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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

"Ketch-up" hackers win second prize

"Lack of sleep was the biggest villan, says junior Dipesh KC, but his team of classmates pushed on, taking second place at a recent hackathon.

Student builds her school a science lab

Growing up in Haiti, Kengthsagn Louis '17 really wanted to study science but never got the opportunity. She is determined that others will not have the same experience.

College a new member of national civic-engagement organization

Skidmore joins a select group of schools committed to emphasizing social responsibility in educational programming.

History course on Vietnam helps students connect past with present

Skidmore's HIS 363 course, titled "The Vietnam War in American Memory" offered a unique opportunity to engage in a public history project at a prestigious venue.

Skidmore's youngest students take action to fight cancer

Trike-a-thon for ages 3-5 raises $3,700 for kids and families