HWS No. 1 for Service


For the second year in a row, Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named the No. 1 liberal arts institution for service in Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Rankings. The Colleges’ top spot in the service category was calculated according to alum service in the Peace Corps; institutional participation in the AmeriCorps Matching Program and in Tufts University’s National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement; and the allocation of Federal Work-Study funds, $63,000 of which supported tutoring programs for local students in 2017.

HWS students volunteer more than 90,000 hours annually in local, national and international communities, and generate more than $110,000 in fundraising efforts for non-profit organizations.

No. 4 in Peace Corps Volunteers

Eliss Manon

Eliss Mañon '14

For the second consecutive year, Hobart and William Smith rank No. 4 nationally among small schools on the Peace Corps’ 2018 “Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities” list. There are 14 HWS alums currently volunteering worldwide; more than 225 have served since the agency’s founding in 1961.

For Eliss Mañon ’14, who is serving as a Peace Corps youth development volunteer in Peru, her time at the Colleges enabled her to pursue her passion for service. She says that when she came to HWS, she “wanted to continue to do what I love and devote some of my time to the community of Geneva. I know if I follow [that same path] I’ll be able to accomplish many amazing things in my time at the Peace Corps as I did during my time at HWS.”

Tree Campus USA

Recognized for enhancing engagement around conservation and promoting a campus of healthy trees, Hobart and William Smith have been designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the sixth consecutive year.


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