Equal Educational Opportunity and Student Nondiscrimination Policy
Equal Opportunity Statement
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. (For contact information, visit Hofstra.edu's Nondiscriminatory policy page.)
Hofstra University's Commitment to Diversity
The School of Medicine's dedication to ensuring diversity among its student body is consistent with the vision to develop Hofstra University as a diverse and inclusive campus. Diversity is a central core value and consistent with the School of Medicine’s mission statement. This value is reflected in numerous university documents, including the University's Mission Statement Equal Opportunity Statement , Five-Year-Plan, Provost Task Force on Diversity and Faculty Diversity Statement the president’s Message on diversity, found on the university home page, notes a sustained commitment to fostering a multicultural community represented by individuals of differing genders, colors, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, ages, physical and learning abilities, socioeconomic statuses, and marital statuses.
The School of Medicine strongly believes that a diverse student body greatly enriches the educational environment for students, faculty, and staff. Also, it is felt that such diversity is vital to meet the future medical, educational, scientific, and social needs of society at large. This diversity may include, but is not limited to, ethnic and racial background, socio-economic background, educational background, geographic background, and interests in different future medical careers. The School of Medicine specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of any of these factors. The School of Medicine particularly encourages applicants from under-represented populations, who will add an extra dimension to the medical school experience.
Under no circumstances will the School of Medicine give medical school applicants or students differential consideration on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status.