Nov 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Nondiscrimination Policy


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”) 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 and Title IX Officer for Employee Matters

Denise Cunningham, Chief Human Resources Officer, 516-463-6859, 205 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549.

Procedures for resolving complaints against employees or other non-students of discrimination or harassment based on any Protected Characteristic, including Title IX

Hofstra University Harassment Policy,
Link: Harassment Policy and Harassment Policy Complaint Form
-and/or-
Freedom from Discrimination Policy
Links: FPS 12B, Freedom from Discrimination policy and FPS 12

For questions or concerns regarding Title IX (i.e. nondiscrimination based on sex) involving students

Title IX Officer for Student Issues

Allison Vernace, 516-463-5841, 127 Wellness and Campus Living Center, Hempstead, NY 11549.

Deputy Title IX Officers

Jennifer Boscarino-Green, Senior Associate Dean, Center for University Advising, 101F Memorial Hall, 516-463-4961

Amanda DelGaudio, Assistant Director for LGBTQ+ Advocacy and Awareness, 263 Mack Student Center, 516-463-6957

Jodi Langsfeld, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, 227A School of Medicine, 516-463-7145

Cindy Lewis, Senior Associate Director of Athletics, 207 Mack Sports Complex, 516-463-6748

Lisa Monticciolo, Associate Dean for Students and Administration, 204A Law School, 516-463-4809

Zaibis Munoz, Assistant Dean and Director of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness, 260J Mack Student Center, 516-463-6558

Terri Shapiro, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, 225 West Library Wing, 516-463-5057

Russ Smith, Assistant Director for Residence Life, Wellness and Campus Living Center, 516-463-6931

Procedures for resolving complaints against students of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and discrimination or harassment based on any Protected Characteristic

Student Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment, Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct
Link: Student Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment, Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct

Disability-Related Issues

For students:
Director of Student Access Services, 516-463-7075, Suite 107 Student Center, Hempstead, NY 11549

For employees:
Chief Human Resources Officer, 516-463-6859, 205 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549

Procedure for resolving disability discrimination complaints: Hofstra University Harassment Policy; see link above.

Aside from the internal process at Hofstra University, aggrieved parties may also choose to pursue legal remedies outside the University, including through the following governmental entities: 

  • NYS Division of Human Rights, at (888) 392-3644 or dhr.ny.gov/complaint;
  • US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, at 800-669-4000 (TTY: 1-800-669-6820), or info@eeoc.gov;
  • US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), or OCR@ed.gov;
  • If the harassment involved may constitute a crime, such as coerced physical confinement or coerced sex acts, contact your local police department.