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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

On the inside

A Skidmore public-history course that focused on a local prison is contributing to a national touring exhibition.

Students study how democracy works in Saratoga Springs

Students in Bob Turner's Real Democracy course spend a semester researching the city's election cycle.

Skidmore Cares: Demonstrating the power of community for a decade

For 10 years Skidmore Cares has been a catalyst for celebrating and strengthening the community.

Thanks for giving

Holiday traditions span a range of activities. For the Skidmore Baseball Team, they always begin with service to needy neighbors in the Saratoga area.

College-high school partnership promotes nutrition knowledge

Skidmore students visit Saratoga Springs High School to promote healthy nutrition.