Intercultural Affairs

Harry Bradshaw Matthews with Hartwick students

At Hartwick, we believe our differences are our strength. We know the world is interconnected, and that true wisdom comes from a first-hand understanding of all cultures, faiths, experiences. That’s why we’re committed to fostering an environment of thoughtful exchange on- and off-campus.

For instance, Hartwick’s Office of Intercultural Affairs exists to contribute to the creation, influence, and sustainability of a community in which the dignity of all people is respected and affirmed through the promotion of dialogue and interaction between cultures. The Associate Dean plays a pivotal role by initiating and leading activities that engage and support underrepresented students and enhance the quality of the Hartwick College experience for all students.

The Office collaboratively offers educational and social programming to enhance the overall academic and developmental achievement of all students, while providing avenues for personal growth and increased advocacy, involvement, and support for the College community.

Areas of focus include:

  • ALANA/minority students
  • gender issues
  • interfaith and religion
  • sexual orientation
  • disability awareness
  • social class
  • international students

Programming: 2018-2019

Veterans Recognition, Family Stories and Native American History Month: November

November 1-30: Book Display
The Stevens-German Library will showcase books celebrating this month’s heritage focus.

November 1-30: Contested Identities: Images of Native Americans, 1880-1930
Yager Museum of Art and Culture, Yager Hall

November 1: Tona Brown Panel Discussion
7:00 p.m., Anderson Theater — Tona Brown, the first transgender woman to perform at Carnegie Hall will lead this discussion.

November 3: Tona Brown Concert
7:30 p.m., Anderson Theater — Tona Brown will give a solo performance.

November 7: “I Am Not Your Negro” Film Screening and Discussion
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Yager Museum of Art and Culture, Yager Hall.
This film depicts a family story by the noted African American writer and poet, James Baldwin.

November 9: Honoring Veterans
12:30 p.m, to 1:15 p.m., Anderson Lawn — Veterans at Hartwick College, along with our local VFW and TKE, will co-host a Veterans Day Recognition Ceremony with a POW/MIA Service and Flag Ceremony.

November 9: Honoring Veterans II
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Lambros Arena, Binder —Veterans and their families are invited to attend the Men’s andWomen’s Basketball Games, where we will take a few minutes to honor them, while cheering on the Hawks.

November 10: Bus Trip: Open Day in NYC
8 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. HCAB provides an opportunity to visit cultural and military sites for the day.
(Register at

November 12: Tribute to Veterans Luncheon and Discussion
12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar — members of the Hartwick College community are invited to lunch and conversation (Reserve your seat at

November 16: “Demons, Diaspora & Magic,” Workshop with Ariana Brown
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House — Ariana Brown will lead a workshop for marginalized people. Participation is limited to 40 persons. This event is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Student Programming Committee, Modern Languages Department, and Women & Gender Studies. (Register at

November 16: Ariana Brown: Poetry Reading
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Laura’s Lounge, Dewar Student Union — Ariana Brown is a Black Mexican American poet from San Antonio Texas.

November 16: A BSA Family Affair; Drippin in Finesse
9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Laura’s Lounge, Dewar Student Union. This is a 90s theme party.

November 17: A Tribute to Harriet Tubman’s Love of Family
9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. — PALS annual pilgrimage to the Harriet Tubman Home for current and aspiring members of the Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project (To determine your eligibility for the trip e-mail

November 20: Trans Day of Remembrance
7 p.m. Amphitheatre, Anderson Center — HIA hosts candlelight vigil.

Contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs, 410 Dewar, for assistance with announcing your event by e-mailing


Harry Bradshaw MatthewsHarry Bradshaw Matthews
Associate Dean and Director,
Office of Intercultural Affairs


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