Office of Community Service Programs
To schedule an individual appointment please email Michelle Hubbs at email@example.com and she will send you a meeting request.
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.
The Office of Community Service Programs, in the Division of Student Affairs, supports the curricular and cocurricular civic engagement activities of individual students, clubs, athletic teams and academic departments. The office serves as a liaison between the Skidmore community and more than 40 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
- With elaborate picnic baskets, a silent auction, and generous donations, community members offered their support to the Joseph C. and Anne T. Palamountain Scholarship Fund.
- Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to be an Antiracist” is the First-Year Experience's summer reading. A memoir, the book details Kendi’s real-life encounters with racism and his advice on eliminating it.
- The two leading public intellectuals with differing political and philosophical views spoke to the Skidmore community about their friendship and shared commitment to the liberal arts.
- Nine young classical musicians are sharing their talents with Skidmore College and Saratoga Springs remotely this fall during the 14th biannual Ensemble Connect program residency.