Academic Wellness

Academic Welness

Academic Wellness is the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure time, addressing workplace stress and building relationships with peers. It focuses on our search for a calling and involves exploring various career options and finding where you fit.

Because what we do for a living encompasses so much of our time, it's important for our overall well-being to do what we love and love what we do. When people are doing what they were meant to do, they deepen their sense of meaning and purpose.

On-Campus Resources:

Learning Resources Office and Student Academic Mentors

Student Academic Mentors -SAMs- are upper class students specially selected and trained to work with students on the development of skills necessary for academic success at Swarthmore such as time management, organization, study strategies and reading techniques. Each residence hall is assigned a SAM to serve as a resource for its residents. Any student may work with a SAM at any time.

Writing Associates

The Writing Associates Program at Swarthmore College has been helping students become better writers for over 20 years. Our goals are:

  • To work with student writers at all stages of the writing process and in all disciplines.
  • To provide feedback and strategies designed to help student writers with the larger questions of structure, organization, style, and argument as well as the smaller issues of sentence clarity and grammar.
  • To talk with student writers about their writing and thinking process in order to develop the analytical skills, stylistic know-how, and confidence necessary for successful college writing.
  • To provide student writers with strategies that they can apply to their own writing and revision process.
  • We offer a number of services to the Swarthmore community. In addition, we participate in a number of writing-related projects both on and off campus.

For more information please contact Jill Gladstein at, email, or visit


Individual and group tutorials are available at no cost to all students who have demonstrated need for them. Students may be referred to the tutorial service by a professor or academic advisor, or a student may apply for a tutor by seeing Ruthanne Krauss, Parrish 108, x8367 ( All tutors are upper-class students who have been recommended by department chairs to serve in this capacity.