Tuesday, March 6, 2018

“Through my work with The Pride Network, I am able to help foster a loving and supporting community for beautiful LGBTQ+ students and help educate and advocate for acceptance and equality. Additionally, I am a member of transcenDANCE. Being a part of this team allows me to express a performance aspect of my life.

I also work as a second-year Resident Assistant in Vander Poel Hall, where I support a wonderful community of people from all walks of life. My second job is at the Office of International Student Affairs as a student aide, where I meet a plethora of students from all around the world and learn about different cultures. 

Over my first two summers at Hofstra, I served as an orientation leader to help welcome the incoming classes of 2020 and 2021. Being able to share what Hofstra has done for me in this context really validated that I ended up exactly where I need to be. The most beautiful thing about it all is that when I came here, I was looking for a community. Then I realized I was helping to create one."

-Brandon Jurewicz , 19
Speech Language and Hearing Sciences and

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hi I'm Cassie!

Hi! I'm Cassie and I am the new PR and Social Media Chair for Hofstra Pride Guides! Follow us on Instagram (@hofstraprideguides) and Twitter (@hofprideguide) and like our page on Facebook (Hofstra Pride Guides)!!

Film by: Cassie Passantino

Special Thanks to: Tyler Baron

Monday, January 22, 2018

Facebook Live: Campus Visits with Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen, Associate Director for Campus Visit, talks about the benefits of getting to know Hofstra up close.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Instagram Story Takeover: Daphne Christidis

Our very own Daphne took over Hofstra's Instagram Story the other day! Check it out below and be sure to follow @hofstrau on Instagram.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pride Guides in HAIR

When they aren’t working in the Office of Admission, Maya and Lyndsey (Pride Guides and drama performance majors) are singing and acting their hearts out. Recently, they performed in Hofstra's production of HAIR!
The cast of Hofstra University's main stage production of HAIR

“Working on such an inspiring show was amazing," said Lindsey. "Being surrounded by so many people who are putting in all this effort to produce a great show was an experience like no other."

The process of putting on HAIR started well before fall classes began. 

“We did research over the summer about the show and watched a number of documentaries about what it was like in America during the Vietnam War,” said Maya.

Lyndsey says her favorite moment from this whole experience was the first day the cast was on the set for tech. “It felt like we were stepping onto this amazing playground for the cast to grow their story around. It was so cool to see everyone really become their characters."

Maya’s favorite moment was the first time they ran the ending of the show. “The overwhelming amount of support that every single member of the cast showed for one another was incredible. Also, just getting to sing those beautiful songs with so many people that I love every night is something that I will cherish forever.”
Pride Guides Lyndsey (top left) and Maya (top row, fourth from right) in Hofstra University's main stage production of HAIR.

Both said that the show itself really relied on the ensemble becoming a tribe - a family. And after rehearsing for over two hundred hours together in Emily Lowe Hall and the Adams Playhouse, you can bet they did, in fact, become a family. 

“The show has such a powerful message, and the opportunity to be a part of spreading it was life-changing."

Monday, October 30, 2017

Meet Our Pride Guides: Jared, Maya and Mikayla

Get to know three more of our amazing new Pride Guides!

Jared Keyes

Year: Senior
Hometown: Mount Laurel, NJ
Majors: Economics and Political Science
Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant, Hofstra Pep Band
Favorite class so far? Political Science Scope and Methods
Favorite Hofstra Moment? "The entire 24 hours when we hosted the Debate last year!"

Maya Deschenes

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Franklin, MA
Major: Drama Performance
Campus Involvement: Masquerade Musical Theatre, The Pride Network, HUHC
Favorite class so far? Drama 60- Fundamentals of Acting II
Favorite Hofstra Moment? "Being cast in my first department show!"

Mikayla Van Dam
Year: Junior
Hometown: Putnam, CT
Major: Biochemistry
Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant, National Residential Hall Honorary, Residence Hall Association, HU Honor Board
Favorite class so far? Intro to Cinema Studies
Favorite Hofstra Moment? "Realizing that I made a lifelong friendship with my best friend Mario."

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pride on Display

Be on the lookout for some of our new signage next time you're on campus! Don't forget to post pictures using #seeHofstra and #HofViews.