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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

Mentoring at-risk teens

"My family life is tough," admits a Saratoga teen, but a long-term mentoring relationship with a Skidmore student has brought stability, hope, and plans for college.

Earth Week focus: Sustainable dining and service

Skidmore celebrates sustainability during a range of Earth Week activities.

Skidmore part of national collaborative prisons project/exhibit

A national project explores the history and future of mass incarceration through traveling exhibition and story exchange.

SUPE hosts award-winning author James Loewen

While at Skidmore James Loewen shared breakfast in Wilson Chapel with students. (Photo by Eric Jenks '08)

Concert designed for young music-lovers

Skidmore students will perform March 4 for about 400 young music-lovers from the region's preschools.