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

Programming: 2016-2017

Black History Month and the African Diaspora 2017
The Crisis in Black Education: Evoking the Wisdom of Heroes and Heroines

African American Literature, Yager Hall, The Stevens-German Library
February Book Display

February 9: Video Clips of Civil Rights Leaders in Music & Verse
6-8 p.m., Eaton Lounge Bresee,
Intercultural Affairs hosts Adjunct Professor Brian Madden and his videos.

February 10: Introducing Poet Porsha O.
8-9 p.m., Laura’s Lounge, Dewar Student Union,
Hartwick College Activities Board hosts this guest poet.

February 18: Heritage Leadership Training Seminar
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Eaton Lounge, Bresee,
Pluralism Associates League for Students & USCTI Alumni Advisory Council host the annual cultural awareness event.
(Advanced registration required at

February 20: A Community Sing-a-Long
7-9 p.m., Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House,
Music Department and Intercultural Affairs host an evening of spirituals and songs of the Civil Rights
Movement. All are welcome.

February 23: Racial Profiling: A Panel Discussion
6-7 p.m., Eaton Lounge, Bresee,
Black Student Alliance (BSA) hosts this event.

February 25: Transition from College to Employment
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Eaton Lounge, Bresee,
Society of Sisters United/Brothers United (SOSU/BU) & Intercultural Affairs host members of the USCTI Alumni Advisory Council for a professional development workshop focused upon life skills.
(Advanced registration required at

February 25: A Tribute to Senior Members of Clubs Comprising the Student Diversity Advisory Council
5-7 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar Student Union,
Student Diversity Advisory Council & Intercultural Affairs honor students who have contributed to cultural diversity awareness at Hartwick College.
(Advanced registration required at

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


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