Community Involvement and Volunteerism

Day of Service Flood Clean Up

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 Community Involvement & Volunteerism (CIV) 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 CIV activities, you’ll meet Hartwick students volunteering with the American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, Into the Streets, YMCA, soup kitchens, eldercare centers, and youth centers. You’ll find plenty of ways to do good, both nearby and in far-off places.

And it’s rewarding. Whether you spend your time reading to the elderly, helping homeless pets, planting trees, keeping the City of Oneonta beautiful, or tutoring children or adults, you’ll find that those who serve flourish here at Hartwick.

In fact, we take community involvement so seriously that Hartwick students who complete more than 200 hours of service receive special recognition during the Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony and at Commencement. 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 CIV.  We encourage collaborations with courses, clubs, and much more.

Community Involvement & Volunteerism (CIV)
4th Floor, Dewar Union
c/o Paul Habernig, Director of Student & Community Engagement

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