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Our Commitment to Being a Welcoming and Inclusive Community

A Message from President Stuart Rabinowitz

Hofstra University is fully committed to being a welcoming and inclusive community for all who learn and work on our campus. There is no room for hatred and violence here; a university represents the best of a democratic and free society, where respect, acceptance, and open dialogues are paramount.

In light of this weekend’s events at the University of Virginia, we reiterate Hofstra’s commitment to equality and decry the acts of hatred and bigotry that occurred at  Charlottesville. Among our core principles and ideals is that all people are created equal, and have the right to pursue their education here in an environment of peace and civility that welcomes and embraces our human differences. We condemn the actions which occurred at the “Unite the Right” rally perpetrated by groups such as the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other white supremacist organizations. We reject any attempt to divide us, pitting one segment of society against another. As we honor our country’s commitment to free speech, Hofstra University encourages speech that is respectful and peaceful, and does not impinge on the rights of others to live without persecution or harassment.

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  • Big thanks to President Stuart Rabinowitz for his clear and strong statement of Hofstra’s commitment to equality and against the bigotry and hatred occurring at Charlottesville. This is no time for silence or equivocation.

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