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

Interfaith Harmony & Appreciation Month: October

Fall Semester Exhibits at the Yager Museum of Art and Culture
Contested Identities: Images of Native Americans, 1880—1930
Black Lives at Hartwick Then and Now

October 1 to October 15: Latino/Hispanic Book Display
The Stevens-German Library, Yager

October 3: Exploring Family Research
5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro, Dewar, Family History Research Seminar, hosted by the Office of intercultural Affairs (Reserve your seat at

October 5: “Smoke Signals: A Film by and about Native Americans”
7 p.m., Waterfront Room, Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta, hosted by the Oneonta chapter of the NAACP as a free movie series for the greater Oneonta community.

October 5: Vigil to End the Campus Wide Day of Healing for Violence Awareness Month
7 p.m., Pergola, Founders’ Way, hosted by the Women’s Center.

October 10: Politics of Hispanic/Latino Awareness
5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro, Dewar, Dinner and Discussion, co-hosted by PALS, SOSU/BU and the Women’s Center (Reserve your seat at

October 18: Demons, Diaspora & Magic and Phenomenal Woman
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Laura’s Lounge, Dewar, guest speaker Ariana Brown, hosted by the Student Programming Committee of Hartwick College.
(For further information, please e-mail

October 19: “Dark & Glowing” Party
9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Laura’s Lounge, Dewar, hosted by BSA.

October 20: Community Service at the Susquehanna Animal Shelter
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cooperstown, hosted by SOSU/BU.

October 23: “Show Your Hair You Care”
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House, co-hosted BSA, PALS, SOSU/BU and the Women’s Center.

October 26-27: USCTI’s Student Mini-Conference and Display
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro, Dewar (Friday Opening Dinner)
9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Celebration Room, Shineman Chapel House & Chesebro, Dewar, co-hosted by Office of Intercultural Affairs, BSA, PALS and SOSU/BU (Reserve your seat at

October 27-28: Gender Wellness Retreat
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Golisano 323 (Wandersee Room), contact Kerri Green (Reserve your seat at

November 1: Students’ Visit to the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Utica, contact Mark Wolff (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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