Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus. Numerous institutes for special study are available on and off campus, connecting Bard students to the greater community.
The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life.
Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) BPI offers credit-bearing course work to incarcerated students at six prisons in New York State. For a full description of this program, see "Educational Initiatives" or visit bpi.bard.edu.