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Hofstra University

Educational Resources

Libraries

West Campus Library, Monroe Hall Library, Barbara & Maurice A. Deane Law Library, Joan & Donald E. Axinn Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,200,000 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 9,070 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,481,190 microforms.
  • 14,197 Audio/Visual items.
  • 23,130 e-books.

Museums & Art

Financial trading room, comprehensive media production facility, career center, writing center, Linux Beowulf cluster, digital language lab, technology, science and engineering labs, a rooftop observatory, 7 theaters, assessment centers for child observation and counseling, child care institute, cultural center, museum, arboretum, bird sanctuary

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,598 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 29 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 1,325 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,200 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 4,750 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 4,500 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 45% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 18% of housing units are Singles.
  • 17% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 58% of housing units are Triples.
  • 6% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 1% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 37 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 95% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: New Student Convocation, Kick-Off Weekend, Homecoming, Day of Dialogue, Great Writers/Great Readings, Shakespeare Festival, Spring Feast, Presidential and Other Special Conferences, Focus Seminars, Hands Across Hofstra
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 150 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: ALPHA EPSILON DELTA, National premedical honor society; ALPHA EPSILON RHO, International radio and television honor society; ALPHA KAPPA DELTA, National sociology honor society; ALPHA MU ALPHA, National marketing honor society; ALPHA PSI OMEGA, National drama honor society; ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA, National honor society for part-time students; BETA ALPHA PSI, National accounting honor society; BETA BETA BETA, National biology honor society; BETA GAMMA SIGMA, Only commerce honor society recognized by AACSB International; CHI SIGMA IOTA, International honor society for professional counselors; ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY, Hofstra University society for English majors; ETA SIGMA GAMMA, National honor society for health education; GAMMA KAPPA ALPHA, National Italian honor society; GOLDEN KEY, International honor society for all academic fields; KAPPA DELTA PI, International education honor society; KAPPA MU EPSILON, National mathematics honor society; PI MU EPSILON, National mathematics honor society; LAMBDA ALPHA, National anthropology honor society; LAMBDA PI ETA, National Communication Association honor society; OMICRON DELTA EPSILON, International economics honor society; PHI ALPHA THETA, International history honor society; PHI BETA KAPPA, Oldest national liberal arts honor society; PHI DELTA KAPPA, International professional education honor society; PHI ETA SIGMA, Freshman honor society; PHI SIGMA TAU, National Philosophy honor society; PI DELTA PHI, National French honor society; PI GAMMA MU, International social science honor society; PI KAPPA LAMBDA, National music honor society; PI SIGMA ALPHA, National political science honor society; PSI CHI, National psychology honor society; SIGMA DELTA PI, National Spanish honor society; SIGMA PI, Hofstra University speech honor society; SIGMA PI SIGMA, National physics honor society; SOCIETY FOR COLLEGIATE JOURNALISTS, PI DELTA EPSILON, National Honor Society for Meritorious Work on Campus Media; UPSILON PI EPSILON, National computer science honor society;
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Protestant Community, Hofstra Christian Fellowship, Islamic Organization, Newman Club, Hillel, CHABAD, The Community
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African People's Organization, Hofstra Organization of Latin Americans, African Caribbean Society, Hofstra's Haitian Organization, National Association of Black Accountants, National Society of Black Engineers, IMANI Dance, HELLENIC Society, Spanish club, Muslim Student Association, Cultural Italian American Organization, Karma, Collegiate Women of Color, Hispanic Engineers, Fusion Dance Troupe, French Club, Organization of International Students, The Sixth Element Hip Hop Culture Club, Hofstra Gospel Ensemble, International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Hofstra Concerts, Entertainment Unlimited, Danceworks, Masquerade Musical Theatre Company, Spectrum Players, ALFSA, IFSC, Panhellenic Association, Philosophy Club, PRISM, Circle K Organization, College Republicans, Students of Animal Rights, American Marketing Association, Art History Association, Association of Pre-Health Oriented Students, Women in Communications, The book Club, Hofstra Crew, Danceworks, Equestrian Team, Font Literature Magazine, Gamers, Geology Club, Filmmakers, Institute of Management Accountants, Men's and Women's Lacrosse, NEXUS Yearbook, Nonsense, Psychology Club, Men's and Women's Rugby, Students for Life, Sigmacapella, Student Government Association, Tax Society, Chronicle, National Broadcasting Society, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society, Students Against Injustice, Students for Life, Women of Action, Civil Liberties Union, Fencing Club, Financial Management Association, Health and Wellness Club, Hofstra Democrats, Ice Hockey Club, Roller Hockey, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Strictly Steppin', RTNDA, Urban Renaissance Magazine, Snobby Filmists, SCAFFU, Pulse Magazine, Organization of Commuter Students, Music and Entertainment Industry Students Association, International Business Association, Hofstra Athletics Trainers, Breakdance Club
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Chronicle (weekly); Nonsense (three times per year)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Jamaica, NY - John F. Kennedy International (15), Flushing, NY - Laguardia Airport (20)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Hempstead (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Hempstead (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 84% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 40% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,500
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 17 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 6% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 13 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 7% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other

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