Student Experience

Being comfortable in your campus environment is an important first step toward college success. Get involved in your residence hall. Be healthy and safe. Know the policies for student living. Learn about multicultural life at Hartwick.

Wondering what to do?

Join a club or form one! Attend a campus event, participate in student government. Join an athletic team. Consider intramurals, Fraternity and Sorority Life, or volunteering. Enjoy the arts. There are endless ways to get involved and enjoy the Hartwick scene.

These co-curricular learning experiences enhance your education at Hartwick. Take advantage of the many opportunities for you to reach your potential. Your Hartwick community supports you and shares in your achievements.

Feel free to contact the Office of Student Experience with any questions about campus life. Our staff is dedicated to making your years at Hartwick the very best.

Our Door is Always Open

Welcome to the Hartwick College Office of Student Experience. Our door is always open for you.

Students are at the heart of what we do. As the Assistant Vice President of Student Experience, I oversee a broad range of programs and services that intentionally promote student learning and development through varied, high-quality services. These programs and opportunities will allow you to balance the components of intellectual, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual growth.

We are dedicated to creating a truly dynamic experience within a campus culture that embraces the College Mission and our Divisional Mission and Core Values .

Each and every day, our students are challenged to explore new things in and outside of the classroom. They leave here very different people from when they arrived. We want to ensure you make the most of this remarkable experience, because your years at college are an important time to learn and to grow.

Our offices are staffed by dedicated, knowledgeable, professional individuals who are eager to meet you, get to know you, and assist you in any way we can. By helping you navigate your college experience, we aim to facilitate your success as a student and a community member. The staff in the Office of Student Experience looks forward to working with you — whether you need our advocacy on a particular issue, assistance in solving a problem or answering a question, or simply someone to be there to listen. We offer a wide range of services and support to keep your day-to-day student life running smoothly; allowing you to concentrate on academic and personal success. I strongly encourage you to visit us and take advantage of our resources and expertise.

Also, be sure to get involved with one or more of the many organizations that Student Experience has to offer through Hartlink. The rewards and opportunities for personal and professional growth are limitless. Please use this website to explore the variety of options that are available to you. If you don’t find what you are looking for, contact me. Your questions, concerns, comments, and suggestions are always welcome, and will help me in my role as a student advocate.

A Hartwick College education changes lives! What you do and learn here—from making friends to acquiring valuable knowledge and skills—will last you a lifetime.

Go Hawks!

Sincerely,
Dr. Cary Dresher
Assistant Vice President, Student Experience
Dewar Union 4th Floor
607-431-4501
studentexperience@hartwick.edu

Meet Your Student Experience Staff

Cary M. Dresher, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President for Student Experience
607-431-4532

Geraldine Delamater

Administrative Assistant for Student Experience
607-431-4515

Donald DePass

Director of Campus Safety
607-431-4111

Michael Ennist

Assistant Director of Campus Safety
607-431-4112

Amy Gardner, FNP-C

Director Perrella Health Center
607-431-4120

Biama Charles

Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
607-431-4428

Paul Habernig

Executive Director of Campus Vibrancy
607-431-4874

Reynard Benschop

Assistant Director of Student Engagement
607-431-4507

Heidi Tanner

Director of Wellness and Health Promotion
607-431-4500

Colleen E. Bunn, Ph.D.

Director of Residential Life and Housing
607-431-4504

Erin Baxter-Toal

Director of Pine Lake Environmental Campus & Challenge Education
607-431-4547

Aimee Boyd Hall

Area Coordinator- Hilltop, Oyaron, van Ess
607-431-4066

Ed Gabrys

Area Coordinator – Smith, Leitzell, Townhouse
607-431-4581

Jeff Barker

Director of Student Experience Technology and Clery Compliance
607-431-4384

Student Experience Mission and Core Values

Driven by the College’s mission and Organizing Principle and Strategic Framework, we are dedicated to focusing on students and their development in a safe and educational learning environment.

Mission

Student Experience is committed to the integration of student learning and development by creating experiential, transformative opportunities beyond the classroom, and to enriching students’ lives by promoting engagement and personal growth leading to successful student experiences and satisfaction.

Core Values

Students will work with trained and skilled Student Experience professionals who are dedicated to developing students’ full potential by embracing the following student-centered core values:

  • Balance: Personal, academic, and social
  • Creativity: Expression of thoughts and ideas
  • Diversity: Appreciation for social, cultural, and spiritual differences
  • Integrity: Respect, civility, and responsibility
  • Teamwork: Innovative collaboration with College and community partners

Student Affairs Professionals

Student Experience is a member of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). We support the assumptions and beliefs, as well as the role of Student Affairs professionals, as outlined in “A Perspective on Student Affairs,” a statement issued on the 50th anniversary of The Student Personnel Point of View. We assess our programs and services based on professional standards developed by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education.

Student Experience Office

Dewar Union, 4th floor Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. studentexperience@hartwick.edu