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Skidmore College

The Center*

Skidmore's space to connect people and programs that underscore the importance of equity, inclusion and justice.

* naming opportunity available
 
 

Students, faculty and staff need a dedicated space to discuss, collaborate and think creatively about equity and inclusion.

 

The Center marks an evolution in cultural and community spaces at  Skidmore by meeting the increasing demand for community access, fostering more dynamic connections across all studies and providing the opportunity to advance social change.

The Space

Rendering of the lounge with a fireplace, Phase 1.

Rendering of the lounge with a fireplace, Phase 1. Click to expand.

The Center will be a vibrant, accessible location for programming, including classes, conferences, workshops, performances, research talks, informal discussions and collaborations between Skidmore and the local Saratoga Springs community.  This centralized social hub serves as a community base for people from diverse cultures, religions, identities, backgrounds and perspectives.

A classroom, open performance, meeting and speaking space (including a large, state-of-the-art media wall), study and small group work areas, and an office for the inaugural director will be part of the space. The Offices of Campus Life and Engagement will relocate to areas adjacent to this new hub, facilitating collaborative work and integrative learning. 

PHASE/BUILD OVERVIEW

Phase 2 Rendering of The Center

Phase 2 Rendering. Click to expand.

The combined 5,300-square-foot Center will occupy a prominent location in Case Center. Flexible in its design, this dynamic space, which has not yet been named, began construction in January 2020 and is scheduled in two phases.

Phase 1 reimagines the InterCultural Lounge (ICL).

Phase 2 of the project reimagines the Class of 1972 InterCultural Center (ICC) and brings together the offices of Campus Life and Engagement, which are currently located on two separate floors adjacent to The Center.

 

Where we are today

Rendering of the Phase 1 of The Center at Skidmore

Rendering of the Phase 1 of The Center. Click to expand.

70+

countries are reflected in our current student body.

25%

self-identified as students of color in the Class of 2024

1 in 5

clubs are currently identity, advocacy or religious focused.

 

Students have spoken. Your gift answers their call.

Skidmore students and alumni have called for a larger and more flexible campus space to strengthen our cultural fluency, expand understanding of global citizenry and engage in some of today’s most essential and challenging conversations.

Your support enacts their important vision.

Make Your Gift

For more information contact the Office of Advancement at (800-584-0115)