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Hofstra University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549
(516) 463-6600
Email address
School Information
Founded in 1935, “Hofstra University can help you get where you want to go, with small classes, dedicated faculty, and a beautiful, energized campus, plus all the opportunities of New York City within easy reach. Find your future by choosing from approximately 165 undergraduate programs and approximately 200 graduate programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Health Professions and Human Services, Engineering and Applied Science, and Honors studies, as well as a School of Law and a School of Medicine. The student-faculty ratio of 13 to 1 and a priority on teaching excellence ensures you're part of creating your own success” (Source:
General Information
Hofstra University has a Center for Race, Culture and Social Justice which engages in numerous DEI initaitives, such as a Colloquia Series. There is a general education requirement for all Bachelor's degrees to complete course hours in the Cross-Cultural category. In addition, many sessions are hosted and numerous resources are offered. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • As part of the general education requirements towards a Bachelor’s degree, all students are required to complete three semester hours of a course in the Cross-Cultural category.
Program and Research Funding
  • Hofstra University’s Center for Race, Culture and Social Justice offers a Colloquia Series where “faculty members are invited to present their recent publications and engage with new scholarship focusing on ‘race’ and social justice.”
  • The library at Hofstra University has a number of resources on “Addressing Racism and Promoting Allyship” including videos, articles, and books like Dr. Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility” and Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist.”
  • On February 16, 2021, Hofstra University hosted Dr. Ibram X. Kendi for a discussion that focused on racial equity and anti-racism on college campuses.
  • On September 15, 2021, Hofstra University professor Kristal Zook presented her recent research on “the impacts of race and social justice on education, students, and faculty members.”
Symbolic Actions
  • Hofstra University’s Equity & Inclusion policy “promotes an institutional culture that values and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
  • The Diversity Advisory Board at Hofstra University plans to “meet regularly to consider and discuss matters concerning diversity and student life.”
Last updated April 23rd, 2024
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