Our Commitment

Hofstra University is an institution with strong values of community, responsibility and integrity. As a community, we hold ourselves to the high standards set forth in our University policies and the Student Code of Conduct.

Speak Up

Hofstra University supports an environment of open, honest communications, and encourages community members to approach appropriate University personnel in instances where they believe violations of policies or standards have occurred.

For students, the best place to start if you have concerns about a class you are taking, but aren’t completely certain they fall under any of the categories indicated here, is usually the Instructor. If you aren’t comfortable raising your concerns with your Instructor directly, the next best person to contact would be the Chair of the department. For employees with concerns regarding the workplace, they can speak to their supervisor or department head. If you aren’t comfortable raising your concerns to someone within your department, you can reach out to the Office of Human Resources.

However, in situations where you prefer to place a report on an anonymous basis or through an outside party, Hofstra has implemented the EthicsPoint hotline. This comprehensive and confidential reporting tool, administered by a third party unaffiliated with Hofstra, is intended to assist the University and all members of its community to address violations of University policies and the Student Code of Conduct, and to promote a positive work and learning environment.

The information you provide through this hotline will be shared with the appropriate University personnel, on an anonymous basis if you so choose. While you may choose to make an anonymous report, please know that by not revealing your name, it may limit the University's ability to investigate or resolve your complaint. Additionally, in response to an anonymous complaint, the University will review and address the concerns you have raised as deemed appropriate, which may include providing a copy of your report and/or communicating the concerns to identified individuals accused of misconduct.

This hotline supplements regular University reporting avenues, and members of the Hofstra community are encouraged to use it, as necessary.


Hofstra strictly prohibits retaliation against any member of its community for reporting or inquiring in good faith about suspected wrongful or unlawful activity, or participating in an investigation or proceeding related to such activity. The University considers such actions to be protected activities in which all members of its community may freely engage without worry of negative consequences.

False Reports found to have been intentionally dishonest or made maliciously or without regard for the truth will constitute a violation of university policy as further set forth in the Guide to Pride.

Please see the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

  • Select the "Make a Report" link at the top of this web page.
  • OR
  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada:

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.