Video Archive

Hear from staff, faculty, and students about the programs that make up the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard.

Citizen Science

Citizen Science is an innovative program for all first-year students at Bard College. Through three weeks of intensive study during January intersession, students develop a core understanding of both the conduct and the content of science.

Bard College Farm

The Bard College Farmprovides organic produce to the Bard College campus, growing more than 30 crops. The farm is worked by students and has expanded into a larger sustainable food initiative at the college.

The Trustee Leader Scholar Program

Students in the Trustee Leader Scholar Program(TLS) propose, design, and implement civic engagement projects based on their own interests.

Bard Prison Initiative

The Bard Prison Initiative(BPI) celebrated its 13th commencement at Taconic Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison for women in Bedford Hills, New York, on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Begun as a student-led TLS project in 1999, BPI has since awarded almost 350 degrees to students enrolled through the Initiative.

Bard Debate Union

The Bard Debate Union is having a big impact on campus and in the local community. In this video, students discuss building friendships and pushing their intellectual boundaries in competition. Visit the Debate Union’s website for up-to-date information about debate formats and competition structure.

Bard Works

Bard Works is a professional development program that connects Bard students with alumni/ae, parents, and mentors.


Jonathan Becker 
on Bard’s Commitment 
to Civic Engagement

CCE Director Jonathan Becker speaks on Bard’s unique approach to civic engagement around the globe.


Erin Cannan on Local Engagement

Associate Director for CCE speaks to the links between learning and engagement.

Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative

Student project leaders Mujahed Sarsur and Rosana Zarza on their summer program in Palestine, and the unprecedented opportunities that have emerged.