Intercultural Affairs, 288 Pulteney Street
The values of equity, cultural acceptance and openness are at the heart of a liberal arts education, and the Office of Intercultural Affairs (ICA) is at the center of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Promoting racial and ethnic pluralism by fostering interaction among people of many cultures, ICA provides opportunities for all HWS community members to celebrate their cultural heritage by regularly hosting a variety of cultural events, like Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Hispanic Heritage Month and Women’s History Month.
Students are regularly in the ICA building for advice about academics, campus offices or other resources, or to take classes, study or use computers. It’s also the home to the office of the Higher Education opportunity Program (HEOP) where students enrolled in the program receive academic, personal, financial and career counseling.
ICA serves as a meeting place for many cultural clubs, including the Caribbean Student Association, Women’s Collective, Latin American Organization and Asian Student Union. Classes on the Asian art of origami and in Argentine Tango have been offered at ICA, and it serves as home to weekly study of Buddhist meditation.
Open until midnight most nights, ICA is also a great place to hang out: no other office on campus has a pool table, selection of games, big screen televisions and a dedicated computer room.
288 Pulteney Street
Geneva, N.Y. 14456
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 2 p.m. - 12 a.m.