Office of Community Service Programs
The Office of Community Service will have Office hours every Monday from 2:00 – 2:30 beginning 8/31
Zoom link: https://skidmore.zoom.us/j/93274496203
To schedule an individual appointment please email Michelle Hubbs at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you a meeting request.
During this challenging time, The Office of Community Service is committed to keeping our students and other community members safe, healthy, informedand connected to our services. As part of the college's response to the impact of COVID-19, The Office of Community Service will transition to a virtual office until further notice.
Please reach out via email OCS and visit our social media pages.
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
- 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.
- In person and by mail, members of the Skidmore community cast their votes in the historic 2020 U.S. presidential election.