Our commitment to service began with the College’s founding more than 200 years ago, and is an essential part of our dedication to a liberal arts education.
Hartwick’s Civic Engagement program is dedicated to giving back. We see service as an ideal way to put study of the liberal arts into practice.
Through participation in civic engagement, you’ll meet Hartwick students volunteering with the American Red Cross, Opportunities for Otsego, Habitat for Humanity, Day of Service, YMCA, soup kitchens, eldercare centers, and youth centers. You’ll find plenty of ways to get involved, both nearby and in far-off places.
We take community involvement so seriously that Hartwick students who complete more than 200 hours of service receive special recognition during the Student Leadership Awards Ceremony. As part of Hartwick’s commitment to civic engagement, our students, faculty, staff, and alumni serve in a variety of ways outside of the college classroom and beyond their college careers.
Hartlink is the primary tool to learn about service opportunities through civic engagement. We encourage collaborations with courses, clubs, and much more.