Monday, March 4, 2013

P.R.I.D.E. Week Responses

This past Friday marked the end of Hofstra's second annual P.R.I.D.E. Week. Over the past week, we asked what each P.R.I.D.E. Principle means to you. This is what you told us:

P: Personal and Social Responsibility
  •  "Taking personal responsibility means being more independent, not having to rely so much on others."  - Jeremy Arndt, Class of 2016
  • "As a leader on campus, I know that my decisions are my personal and social responsibility because they affect not only me but others on campus as well." - Gabriella Muñoz, Class of 2016
R: Respect for Self and Others
  • "It means respecting everyone around you, no matter who you are." - Parth Tailor, Class of 2015
  • "You get what you give, and when you give someone respect they give it back." - Olivia Konstantinidis, Class of 2016
  • "Have respect for your peers, teachers and self." - Leah Sax, Class of 2016
I: Integrity, Ethics and Leadership
  • "Integrity means doing the right thing even when it isn't popular with others." - Jessica Spitzer-Rubenstein, Class of 2015
  • "To me, integrity means being willing to take responsibility for yourself and the community you exist in." - Baqiyyah "June" Ramadhan, Class of 2014
Hofstra Senior, Chris Simms, shows off his Pride
with a new P.R.I.D.E. Week t-shirt.
D: Diversity and Community
  • "As an international student, I really hope that people can understand our diversity. We are of different races, different backgrounds and some of us come from different countries. I love New York for being such a diverse city, and Hofstra for being such a diverse school." - Crystal Lee, Graduate Student, Zarb School of Business
  • "To me diversity means getting together with all different people of different backgrounds, and that is very important to me." - Jonathan Liu, Class of 2013
  • "I am from China, and if there is not diversity and community we cannot incorporate our culture, nor can we appreciate the other cultures of people we meet here." - Kexin Chen, Graduate Student, Zarb School of Business
E: Expression and Free Exchange
  • "When you travel from one place to another, whether for school or something else, you need to be able to freely express yourself with other people so you can connect." - Huan Yang, Graduate Student, Zarb School of Business

International students from the Frank Zarb School of Business
pose with P.R.I.D.E. Week swag.

Thank you all for your responses, and for showing us your Pride! We can't wait for P.R.I.D.E. Week 2014!

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate the diversity of the responders on diversity.