Student Groups (A-Z)
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Members have debated everything from war crime tribunals in Sierra Leone to whether Dumbledore should have given the House Cup to Slytherin.
A proactive organization of Black and Latino Males actualizing brotherhood and leadership among its members and communities.
A gentle Japanese form of martial arts that focuses on using your opponent's energy against them.
The group has a teacher come once a week to teach a belly dancing class on campus.
The College's sketch comedy troupe.
The group meets for (around) 2 hours weekly to play bridge, the card game.
Group that practices capoeira, a Brazilian art form that fuses dance, music, gymnastics, self-defense, and the Portuguese language.
Seeks to increase awareness of Jewish spiritual heritage.
A tri-college, international a cappella group.
All levels of experience are welcome.
This student-run group works to interrupt the destructive forces of the school-to-prison pipeline present in low income communities.
Rehearsals are once a week and performances take place once or twice each semester, typically accompanied by the College's Chamber Orchestra.
Organization dedicated to offering free educational and college prep services to members of the Delaware County community. .
Raises awareness about sexual violence in the Swarthmore community.
The Club strives to establish a fun and safe environment in which Swarthmore students can enjoy cycling among a group of supportive and similarly interested peers.
Members represent the College at academic buzzer competitions around the country.
Members advocate for the values of the Democratic Party on campus and beyond.
The College's only daily source of news, events etc.
A tutoring program for primary school-aged children in Chester, Pa.
This group is affilated with Delta Upsilon International.
Members promote awareness of the political, cultural, and social issues pertaining to South Asia, South Asians, and South Asian Americans.
The committee responsible for organizing and guiding student theater productions.
Ecosphere is a coalition of the "green" groups on campus.
The men's Ultimate frisbee team.
A Latino/a student organization that addresses political issues and fosters community through social events.
Horseback riding lessons and transportation for Swarthmore students.
A groups that targets environmental justice and environmental racism.
An annual fashion show and silent auction designed to raise funds and awareness for the Trevor Project, an organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth.
A nation-wide program to encourage young women to persist in studying math and science.
Folk Dance Club runs English and Scottish Country Dance classes for PE credit with accredited teachers and live music by Mr. Darcy's Lonely Hearts Club band.
Open to all levels of experience and ability.
A group that funds spoken-word events on campus.
Free Culture Swarthmore is dedicated to the education and activism regarding copyright reform.
Friends of Taiwan is a group that seeks to provide a social and cultural outlet for students on campus who are Taiwanese and/or interested in Taiwan.
The Philadelphia area's only percussion orchestra.
A non-partisan, educational organization that focuses on global health issues.
Works to eliminate discrimination and promote dignity of those with medical and/or physical difference.
Advocates for the use of sustainable, local, seasonal, and organic foods on campus and in the area.
Members perform regularly on campus.
Swarthmore's only female a cappella group.
The College's yearbook.
Members are devoted primarily to nurturing community and participating in shared culture.
The umbrella organization for Jewish student groups on campus. All interested students and groups that focus on issues of Jewish concern are welcome.
Members promote the presence and integration of the international student community at the College.
J Street U is a Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace political advocacy group that supports a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
A student-run art gallery that features student work.
A closed group, open to female identifying persons in philosophy.
Members organize large musical events and the Worthstock festival.
L4L strengthens the Swarthmore College Community by providing a bi-directional exchange of skills and interests between Swarthmore students and Swarthmore staff members from Environmental Services, Dining Services, and Public Safety.
The Group studies the language and culture of the Lenape People, a Native American people.
Let's Get Ready (LGR) provides free SAT tutoring and college prep services to underserved college-bound high school students.
Los Parangaricutirimícuaros is Swarthmore's only mariachi group. We meet weekly to play the traditional (and occasionally not so traditional) Mexican music from the state of Jalisco.
Swarthmore Men's Club Soccer is a group dedicated for those who want to play competitive soccer in a national league with an in-season and off-season schedule, along with regular practice and regular matches.
Swarthmore's Men's Club Volleyball Team.
We are a club team that plays rugby in the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU) Small Colleges division. We play a conference season in the fall and an exhibition season in the spring. Traditionally we play 15s, but lately we have also played some sevens. We practice three days a week (MWF) in season and for parts of the offseason. Each season is about two months, with 4-6 games on Saturdays.
Swarthmore's Men's Frisbee group.
We are Swarthmore's oldest coed a cappella group! We sing all kinds of music, with an emphasis on pop and jazz.
Nacht seeks to promote literary and artistic activity on Swarthmore's campus. We do this through our full-length magazine literary magazine and through our website, nachtmagazine.com, where we publish additional content.
This is a club dedicated to supporting native students at Swarthmore and bringing greater awareness of native issues to the Swarthmore campus.
We are the Catholic Club on campus. We host weekly mass, adoration, confession, Bible study, rosary prayer, and retreats throughout the year.
The NinjaGram group is a Valentine's Day card delivery service run by ninjas. Students and faculty can hire students dressed as ninjas to deliver cards and/or chocolate to anyone on campus, anywhere (excepting classes of professors who have formally requested not to be disturbed). Additional options are also offered, such as coordinating mock showdowns or entertaining scenarios with many ninjas at once. We keep classroom disturbances to a reasonable minimum and coordinate with professors whenever we can. All profits from cards, chocolate, and extras go to a chosen charity that varies year to year.
OASIS (Our Art Spoken in Soul) is Swarthmore's spoken word poetry group. We are a close community dedicated to writing, performing, and enjoying poetry.
Wake up an hour early every day and learn something that you have always wanted to learn but would otherwise never actually do.
Olde Club is Swarthmore College's student-run live arts space. We occupy a former fraternity house built out of stone in 1926. We host concerts and promote original artistic expression.
Peripateo is an interdenominational Christian discourse journal at Swarthmore College.
Swarthmore College's annual Queer and Trans Conference (QTC) is a student-run, free, and public conference that explores critical topics of queer and trans thinking, playing, working, organizing, and living.
The Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) is the main vehicle for queer activism on campus, and is open to all students. QSA also sponsors open social events, such as movie nights, and seeks to promote discussion and awareness of queer issues on campus.
The Quest Scholars Network (QSN) is a community of support that fosters the success of high achieving, low income and first generation college students who were accepted into their schools through the QuestBridge program.
"Come play some Quidditch with the Swarthmore Order of the Phoenix! No experience expected, brooms are provided. Quidditch is, de jure, a sport for all genders."
We are a student-run dance company specializing in the African Diaspora. We also explore other styles underrepresented in the dance community.
Salsa con Sabor is Swarthmore's salsa dancing club. From beginners to experienced dancers, this club is for anyone who would like a fun, relaxed environment where they can learn to dance salsa and have fun with friends.
The Swarthmore African Student Association is a support group formed to address issues affecting the lives of African students at Swarthmore.
Saturdays of Service provides volunteer opportunities for any college student to participate in two Saturdays per month. This semester we'll be volunteering at South Philadelphia High School Community Garden, Books Through Bars, Philabundance, A Better Chance Strath Haven, and more. There's no commitment. Come once, come every time!
SEASA stands for Southeast Asian Student Association, a group with objectives to promote understandings of the Southeast Asian region and its peoples.
Shogi is a Japanese version of chess, where pieces that you capture from your opponent become yours to control! Led by the 2008 U.S. Shogi Champion Professor Alan Baker, the Shogi Club is the only collegiate Shogi group outside Japan. Come learn this fascinating game from scratch, or hone your skills with experienced players - everyone is welcome!
We organize a handful of subsidized day trips to the Poconos over the weekends in January, February, and March. We may plan an unsubsidized overnight trip over Winter break.
SLATE is a group on campus that is looking to create a sense of solidarity among females who identify or partially identify as African-American or Latina.
Sound Machine is a student space located in Olde Club with drums, amps, and a PA system for student bands to practice without bothering hall-mates.
Spike Magazine is Swat's premier humor magazine! If you want to write Onion-y style satire, draw doodles, and have in depth conversations on Taylor Swift or the amazing legacy of Carlos Danger, this is the place for you. Grab our latest issue and see what you think for yourself!
Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine is a human rights group working to combat human rights abuses and raise awareness of conflicts within Israel and Palestine. Every year, we host a number of events about Palestinian culture, and we typically have a large campus-wide interactive project every spring.
Swarthmore African-American Student Society is an organization dedicated to the academic, political, and social growth of its members.
SAO is the umbrella Pan-Asian group on campus. We are the largest Asian cultural organization and we act as a support group for all students who self-identify as APIA (Asian/Pacific-Islander American). We have weekly discussion meetings about APIA issues and frequent campus events throughout the year.
At Swarthmore, badminton is a varsity sport for women, and a club sport for men. We practice together four days a week October through February. We also compete with Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Penn.
Swarthmore Chinese Society is a club where we try to promote Chinese culture. We are an open group and we our main purpose is to increase awareness of Chinese culture as well as get more students involved.
SCF is a community of students who are interested in learning about Christianity and/or being in fellowship with Christians. During the week we have bible studies and large group meetings with guest speakers, and we provide or help coordinate transportation to local churches for those interested.
The Swarthmore College Chorus is a mixed ensemble composed of members of the Swarthmore College community and the greater Swarthmore area that performs medium- to large-scale works. The Chorus presents one concert per semester.
The Swarthmore Fencing Team is a student-run, professionally-coached fencing team. Begun several years ago by passionate and dedicated students, the team has morphed through the years into a club that offers Swarthmore students many opportunities regardless of commitment level and prior experience.
We are a group of students interested in feminist issues including gender politics; media literacy and critique; political activism; and feminist identity and intersectionality in the modern day.
The SFPA is Swarthmore Borough's volunteer fire department. Volunteers from both Swarthmore College and the Borough serve local communities by providing 911 fire assistance and emergency medical services.
Our mission is to increase awareness on issues surrounding immigration and to galvanize members of our campus community to engage with the issues by organizing lectures by academics and activists and by connecting Swatties to the grassroots organizers of Philadelphia and Kennett Square.
The Swarthmore Labor Action Project works on campaigns related to labor issues both at Swarthmore and in our larger community. We also view campus education about labor issues as an important part of our purpose.
The Swarthmore Martial Arts Club, more commonly known as SMAC, seeks to further the training and the dissemination of the martial arts in the Swarthmore College community. SMAC offers free classes in the traditional Korean striking art of Tae Kwon Do and holds weekly training sessions. Martial arts are a great way to learn self-defense and discipline, stay in shape, and have fun. All levels of experience are welcome.