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

November 1–30: Along the Rails: Willard Yager and Native American Art
12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Yager Museum of Art & Culture, Tuesday to Saturday; two new exhibits, Along the Rails: Willard Yager, Native American Art, and 20th Century Tourism, traces the 1913-14 rail journey of the Museum’s namesake through the Native American art and artifacts he acquired in the Southwest.

November 1: Date Rape Conversation
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Women’s Center, 507 Dewar Union; hosted by the Women’s Center.

November 1-4: Play: “Mary’s Wedding,” by Stephen Massicotte
8 p.m., Slade Theater, Yager Hall, hosted by the Hartwick College Theatre Arts Department. Admission is free for Hartwick students, $5 for Hartwick faculty, staff, and other students, and $10 for the general public. To reserve tickets, please call 607-431-4227, or email

November 2: Zumbathon for Disaster Relief
7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Small Gym, Binder, hosted by Community Involvement and Volunteerism (CIV); allocating funds to all countries affected and all disasters, whether hurricane or earthquake.

November 9: Sponsoring Letters to Veterans
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Balcony, Dewar Union, (CIV) will host a letter-writing event to thank veterans for their service.

November 10: Honoring Veterans
12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Anderson Lawn, Veterans at Hartwick College will co-host with students a memorial in Remembrance of Hartwick’s Veterans.

November 15: Family Stories Dinner Discussion
5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar Union, hosted by the Pluralism Associates League for Students (PALS). In recognition of Family Stories Month, participants are encouraged to reflect upon the question, “How has your family influenced your pursuit of achievements?” (Reserve your seat, email

November 15: ALANA Social: It’s a Family Affair
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Stack Lounge, Dewar Union, co-hosted by Black Student Alliance (BSA), Society of Sisters United/Brothers United (SOSU/BU) and (PALS), a game night with snacks, prizes and a lot of fun.

November 17: Thanksgiving Baskets Program to Support the Family Service Association
1 p.m., 4th Floor, Dewar Union, hosted by All-Greek Council and will conclude the drive to collect items for families who are in need of meal baskets during the holidays.

November 27: Native American Heritage Month Dinner Discussion
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar Union, co-hosted by (BSA), (PALS) and the Office of Intercultural Affairs to learn and share information about the heritage of Native Americans. (Reserve your seat, email



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


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