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

Diversity of Humanity Month

April: Book Display Focusing on the West Indies
Diversity of Humanity Literature, Yager Hall, The Stevens-German Library.

April 1: Maya Textile Identity Politics and Tourism Practice in Guatemala
6 p.m., Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, lecture by Dr. Walter E. Little, hosted by the History Department.

April 2: Autism Awareness Day
Hartwick community is encouraged to wear blue in support of Autism Awareness.

April 3: Tri-Campus Mixer
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Yager Museum; a social gathering of personnel from Hartwick College, SUNY Delhi and SUNY Oneonta, hosted by the Office of the President.

April 8: Autism Awareness Month: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Celebration Room, Shineman; movie showing hosted by LEADS.

April 11: Take Back the Night
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., outside Anderson; an annual rally against sexual assault, co-hosted by Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) and the Women’s Center.

April 12: OneLove Facilitator Training
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Farrington Room, Dewar; train the trainer event for OneLove Foundation, co-hosted by 50-50 Peer Counselors and Health Promoters.

April 13: Afternoon at the Museum Family Day
12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m., Yager Museum; families are invited to participate in an assortment of activities.

April 16: BSA Banquet
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., location to be determined; semi-formal attire requested, hosted by the Black Student Association (BSA).

April 19: SOSU/BU Formal
7 p.m. to 10 p.m., location to be determined; annual event for current and alumni/ alumnae members and allies. (Reserve a seat at, hosted by Society of Sisters United/Brothers United (SOSU/BU).

April 25: “What’s All the Noise About?: The Theatrics of Carnival”
6 p.m., Chesebro, Dewar; the history of Carnival as it currently pertains to some of our students at Hartwick, hosted by the Carnival Planning Committee.

April 26: “We Ready Fi Di Road: Learn How to Dance for Carnival”
6 pm., Hutman Studio, Health and Wellness Center, Dewar; Hartwick students of Caribbean and African heritage will teach popular Carnival dances.

April 27: Caribbean Carnival: The Fete Comes Alive at Hartwick
3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Founders Way; Carnival with activities & professional Samba dancers and stilt walkers, co-hosted by the Carnival Planning
Committee and the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

April 30: ALANA Students & Allies Awards Dinner and Discussion
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro, Dewar; Diversity and Inclusion Certificates will be presented with the discussion, “How are We Progressing Today?”
Co-hosted by the ASASG, BSA, PALS, SOSU/BU and the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

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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