Learning takes place where there are opportunities to become more informed about other cultures and religions, hear other peoples' viewpoints on national and international relations, discuss current events and pop culture and debate public policy and human rights issues.
To foster Hobart and William Smith's inclusive identity, the campus community offers a wide variety of academic and social events which reflect and promote the cultural diversity of our campus Cultural Clubs and Events- (Hobart and William Smith is home to more than 15 cultural clubs, including Pride Alliance representing the LBGT community, Hillel, Asian Student Union and Latin American Organization. Each of these clubs celebrates their unique cultural identity with annual campus events, like Take Back the Night, the Caribbean Student Association's Celebrate Diversity Dinner and the Black Student Union Charity Ball.
Speaker Series and Symposia-HWS also regularly hosts a variety of speaker series and symposia, which bring prominent visitors to campus. Through series like The President's Forum, The Fisher Center and Human Rights and Genocide, students have a chance to meet and engage leading thinkers, like Madeleine Albright and Ralph Nader, on topics of national and cultural significance.
Seventh Annual Arts Experience Festival
The seventh annual Arts Experience, a festival celebrating inclusion and the arts, will gather HWS and community members from across the region to engage in activities and events built around this year's theme of "Generations: Art of All Ages." The festival, which runs from Friday, April 1 through Friday, April 8, will explore intergenerational connection and artistic expression. Facilitated thro... More >>
Three Miles Lost Video Goes Viral
Three Miles Lost, the Colleges' female a cappella group, has received an outpouring of support and national attention for the music video they created to accompany their original rendition of Lady Gaga's Oscar-nominated song, "Til it Happens to You." The video is competing in the Sing for Survivors national contest to combat sexual assault. Click here to vote for the video to be selected as a top... More >>
Alger Adams '32 Dinner Celebrates Triumph
The 15th Annual Alger L. Adams '32 Academic Excellence Award Dinner recently brought together members of the Hobart and William Smith community in recognition of the achievements of students in academic opportunity programs and to honor the legacy of The Rev. Dr. Alger L. Adams '32, the first African-American graduate of Hobart College. Adams, who overcame numerous obstacles to become Hobart's fi... More >>
Multicultural Career and Networking Conference
Sankofa partnered with the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education, the Office of Intercultural Affairs, Office of Advancement, and African and Latino Alumni Association (ALAA) to host the Colleges' first Multicultural Career and Networking Conference on Saturday, March 5. Beginning at 9 a.m., the event included several panel discussions and workshops with alumni and ... More >>
DeWees '16 Researches Diversity in Schools
Combining her passions for independent education, diversity and leadership, Virginia DeWees '16 is conducting Honors research on the climate of diversity in independent schools in the United States. During winter break, she interviewed 35 individuals connected to independent schools and is now working toward compiling her data into a final thesis. "Having the opportunity to conduct fieldwork in a... More >>