Intercultural Affairs

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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

Programming: 2016-2017

January 2017: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights Heritage Month

MLK and the Civil Rights Movement Library Display
Yager Hall, The Stevens-German Library January showcase display.

January 4: Group Discussion on Bias, Racism and Hatred
3 – 4 p.m., Room 321A, Yager Hall.
Leaders of student diversity groups will facilitate a discussion on bias, racism, and hatred.
Hosted by the Executive Board Collective.

January 15: The MLK, Jr. City-Wide Birthday Celebration
2 – 4 p.m., First United Presbyterian Church, Main Street & Walling Avenue (across from Friendly’s).

January 16: Racial Justice and the Death Penalty – MLK Day Commemoration Lecture
9 – 11 a.m., Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House. Guest Speaker: Hartwick Board of Trustees Chair Francis D. Landrey, Esq.
Hosted by Political Science Department

January 16: MLK Day – Dinner Discussion
5 – 7 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar Union (reserved seating required at
Hosted by PALS.

January 19: Women’s Center Mandatory Meeting for January 21st Million Women’s March in New York City
6 p.m., Dewar Union 507
For persons signed up and/or who are interested in attending the march in NYC.

January 19: Unveiling of portraits of “Local Heroes of Central New York”: Including Harry Bradshaw Matthews
5 – 7 p.m., The free open reception will be at SUNY Oneonta, Art Building on Ravine Pkwy across from Parking lot.

January 26: Know your Rights – Dinner and Panel Discussion
7 – 8 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar Union, (reserved seating required at
Hosted by the BSA.

Contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs, 410 Dewar, for assistance with announcing your diversity event by e-mailing

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


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