Civic engagement is at the core of Bard’s institutional mission, reflecting the fundamental belief that higher education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.
Get Engaged Student Conference In Review
How did Bard College students spend spring break? Some headed home to see family, some took a well-deserved break, and some boarded a plane to Budapest to meet with the network of global student leaders at the Fifth Annual Get Engaged: Student Action and Youth Leadership Conference, hosted at Central European University (CEU).
Bard Seniors and Get Engaged Alumnae Win Prestigious Watson and Davis Awards
Congratulations to Bard College seniors and Get Engaged Conference alumnae Alexis Parra and Wilmary Rodriguez, who have won highly competitive humanitarian awards for international travel.
Growing the Global Debate Network
Bard Debate Union directors Ruth Zisman and David Register, along with debaters Estrella Frankenfeld ’20 and Elaina Taylor ’20, traveled to St. Petersburg to host the Second Annual Bard Network Debate Conference at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College) and to participate in the St. Petersburg Open Debate Tournament from March 14 to 19.
Community Action Awards for summer internships awarded annually
Student athletes volunteer annually to support the Special Olympics.
Students across the globe =
The Bard Network
Trustee Leader Scholars and 319 TLS student volunteers
Students participated in the CEP Campus to Congress initiative.
BPI undergraduate tutors, researchers, and volunteers
Bard-sponsored Clemente Courses in 15 cities
Percentage of BPI graduates who leave prison and never come back
Bard students annually enroll in Engaged Liberal Arts & Sciences courses.
Students enrolled in nine Bard Early College programs in five states
Trustee Leader Scholar community-volunteer hours each week
Local students who participate in Bard Science Outreach activities annually
30 community organizations =
2018 MLK Day of Service
Copies of La Voz Spanish-language magazine distributed free monthly
Students enrolled in 165 BPI courses across six prisons in NY
4 in 10
Bard Early College students are first-generation.