Intercultural Affairs

Tubman Gravesite

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: 2017-2018

September 13: Latinax Women in Entertainment
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Women’s Center 507, 5th Floor, Dewar Union; hosted by WC

September 15 – October 15: Latino/Hispanic Portrait and Book Display
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the U.S. Pluralism Center, 4th Floor, Dewar Union, will showcase items celebrating Latino/Hispanic heritage; hosted by the Office of Intercultural Affairs

September 15: Movie Night: The Latino List is a movie that features highly personal video portraits about the vibrant and burgeoning culture of Hispanic America.
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Yager Hall 321 A&B; co-hosted by Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS), Society of Sisters United/Brothers United (SOSU/BU) & Black Student Alliance (BSA)

September 18: A Tribute to Hispanic/Latino Role Models
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall; co-hosted by Latinos Unidos Con Honor y Alma (LUCHA)& SOSU/BU

September 19: Reclaiming Roots Through Family Research: Hands-on Research Lab and Dinner
5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro, Dewar Union
(Reserve your seat at; bring your computer (optional)

September 20: Latinax Women in Politics
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Women’s Center 507, 5th Floor, Dewar Union; hosted by WC

September 21: How Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is Shaping the Bright Future of America
5:15 p.m. to 7p.m., Chesebro, Dewar Union; Food Tasting & Discussion
(Reserve your seat at; co-hosted by SOSU/BU, PALS &BSA

September 27: Latinax Women in Literature and Art
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Women’s Center 507, 5th Floor, Dewar Union; hosted by WC

September 28: How to be an Ally When Identities Intersect
6 p.m.. to 7 p.m., Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall; hosted by Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA)

September 29: Fiesta Night
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., John Christopher’s Café, Yager Hall; co-hosted LUCHA & Cheerleaders

October 3: Reclaiming Roots: Research Lab and Dinner 2
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro, Dewar Union (Reserve your seat at

October 11: Emily Peguero Fundraising Discussion
Time & Location TBA


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


Back To Top