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

MLK and the Civil Rights Movement Library Display Yager Hall, The Stevens-German Library January showcase display.

January 5: Race Matters: Movies Series: “Fences”
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Southside Mall Community Room (near JC Penney’s). Rev. Kenneth Hunter, Pastor, St. James Episcopal Church, will be the presenter to introduce this free movie. Fences was voted one of the top 10 films of 2016.

January 14: The MLK, Jr. City-Wide Birthday Celebration
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 39 Walnut Street.

January 15: Civil Rights DVD: “Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have A Dream”
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Location Yager Hall, The Stevens-German Library

January 15: The Changing Faces of the Civil Rights Movement: Who’s In and Who’s Out—
A PALS Dinner Discussion
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar (reserved seating required at Hosted by PALS. 

January 20: PALS Leadership Seminar
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar, (reserved seating required at Hosted by PALS & Intercultural Affairs.

Feel free to contact the Office of Intercultural Affairs, 410 Dewar, for assistance with announcing
your diversity event or by e-mailing


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


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