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: 2019-2020

Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month 2019
Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation – September 15 – October 15

September 15 – October 15: Latino/Hispanic Book Display
The Stevens-German Library will showcase books celebrating Latino/Hispanic heritage.

September 16: Heritage Seminar and Kahoot: Exploring Hispanic/Latino Connections in Family History and to Other Groups, Session 1
5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Eaton Lounge, Bresee, Family History Seminar, co-hosted by the ALANA Students Active Support Group (ASASG) and the Office of Intercultural Affairs (Reserve your seat at

September 18: Webinar: Mentoring Students of Color
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Celebration, Shineman Chapel House, hosted by the Promise Implementation Committee. 90 minutes. Overcome barriers students of color experience by improving your mentor-mentee relationships and cross-cultural skills. You’ll be able to develop program initiatives that uphold your campus vision, values and mission so everyone can feel welcome, accepted and valued.

September 20-21: Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief Fundraiser
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Dewar Balcony; noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Founders’ Way. Please donate clothes, shoes, non-perishable food, blankets, toys, toiletries, etc. Monetary donations can be sent directly to relief organizations.

September 25: Latino/Hispanic History: Jeopardy/Bingo Night
6 p.m., to 7:30 p.m., Yager Museum of Art & Culture, co-hosted by Black Student Alliance (BSA), Society of Sisters United/Brothers United (SOU/BU) and the Women’s Center.

September 28: Welcome Dance
9 p.m. to midnight, Laura’s Lounge, co-hosted by ASASG, Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS), SOSU/BU and the Women’s Center.

October 4: Salsa, Bachata and Other Magic Moves
3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Hutman Studio, Campbell Fitness Center, Dewar, learning dances, co-hosted by ASASG, Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA), Orchesis and SOSU/BU.

October 8: Latino/Hispanic Family Research Techniques for Central American and Caribbean Countries, & the United States, Session 2
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro, co-hosted by Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project and the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

October 10: Taste the World
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Stack Lounge, Dewar, co-hosted by ASASG, Global Studies and PSGE.

October 15: Advancing the Nation Through Immigration
5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro, Dewar; Dinner and Discussion, co-hosted by BSA, PALS, HIA, SOSU/BU and the Women’s Center (Reserve your seat at

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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