The Office of Alumni Relations located in Alumni House next to the James M. Shuart Stadium, serves as the main link between Hofstra University and its more than 102,000 alumni who live in all 50 states and more than 70 countries. The staff works in partnership with the Hofstra University Alumni Organization, which represents all former students and is the official body through which alumni volunteers can remain involved with their alma mater. A variety of programs and events enable alumni to direct their energies toward specific areas of interest.
Programs and services for alumni are coordinated through the Alumni Relations Office. Special events such as Homecoming, reunions and networking receptions provide opportunities to meet fellow alumni and friends of the University. Alumni services include: term life insurance, Hofstra MBNA MasterCard, Hofstra-New York state custom license plates, online Message Board, alumni directory, Swim Center membership discounts, and complimentary subscriptions to the Hofstra Update alumni magazine, published three times annually, and AlumNet, a monthly enewsletter. Auditing privileges and transcript services as well as access to the Axinn Library, Recreation Center and The Career Center are also available.
While many alumni in the New York/metro region take advantage of their proximity to campus, those who live further away may participate in Regional Chapters established in Arizona; northern and southern California; central, southeast and west coast Florida; Georgia; New England; New York City; North Carolina Triangle; and Washington, DC/Potomac area. From time to time alumni gatherings are held in Connecticut; Illinois; northern New Jersey; southeast Pennsylvania; and throughout Suffolk and Westchester counties in New York.
Across the country, Hofstra Alumni Recruitment Team (HART) volunteers help the Admissions Office recruit new students and Hofstra Career Assistance Network (CAN!) members mentor current students. Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) organize educational and networking activities for young alumni.
Other alumni interest groups include: Allegro Con Brio, Black/Hispanic, Booster, Concerts, Estabrook, Gray Wig, Hofstra Pride Club, Radio, Rehabilitation Counseling, School of Communication, School of Education and Allied Human Services, School of Law, Zarb School of Business, Veterans, and fifteen fraternity/sorority affiliates.
In addition to offering cultural, social and networking events, most alumni groups support annual or endowed scholarships for students. The Hofstra Alumni Organization awards several legacy scholarships annually.
The University recognizes alumni for distinguished professional accomplishments and extraordinary service to Hofstra with the Alumnus of the Year Award, Award for Alumni Achievement and Young Alumnus Award, or through the bestowal of Honorary Doctoral Degrees. Special friends of the University may also be recognized as Honorary Alumni.
For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office by phone: (516) 463-6636, e-mail: email@example.com or visit www.hofstra.edu/alumni.