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Office of Community Service Programs
 

Office of Community Service Programs


Each year, approximately 50 percent of Skidmore
students participate in community service and
fundraising activities, and our faculty teach more
than 50 service-learning courses.

Learn more about community service options for
students at Skidmore.


The Office of Community Service Programs, in the Division of Student Affairs, supports the curricular and co-curricular civic engagement activities of individual students, clubs, athletic teams and academic departments.  The Office serves as a liaison between the Skidmore community and over forty nonprofit agencies in the greater Saratoga region as well as a pre-orientation program and national and international service trips.  Helping students become “informed, responsible citizens” is a priority of the Office. We do this by providing experiences that encourage students to examine their values, develop practical competencies and apply their learning to find solutions for social and civic problems.  The Office supports student development by creating and sustaining opportunities for engagement and reflection both on and off campus.

Skidmore College was selected for the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. It is also a member of Campus Compact, a national coalition of college and university  presidents dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education. Skidmore is profiled in the Guide to Service-Learning Colleges and Universities (Student Horizons Press).

Civic Engagement at Skidmore

Social work students apply skills to special counseling

Skidmore students, with guidance from Professor Crystal Moore, bring grief counseling skills to local agency

Skidmore Cares unites campus for holiday season

Generous giving to local service agencies and schools marks ninth year of campus-wide program.

A re-examinination of the Civil Rights Movement

Using a current show at the Tang Museum, students are gaining new insights into the Civil Rights Movement. The students will present their findings at a Dec. 10 event.

Skidmore Cares unites campus community

Annual gathering at Scribner House brings in donations of food and school supplies to help local service agencies.

Concerned for the hungry

Skidmore's Baseball team and Coach Ron Plourde were among the volunteers preparing Thanksgiving food baskets on behalf of the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council on Nov. 22.

 
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