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

Civil Rights to Human Rights: A Place for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion- January

January 3-31: Book Display
Civil Rights to Human Rights Library Display Yager Hall, The Stevens-German Library

January 10: Equity at Hartwick College: Is There Room for All?
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Yager Museum of Art & Culture, Hot & Cold Refreshments, co-hosted by Intercultural Affairs & Yager Museum.

January 15: Civil Rights DVD: “Martin Luther King, I Have A Dream”
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Yager Hall, The Stevens-German Library Foyer.

January 15: Is Increasing Student Diversity Leading to Campus Inclusion?
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar Union (reserved seating required at Hosted by PALS.

January 16: Civil Rights to Human Rights: A Faculty/Staff Luncheon Discussion
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar Union, hosted by the Enrollment Management and Student Experience Division (reserved seating required at

January 20: MLK, Jr. City-Wide Birthday
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Temple Beth El, 83 Chestnut Street.

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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