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Office of Educational Support Services
School of Education
This office advises teacher education, pupil services personal and educational administrators regarding program and certification requirements. Studies offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, advanced certificate, and doctoral levels are provided in the following teaching areas: early childhood education (Birth-Grade 2); elementary education (Grades 1-6); secondary education (Grades 7-12); special subjects: dance, fine arts, music, health, and physical education (all grades); and special education, TESOL, bilingual, literacy, and speech and language disabilities. Non-teaching areas include pupil personnel services and school building and district leadership.
In addition to fulfilling educational requirements, the New York State Education Department requires that all individuals being recommended from school-based programs receive instruction for the purpose of preventing child abuse, maltreatment and child abduction and preventing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. In addition, a seminar on SAVE legislation and a seminar on safety education and fire and arson prevention are required in accordance with educational laws. These program requirements must be fulfilled in order for the degree to be conferred.
Upon the successful completion of a Hofstra state-approved teacher education program, students are eligible for the University’s recommendation for New York state certification. A request for recommendation must be submitted to the Office of Certification and Educational Support Services the semester in which the student is graduating. There will be opportunities to attend a certification workshop during the student’s final semester, to receive all the necessary information regarding applying for certification. Students who apply directly to New York state for certification are responsible for learning about and satisfying the certification requirements set by the state. It should be noted that such requirements differ from those in Hofstra’s registered programs.
All prospective early childhood (birth-grade 2), elementary (grades 1-6), secondary (grades 7-12) and special subjects teachers are required to pass the New York State Teacher’s Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) administered by National Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson, Inc. For state certification requirements, students should consult with the Office of Educational Support Services regarding the appropriate examinations for their area of study.
Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, the Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE), requires that applicants for teaching, administrative and pupil service personnel certification and prospective employees of covered schools (school districts, charter schools and BOCES) undergo a fingerprint-supported criminal history background check. However, many school districts and institutions across the metropolitan New York area are now requiring that all student teachers, observers, interns or externs receive fingerprint clearance before they are permitted to enter a school setting. Obtaining fingerprinting clearance will facilitate our ability to place you in educational settings that are required for a degree program. Therefore, we request that you apply for fingerprint clearance upon acceptance to a program. Fingerprinting can be completed through Hofstra University’s School of Education using LIVESCAN technology, arranged by the Office of Educational Support Services each semester. You may contact us at (516) 463-5747 or visit Hagedorn Hall, Room 129. You may also register on the website at www.hofstra.edu/fingerprintingvisit. Fingerprint clearance is also required for New York state certification.
The Hofstra Computer Center offers computing support services to all sectors of the Hofstra community. The center’s staff provides computing, voice and video services to the community, including technical, software and training support for all computing activities on campus.
Located in McEwen Hall, the Computer Center supports LINUX, UNIX, Macintosh and PC platform applications.
Student Computing Services manages the following computer labs:
- Calkins Lab, located in Calkins Hall, is complete with 80 IBM PCs.
- The Hammer Lab, with 95 IBM PCs, is located in the East Wing of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library. The Hammer Lab is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, excluding major holidays.
In addition to the two open access labs, there are workstations located in 48 academic labs. Technology-enriched classrooms are available throughout campus. Additionally, C.V. Starr Hall and Hagedorn Hall contain state-of-the-art computer equipment used for instruction. Wireless access is available throughout the campus.
Computer Center personnel are available to provide training and assistance to students and faculty. Training seminars are regularly scheduled. For more information, visit hofstra.edu/cc or hofstra.edu/scs.
Language Learning Center (LLC)
The LLC, located in Calkins 207 (44 PCs), 205 (12 PCs), and a wireless room equipped with a Smartboard and seating for 12 students in 215 (rooms 205 and 215 are reserved for advanced language courses), the LLC offers a variety of opportunities and resources to students learning world languages and English as Second Language (ESL). The LLC provides students, faculty, and Hofstra employees (within 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. The LLC is available for students around the clock both on and off campus. Many students find it more convenient to come to the center because it is a quiet environment with state-of-the-art facilities where they can get their work done.
The Writing Center is administered by the Department of Writing Studies and Composition. The Center, located in 102 Mason Hall, serves all interested members of the Hofstra community who wish to develop their writing skills. The Center’s writing faculty and writing fellows come from many academic disciplines and provide assistance with all parts of the writing process, including discovering ideas, developing paragraphs, organizing discussions, improving grammar and usage, editing papers and revising drafts. One-on-one and small-group sessions are available. Rather than proofreading papers, the Center’s staff help students learn to identify errors and revise and edit their own work with the goal of producing not only better writing but also better writers. For further information, you may contact the Writing Center at (516) 463-4908; to schedule an appointment with a tutor, log in with your Hofstra username and passwork to rich37.com/hofstra.
The Hofstra University library collections are housed in four locations on campus: the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library on the South Campus, Hofstra’s main library that houses circulating book and journal collections; the Harold E. Yuker Reference Library; the John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository; and Special Collections. The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library is located in the Seryl and Charles Kushner Hall of the School of Law. The Curriculum Materials Center is located in Hagedorn Hall, and the Film and Media Library is in Memorial Hall. The University Libraries’ collections include approximately 1.2 million print volumes and extensive online resources and nonprint media. The library provides interlibrary loan services and document delivery to students and faculty. Library faculty also provide information literacy instruction through a variety of assignment-based classes, workshops, and credit-bearing courses.
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library
The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library’s print collections total approximately 1.2 million volumes housed on six open-stack floors. The print periodicals collection of about 2,500 titles is housed on the ground floor. Most current periodicals are available on open shelves, and the remainder of the collection is in closed stacks with paging service provided. Library holdings can be searched through LEXICAT, the online public catalog (libweb.hofstra.edu/search/Y). The HofstraCard serves as a student’s library card. Students can check out books in the circulating collection for up to four weeks. Students are responsible for items they check out.
Harold E. Yuker Reference Library
The Harold E. Yuker Reference Library, located in the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, consists of the Reference Room and the Reference Desk on the main floor. The Reference Room contains a comprehensive reference collection of more than 40,000 volumes and is a quiet, convenient setting with lighted carrels for individual study; additional electronic resources are available through remote access at any time, from any location. The Reference Desk is staffed by library faculty for approximately 93 hours per week, who provide in-person, telephone and e-mail reference services, including instruction on the use of specific databases.
John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository
The John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository, located on the second floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, houses approximately 170,000 federal and state government publications in a variety of formats (print, microform, CD-ROM), and provides access to a wide variety of electronic government information.
The Special Collections department, located on the lower level of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, includes three separate divisions with individual print and manuscript collections. All materials are available to faculty, students and the general public for use within the Axinn Library. Special Collections maintains its own indexes, shelf lists and guides to the collections.
The Long Island Studies Institute houses significant collections for the study of Long Island’s history from before the American Revolution to the present, and includes books, periodicals, photographs, newspapers, maps, census records and archival collections. The institute is open to the general public as well as Hofstra students and faculty.
The Rare Books and Manuscripts collections include the art and history of the book, history and teaching of reading, rise of Nazi propaganda in Germany, Weingrow Avant-Garde Art and Literature Collection, and examples of books from a variety of private presses.
The University Archives maintains historical non-circulating records of Hofstra University. Official publications, audio and videotapes, and papers of selected members of the Hofstra community are available for research use.
Curriculum Materials Center
The Curriculum Materials Center, located on the lower level of Hagedorn Hall, is geared toward the needs of students and faculty in Hofstra’s School of Education. The collection consists of both print and non-print items. Print materials include curriculum guides, textbooks, professional books, children’s and young adult literature, periodicals and master’s theses in teaching math, science and technology. Non-print items include software, videocassettes, DVDs, and a variety of games, kits, puppets and manipulatives. The collection covers pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in every subject area and also includes materials related to special education and counseling. Most materials are interfiled regardless of format and are arranged on open stacks to provide both ready access and the ability to browse in a particular subject area.
Film and Media Library
The Film and Media Library in Memorial Hall provides faculty and students with audiovisual services, supporting classroom instruction and student projects. The collection of approximately 10,000 nonprint items – mainly including VHS and DVDs – can be searched through LEXICAT. In-house facilities for use of these materials include individual carrels and small-group rooms. Video editing and duplication (within compliance with U.S. copyright law) are available.
Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library
The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library contains more than 560,000 volumes and volume equivalents and provides online access to a variety of research databases.
Hofstra Electronic Library
The Hofstra electronic library provides 24/7 online access from campus or home to 155 databases, 49,000 full-text journals, and 42,000 electronic books via the Internet. Online databases available include: Academic Search Premier, ARTstor, Business Source Premier, Communication & Mass Media Complete, Congressional Universe: Congressional Hearings Digital Collection and U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection, Early English Books Online (EEBO), Education Full Text, Factiva, Film Literature Index, GeoRef, Grove Music Online, JSTOR, LexisNexis Academic, Naxos Music Library, New York Times Historical, PsycINFO, Women and Social Movements in the United States, WorldCat, and many others. All electronic resources can be accessed through the University Libraries Web page (hofstra.edu/libraries).
The Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Provides clinical services to individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing any type of relationship problem. The Marriage and Family Therapy approach to treatment is one of empowerment that encourages persons to develop effective ways of achieving fulfilling and satisfying relationships. Typical issues addressed at the Clinic include: parent/child relationships, anxiety or depression stemming from relationship problems, couple issues, sexual performance, chronic illness, and bereavement.. Psycheducational and support groups are available for adults and children experiencing difficulties with transitional life events. The Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic is staffed by graduate students who are directly supervised by New York State Licensed Practitioners. The Clinic provides low cost fees to enable all members of the Long Island community to afford its services. The Clinic is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center.
Psychological Evaluation, Research, and Counseling (PERC) Clinic
The PERC Clinic offers diagnostic, counseling and therapy services to children, adolescents, adults and families exhibiting a wide variety of problems related to learning, job performance, personal adjustment, stress and family harmony. The Clinic is staffed by supervising psychologists and graduate students in the clinical and school psychology and school/community psychology doctoral programs. Low cost fees enable the Clinic to provide important psychological services to the Long Island community. The Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and is located at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center.
Reading/Writing Learning Clinic
The Literacy Program at the Reading/Writing Learning Clinic at the Saltzman Community Services Center provides school age children and adults with the opportunity to participate in authentic reading and writing experiences. Literacy Specialists work closely with learners to build on their strengths and support their literacy needs. All of our classes are taught by New York State certified educators. Each session is carefully crafted to develop a flexible set of reading and writing strategies to use while reading or composing texts and to ensure that reading and writing remain enjoyable and meaningful. The Reading/Writing Learning Clinic is affiliated with the Literacy Studies program of the Department of Teaching, Literacy & Leadership
Special Education and Rehabilitation Center
The Center, an administrative unit within the areas of special education and rehabilitation counseling, is concerned with research and special projects in rehabilitation counseling and in the education of children and adults with disabilities. Center activities include short-term training institutes, consultations with schools and agencies in the community, and research and demonstration projects.
The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provides diagnostic, therapeutic, counseling and referral services to children, adolescents and adults exhibiting a wide range of speech and language communicative disorders. Comprehensive audiological evaluation, hearing-aid evaluation and aural rehabilitation programs are offered. The services of the Clinic are available to Hofstra students, faculty, staff and to the community at large. Referrals by self, faculty or other professionals are accepted. The Clinic is staffed by certified professionals who provide direct supervision to graduate students fulfilling practical requirements. The Clinic, located at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center, is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and some evenings until 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings. The Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provides clinical education for the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, whose program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Student Services and Facilities
The Office of Alumni Relations serves as the main link between Hofstra University and its 109,000 alumni who are spread throughout all 50 states and in more than 100 nations. The office is located in the Libby and Joseph G. Shapiro Alumni House, next to James M. Shuart Stadium. The staff works closely with with the Hofstra University Alumni Organization, which represents all alumni and is the official body through which former students can remain involved with their alma mater.
A variety of events, programs and services enable alumni to direct their energies toward specific areas of interest. Reunions, homecoming, networking receptions, and regional gatherings provide opportunities to meet fellow alumni and friends of the University. 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 Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Florida West Coast (Tampa/Clearwater), South Florida, Boston, North Carolina Triangle, Nassau County (NY), Suffolk County (NY), and New York City. From time to time alumni gatherings are held in Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Westchester County (NY), and other areas.
Alumni may use select campus facilities once they have obtained an Alumni Card with a gift of $50 or more [$25 or more for Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD)]. Some of the benefits of an Alumni Card include a modest discount to the campus bookstore, the opportunity to register for AlumNet (the electronic alumni newsletter), an annual calendar of University-sponsored events, as well as limited access to the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library and other campus facilities. For more information on the Alumni Card contact the Alumni Relations Office.
Hofstra University alumni stay connected with one another by volunteering to serve as committee members for their reunions, and by visiting the Hofstra Web site where they link to University events and news as well as the alumni section. Alumni can update their contact information online, as well as make a gift to the University, request a transcript and review job listings. Be sure to view the “Alumnus of the Month” section of the Web site to see a detailed Q&A with a fantastic alumnus each month.
The Hofstra University Alumni Organization provides unique opportunities to remain involved with former classmates, current students, and new friends.
Be sure to visit hofstra.edu/alumni, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Office for Development and Alumni Affairs at (516) 463-6636.
Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state of the art facilities. The 10-year old 90,000 square foot David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs and the wrestling program.
The 13,000-seat James M. Shuart Stadium, formerly Hofstra Stadium, and the Margiotta Hall training facility are home to the Pride men’s and women’s lacrosse programs. The 1,000-seat Physical Education Building is home to the Hofstra women’s volleyball program. Even though the Physical Education Building is a multi-purpose arena, the recently renovated volleyball venue gives the Pride one of the best, dedicated volleyball facilities in the east.
The Pride men’s and women’s soccer programs play in the 1,600-seat Hofstra Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Physical Education Building and the Swim Center. The Hofstra Soccer Stadium features a FieldTurf playing field, the preferred artificial playing surface of professional and collegiate teams worldwide, and a state-of-the-art lighting system for night-time television broadcasts. In 2007 the Hofstra field hockey team began play in their new complex on the North campus across from the Hofstra Soccer Stadium. The field hockey complex includes bleacher seating, a scoreboard, a press box and a turf field.
University Field, which serves as the home field for the Pride baseball team, has recently received a new scoreboard in right-center field, a 400-seat grandstand and press box behind home plate and a reconfiguration of the outfield fences that increased the dimensions of the ballpark.
The 10-year old Hofstra Softball Stadium, adjacent to the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex, is one of the top facilities in the northeast. The Stadium has 1,000 seats, batting and pitching cages, a press box and a new lighting system for night games.
The nine-court Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center and the New York Jets facility, also serves as home to Pride teams. Hofstra Athletics also has approximately 6,000 square feet of weight training and conditioning space in two facilities for the exclusive use of its student-athletes.
Located in the Student Center, the Bookstore provides a wide variety of merchandise and services. Items carried include textbooks, trade books, clothing, gifts, sundries, supplies, magazines, candy and greeting cards. The Bookstore carries all required course materials including digital and rental titles, and reference material for the School of Law and Medical School. A full-service post office is also available. Open Monday 10 a.m-8 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Post Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit us online or call us at 516-463-6654.
The Career Center, located in M. Robert Lowe Hall on the southeast campus, provides career planning and job and internship search services to all students, aimed at helping them select their career objectives, effectively communicate their goals, and plan their job search or graduate school applications. Services include individual career advisement, employment interview programs, job and internship postings, online resources, credential files, and workshops and webshops on resume preparation, interview skills and other aspects of planning for life after Hofstra.
Career Counseling Appointments
Career counseling appointments can be made by contacting The Career Center at (516) 463-6060 or by visiting The Career Center. Hours are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m., plus extended hours during the fall and spring semesters. Daily drop-in/quick question hours are also available during the semester.
Career Counseling Services
Self-assessments are one of the first steps in career planning and are meant to assess your interests, skills, accomplishments, and work values. The Career Center at Hofstra University, administers several assessments by appointment in our office. The Career Center encourages all students to contact The Career Center to make an appointment for an appropriate assessment, whether you are deciding on a major, deciding what to do after college, or undergoing a career change. The Career Center counselors meet daily with students to discuss career goals, career exploration, and decision-making. Counselors provide guidance on students’ transition to internships, summer jobs, graduate school planning and/or full-time employment. Call us at (516) 463-6060.
Full-Time/Part-Time Job and Internship Services
Thousands of job and internship notices from regional, national, and international employers are made available via the online Pride Career Management System, accessed through the Hofstra Portal. These specific announcements of current opportunities are supplemented by extensive internet resources listed on The Career Center home page, ultimately making tens of thousands of current opportunities available on a daily basis.
Each year The Career Center hosts hundreds of employer visits for the purpose of interviewing students for internships or full time jobs, through various on-campus interview programs, education recruitment, networking events or career fairs.
The Career Center staff facilitates a variety of informative workshops and special events throughout the academic year. Workshops are related to discovering majors, resumes, interviewing, and more.
Career Series and Webshops
The Career Center offers a semester long program called the Career Series, which is made up of many workshops and events covering a wide range of industries and topics, including major and career exploration, resume writing, job search skills, interview preparation, and professional etiquette. An online version of the Career Series is also available. Additionally, via The Career Center homepage students can register for The Career Center class on Blackboard, located on the Hofstra Portal, allowing them to watch a large variety of career preparation webshops online.
Credentials File Services
Any student or alumnus may open an online credentials file to request, store, and mail letters of recommendation. This service is best utilized by undergraduates and alumni seeking admission to graduate and/or professional
FRANK G. ZARB GRADUATE BUSINESS CAREER SERVICES
Graduate Business Career Services, located in the south wing of The Career Center, is devoted to assisting M.B.A./M.S. and E.M.B.A. students and alumni in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business with all career planning, development and management activities. The professional services available to all M.B.A./M.S. students begin with a “New Student Orientation of GBCS,” followed by individual career assessments utilizing the Harvard based Career Leader, and individualized career advisement sessions. New students are introduced to the Zarb Career Management Program(CMP), a required series of career development workshops, seminars and programs designed to prepare graduates with lifelong career planning skills leading to related business career opportunities. Each semester a wide range of career-related programs are offered, including the Executive Speaker Series, industry and corporate connection programs, and corporate visits with New York-area employers. Various C-level executives, managers, professional consultants and distinguished alumni have shared corporate views, trends in business and career histories with our students at these programs. Additionally, students are able to network and build professional relationships with Zarb alumni who participate in many of these events.
Opportunities and Recruitment:
Each fall and spring semester, students are welcome to participate in the online corporate recruiting and interviewing program, through the Pride Career Management System, where employers select candidates for posted full-time and internship opportunities. Annually, thousands of full-time job and internship opportunities from regional, national and international employers are also posted through the Pride-CMS and through special announcements from the GBCS office. These specific announcements of current opportunities are supplemented by extensive online resources listed.
Additionally Hofstra sponsors job/internship fairs each semester inviting hundreds of New York metropolitan-area employers to attend and recruit students for internships and full-time jobs. Students are also invited to attend various professional conferences, nationally sponsored job/internship fairs and corporate networking events promoted through the Zarb Graduate Business Career Services. Each year more than 750 nationally recognized corporate executives receive the Frank G. Zarb School of Business Online M.B.A./M.S. Resume Book, which contains resumes from current students, the graduating class and alumni. Students may visit our website for more detailed information about services, including the “Calendar of Career Events,” and information about our 17 graduate business student organizations and Student Advisory Board to GBCS, which provide invaluable career programming, conference and corporate trips in association with our office.
Child Care Institute
The Diane Lindner-Goldberg Child Care Institute, located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, is a full day early childhood program, licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The program serves children from 8 weeks to 5 years of age. In cooperation with the School of Education, Health and Human Services , and other academic departments, the program offers a nurturing curriculum for young children. The Child Care Institute is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Institute is open to all members of the Hofstra family as well as to the outside community, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For additional information regarding fees, schedules and enrollment, call (516) 463-5194.
The Office of Community Standards is responsible for the development and oversight of the Code of Community Standards. The Code exists to define standards of behavior and to uphold the rights and privileges of all members of the Hofstra community. The office also works with students who have violated University policy to assist them with decision making skills and personal choices.
It is every student’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with Hofstra’s Student Conduct Codes and all other University and departmental policies. Furthermore, it is expected that all students abide by these policies and guidelines and encourage all other community members to do the same. A complete version of the Hofstra University Code of Community Standards is available in The Guide to Pride. We encourage students to stop by room 240 Student Center or e-mail us with any questions or concerns they may have about their rights and responsibilities as members of the Hofstra community.
Located in Room 240 of the Student Center, The Dean of Students Office supports the mission of the University by contributing to students academic and personal development by providing educational and social programs through which students develop and become global citizens. The office encourages students to explore their personal and community identities and increase understanding and valuing of differences. Students are challenged to enhance their decision making skills and become engaged in campus, local, national and global issues. The Dean of Students Office directly supports the following offices: Interfaith Center, Multicultural and International Student Programs, Residential Programs, Off-Campus Housing and Commuting Student Services, Recreation and Intramurals, Student Leadership and Activities, Hofstra Card Services, and Community Standards. Contact the Dean of Students Office at (516) 463-6913 or by email.
Available to the Hofstra community are the dining facilities listed here.
Students, faculty and staff are provided with opportunities to develop leisure interests through a wide variety of activities designed to complement academic pursuits. Instruction is available in a number of planned activities. The center organizes competition in individual and team sports, which are open to all members of the Hofstra community. A valid HofstraCard is required in order to participate in programs and use the facilities. A monthly calendar of events is also available. The Fitness Center is located on the North Campus, east of Colonial Square. For additional information, please call (516) 463-6958 or visit us at hofstra.edu/recreation.
Health and Wellness Center
At the Hofstra Health and Wellness Center, located on the North Campus in Republic Hall, confidential medical care is available to all Hofstra students with a valid HofstraCard. During the academic year, the Health and Wellness Center is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., with shortened hours during January and summer sessions. Health care providers are available for appointments during these times. Women’s health, allergy clinic and immunization services are also available.
An appointment may be obtained for any of these services by calling (516) 463-6745. Medical information is not part of the student’s academic record. All Hofstra students are required to have a student medical record form on file at the Health and Wellness Center. New York state law requires that each student provide, to the University, documentation of having two measles, one mumps and one rubella vaccine, as well as documentation concerning knowledge of the availability of the meningitis vaccine.
Hofstra’s Division I athletic teams have grown into nationally competitive programs, and in turn enthusiasm surrounding the Pride has increased as well. The Hofstra University Athletics program is proud to be a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), one of the nation’s top athletic conferences, featuring members from Georgia to Boston.
Hofstra sponsors 17 intercollegiate athletic programs with eight men’s sports and nine women’s sports. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
Since 2000 Hofstra teams have captured 33 conference championships, made 47 postseason appearances and won 29 postseason games in NCAA, NIT and WNIT play. Pride teams in men’s basketball, men’s tennis, wrestling, men’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, softball and volleyball have captured conference championships.
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.
To be eligible for intercollegiate competition, a continuing student must meet all applicable Progress Toward Degree requirements as per NCAA legislation. Specifically, students who are entering their second year of enrollment must successfully complete 24 credit hours and achieve a minimum 1.8 cumulative grade point average. Students who are entering their third year of full-time enrollment must have a declared degree, successfully complete 40% of that degree and achieve a minimum 1.9 cumulative grade point average. Students who are entering their fourth year of enrollment must successfully completed 60% of the declared degree and achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Students who are entering their fifth year of enrollment must have successfully completed 80% of the declared degree and achieve a minimum 2.0 grade point average. Students must also pass six credits in order to be deemed eligible for the next term and achieve 18 credit hours each the academic year (fall and spring). A first-time freshman must receive a full academic and amateur certification result in order to be eligible for practice, competition and athletic aid (if applicable).
Hofstra athletic teams play and practice in state-of-the-art facilities. The 10-year old 90,000 square foot David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex serves as home to the Pride men’s and women’s basketball programs and the wrestling program. The 13,000-seat James M. Shuart Stadium and the Margiotta Hall facility are home to the Pride men and women’s lacrosse programs. In 2007 the Hofstra field hockey team began play in their new complex on the North campus across from the Hofstra Soccer Stadium. The field hockey complex includes bleacher seating, a scoreboard, a press box and a turf field. The 1,000 seat Physical Education Building is home to the Hofstra volleyball program, which had their competition court renovated in 2008. The Pride men and women’s soccer programs play in the six-year old, 1,600-seat Hofstra Soccer Stadium, adjacent to the Physical Education Building and the Swim Center. The Soccer Stadium was renovated in 2009, as a press box was installed as well as chairback seating. University Field, which serves as the home field for the Pride baseball team, has recently received a new scoreboard in right-center field, a 400-seat grandstand and press box behind home plate and a reconfiguration of the outfield fences that increased the dimensions of the ballpark. The 10-year old Hofstra Softball Stadium, adjacent to the Mack Sports Complex, features 1,000 seats, a inning-by-inning scoreboard, batting and pitching cages, and a press box which gives the Pride one of the top collegiate softball facilities in the Northeast. In 2011 a lighting system was installed that will enable the team to play night games. The Hofstra Outdoor Tennis Center, adjacent to the Hofstra Swim Center, serves as home to men’s and women’s tennis team. Hofstra Athletics also has approximately 6,000 square feet of weight training and conditioning space in two facilities for the exclusive use of its student-athletes.
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 understanding/cooperation of the religions of the world. Contact: Interfaith Center, 213 Mack Student Center, North Campus, (516) 463-6814, website.
Students interested in Study Abroad programs should contact individual program coordinators.
School of Education
The School of Education annually offers study abroad programs during Summer Sessions I and II. These programs are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Programs in recent years have explored issues of conflict resolution (counseling students) as well as a variety of experiences to enhance the design of instructional strategies in art and architecture, lit¬eracy and mathematics. Interested students should consult with their program advisers to ensure applicability of credit. For further information, call the Office of Professional Development Services, 113 Hagedorn Hall, at (516) 463-5750.
School of Law
The School of Law offers study abroad opportunities including summer programs in Australia, Germany and Italy as well as a winter program in Curacao. All of these programs emphasize international and comparative law. In addition, Hofstra Law School students can take advantage of exchange programs with the University of Ghent in Belgium, University of Erasmus in The Netherlands, University of Helsinki in Finland and University of Warsaw in Poland. The Law School’s study abroad programs are open to all law students. Contact the Law School’s executive director of international law programs for more information.
Zarb School of Business
Hofstra University in cooperation with Erasmus University offers an exchange program for graduate students majoring in finance. Under advisement, Zarb School students may register for courses offered as part of the Master in Financial Management program at Erasmus University, and Erasmus students may register for courses in the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance program and other graduate finance courses at Hofstra. For further information about Hofstra’s Exchange Program With Erasmus University, please contact the Department of Finance, 221 Weller Hall, (516) 463-5698 or MSQF@hofstra.edu.
Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs
The office is responsible for planning and implementing cultural awareness and diversity education programming for the campus community at Hofstra, and works closely with a variety of campus constituencies to ensure that Hofstra University remains a diverse campus that embraces its multicultural identity. The office is also responsible for coordinating many culturally themed heritage months for the University, including Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBTQ History Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Black History Month, Women’s “Herstory” Month, and Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The staff also plans and implements a Multicultural Film Series, the Diversity, Dialogue and Desserts Series, and the True Life series. The office staff advises 20 student cultural clubs and organizations and implements academic, social and cultural programs for the international student community as well. There are more than 300 international students from more than 71 countries in attendance at Hofstra University, and the office provides leadership with all immigration and international student-related issues, and also plans International Education Week at Hofstra. Visit 242 Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus, or call (516) 463-6796 for more information.
Parking privileges are available to all vehicles registered with the Department of Public Safety. Only by prompt registering of vehicles (including changes in state license plate numbers when necessary), the proper display of the University parking permit, and the adherence to all parking regulations, will these privileges be assured. Parking stickers must be affixed to the rear driver’s side window and to the front and rear bumpers. There is no fee for parking permits. Copies of campus vehicle regulations and parking permits may be obtained at the Department of Public Safety at the Information Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Radio Hofstra University, broadcasts 30 miles in all directions to much of Long Island and New York City as well as to parts of Connecticut and New Jersey. WRHU’s federally licensed frequency is 88.7 FM with a power of 470 watts. The station’s community radio programming has multiple formats, is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and reaches a potential audience of three to four million people. WRHU-FM is the flagship radio station of all 2010-2011 NY Islanders NHL radio broadcasts which are produced and in part hosted by current Hofstra University students. WRHU-FM has a morning talk show focused on Long Island life, national news, and international issues. WRHU-FM also airs a daily half hour live local news show called Newsline which has won multiple awards from Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and other prestigious organizations. With the exception of four professional administrators and certain community volunteer specialty show producers, the station is student-staffed and operated. WRHU is an integral part of the School of Communication and the station’s digital quality broadcast facility is also used for academic work and professional recording projects, for which qualified students can receive stipends. The station offers a free noncredit course in audio-engineering, announcing, and production to students who are selected through an interview process. Regular work at WRHU is recommended as one of the most effective methods of learning the business of radio broadcasting and audio production since it offers a practicum not generally available in regular academic classroom learning. WRHU has an operating staff of approximately 200 people. The WRHU Radio Alumni also offer station participants financial and job-related assistance through The Jeffrey C. Kraus Radio Scholarship Fund.
Recreation and Intramural Programs
These Programs provide students, staff and faculty with opportunities to develop leisure interests through a wide variety of activities designed to complement academic pursuits. Instruction is available in a number of organized activities. These programs organize competition in individual and team sports, which are open to all persons in the Hofstra community. A valid I.D. card is necessary in order to participate in the programs and to use the facilities. A monthly calendar of events is available. The Fitness Center is located on the North Campus, east of Colonial Square.
Hofstra’s residence halls offer a variety of living environments geared toward meeting the diverse needs of students. Six of the residence halls are traditional, corridor style high-rise buildings. Liberty and Republic are low-rises offering traditional, corridor-style environments and an academic honors living learning community. There are also four suite-style residence halls. Stuyvesant Hall is a four-story building reserved for first-year students with two common area lounges and laundry facilities on each floor. Nassau and Suffolk are six-story buildings, each containing a common area lounge on the main floor and floor lounges at the end of each hallway. Colonial Square is also a suite-style complex consisting of 14 individual houses. Each house has approximately 16 suites; students have the option of choosing suites with or without lounges. The Netherlands is similar to Colonial Square, with 11 houses in total, all of which are reserved exclusively for first-year students. In the Netherlands, we have living learning communities in civic engagement; American politics; living well; living green; arts; health sciences; math, science and engineering, and leadership.
Undergraduate students can apply for housing in any of the residential buildings except for the Graduate Residence Hall. Graduate law school, and medical student housing is offered in the Graduate Residence Hall. Newport and Jamestown Houses in Colonial Square also house graduate and law students. Amenities in each residence hall include modern laundry facilities with unlimited usage and online monitoring, vending machines, kitchenettes, lounges and study areas. All residence hall rooms offer wireless internet access. Cable and telephone services are also available in all residential buildings to provide optimum service to resident students.
Residential Programs promotes community development in each residence hall/complex. Each community has a live-in Resident Assistant who is available as a resource and initiates activities and programs for students. These programs, facilitated on a regular basis, assist students in many areas including social, educational, and recreational. In addition, each building or complex has a full-time live in Resident Director. The Resident Student Association (RSA) is governed by the resident students themselves. RSA organizes a wide range of social and cultural events throughout the year, and serves as advocate for the rights and concerns of resident students in matters involving the University.
For further information on the residential program at Hofstra, visit our Web site or contact us as follows: 200 Hofstra University, 244 Student Center, Hempstead, New York, 11549. Phone: (516) 463-6930; fax: (516) 463-4107; e-mail: Reslife@ hofstra.edu.
Services for Students With Disabilities (SSD)
Services for Students With Disabilities (SSD) works to ensure that Hofstra University is an accessible environment where individuals with disabilities have equal access to programs, activities and all other opportunities. Students who have a disability and register with SSD may be eligible for reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations are adjustments to University programs, policy, and practice that “level the playing field” for students with disabilities. Examples of reasonable accommodations include extended time on in-class exams, testing in a separate proctored environment, and supplemental note-taking services. Accommodations are based on the students’ individual disability-related needs and careful review of comprehensive disability documentation. The student’s program requirements are also taken into consideration because not all accommodations are appropriate for all programs or courses.
Reasonable accommodations are free-of-charge to all eligible students who complete the SSD registration process. For more information about applying for reasonable accommodations through SSD, call (516) 463-7075 or e-mail SSD@hofstra.edu.
Student Counseling Services
Hofstra University Student Counseling Services provides psychological and educational counseling to students in an effort to facilitate meaningful personal growth and the fullest educational development of each individual. Individual and group counseling is available to students who are having difficulty with emotions, behavior, academic or adjustment goals. The collaborative counseling process is used to clarify problems, establish realistic goals and develop active, short-term treatment solutions.
Any full- or part-time undergraduate, graduate, or law school student currently enrolled at Hofstra University may use our services. Personal and educational counseling are available to all students free of charge for the first three sessions. A fee of $30 is charged for each counseling visit beyond the third session Workshops, and psycho-educational groups are provided free of charge.
Student Counseling Services is located in the Saltzman Community Services Center, which is on the south side of Hempstead Turnpike, at the Oak Street entrance.
During the academic semester, counseling is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. To obtain further information or to arrange an appointment, Student Counseling Services may be reached by telephone at (516) 463-6791.
The indoor Olympic-sized pool occupies the South wing of the Physical Education Building. It includes four diving boards, two moveable bulkheads which can divide the pool for separate activities and complete support facilities: locker rooms, showers, bleachers and offices. The pool also includes an underwater observation window and accessibility for the handicapped. A complete range of recreational, instructional and competitive aquatic activities are available. The Swim Center is open from 6:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and Noon to 5:45 p.m. weekends. There are limited hours during the summer. Hofstra faculty, staff, students and trustees have free access to the pool with their Hofstra ID cards. Family memberships are available to these individuals for $25 annually. Students may bring up to two guests to the Swim Center for $5/person/visit. All others may bring up to two guests per visit for $10/person/visit. For further information, please visit the Swim Center link on GoHofstra.com, call the Swim Center at 516-463-5081, or email Tara.Coppola@hofstra.edu.
Located in David S. Mack Hall, the University Club is a private membership club for members of the Hofstra community (faculty, staff, graduate students, alumni, friends and trustees). The Club offers excellent food, attractive and comfortable meeting and dining facilities as well as special events. The Club is also available on a contract basis for private social functions and business meetings. Located near the entrance to the North Campus.
Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC)
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 conference and symposia. It plans and coordinates conferences and symposia in the fields of humanities, business, law 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 center has sponsored more than 130 conferences and has won international recognition for its Women Writers’ Conferences and Presidential Conference series, which started in 1982 with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Centennial Conference, continued thereafter, with conferences on Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and William Jefferson Clinton. A regular series of conferences on popular culture personalities have also been included with conferences on Babe Ruth, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, James Bond, and Muhammad Ali. Most recently, conferences have focused on Don Quixote, Primo Levi, Margaret Thatcher, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Darwin, Between Three Continents: Rethinking Equatorial Guinea and The Diverse Suburb: History, Politics and Prospects. Forthcoming conferences will include New Directions in American Health Care: Innovations From Home and Abroad; Child’s Play, Children’s Pleasures: Interdisciplinary Exploration; A Manifesto for Italian Studies and Italian American Studies, and 50 Years of the New York Mets. The music program of the Hofstra Cultural Center includes the Joseph G. Astman International Concert Series and special musical events in conjunction with the conferences and symposia.
Hofstra University Museum (HUM)
The Hofstra University Museum is the only American Association of Museums (AAM) accredited university museum on Long Island, This honor is currently awarded to only 4% of the nation’s museums as recognition for the high level of professional standards and excellence within the museum field, HUMis a dynamic fine arts museum serving the students and faculty, as well as the entire Long Island region. The HUM has over 24,000 visitors annually. HUM includes two dedicated indoor exhibition galleries and spaces as well as an outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s north and south campus areas. The Hofstra University Museum collection is one of the most valuable university collections in the New York area, and it contains over 4,600 objects spanning 5,000 years and 6 continents that include major works of art by American and European modern era artists in painting, sculpture, photography, prints and other works on paper, along with Asian, Oceanic, African and Pre-Columbian art. The HUM maintains approximately 70 outdoor sculptures by renowned artists such as Paul Manship, Henry Moore and Seymour Lipton, at various locations throughout the 240 acre campus. Outdoor sculpture exploration back packs are available in the Museum’s Emily Lowe Gallery.The HUM showcases about 8 changing exhibitions annually and provides engaging interpretive materials such as Gallery Guides, iPods, and touch screen computers, as well as educational programs, lectures, performances, symposia, and other public outreach. HUM is an active partner throughout the campus. The Hofstra University Museum’s dedicated indoor exhibition areas include the Emily Lowe Gallery (located behind Emily Lowe Hall) and the David Filderman Gallery (ninth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library).
For information about exhibitions, programs and the collection, please visit hofstra.edu/museum.
Emily Lowe Gallery
Located on south campus behind Emily Lowe Hall, this gallery space is HUM’s primary site for a variety of in-depth exhibitions that deal with multicultural, contemporary, and art historical themes, as well as issues of topical importance. Emily Lowe Gallery is also home to the Hofstra University Museum’s extensive collections of approximately 4,600 works of art and cultural artifact. Each year, major changing exhibitions serve the educational needs of the University’s students, faculty and staff, as well as the broader community. In recent years, the HUM has developed strong partnerships that link exhibition content to core curriculum in a variety of disciplines. Each year, numerous educational and public programs that enhance learning experiences and provide opportunities for personal engagement are offered to all members of the University and the public.
Admission and Emily Lowe Gallery Hours: Admission is free to all exhibitions, some public program fees may apply. During exhibitions the Emily Lowe Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Emily Lowe Gallery is closed during University holidays and recesses. Summer hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
David Filderman Gallery
David Filderman Gallery: Located on the ninth floor of the Axinn Library, this gallery space features exhibitions of artistic, social, historical, and topical relevance in a variety of subjects that often relate to University conferences, seminars, lectures and courses. Exhibitions may contain works from the Axinn Library, from holdings of other institutions and individuals, and from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collection.
Admission and David Filderman Gallery Hours: Admission is free to all exhibitions, some public program fees may apply. Year-round during exhibitions the David Filderman Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The David Filderman Gallery is closed during University holidays and recesses.
HUM Administrative Offices: The main offices of the Hofstra University Museum are housed in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse; Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information about exhibitions, programs and the collection can be found at www.hofstra.edu/museum or call (516) 463-5672 for further information or program registration.
A collection of approximately 4,500 cataloged recordings available for listening in Monroe Hall, Room 14, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.and Sunday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All musically-qualified students are invited to join the musical organizations on campus: University Band, University Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Mixed Chorus, University Chorale, Collegium Musicum, Opera Theater, Jazz Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, String Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and the Chamber Singers. Details regarding auditions, rehearsal schedules, etc., are available from the Music Department.