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Civic Engagement at Skidmore College

Office of Community Service Programs

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).

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.

Civic Engagement at Skidmore

"Give+Go" is thrifty and green

Skidmore and community volunteers are again collecting what students would otherwise leave behind as they head home. Instead of going to a landfill, the items go to local charities.

April is Autism Awareness Month

Psychology students of Rachel Mann Rosan raise awareness about autism by drawing on a variety of resources.

Skidmore soccer camp benefits Soccer Without Borders

For the seventh year, Skidmore soccer players will join forces to offer a camp for young Saratoga Springs residents that benefits a charity halfway around the world.

Empty Bowls to support Wilton Food Pantry

Skidmore students have created and donated approximately 300 bowls to the April 13 event, which features food created by Skidmore chefs. (Photo by Heather Gilchrist '08)

Alternative Spring Break

Skidmore students did some amazing things during spring break this year.

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