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

Celebrating the Diversity of Humanity
April 3-30, 2018

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

Spring Exhibit: Black Lives at Hartwick College: Then and Now
Yager Museum of Art & Culture

Spring Exhibit: Contested Identities: Images of Native Americans, 1880-1930
Yager Museum of Art & Culture

April 4: Title IX Hearing Officer/ Team Training
3:30-5:00 p.m., Celebration Room, Dewar Union; Title IX Officer hosts this invitation event. (For further information about the four section series through April 25, contact

April 5: Model UN/International Club Trivia Night
6-7:30 p.m., Golisano 103; Model UN will host a world trivia night in collaboration with International Club. Prizes will be provided.

April 5: Creating Your Hartwick Story: A Roadmap for Success Beyond Hartwick College
5:30-7:00 p.m., Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House; Global Education & Service Learning, Career Services and Intercultural Affairs co-host this dinner with a panel discussion. (Reserve a seat at or

April 10: An Empty Place at the Table
5:30-7:00 p.m., Anderson Center for the Arts; an exhibit co-hosted by the Title IX Office, Hartwick College, and Opportunities for Otsego.

April 12: Take Back the Night
7 p.m., Outside Anderson; Hartwick Identity Alliance (HIA) and the Women’s Center host this annual rally against sexual assault.

April 13: SOSU/BU Formal
7-10 p.m., Holiday Inn, 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 14: Harriet Tubman Seminar
10 a.m.-noon, Eaton Lounge, Bresee; hosted by Intercultural Affairs in fulfillment of the Harriet Tubman Mentoring Project. (Reservations are required at

April 16: Campus-Wide Diversity Sessions
TBA; hosted by the Hartwick College CampusWide Diversity Committee on April 16-17.

April 16: Sexual Assault Awareness
7:30 p.m., Women’s Center, Dewar 507; discussions regarding the topic continue on April 23 and April 30 in the Women’s Center.

April 19: ALANA Students & Allies Awards & Recognition Dinner
5-7:00 p.m., Chesebro, Dewar Union; Intercultural Affairs, BSA co-sponsor this event with PALS and SOSU/BU in appreciation of contributions made by members during 2017-18. (Reservations are required at

April 22: Musikang Piupino: Music of the Philippines
6 p.m. Anderson Theater; hosted by Foreman Institute of the Creative and Performing Arts.

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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