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

Women’s History Month 2019
#BalanceforBetter: Equality, Equity & Inclusion

March: Book Display
Women’s Literature, Yager Hall, The Stevens-German Library

March 6: #BalanceforBetter: Free Fitness Assessments
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for faculty/staff and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for students, Campbell Fitness Center, Dewar, hosted by the Campbell Fitness Center.

March 6: O’Connor Lecture: “Landscape of Bullying in Rural America”
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Slade Theatre, Yager, Nursing Department hosts speakers Jean Van Kingsley and Noelle Granger.

March 8: Bystander Intervention Strategies: A Presentation and Luncheon
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Chesebro, Dewar, Brittany Beach will discuss and guide interactive activities on this topic. This event does not require a registration and is open to all.

March 8: French Horn Performance
7:30 p.m., Anderson Theatre, Stephanie Hollander will perform.

March 9: PALS Annual Pilgrimage to the Harriet Tubman Home
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Auburn, New York, Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS), Black Student Alliance (BSA), Society of Sisters Unity/Brothers United (SOUSU/BU) and ALANA Students Active Support Group collective (ASASG) co-host this event with the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

March 13: Stories Our Mothers Told Us: A Search for Roots
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro, Dewar, hosted by the Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project and the Office of Intercultural Affairs. (Reserve a seat at

March 14: “The Accomplished Women and the Domestic Sphere: Music in the Novels of Jane Austen”
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Eaton Lounge, Bresee, a lecture by Professor Diane Paige, cohosted by the Music Department and the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

March 15: Paint n’ Sip Honoring Influential Women
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Laura’s Lounge, Dewar, cohosted by SOSU/BU and the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

March 21: Women’s History Month Awards and Reception
4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar, join President Margaret L. Drugovich celebrating WHM. (Reserve a 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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