Community Service & Civic Engagement
Hartwick promotes community engagement and social responsibility among our students, faculty, and staff. We foster a culture of meaningful involvement in civic life through service, research, and advocacy.
We believe in creating partnerships with local organizations, government agencies, and community leaders to address social issues and drive positive change. By equipping our community with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to make a difference, we strive to inspire lifelong commitment to civic engagement and active citizenship.
Hartwick’s Civic Engagement program is dedicated to giving back. Community service, philanthropy, advocacy, and political engagement are key to a student's FlightPath.
Excellence in Volunteerism Award and Graduation Cord
Hartwick values more than academic achievement- we recognize students who demonstrate a true commitment to their communities. The College is proud to honor students who have gone above and beyond in their service with the Excellence in Volunteerism award.
Students who have earned over 100 hours of community service will receive a distinguished gold cord to wear at commencement, recognizing their outstanding dedication and impact on their communities.
Looking to submit volunteer hours, we’ve got you covered!
We offer two easy ways to report your community service hours: one designed for individuals to complete on their own, and another for student groups to submit on behalf of their organization. Be sure to check the requirements.
Alternative Spring Break - Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity's Alternative Spring Break is a unique opportunity for students to give back to their communities. During the week-long trip, participants work alongside local volunteers to build affordable housing for families in need. This hands-on experience allows students to make a tangible difference in the lives of others while learning valuable skills and building lasting relationships.
Hartwick's Food Pantry
The Food Pantry provides food and hygiene essentials to students who require assistance without any extra fee. It is located on the 4th floor of Dewar Union in room 406A. The pantry is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 pm.
The pantry relies on donations, which can be brought to the front desk on the 4th floor. It offers an opportunity for students to get involved, help each other, and grow a sense of community.
Shelf Stable Food: Canned Vegetables, Canned Soup, Canned Meat (tuna or chicken salad) Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Rice, Cereal, Fruit Cups, Nuts, Pop Tarts, Ramen, Coffee
Freezer Food: Full Stir Fry Meals, Frozen Vegetables or Fruits, Frozen Chicken Patties
Hygiene: Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste, Floss, Shampoo, Conditioner, Moisturizer, Body Wash, Bar Soap, Menstrual Products, Deodorant, Emergency C
The Hartwick Clothing Closet offers students with free clothing choices, all while ensuring that consumer goods are not dumped into landfills.
We accept all types of donations including business attire, lounge and sports wear and much more! Found on the 3rd floor of Dewar Union in room 318B. The store is available every Monday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
What’s happening on campus?
HartLink is the primary tool to learn about service opportunities through civic engagement. We encourage collaborations with courses, clubs, and much more.
OFFICE OF STUDENT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
4th Floor, Dewar Union