization from the Dean of Students Office is not permitted. No alcohol is permitted at Greek rush events. When alcohol is authorized to be served at an event on campus, no person shall be sold or served alcohol who a) is or appears to be intoxicated, or b) is under the legal drinking age of 21. When alcohol is authorized to be served at an event on campus, nonalcoholic beverages and food must also be made available. Any violation of this policy is also considered a violation of the Student Conduct Codes.

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2. University Sanctions Students who violate any of the above alcohol regulations will be subject to a minimum penalty of a disciplinary warning. Subsequent offenses will result in more serious action. For a complete listing of possible sanctions, please refer to the “Sanctions” section in the Code of Community Standards. 3. Local and State Laws In addition to sanctions imposed by the University, alcohol violations may be referred to the appropriate external authorities. Under local and state laws, such as the New York State Penal Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, and Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, violations may result in penalties ranging from fines through suspension of a driver’s license and possible imprisonment. 4. Health Risks Use of alcohol may result in mood changes, impulsive actions, loss of judgment and loss of coordination. Excessive use of alcohol may cause heart damage, liver damage, damage to the digestive tract, cancer, brain damage, mental disorders, loss of sexual function, blood disorders and birth defects. Also, longterm alcohol use may affect relationships, employment, academic and athletic performance, and selfesteem. Students will be held completely responsible for any violation of University policy while under the influence of alcohol. 5. Treatment The University provides confidential counseling services to students. Counseling Services is located at the Saltzman Community Services Center and can be reached at 516-463-6793. Student Counseling Services personnel will provide referrals to both in- and out-patient treatment facilities in the vicinity of Hofstra. The foregoing is provided in compliance with section 1213 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 [20 U.S.C. 1145g].

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
Rev. August 2012 Hofstra University is committed to extending equal opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status (characteristics collectively referred to as “Protected Characteristic(s)”) in employment and in the conduct and operation of Hofstra University’s educational programs and activities, including admissions, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. This statement of nondiscrimination is in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, the Age Discrimination Act and other applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to nondiscrimination (“Equal Opportunity Laws”). The Equal Rights and Opportunity Officer is the University’s official responsible for coordinating its overall adherence to Equal Opportunity Laws. CONTACTS AND RESOURCES: For questions or concerns regarding Equal Opportunity Laws or other aspects of Hofstra’s Nondiscrimination Policy: • Equal Rights and Opportunity Officer EROO@hofstra.edu, 516-463-7310, Office of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, 101 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 • Harassment Advisor Director of Human Resources, 516-463-6859, HumanResources@hofstra.edu, 205 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
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Procedures for resolving complaints of discrimination or harassment based on any Protected Characteristic: • Hofstra University Harassment Policy, www.hofstra.edu/pdf/Faculty/Senate/senate_FPS_43.pdf For questions or concerns regarding the University’s student-related efforts to comply with and carry out responsibilities under Title IX (nondiscrimination on the basis of sex): • Student Sexual Misconduct Compliance Officer Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 516-463-6815, 200F Phillips Hall, Hempstead, NY 11549 Procedures for resolving complaints against students of sexual violence, harassment, or discrimination based on any Protected Characteristic: • tudent Conduct Process S www.hofstra.edu/studentaffairs/deanofstudents/commstandards/commstandards_ conductprocess.html • Student Sexual Misconduct Policy www.hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/DeanOfStudents/commstandards/commstandards_ policies_sexualassault.html Disability-Related Issues: • For students: Director of Services for Students with Disabilities, 516-463-7075, SSD@hofstra.edu, 212 Memorial Hall, Hempstead, NY 11549 • For employees: Director of Human Resources, 516-463-6859, HumanResources@hofstra.edu, 205 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549 • Procedure for resolving disability discrimination complaints: Hofstra University Harassment Policy, see link above

BIAS CRIME PREVENTION POLICY
Violations of the following policy are sanctionable under the Code of Community Standards. Bias crimes, also called hate crimes, are criminal acts, including acts of violence, intimidation, and destruction of property, based upon bias and prejudice. Victims of bias crimes are intentionally selected, in whole or in substantial part, because of a belief or perception regarding the victim’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation, regardless of whether the belief or perception is correct. Crimes motivated by invidious hatred toward particular groups not only harm individual victims but also send a powerful message of intolerance and discrimination to all members of the group to which the victim belongs. New York State Penal Code, specifically the Hate Crimes Act of 2000, subjects hate crimes to prosecution and severe punishment. Bias incidents — or discriminatory harassment as defined in the Hofstra University Harassment Policy — involve behavior that is motivated by bias based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal laws. These incidents do not involve criminal conduct such as assault, threats or property damage. Such bias and/or harassment may, however, escalate from mere words to threats and ultimately to violence. Bias incidents may or may not violate the law, but may violate University policy prohibiting harassment and discrimination (see Harassment as defined in the Student Conduct Codes as well as the policy and procedures set forth in the Hofstra University Harassment Policy). A Hofstra student who is found to have committed a bias-related crime or incident is subject to disciplinary action that can include probation, suspension or expulsion. Any student charged with a bias-related felony may be summarily suspended from Hofstra University in accordance with University policies.
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Educational Programs Educational programs to promote the prevention of bias-related crime and incidents are conducted for first-year students during New Student Orientation and in the residence halls throughout the academic year. These programs are open to the entire Hofstra community. Other programs on bias-related crime and incidents are offered throughout the year. For additional information, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 516-463-6913. If you believe you have been a victim of a bias-related crime, contact Public Safety and/or the Dean of Students Office. They will provide you with the following information: • Counseling services that are available, both on and off campus. • Medical services that are available, both on and off campus. • Options that are available regarding reporting the case to the proper authorities, both on campus and to local police. Assistance will be provided in notifying these authorities if such assistance is requested. For additional information, please refer to the “Public Safety” section of the Guide to Pride or call 516-463-6606.

FIRE SAFETY GUIDELINES
Hofstra University policies relating to fire safety are in accordance with New York state law and Nassau County ordinances. Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of the members of our community, and, as such, new policies have been created and existing policies have been modified to ensure that Hofstra University provides a safe environment and is in compliance with all New York State Fire Codes and those of the Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office. Students must comply with the specific policies listed below as well as all other policies listed in The Living Factor, Hofstra University’s guide to residential living. In addition, as per the current New York State Fire Code (NYSFC), information and training related to fire safety must be presented to all students enrolled in higher education on an annual basis. Any violation of these guidelines is also considered a violation of the Student Conduct Codes. 1. Door Chocking (Propping) A door leading out to a main hallway (common area), used as fire and/or smoke door, should not be chocked (propped) open, blocked or obstructed to prevent the normal self-closing operation of said door. [ref; NYSFC F-703.2] 2. Electric Wall Outlets All electric cords from devices must be plugged directly into a wall outlet or an approved surge protector strip. All surge protector strips must be plugged directly into the wall outlet. No extension cords are permitted in residential halls. Furniture should not obstruct a wall outlet as to prevent an electrical plug from easily being removed from the outlet (without first moving the furniture). [ref; NYSFC F-605.5] 3. Items Suspended From Ceilings and Walls No items shall be suspended from the ceiling or within 24” of the ceiling as to obstruct or cover lighting, smoke detectors and/or sprinkler heads. [ref; NYSFC-901.6 and 805.1 and 315.2.1] No decorative, holiday or themed lighting shall be placed/hung on or around doors or windows. 4. Decorations No tapestries or fabric items (including flags) shall be placed on the ceilings or walls of any room. Wall coverings may include pictures and posters, but may not exceed 50 percent of total wall space. Tapestries and/or fabric items (including doormats) shall not be placed in common areas. [ref; NYSFC304.1] No window curtains or valances are permitted to be hung in rooms/suites/apartments.
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5. Natural Cut Trees No natural cut trees of any sort shall be erected in the common or living space of any residence hall [ref; NYSFC 804.1.1] All students must comply fully with all fire safety regulations. violations may result in monetary, educational, and/or conduct sanctions. 6. Candles/Incense No candles (including those used for “decoration only”), incense or anything that burns are permitted in residence halls. 7. Smoking Hofstra University is a smoke-free environment. There is no smoking or lighting of smoking-type products in any residence hall/room or facility on the Hofstra University campus. 8. Malicious Damage/False Alarms The alteration and/or destruction of fire safety equipment affects the safety of all members of the Hofstra community. Malicious damage to any fire safety equipment, including fire extinguishers, exit signs, fire doors, emergency lighting and/or the activation of a fire pull station (when the threat of fire is not present), is a crime, is not tolerated at Hofstra University and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. All students must comply fully with all Hofstra University fire safety regulations. Violations may result in monetary, educational, and/or conduct sanctions. 9. Refrigerator/Microwave Residents may bring their own refrigerator for their residence hall room or suite. The size and number of these refrigerators are limited (one per room or two per suite) due to the electrical current they draw and the limited electrical outlets in the residence hall rooms and suites. The refrigerator must be an energy efficient model and may not exceed five (5) cubic feet in size. Any refrigerator larger than five (5) cubic feet in a residence hall room and/or suite is a violation of Residential Programs policy. Additionally, personal microwaves are prohibited in on-campus residence hall rooms and suites. The University has made arrangements with a vendor to provide both refrigerator and refrigerator/microwave rental units at competitive prices. Residents should receive by mail specific information regarding this rental service. Otherwise, information will be posted during move in at the residence hall or at the Office of Residential Programs. Although students can purchase refrigerator/freezer units of 5.0 cubic feet or less for use in residential rooms, for safety reasons, only those refrigerator/freezer/microwave multiunits rented through a University-sanctioned vendor are permitted in on-campus residential halls. 10. Electrical Appliances Policy Due to safety issues, the following items are prohibited in the residence halls: hot plates, electrical skillets, toaster ovens, toasters, hot oil popcorn poppers, halogen lights, sun lamps, electric heaters, refrigerators larger than five cubic feet, microwaves, electric grills, deep fryers, coffee makers, humidifiers, multiple outlets, extension cords and any other appliances deemed by the Office of Residential Programs as being inappropriate for residence hall use. Additionally, black light bulbs in University light fixtures are prohibited. Residents of the Graduate Residence Hall are permitted to have coffee makers and toasters (NOT toaster ovens). 11. Cooking Policy There is a $100 fine, per appliance, for possession of prohibited cooking and/or electrical appliances in the residence halls. Any additional violation of this policy is grounds for further disciplinary action and/ or fines. There are various food and beverage vending machines located in the lobbies or lounges of the residence halls. Report malfunctioning kitchen appliances or vending machines to the resident assistant. For refunds for vending machine purchases, follow instructions posted on the front of vending machines.

Evacuation/Fire Alarm Procedures Evacuation is necessary when any building’s fire alarm has been activated or the building becomes uninhabitable because of an event such as a fire, flood, gas leak, contamination, pandemic flu, extreme weather conditions or the loss of critical services. The response depends on the extent of the emergency. Hofstra community members should familiarize themselves with the evacuation routes posted in the buildings they live in or use frequently. If an evacuation order is issued for a building, cooperate fully with Public Safety/emergency personnel and: • Don’t panic. Stay calm. • If possible, take keys, wallets and essential belongings with you. • If possible, wear weather-appropriate clothing. • If your door feels hot, place a wet towel under it and DO NOT OPEN IT. Instead, open your window slightly, if you need air. While you await rescue, call Public Safety at x3-6789 or 911 to ascertain that they know your location. Make your presence known by waving something from your window. • If the hallway is filled with smoke, crouch down as low as possible (smoke rises) and hug the wall. Walls eventually lead to doors. • Do NOT USE ELEvATORS. USE ONLY STAIRS; elevators turn into chimneys when there is a fire and may malfunction due to heat/smoke. • Close, but do NOT lock doors. • Provide assistance to those with physical disabilities. • Evacuate in a safe and orderly fashion to the nearest Evacuation Assembly Point (as determined by University personnel) and await additional instructions. • Move away from the building. Do not return to the building until instructed to do so by Public Safety or a residence hall staff member. • Find your RA or the RA on duty for the purpose of letting someone know you have safely evacuated the building. General Evacuation Procedures Public Safety officers will decide whether immediate evacuation is necessary. Evacuees will be moved to an Evacuation Assembly Point where University personnel will conduct a census to establish that the evacuation is complete. (Each building has been assigned an Evacuation Assembly Point; check with your RA for your building’s Assembly Point.) Evacuation of Individuals With Physical Disabilities Public Safety officers will assist individuals with physical disabilities in an evacuation, making every attempt to lead them to safety. Hearing-impaired students have TTY phone capability in their residence hall rooms, and the fire alarm system is connected to strobe lights. If you have a disability that could impair your ability to perform any of the above: • Please inform Public Safety or the Services for Students with Disabilities Office of your circumstances upon arrival to campus and request a meeting to discuss any special emergency response accommodations needed. If you are a resident student: • Please note that a master list of all resident students requiring assistance during a building evacuation is maintained by the Office of Residential Programs. Please contact your resident assistant to ensure inclusion on this list. Any student may: • Call the Department of Public Safety at x3-6789 or 911 and tell them where you are and what assistance is needed. • Notify his/her professor that assistance will be needed if an evacuation is deemed necessary.
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HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING HAZING
The state of New York has enacted a law that requires the University to file its rules and regulations relating to the subject of “hazing” with the Regents and the Commissioner of Education. The following rules and regulations regarding hazing are hereby adopted by the University and the same are filed with the Regents and the Commissioner of Education and are disseminated among the University community. Hofstra University recognizes that membership in a fraternity/sorority or other campus organization (herein collectively referred to as an “organization”) can be a meaningful experience in conjunction with other aspects of the educational process. Unfortunately, however, membership or prospective membership in an organization is sometimes accompanied by a wrongful activity commonly known as “hazing.” Hazing is a violation of the Penal Law and other laws of the state of New York as well as the general regulations of the University. Accordingly, the University hereby reaffirms its policy that it will not condone hazing of any kind. To this end, any student, faculty member, staff member, visitor, licensee or invitee who engages in hazing may be removed from the campus and, where appropriate, shall be subject to suspension, expulsion or other disciplinary action. Similarly, the University may take any or all of the following actions against any organization that authorizes hazing or those members (whether individually or in concert) who engage in hazing: rescind permission for the organization to operate on campus property, rescind recognition of the organization, and prohibit the organization from using the University’s name in any manner. Hazing has been defined as generally including, among other things: 1. Any action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health or involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization. 2. Any other act or series of acts that cause or are likely to cause mental or physical harm or danger. 3. Mistreatment by playing stunts or practicing abusive, humiliating or ridiculous tricks that subject an individual to personal indignity, humiliation or ridicule. 4. Harassment by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work or harassment by banter, ridicule or criticism. Some examples of such prohibited activities are: a. Abnormal or unusual dress holding the wearer up to ridicule, e.g., extraordinary headwear, costumes, underwear, body painting, etc. b. Performing unusual or abnormal acts, e.g., dancing on tables, standing at attention, standing on windowsills, blindfolding, etc. c. Excessive or unusual physical activities, e.g., crawling, duck walk, push-ups, sit-ups, skipping, hopping, squatting, etc. d. Verbal or written harassment or abuse, e.g., yelling, making demeaning remarks, etc. Violations of any of the foregoing prohibitions are also considered violations of the Student Conduct Codes and shall be dealt with by the University as follows: 1. In the case of any individual or group that is not a member of the University community: The authorization for such individual or group to remain on University property will immediately be revoked; and if the individual or group thereafter refuses to leave University property, necessary and appropriate action will be taken to remove such person or group from the University property. In addition, the University may, at its sole discretion, take all necessary and appropriate action to prevent any such individual or group that engages in hazing from reentering University property.

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2. In the case of a Hofstra student: The student shall be requested to cease and desist from such prohibited conduct and, if he/she fails to do so, necessary and appropriate action will be taken to restrain and remove such student from University property. In addition, disciplinary proceedings shall be commenced, pursuant to the Code of Community Standards, against any student who engages in hazing. In accordance with those procedures, the penalties of suspension, expulsion or other disciplinary action may be imposed. 3. In the case of a non-student member of the Hofstra community: The person shall be requested to cease and desist from such prohibited conduct and, if he/she fails to do so, necessary and appropriate action will be taken to restrain and remove such person from University property. In addition, charges shall be brought, in accordance with appropriate University policy, against any non-student members of the Hofstra community who engage in such inappropriate conduct. Appropriate disciplinary action will be imposed in accordance with University-approved procedures. 4. In the case of an organization: The organization shall be requested to cease and desist from such prohibited conduct and, if the organization fails to do so, necessary and appropriate action will be taken to eject such organization from University property. In addition, charges shall be instituted pursuant to the disciplinary procedures of the University against any organization that authorizes or engages in hazing. A hearing shall take place and, to the extent applicable, those procedures shall be followed. In addition to the penalties set forth in those procedures, the penalties of temporary or permanent rescission of permission for the organization to operate on campus property and temporary or permanent rescission of use of the University’s name in any manner by such organization may be imposed. 5. Whenever, in the opinion of the dean of students or the designated representative, the conduct of any individual or organization poses an imminent threat to the physical or emotional safety of such individual or others or to property, the dean of students or the designated representative may immediately suspend such individual or organization and/or eject such individual or organization from the campus pending an appropriate hearing and final determination. 6. In addition to the foregoing, the University reaffirms its right to utilize and seek the aid of public authorities and such judicial, civil and criminal processes and proceedings, at the discretion of the University, as may be necessary and appropriate. Any penalty imposed by the University shall be in addition to any penalty pursuant to the penal law or any other law to which a violator or organization may be subject. 7. The foregoing rules and regulations shall be part of the bylaws of all organizations operating on the University’s campus. Every organization shall annually review its bylaws with all individuals affiliated with such organization.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY
Rev. August 2012 No form of Sexual Misconduct will be tolerated at Hofstra University. Sexual Misconduct, as more particularly defined below under Definitions, includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, and sexual assault, including rape, acquaintance rape, and other forms of nonconsensual sexual activity. Sexual Misconduct may vary in severity and consists of a range of behaviors that includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile environment. Many forms of Sexual Misconduct are criminal behaviors and all create an environment contrary to the goals and mission of the University. Either a male or a female may be a victim or perpetrator of Sexual Misconduct.
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Any violation of this Sexual Misconduct Policy is also considered a violation of the Student Conduct Code. All policies, procedures, and definitions applicable to other violations of the Student Conduct Code apply to complaints of Sexual Misconduct except as specified below. I. GENERAL PROVISIONS No Retaliation No individual shall be penalized or retaliated against in any way by a member of the University community for his or her participation in the Sexual Misconduct investigation or disciplinary process. This protection includes both the complaining and responding parties and individuals who participate in an investigation or hearing related to a Sexual Misconduct complaint. Any such retaliation constitutes a further violation of the Code of Community Standards, to be adjudicated under these procedures. Confidentiality Generally it is the policy of Hofstra University to protect the confidentiality of members of the University community who may be involved in the Sexual Misconduct process, insofar as that is reasonably practicable. Specifically, the identity of the complainant, the identity of the accused student, and information relating to the Sexual Misconduct complaint will be disseminated only to those individuals who have a legitimate need to know, or as is reasonably necessary for the purpose of investigating or resolving the complaint. Students should understand that, upon informing a University employee of a Sexual Misconduct complaint, for the protection of the entire community, the University may investigate that complaint, even if the student does not wish to proceed. Therefore, students should understand that their complaint may be disclosed, as necessary, to persons other than the one(s) to whom the complaint is made, including the accused student. Notwithstanding, where claims of Sexual Misconduct are reported to University employees who serve in a professional role in which communication is protected under applicable federal, state or local law or regulation or licensing authority – including counselors in Student Counseling Services – such reports will not be further disclosed to the extent the communication is protected by law. Notice by a student to any such professional employee of Sexual Misconduct, i.e., where the communication is protected, shall not constitute notice to the University of such Sexual Misconduct. Although the University will endeavor to maintain the confidentiality of Sexual Misconduct complaints and proceedings in accordance with this policy, it cannot prevent the further dissemination of information by individuals to whom such information was disclosed. Moreover, any response by the University may be hindered to the extent the complainant wishes to remain anonymous. Harassment Policy and Sexual Misconduct Violations of the Hofstra University Harassment Policy based on sex or gender are also violations of the Sexual Misconduct Policy. Complaints made against students under the Hofstra University Harassment Policy will be handled pursuant to the procedures set forth in this Sexual Misconduct Policy. For Sexual Misconduct complaints against a faculty or staff member, or other non-student, consult the procedures set forth in the Harassment Policy, available at http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/faculty/senate/senate_fps_43.pdf.

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New York State Law Rape, sexual abuse, and other sex offenses are serious crimes under New York state law. Rape is committed when any person engages in sexual intercourse without consent by using forcible compulsion; or where the victim is physically, mentally, or legally incapable of giving consent. Other sex offenses under New York state law include engaging in oral or anal sexual conduct without consent, and certain nonconsensual touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of another person. Criminal penalties in New York for all such acts vary according to the circumstances, but can include prison sentences of up to 25 years. See also Code of Community Standards and Violation of Law and Reporting Violations for more information. Alcohol and Other Drugs It is important for members of the campus community to be aware that there can be serious legal consequences for certain sexual conduct. Among college students, Sexual Misconduct often occurs when one or both parties are in an impaired state from alcohol or other drugs. Therefore, it is important to understand that intercourse or other sexual activity with a person who is unable to give free and full consent to the acts (e.g., because of intoxication or substance abuse) may constitute sexual assault or rape. See definition of “Consent” below. The use of alcohol and other drugs does not make someone at fault for being sexually assaulted. Furthermore, the accused student’s use of a mind-altering substance does not in any way diminish his or her responsibility for Sexual Misconduct. II. DEFINITIONS Accused Student - The student accused of violating the Sexual Misconduct Policy. Charge - Document formally notifying the accused student that a charge of violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy has been brought against him or her. The charge will contain the specific type of Sexual Misconduct with which that student is charged. Complaint - See Section IV (A). Complainant - The member of the University community who initiates a complaint against a student alleging a violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy. Consent - Consent means the active, knowing, and voluntary agreement to engage in a sexual activity without coercion or fear or threat of harm. Consent may be shown by words or through clear, unambiguous actions. It is the responsibility of the student who initiates sexual contact to obtain this consent; in other words, to confirm that the person with whom he or she is involved has consented. There is no consent where: • A person is coerced to participate through force or threats of force. • A person is unable to consent for reasons including but not limited to: (i) the person’s physical or mental inability to make an informed, rational judgment due to the person’s use of alcohol or other drugs (ii) the person’s physical or mental disability or other incapacitation (iii) the person’s age (being under age 17, the legal age of consent in New York) Lack of consent will be found where the accused student knew, or a reasonable person in the position of the accused student should have known, of the other person’s incapacitation. Thus, there is no consent where the accused student knew, or a reasonable person in the position of the accused student
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should have known, that the complainant was unable to make an informed rational judgment due to his or her use of alcohol or drugs. The accused student’s impairment does not diminish that student’s responsibility to obtain consent. Consent must be obtained before each sexual act; the fact that a person has consented to one form of sexual activity does not mean that he or she consents to all forms of sexual activity. Furthermore, the fact that a person has given consent to a sexual activity in the past does not mean he or she consents to the activity in the future. Sexual Misconduct Specific forms of Sexual Misconduct include but are not limited to: • Non-Consensual Sexual Contact: Any intentional sexual touching of a person’s genitals, buttocks, or breasts without consent. Non-Consensual Sexual Contact also includes an individual making a person touch him or her with, or on, any of these body parts. • Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse: Any sexual penetration (anal, oral, or vaginal), however slight, with any object or body part, without consent. • Sexual Exploitation: Taking abusive or non-consensual sexual advantage of another. Examples include: • Taking or transmitting sexual photographs, videos, or audiotapes without consent, or causing or permitting others to take or transmit such photographs, videos, or audiotapes without consent. This includes, but is not limited to, transmitting photographs or videos via the Internet or text message (“sexting”) without consent. • Watching another engage in sexual activity or contact without consent; viewing another nude without consent (e.g., watching someone in the shower without consent); allowing a third party to observe sexual acts without a partner’s consent. • Prostituting another student. • Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment, which includes: • Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other nonverbal, expressive or physical conduct of a sexual nature; and • Other verbal, nonverbal, or physical acts, or acts of aggression, intimidation or hostility, when based on gender or gender-stereotyping. The above conduct constitutes sexual or gender-based harassment when it either substantially interferes with an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s programs or activities or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for learning or participating in University programs and activities. Examples include: • Unwanted flirtation, advances, or propositions of a sexual nature. • Insults, humor, jokes, or anecdotes (not legitimately related to the subject matter of a course, if one is involved) that belittle or demean an individual’s or a group’s sexuality or gender. • Unwelcome comments of a sexual nature about an individual’s body or clothing. • Physically threatening a person because of his or her gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.

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Student Sexual Misconduct Compliance Officer The Student Sexual Misconduct Compliance Officer (“Compliance Officer”), who is also the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, can be reached at 516-463-6815. The Compliance Officer is responsible for overseeing the University’s student-related efforts to comply with and carry out responsibilities under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. In this regard, the Compliance Officer is responsible for coordinating compliance with Title IX and this policy with respect to the investigations and disciplinary proceedings arising out of Sexual Misconduct complaints made against students, and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. The Compliance Officer is available to meet with students as needed. III. STUDENT RESOURCES Educational Programs You are the key to your personal safety on campus and in the community. We encourage you to educate yourself by attending educational programs that promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses. Furthermore, mandatory programs are conducted for first-year students during New Student Orientation, and other programs are offered throughout the academic year. All programs are open to the entire Hofstra community. The Dean of Students Office will co-sponsor programs for any student organization to educate its members on this topic. For additional information please contact the Dean of Students Office at 516-463-6913. Crisis Management Team The Crisis Management Team responds to crisis incidents reported to Public Safety, including incidents of Sexual Misconduct. Members of the team include the following or their designee and will be representative of both genders: 1. Director of Public Safety or designee 2. Director of Student Counseling Services or designee 3. Dean of Students or designee 4. University Relations representative, if necessary 5. Legal Counsel, if necessary The Crisis Management Team will be sensitive to the fact that the victim of the sexual assault may not want to meet with all members of the team immediately. They will, however, make themselves available to the victim to provide ongoing services and assistance as needed. Options/services offered to the victim will include: • Counseling services, both on and off campus. • Medical services, both on and off campus. • Options and assistance regarding reporting the case to the proper authorities, both on campus and to the local police. IF YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT Your safety and well-being are of paramount importance. What you choose to do is up to you, and the University will respect your choice and will work with you throughout the process. Victims of Sexual Misconduct are encouraged to take the following actions immediately: 1. Go to a place where you feel safe. 2. Contact or have a friend contact Public Safety at 516-463-6789, Student Counseling Services at 516-463-6791 (Public Safety will contact Student Counseling Services during non-business
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hours), the Health and Wellness Center at 516-463-6745, and/ or the Domestic Violence Hotline at 516-542-0404. Male and female personnel will be available to assist you. 3. Go to a hospital emergency room. Public Safety or the police will provide transportation, if necessary. 4. Medical evidence for use in the prosecution of a criminal offense is collected at the hospital. For this reason, you should not shower, bathe, douche, or change clothes. You may need to bring a change of clothes to the hospital in case what you are wearing is collected as evidence. 5. Do not touch any evidence or straighten up the area where the assault occurred. 6. Do not blame yourself. The person who assaulted you is responsible. Victims of Sexual Misconduct should be aware of the following: 1. Victims have the right to counseling, medical treatment, prosecution, and reporting of their case through the off-campus court system, as well as the right to refuse all of the above. 2. Victims will be treated with dignity and respect by campus personnel. 3. Victims of crimes against one’s person have the right to be reasonably free from intimidation and harm. 4. Victims shall be made aware of existing counseling and other support services that are available, both on and off campus. 5. Any victim who does not wish to remain in his or her present residence hall or class section may be granted a transfer to an available housing space or class section, upon request, if reasonably available. 6. During the investigation and until resolution of the matter, the University may take steps to protect the victim as necessary, including but not limited to no-contact orders, housing relocation, removal of the accused student from housing, and making a class schedule adjustment. See Section IV (B), below, for more information. Phone Numbers Hofstra University Public Safety ......................................................................................516-463-6789 Hofstra University Dean of Students Office .....................................................................516-463-6913 Hofstra University Student Counseling Services ..............................................................516-463-6791 Hofstra University Office of Residential Programs ........................................................ 516-463-6930 Hofstra University Health and Wellness Center................................................................516-463-6745 Hofstra University Office of Community Standards ........................................................516-463-6913 Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence .................................................... 516-465-4700 Nassau County Dating/Domestic Violence Hotline..........................................................516-542-0404 Nassau County Sexual Assault Hotline............................................................................. 516-222-2293 IV. PROCEDURE Any student who commits, aids, or attempts to commit Sexual Misconduct on University property, during the course of a University activity, or at any time or place in such a way as to impact oncampus activity, is subject to disciplinary action under this Sexual Misconduct Policy. The University reserves the right to adjudicate alleged violations of the Student Conduct Code arising from the same incident as an alleged violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy in one proceeding according to the procedures set forth in this Sexual Misconduct Policy. Hofstra University remains the official charging party in Sexual Misconduct proceedings, but the complainant and accused student have certain rights in these proceedings as set forth herein.

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A. Complaint Any member of the University community may initiate a complaint against a student as soon as possible after the incident takes place by filing a report with the Department of Public Safety or the Office of Residential Programs. You may contact the Dean of Students Office or the Compliance Officer for any assistance you need with filing a complaint. See also process set forth in the Code of Community Standards, The Student Conduct Process, Complaint. B. Interim Measures/Summary Action During the investigation and until resolution of the matter, the University may take steps to protect the complainant as necessary, including but not limited to no-contact orders, housing relocation, removal of the accused student from housing, and making a class schedule adjustment. Failure of the accused student to adhere to the parameters of any interim measure(s) is a violation of this policy and may lead to additional disciplinary action. See also interim measures set forth in the Code of Community Standards, Sanctions/Summary Action, and Violation of Law and Reporting Violations. C. Investigation Upon receipt of a Sexual Misconduct complaint, the Department of Public Safety or Office of Residential Programs shall notify the Compliance Officer, who is responsible for overseeing compliance with this policy and with Title IX. The Department of Public Safety (“Investigator”) shall conduct a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation of the complaint. An investigation may include, but is not limited to, any of the following: interviews with the complainant, the accused student, and any witnesses; visit to and/or photographs or videos of relevant sites; gathering of documentary evidence, including video footage, residence hall logs, photographs, social media, electronic or documentary communication; review of the disciplinary records of the accused student; and, where applicable, coordination with law enforcement agencies to collect and preserve evidence. Once the investigation is concluded, if there are grounds for disciplinary action, the Investigator shall refer the complaint to the Office of Community Standards for the issuance of a directive requiring the students to schedule an informational meeting, discussed below. See also Code of Community Standards, The Student Conduct Process, Complaint, and Informational Meeting for more information regarding this process. D. Informational Meeting During the informational meeting, the accused student will receive the Sexual Misconduct Charge Form (the “Charge”), which serves as formal notification that a charge of violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy has been brought against him or her. The Charge will contain the specific type of Sexual Misconduct with which that student is charged. See definition of Sexual Misconduct, Section II above, setting forth forms of Sexual Misconduct. Both the accused student and the complainant will receive the Acknowledgment of Student Rights and Conduct Procedures form, which provides information about the parties’ procedural rights. The students will be given the opportunity to discuss and review the charges as well as the evidence provided by the Investigator to the Office of Community Standards to the extent permitted under confidentiality laws, including FERPA. Students will have the opportunity to ask and answer questions regarding the allegation(s) and the Sexual Misconduct disciplinary process. During this meeting, each party shall be provided with educational materials and resources regarding the prevention of Sexual Misconduct and the importance of consent.

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E. Options for Resolution Following the informational meeting, there are three possible options for resolution: 1. The accused student may elect to accept responsibility for his or her actions. In such cases, the Office of Community Standards will determine the appropriate sanction and the accused student will automatically waive his/her rights associated with a hearing. The complainant will receive notice of the election to accept responsibility as well as the sanction to the extent consistent with FERPA. The sanction will be appealable as set forth in Section v below. 2. With the consent of both the accused student and the complainant, and if deemed appropriate by the University, the Charge may be resolved informally without a hearing, through measures including education, counseling, changes in housing or academic accommodations, and administrative actions. If the parties are unable to reach a resolution in an informal process, the disciplinary process will proceed to a formal hearing. Furthermore, the complainant has the right to end the informal process at any time and proceed to a formal hearing. Formal, face-to-face mediation shall not be used for cases of sexual assault (including Non-Consensual Sexual Contact or NonConsensual Sexual Intercourse). 3. Where the accused student denies responsibility or one or both parties request a formal hearing, the Charge proceeds to a formal hearing according to the procedures set forth below. The Office of Community Standards will notify the Compliance Officer of the result of the informational meeting. F. The Administrative Board and Hearing Preparation. Only an Administrative Board will adjudicate Sexual Misconduct proceedings; student board hearings are not available for these proceedings. The Administrative Board shall consist of three administrators/faculty, at least one male and one female, assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs. All members of an Administrative Board designated to hear Sexual Misconduct charges shall be specially trained in adjudicating Sexual Misconduct proceedings. A Hearing Officer appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs will serve as the Chairperson of the hearing and shall conduct the hearing in accordance with the Code of Community Standards and/or this Sexual Misconduct Policy, as applicable. The Office of Community Standards shall notify the Investigator, in writing, of the date, time and place of the hearing by sending the Investigator a copy of the Notice of Hearing discussed below in ¶ G(1). The Investigator shall appear as a witness at the hearing to present relevant evidence from the investigation. G. Rights/Obligations of the Parties When a Sexual Misconduct administrative hearing is conducted, the parties have the following rights and obligations: 1. Notice of Hearing. The parties shall be informed by the Office of Community Standards, in writing, of the date, time, and place of the hearing. The hearing will take place reasonably promptly following the investigation of the complaint. The complainant and accused student shall be allowed a reasonable amount of time (approximately seven (7) business days) to prepare their statements and secure supporting information. 2. Witnesses and Other Evidence. The complainant and accused student shall each have the right to speak for themselves, to present witnesses, and to challenge the evidence. Approval of any additional materials provided or witnesses/witness statements offered by parties for use/appearance at the hearing is at the sole discretion of the University.

Witnesses i. The parties may call upon witnesses with knowledge of the facts to speak on their behalf. Each party must submit a written list of their proposed witnesses or any signed witness statements to the Office of Community Standards for approval at least five (5) business days prior to the hearing. ii. The Office of Community Standards will send each party a written list of all approved witnesses prior to the hearing date. The University reserves the right to call additional witnesses up to and during the hearing at its sole discretion. iii. It is the responsibility of each party to notify the approved witnesses he or she has called of the hearing time, date, and place to appear. iv. Witnesses summoned by the Office of Community Standards are subject to a $100 fine if they do not appear as directed to testify. Other Evidence i. Parties may also submit any additional evidence in the form of relevant pictures, documents, or other written or electronic materials, subject to the approval of the University. Each party must submit the evidence to the Office of Community Standards for approval at least five (5) business days prior to the hearing. ii. After the Office of Community Standards has had the opportunity to review such additional evidence, each party may review approved evidence by making an appointment prior to the hearing date with the Office of Community Standards. Parties must request such an appointment at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing, to allow adequate time to schedule an appointment to take place at a time prior to the hearing. Parties will not be given access to privileged information or information made confidential under FERPA or other applicable law. 3. Removal of Board Member or Hearing Officer. The parties have the right to request the removal of a member of the board or the Hearing Officer with just cause. The request must be made to the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the party must be prepared to substantiate this contention. Removal of a member of the board or the Hearing Officer may be granted or denied based on the Vice President for Student Affairs determination as to whether or not there is just cause. 4. Advisors. The parties shall have the right to seek an advisor of their choice, who may help the party prepare for the hearing, but may not speak on behalf of the party. Written notification of an advisor and an executed “Advisor Form” must be submitted to the Office of Community Standards at least one (1) business day prior to the hearing. Advisor substitutions may be made after this point but only if a previously submitted “Advisor Form” is on file. 5. Adjournments. Each party shall be entitled to one (1) adjournment with just cause, as long as the request is made at least one (1) business day prior to the hearing. The Office of Community Standards will determine if an adjournment is warranted. Adjournments cannot be made to accommodate the schedule of an advisor or other student witnesses. Any additional adjournments may be granted or denied at the University’s discretion. H. Hearing Process The usual format of a hearing is set forth below. The Hearing Officer has the discretion to change the order, as he or she deems appropriate. The University reserves the right to call appropriate University members to serve as witnesses and/or to offer testimony at the hearing. Any evidence introduced at the hearing shall be part of the hearing record (“Hearing Record”).

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The Hearing Officer will conduct the hearing in an orderly manner, state the charges, rule on the relevancy of matters discussed and evidence presented, call witnesses, and coordinate and lead the questioning process. The Hearing Officer shall obtain affirmations from parties and witnesses of their obligation to testify truthfully. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Cases will be introduced and charge(s) read by the Hearing Officer. Opening statement by complainant and/or charging party. Opening statement by accused student. Statement/report from the Investigator regarding the investigation. Questions for the Investigator from members of the board, the complainant, and the accused student. 6. Statement(s)/report(s) from witness(es) on behalf of the complainant and/or charging party. 7. Questions for the witness(es) in ¶ 6 from members of the board, the complainant, and the accused student. 8. Statement(s)/report(s) from witness(es) on behalf of the accused student. 9. Questions for witness(es) in ¶ 8 from members of the board, the accused student, and the complainant. 10. Questions for the accused student from members of the board and the complainant. Each student may question the other, but the complainant has the right to testify from a different location from the one in which the hearing takes place. 11. Questions for the complainant from members of the board and the accused student. 12. Closing statement from accused student. 13. Closing statement from complainant and/or the University. Note: During the hearing, statement reports are provided verbally. If a witness or party is absent, the Hearing Officer will enter written statements pre-approved by the Office of Community Standards into the record. The parties will have the opportunity to challenge these written statements at the hearing in lieu of questioning. Note: Neither party may ask questions about sexual history unless it is directly relevant to the Charge. Relevance shall be determined by the Hearing Officer. I. Deliberation and Decision Following the close of the hearing, the Administrative Board shall deliberate, and the Hearing Officer shall serve as a non-voting facilitator for the deliberations. The Board may not take into account as evidence of culpability the mere fact that a criminal investigation or prosecution is pending in relation to the events complained of. The Administrative Board shall determine responsibility by choosing one of the following options: (1) Responsible. The Administrative Board finds that it is more likely than not that the accused student violated the Sexual Misconduct Policy. (2) Not Responsible. J. Sanctions If the accused student is found Responsible, the Hearing Officer or designee determines the sanctions. See Code of Community Standards, Sanctions, and Minimum Sanctions. In determining an appropriate sanction, the Hearing Officer or designee shall consider aggravating factors, including (a) any record of past sexual misconduct or sexual harassment violations, (b) the nature and severity of such past violations, and (c) premeditation/intent to commit a violation.

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The following should also be considered in determining the sanction: whether the sanction will (a) bring an end to the violation in question, (b) reasonably prevent a recurrence of a similar violation, and (c) remedy the effects of the violation on the complainant and the University community. V. DECISIONS AND APPEALS IN SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PROCEEDINGS Both parties shall be notified of the decision of the Administrative Board concurrently by the Office of Community Standards. The accused student shall be notified of any sanctions, and, if consistent with FERPA or other applicable law, the complainant will be notified of the sanction as well. Complainants may be notified of any of the following sanctions: that the accused student have no contact with the complainant; or that the accused student is prohibited from attending school for a period of time, has been transferred to other classes or has been relocated to another residence hall. Either party may request an appeal of the decision and/or sanction(s) by submitting a written petition for an appeal to the Vice President for Student Affairs within seven (7) calendar days after receiving the decision letter, on any of the following grounds: 1) There is new evidence to warrant a new hearing; or 2) The student’s procedural rights have been violated; or 3) The severity of the sanction is inappropriate given the details of the case. The student(s) must submit the written petition for appeal to the Vice President for Student Affairs (“Vice President”) specifying one or more of the above grounds. A request on any of these grounds must clearly explain, in detail, the basis for the appeal, and should include any available documentation. The appeal is limited to an inquiry of the issue or issues raised in the Charge. The Office of Community Standards will notify the party who did not request the appeal in writing and that party will have five (5) calendar days from the date of notification to submit a response to the appeal. In addition to filing a written appeal or response, either party may request a hearing before the Vice President, which the Vice President may grant at his or her discretion. If such hearing is granted, each party will be permitted to present his or her position orally and may be questioned. The Vice President or designee will decide whether to modify or uphold the original sanction or decision. These decisions of the Vice President or designee are final. In situations where new evidence is introduced, the Vice President or designee may decide, at his or her discretion, to re-open the case with the original hearing board. Based on the new evidence heard, the original hearing board may uphold or modify its decision, and the Vice President may uphold or modify the sanction. The Office of Community Standards will communicate all Sexual Misconduct decisions and sanctions, including any appellate decisions, to the Compliance Officer for compliance and oversight purposes. The Office of Community Standards is responsible for maintaining the Hearing Record together with the tape recording of the hearing (as set forth in the Code of Community Standards, Documenting the Hearing Process), pursuant to the University’s Record Retention Policy. Throughout the foregoing process, the Compliance Officer, the Investigator, the Office of Community Standards, the Hearing Officer, members of the Administrative Board, and other University employees involved in the administration and adjudication of Sexual Misconduct complaints may consult with the Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel.

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MISSING STUDENT POLICY
(Resident Students) Rev. August 2010 It is the policy of the Office of Residential Programs at Hofstra University to investigate any report of a missing student living in one of the University’s residence halls. All students residing in a campus residence hall are requested to complete a Confidential Contact Information Form, available upon check-in to their residence hall. The resident student is asked to identify the name and contact number of the individual(s) to be contacted in the event the student is determined to be missing, as set forth below. This contact information will be registered confidentially and may not be disclosed, except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation and authorized Hofstra University officials, including Public Safety officers. Hofstra understands that students may make arrangements to stay outside of the residential halls, and as such the location of students in the halls is not monitored by residential assistants or other University staff. If a student intends to leave his or her residence hall for an extended period of time, the student is strongly encouraged to advise the residence hall staff before leaving, to avoid the student being reported “missing.” If, however, there is reason to believe a resident student is missing, all reasonable efforts will be made to locate the student to determine his or her state of health and well-being. These efforts, which are done in conjunction with Public Safety, include, but are not limited to, checking the student’s room, speaking with friends and/or roommates, checking ID access, locating the resident student’s vehicle and calling the student’s cell phone number or other known contact information. Where a student has been missing for 24 hours, students, employees or other individuals should make a report to Residential Programs, the Dean of Students Office, or the Department of Public Safety. All missing student reports will be referred immediately to the Department of Public Safety. If upon investigation by Public Safety, the resident student is determined missing, staff from Public Safety and/ or Student Affairs will contact the resident’s designated “Confidential Contact” within 24 hours. For any resident student under the age of 18, Hofstra will notify a custodial parent or guardian, in addition to any other individual designated on the Confidential Contact Information Form, within 24 hours after the time the resident student is determined to be missing by the Department of Public Safety. Public Safety will continue to investigate, utilizing established investigative procedures in collaboration with staff from Residential Programs, other campus offices and local law enforcement agencies. When a “Confidential Contact” cannot be located or has not been assigned, Public Safety will inform the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or make contact with the student’s parent or legal guardian. In all cases where the Department of Public Safety determines that a student is missing, Public Safety will notify the appropriate law enforcement agency within 24 hours of that determination.

PORTAL AND EMAIL ACCOUNTS
All Hofstra students receive an online portal account. Students can use the Hofstra portal account to access various University computer services, such as to connect to the wireless network, access email, print documents and store files on the Hofstra network. Faculty and school administration regularly communicate important information to students via their Hofstra email account. Therefore, students are responsible for accessing their Hofstra email account on a regular basis to check for important communications. Use of the Hofstra network and email account and all other Hofstra computing facilities is subject to Hofstra University’s Computer Networks Acceptable Use Policy, which are available electronically on the Web at hofstra.edu/scs/aug.
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COMPUTER NETWORKS ACCEPTABLE USE GUIDELINES
To review Hofstra’s Computer Networks Acceptable Use Guidelines, please access the following page on Hofstra’s website: hofstra.edu/scs/aug.

PARKING AND VEHICLE REGULATIONS
General Hofstra parking permits can be obtained at the David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center located on the southeast corner of Hempstead Turnpike and California Avenue. Permits are issued only at the Mack Public Safety and Information Center, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There is no charge for a parking permit. Parking permits will be affixed to the vehicle by Public Safety staff in accordance with University regulations. Every student, staff, faculty and administrator is allowed to register only one vehicle. If a second vehicle is used, a temporary pass will be issued for a maximum of two weeks. All persons parking their vehicles on campus do so at their own risk. The University is not responsible for the theft of any vehicle or its contents, or for damage sustained to a vehicle parked on campus property. All operators are subject to existing New York state vehicle and traffic laws while on campus. Requirements When Applying for a Parking Permit 1. Applicant must apply in person. 2. Applicant must have a valid HofstraCard. 3. Vehicle must be parked in the Public Safety parking lot in order to affix the permit. Special Parking Privileges Individuals with physical disabilities may receive special parking privileges, if authorized. However, anyone requiring “Person First” parking privileges must first apply through the Hofstra University Health and Wellness Center. If approved by the Health and Wellness Center, a special parking permit may be obtained at the Mack Public Safety and Information Center. Short-term unloading stops in restricted and “No Parking” areas are permitted, but permission must be obtained in advance from Public Safety. In the absence of permission, violations will be cited. Use of Another//Different Vehicle Only one vehicle per person can be registered with the Department of Public Safety. In the event that a second vehicle is being used, a temporary parking pass will be issued for a maximum of two weeks, or violations will be cited. You are responsible for all summonses issued to any vehicle you drive on campus. Parking in a Manner That Warrants Towing/Booting Any vehicle that is not registered as required or is parked in violation of any of the campus traffic regulations will be fined, booted and/or towed at the owner’s expense. You must report to the David S. Mack Public Safety and Information Center to secure the release of your vehicle. The towing fine must be paid in order for the vehicle to be released. If your vehicle has been booted, do not attempt to personally remove the boot. Persons who attempt to remove a boot from a vehicle will be subject to conduct charges and possible fines. The University will not be held responsible for damage to booted or towed vehicles or for personal property lost as a result of having the vehicle booted, towed and/or disposed of. Any vehicle parked on campus (a) without a proper license plate, or (b) for four days or more without a valid University permit, is considered abandoned, and is subject to disposal, for which the University will not be responsible for any damage or loss of property.

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Student Parking Lots Students may park only in areas marked for student parking, and only between lines that outline the parking space. Do not park in areas marked “Restricted,” “Reserved,” or “Visitors.” This rule applies whenever vehicles are on campus for any reason. Citations Citations will be given for the following violations of regulations, among others: 1. Parking in a “Person First” space. 2. Parking within the prohibited distance limits of a fire hydrant. 3. Dangerous or reckless driving. 4. Failure to stop at a stop sign. 5. Speeding. 6. Entering parking field via exit. 7. Leaving parking field via entrance. 8. Leaving the scene of an accident. 9. Parking in front of a closed gate or barricade. 10. Obstructing traffic. 11. Parking in other than specified area when parking privileges have been suspended. 12. Driving or parking on any grass area, walk, ramp, except emergency and maintenance vehicles, or as directed by a Public Safety officer. 13. Parking in a tow away zone. 14. Parking for the purpose of making mechanical repairs. 15. Abandoning a vehicle. 16. Parking in an area not outlined for parking. 17. Parking in wrong field or space. 18. Parking outside of lines. 19. Parking in restricted or reserved space or area. 20. Scofflaw. 21. Failure to properly display a Hofstra University parking permit. 22. Parking in a fire zone. Parking Violations May Be Appealed If you feel that a summons was issued or that your vehicle was towed in error, you may file an appeal as indicated below. Appeals must be submitted within 10 business days of receiving the ticket. All rulings on appeals are final. 1. Student Appeals Students obtain a parking appeal form at the Dean of Students Office located at 240 Mack Student Center. Student appeals are heard by the Student Conduct Board on the first Monday of every month of the fall and spring semesters (dates may vary). Students may attend the appeal, or the board will use the written appeal to make their determination. 2. Faculty/Administration Appeals Faculty and administration appeal to the parking committee of Public Safety; the appeal forms for faculty and administration are available at the Department of Public Safety.

Disciplinary Action for Continuous Violators of Parking and Vehicle Regulations The University reserves the right to refuse parking privileges to anyone found to abuse the University’s parking rules and regulations. Students who repeatedly violate University parking regulations could face disciplinary action that may result in, among other penalties, suspension of driving privileges on the Hofstra campus. If a student’s driving privileges are suspended/revoked, that student is not permitted to drive or have his or her vehicle on any part of the Hofstra campus for any reason. The campus speed limit is 15 mph; violators will be cited. *For more information on campus vehicle regulations, consult the Campus Vehicle Regulations brochure available at the Mack Public Safety and Information Center.

III. FACULTY POLICY SERIES
FACULTY POLICY SERIES #11 (Rev. 2004)
PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING VIOLATIONS OF ACADEMIC HONESTY BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY To review Hofstra’s policy regarding violations of academic honesty by undergraduate students, please access the following page on Hofstra’s website: hofstra.edu/Faculty/senate/senate_fps.html and click the link for FPS #11, “Procedures for Handling violations of Academic Honesty by Undergraduate Students at Hofstra University.” (See Faculty Policy Series #11A for Maurice A. Deane School of Law students and Faculty Policy Series #11G for graduate students.)

FACULTY POLICY SERIES #11G (Rev. 2004)
PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING VIOLATIONS OF ACADEMIC HONESTY BY GRADUATE STUDENTS AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY To review Hofstra’s policy regarding violations of academic honesty by graduate students, please access the following page on Hofstra’s website: hofstra.edu/Faculty/senate/senate_fps.html and click the link for FPS #11G, “Procedures for Handling violations of Academic Honesty by Graduate Students at Hofstra University.” (See Faculty Policy Series #11 for undergraduate students and #11A for Maurice A. Deane School of Law students.)

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FACULTY POLICY SERIES #12 (Rev. 2010)
ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OF STUDENTS AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY To review Hofstra’s policy regarding academic freedom and civil liberties of Hofstra students, please access the following page on Hofstra’s web site: hofstra.edu/Faculty/senate/senate_fps.html and click the link for FPS #12, “Academic Freedom and Civil Liberties of Students at Hofstra University.”

FACULTY POLICY SERIES #12B (Rev. 2010)
IMPLEMENTATION OF II, B. FREEDOM FROM DISCRIMINATION To review Hofstra’s policy regarding freedom from discrimination, please access the following page on Hofstra’s website: hofstra.edu/Faculty/senate/senate_fps.html and click the link for FPS #12B, “Implementation of II, B. Freedom from Discrimination.”

FACULTY POLICY SERIES #42 (Rev. 2009)
COURSE GRADE APPEAL POLICY To review Hofstra’s policy regarding course grade appeal, please access the following page on Hofstra’s website: hofstra.edu/Faculty/senate/senate_fps.html and click the link for FPS #42, “Course Grade Appeal Policy.” (excluding Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University)

FACULTY POLICY SERIES #43 (Rev. 2010)
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY HARASSMENT POLICY To review Hofstra’s policy regarding harassment, please access the following page on Hofstra’s website: hofstra.edu/Faculty/senate/senate_fps.html and click the link for FPS #43, “Hofstra University Harassment Policy.”

FACULTY POLICY SERIES #50 (Rev. 2010)
CLASSROOM CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS To review Hofstra’s policy regarding code of conduct in classrooms, please access the following page on Hofstra’s website: hofstra.edu/Faculty/senate/senate_fps.html and click the link for FPS #50, “Classroom Code of Conduct for Students.”

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IV. ACCREDITATIONS/BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ACCREDITATIONS To review Hofstra’s list of current accreditations, please access the following page on Hofstra’s website: hofstra.edu/Academics/acad_accreditations.html. TRUSTEES OF HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY As of August 2012 OFFICERS Janis M. Meyer,* Chair James E. Quinn,* Vice Chair Peter G. Schiff, Vice Chair David S. Mack,* Secretary Stuart Rabinowitz, President ____________________ MEMBERS Alan J. Bernon* Tejinder Bindra Robert F. Dall* Helene Fortunoff Steven J. Freiberg* Martin B. Greenberg* Joseph M. Gregory* Leo A. Guthart Peter S. Kalikow* Abby Kenigsberg Arthur J. Kremer Karen L. Lutz Donna M. Mendes* John D. Miller* Marilyn B. Monter* Martha S. Pope Edwin C. Reed Robert D. Rosenthal* Debra A. Sandler* Thomas J. Sanzone* Joseph Sparacio* Frank G. Zarb*

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DELEGATES Stuart L. Bass,* Chair, University Senate Executive Committee Tevon Hyman, President, Student Government Association Tanya Levy-Odom,* President, Alumni Organization William F. Nirode, Speaker of the Faculty Ron Singh, Vice President, Student Government Association Elizabeth K. Venuti, Chair, University Senate Planning and Budget Committee ____________________ James M. Shuart,* President Emeritus Wilbur Breslin, Trustee Emeritus Emil V. Cianciulli,* Chair Emeritus John J. Conefry, Jr., Chair Emeritus Maurice A. Deane,* Chair Emeritus George G. Dempster,* Chair Emeritus Joseph L. Dionne,* Trustee Emeritus Bernard Fixler,* Trustee Emeritus Florence Kaufman, Trustee Emerita Walter B. Kissinger, Trustee Emeritus Ann M. Mallouk,* Chair Emerita Thomas H. O’Brien, Trustee Emeritus Arnold A. Saltzman, Trustee Emeritus Norman R. Tengstrom,* Trustee Emeritus ____________________ * Hofstra Alumni

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UNIVERSITY SEAL AND COLORS
The seal of the University is derived from the 1,000-year-old coat of arms of Orange-Nassau, the reigning house of the Netherlands. It depicts a pair of rampant lions (one lion and one lioness) in gold, tongue in red, on an azure field with gold blocks. The lion on the seal’s shield is crowned with a royal crown and holds in the left claw a bundle of seven arrows with gold heads signifying the seven provinces of the Netherlands. The arrows are held together by a golden ribbon. The motto that appears on the University seal, “Je maintiendray,” means “I stand steadfast.” Both the seal and the motto are appropriately significant of the Dutch heritage of Hofstra University and of Long Island, as are the University colors of blue, gold and white. The University seal is used on many official documents, including all Hofstra diplomas. 66

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