U.S. Pluralism Programs
Hartwick is committed to the simultaneous celebration of ethnicity and community, in which each citizen of the campus is encouraged to understand differences in thinking, life experiences, and world views while affirming the central importance of our common humanity and shared needs.
U.S. Pluralism Programs:
- offer resources to students, faculty, and staff in planning instruction and events that explore cultural and racial diversity in the U.S.;
- assist students with academic and social transition to the College;
- promote conflict resolution;
- provide experiential learning activities;
- manage the Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project;
- promote and support Hartwick's Diversity Outreach and Common Ground Initiative;
- manage the United States Colored Troops Institute for Local History and Family Research;
- manage and promote the U.S. Pluralism Center, including the Abraham Lincoln and Freedom Journey Exhibit, a USCT Civil War database and collection of African American historic images pertaining to the Abolition Movement, local Underground Railroad, and Civil War;
- co-sponsor speakers and exhibits with academic departments and student groups.
Harry Bradshaw Matthews
Associate Dean & Director
Office of Intercultural Affairs & U.S. Pluralism Center
Oneonta, New York 13820