Intercultural Affairs

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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 – Coming Soon

Celebrating the Diversity of Humanity April 2017

Literature Relating to Humanity
Yager Hall, The Stevens-German Library
April Book Display

April 3: BSA Discussion: What Does It Mean to be Dehumanized?
6-8 p.m., Eaton Lounge, Bresee
Black Student Alliance (BSA) hosts this event using actress Raven Symone’s expression that she does not consider herself black because she’s trying to be seen as a human being.

April 5: Administrative Training and Discussion about Sexual or Relationship Violence
2 p.m., Slade Theatre, Yager
Title IX Office hosts guest speaker Elaine Pasqua for a discussion with faculty and staff related to sexual or relationship violence and alcohol abuse.

April 4-5: Sex & Excess: Surviving the Party
7-8:15 p.m., Lambros Arena
Title IX Office hosts guest speaker Elaine Pasqua for an honest and hilarious look at the party scene.

April 5: Award-Winning Jamaican Poet Ishion Hutchinson
7-8 p.m., Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House
The Latin American/Caribbean Studies Program and the Visiting Writers Series host this acclaimed Jamaican poet.

April 11: Take Back the Night
7 p.m., Outside Anderson Center for the Arts
Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) and the Women’s Center host this annual rally against sexual assault.

April 12: Taste the World
5:30-7:30 p.m., Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House
Global Education hosts this event with dishes sponsored by international students and an African drumming performance.

April 14: Tabling for Day of Silence
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., outside Commons
Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) host this event.

April 14: Drag Show/Lip Sync for Our Life
5-7 p.m, Laura’s Lounge
HIA hosts this event.

April 15: Sexual Assault Panel
2-4 p.m., TBA
Women’s Center hosts this event.

April 15: SOSU/BU Formal
7-10 p.m., Morris Hall, SUNY Oneonta
Society of Sisters /Brothers United (SOSU/BU) hosts this annual event for current and alumni/alumnae members and allies. Reservations are required at to reserve a seat.

April 17-21: Pride Week
HIA hosts a series of events ranging from a guest speaker to the 2nd Chance Ball. Look for a complete schedule posted on campus.

April 21: A Transnational BBQ
BSA cosponsors this event with PALS and SOSU/BU providing an opportunity for visitors to interact with members who represent multiple ethnic groups and nationalities.



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


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