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.
For the second time this month, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science Craig Rimmerman was quoted in CNN's coverage around the topic of same-sex marriage. Most recently, Rimmerman was quoted in a segment about Senator Rob Portman's reversal on same-sex marriage: "Slowly, we are seeing a movement among some that identify as conservative that same-sex marriage is going to become a reality... More >>
On Tuesday, March 12, find out how ‘hope happens' on the HWS campus with a dialogue on the issues of race and racism currently facing our campus hosted by the Race and Racism Coalition (RRC). All members of the HWS and Geneva communities are invited to the forum which begins at 7 p.m. in the Vandervort Room. Formed in the fall of 2012, the organization is comprised of students, faculty and staff ... More >>
The newly-formed Race and Racism Coalition (RRC) invites the campus and community to join in a dialogue on Monday, Feb. 25, and Tuesday, Feb. 26, addressing issues of race and racism at the Colleges. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday, and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Scandling Campus Center, the members of the RRC's coordinating team will hold informational sessions for anyone who is lo... More >>
This year, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Colleges have planned a series of events that will be highlighted by a talk by political activist and author Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle. In addition, the HWS community will take part in the MLK Day parade in Geneva, sponsor a Day of Service that will send 100 students to volunteer in the greater-Geneva community, offer leadership training fo... More >>