Intercultural Affairs

Tubman Gravesite

At Hartwick, we believe our differences are our strength. We know the world is interconnected, and that true wisdom comes from a first-hand understanding of all cultures, faiths, experiences. That’s why we’re committed to fostering an environment of thoughtful exchange on- and off-campus.

For instance, Hartwick’s Office of Intercultural Affairs exists to contribute to the creation, influence, and sustainability of a community in which the dignity of all people is respected and affirmed through the promotion of dialogue and interaction between cultures. The Associate Dean plays a pivotal role by initiating and leading activities that engage and support underrepresented students and enhance the quality of the Hartwick College experience for all students.

The Office collaboratively offers educational and social programming to enhance the overall academic and developmental achievement of all students, while providing avenues for personal growth and increased advocacy, involvement, and support for the College community.

Areas of focus include:

  • ALANA/minority students
  • gender issues
  • interfaith and religion
  • sexual orientation
  • disability awareness
  • social class
  • international students

Diversity at Hartwick

Programming: 2016-2017

Women’s History Month 2017
Our History is Our Strength: International Women’s Celebration

Women in Literature
Yager Hall, The Stevens-German Library
March Book Display

March 1: Women’s History Month Trivia
7:30-9 p.m., Laura’s Lounge, Dewar
Hartwick College Activities Board & the Women’s Center host this event.

March 7: Solo Performance of NeoIndigenA
8-9 p.m., Slade Theatre, Yager
Foreman Creative and Performing Arts Series hosts dancer and choreographer Santee Smith for this solo performance.

March 8: Honoring International Women Through Music
7-9 p.m., Anderson Theatre
Sigma Alpha Iota International Women’s Music Fraternity hosts this concert.

March 9: Lecture by Hopi Potter, Karen Charley and Cultural Anthropologist, Lea McChesney, PhD
7-9 p.m., Slade Theatre
Haan Fund American Indian Studies, Sociology Department,Women’s & Gender Studies Program & the Office of Intercultural Affairs host this event.

March 11: International Women’s Day Panel Discussion
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House
Departments of Biology, History, Music, Nursing, Spanish, Sociology, HIA, SOSU/BU, Alpha Psi Omega and the Office of Intercultural Affairs host this event.

March 11: In Search of Heroines at the Harriet Tubman Home and the Women’s Hall of Fame
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Auburn and Seneca Falls
Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project and the Office of Intercultural Affairs host this annual pilgrimage for 12 students by reservation at

March 12: Women’s History Themed Snatch Game
5:30-6:30 p.m., Johnstone 202
Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) & the Women’s Center host this event.

March 15: Women’s History Jeopardy
7-8 p.m., Johnstone 201
Women’s Center & HIA host this event.

March 16: Intersectional Feminism Panel Discussion
7-8 p.m., Eaton Lounge, Bresee
SOSU/BU hosts this event.

March 18-20: Search for Heroines at the Smithsonian Institution
SOSU/BU hosts this trip for 12 students by reservation at matthewsh@

March 21: International Day for the Eradication of Racial Discrimination
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tabling outside Commons
Hosted by Anthropology Club & BSA.

March 23: Women’s History Month Recognition and Reception
4-6 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar
This campus event celebrates the contribution made by women at Hartwick College. A dinner discussion follows the reception.

Harry Bradshaw Matthews
Associate Dean and Director,
Office of Intercultural Affairs


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