If you're a student at Hofstra University and you're accused of misconduct, you should not speak to the school or others without taking the necessary precautions. Too much is at stake. Hofstra University will have specific policies as to how your case will be addressed and adjudicated. Understanding and successfully navigating these policies is an important key to success. As to which policy would apply, it will in part be depended upon the specific offense alleged. Is it a Title IX sexual misconduct case? Is it a matter of academic integrity or an academic misconduct charge? Or is it a general disciplinary issue? You should also understand that Hofstra University as with all schools, unfortunately, can be in a rush to judgment and does not have an accused student's rights and interests in mind.
That's why an experienced attorney can help navigate the process and protect an accused student's rights and interest and could potentially help allow for the most favorable outcome.