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HWS CollegesHobart College was founded in 1822, while William Smith College was established in 1908 as one of America’s distinguished liberal arts colleges. The William Smith College was founded adjacent to the Hobart College and the two institutions entered into a coordinated arrangement that is now unique among American colleges. To create an academic environment that is beneficial to students, faculty and staff, as well as the wider community, the colleges are committed to an educational model that provides the student body with an environment that emphasizes values of equity and service, and pledge to develop citizens who will lead in the twenty-first century. Hobart & William Smith Colleges’ website>>

Institutional Profile:

HWS ProfileHobart and William Smith Colleges are student-centered institutions of higher learning. As such they provide opportunities for their students to be fully grounded in the values of equity and community service. The Public Service Office is a practical manifestation of this vision. The Public Service Office connects students to a variety of civic opportunities, molding them to become active participants and leaders in their communities. Read more of HWS College’s Institutional profile>>


Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning

 The Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning at Hobart & William Smith Colleges strives to connect students with volunteer service opportunities on-campus, in the surrounding area, and outside the local region. Through service to others, students gain a better understanding of themselves and the responsibilities of a liberally educated person in today’s society. They further gain a practical application of classroom learning and have a chance to develop leadership, teambuilding, and management skills. Learn more>>