2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

College Diversity Statement

Hartwick College values pluralism, a state in which diverse groups co-exist and interact without necessarily losing their individual identities. We seek to critically address and reduce all forms of prejudice, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, economic class, sexual orientation, gender, country of origin, learning differences, religious preference, disability and age, and work to foster mutual respect among all people. Our goal is to increase the presence and support for these and other underrepresented groups on campus, and to broaden the understanding, awareness, respect for, appreciation of, and dialogue about different aspects of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.

The Hartwick College community is dedicated to discovering and overcoming the conditions that undermine an inclusive and pluralistic society. We strive to foster inclusive values and responsible local, national, and global citizenship. Through valuing our own diversity and the diversity of others, we strive to create a climate that maximizes each individual’s capacity to learn and, in turn, creates an institution in which diversity is embraced, valued, celebrated, and welcomed.

The Hartwick College community recognizes that diversity is not an end result, but a means of achieving a set of evolving objectives. Accordingly, the College shall periodically review its diversity-related policies, practices, and programs to determine their achievements, and to adjust them as necessary to further these objectives.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Hartwick College is committed to providing a working and learning environment free of all forms of harassment, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, marital status, disability, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Gender discrimination and sexual harassment are prohibited based on Federal Law Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Hartwick College prohibits sexual harassment or discrimination, in any form, in all educational programs, activities, services and employment practices. All students, faculty, staff and visitors to the College are expected to comply with Hartwick College policy and adhere to a standard of conduct that is respectful of the rights of all individuals.

Any student, faculty, staff or visitor who has been a victim of or a witness to and/or personally offended by discriminatory practices or behavior(s) may discuss their concern and/or file an informal or formal complaint with the Title IX Coordinator.