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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

Community reading event taps Skidmore talent

Skidmore students bring stories to life for kids and families

Skidmore to host EuroSim 2015 March 26-29

Approximately 200 students from Europe and the U.S. will be on campus for EuroSim 2015, a model European Union conference where delegates will consider a timely topic: cyber security.

Skidmore students channel artistic talent to help kids

The College's Pro Arts club creates comforting mural for kids at the Saratoga Center for the Family

Skidmore prof to lead film discussion in town-gown series

Assistant Professor of History Eric Morser to offer commentary on Native American film "Smoke Signals"

Chamber event links international students and the community

Skidmore students from around the globe explore career and internship opportunities in their adopted home town