Civic Engagement

Hartwick students tend to be good citizens, and community service is a big part of a liberal arts education, so we have Community Involvement & Volunteerism programs dedicated to just that. Through these programs, you’ll meet Hartwick students volunteering with the American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, Into the Streets, YMCA, soup kitchens, and youth centers. You’ll find plenty of ways to do good, both nearby and in far-flung places.

We see service as an ideal way to put study of the liberal arts into practice. As part of Hartwick's commitment to civic engagement, our students, faculty, staff, and alumni engage in service in a variety of ways outside of the college classroom and beyond their college careers.

And it's rewarding. Whether time is spent reading to the elderly, planting trees, helping at a community pantry, or tutoring challenged children or adults, those who serve gain innumerable benefits.

Many connections (view our Community Service Chart) enable members of our campus community to enrich themselves by participating with some of our programs and departments:

Community Involvement & Volunteerism (CIV) Faculty/Staff/Alumni Volunteering
Curriculum Courses Internship
Education Department Nursing Department


  • serve in order to complete program or professional certification requirements;
  • perform volunteer service as part of completing a course, an independent study, or an internship;
  • volunteer their service as part of membership in student campus organizations with a service mission.

Faculty, Staff, and Alumni:

  • volunteer to ongoing needs to enrich their community.

For more information on how you can participate, contact :

All students are required to file necessary applications for civic engagement through Community Involement & Volunteerism office.

Community Involvement & Volunteerism (CIV)
4th Floor, Dewar Union

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn."
Benjamin Franklin