Community Engagement

HWS Earns Carnegie Designation

Hobart and William Smith have been named among only 23 designated institutions in New York to receive the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification endorsement. The classification was launched in 2005 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to recognize higher education institutions that express their commitment to public purpose in and through community engagement.

“The City is proud of the many collaborations with HWS. The reciprocal nature of our partnership puts Geneva on the map for being a service learning community,” says Geneva City Manager Sage Gerling. “HWS faculty and staff serve on local City boards; students participate in days of service, special projects and internships; and City officials often interact with students through interviews for course assignments and class discussions. I am always grateful to visit classes to share information about Geneva’s comprehensive plan and other initiatives, all created and implemented with the collaboration and participation from HWS faculty, staff, and students.”


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.