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Bold, Sustained Cooperation

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  • Reimagining Prison Education

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Bold, Sustained Cooperation

Civic engagement is at the core of Bard's identity. The College undertakes initiatives that reflect our belief in the link between liberal education and democracy, and further Bard’s mission as a private institution acting in the public interest.
  • Bard Statement on Military Incursion in Al-Quds
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  • Celebrate Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson During The Big Read
    March 15 to May 2, 2014

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Student-Led Initiatives

The Trustee Leader Scholar Program (TLS) opens doors for Bard undergraduates, overseeing student-inspired civic engagement projects integral to the College's mission.


Students are encouraged to seek internships throughout their time at Bard, through formal programs or by creating their own opportunities.

Local Partnerships

Bard works closely with local partners to provide students with opportunities for work, internships, and civic engagement in the Hudson Valley.

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Student-Led Initiatives
Local Partnerships

International Partnerships

Bard’s partnerships with universities abroad are true joint ventures, based on the principles of mutuality and equality, and committed to expanding the reach of a liberal education.

Reimaging Prison Education

The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) creates the opportunity for incarcerated men and women to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences, operating a network of five satellite campuses across New York State.

Transforming Secondary Education

Bard is a leader in early college and teacher education, with affiliated institutions and programs in Massachusetts, New York City, Newark, New Orleans, California, and the West Bank.

Innovations in Science
and Sustainability

Bard addresses environmental challenges and provides education reform in the sciences. The College offers rigorous, interdisciplinary science training to equip students with the knowledge required of tomorrow's leaders.
International Partnerships
Reimaging Prison Education
Transforming Secondary Education
Innovations in Science <br />and Sustainability

Internship and Community Action Awards Applications

Bringing theory to practice in communities locally, nationally and internationally

2014 Community Action Award applications are now available. The Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) supports student efforts to engage with communities locally, nationally and internationally by providing funding to participate in internships and other forms of community engagement that address issues impacting people and communities around the world. Visit for details.