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Swarthmore Alumni of Color

Hormel-Nguyen Intercultural Center at Sproul Hall

The mission of Swarthmore College Alumni of Color (AOC) is to support and engage the diverse, multicultural and vibrant community of Swarthmore College who self-identify as students and alumni of color, members of an underrepresented or minority racial or ethnic group, or who represent a variety of national origins and nationalities. 

To achieve this mission, AOC will:

  1. strengthen the existing (and create new) connections between alumni of color and students of color by working to develop an inclusive, welcoming, and purposive interactive network between alumni and current students.

  2. identify, nurture, and expand the myriad ways in which alumni of color contribute and give back to the College and the College community, and enlist additional alumni as volunteers through outreach and leadership development.

  3. engage alumni and students in programming and a variety of endeavors that seek to uplift students and alumni, and in so doing, the broader College community, through volunteerism, mentoring, and professional development, with an active commitment to promoting greater diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Meet our volunteers.


Connect with Us

Let us know you're interested! We send out newsletters and will be hosting regional events. Sign up and you'll be the first to know! 

  • Want to stay connected, host an event, or serve on a panel? Keep in touch with this Google form
  • Read more about volunteering with AOC. 
  • Update your profile in the Alumni Online Community to list your student activities, mentoring interests, and career information.
Director of Religious and Spiritual Life Joyce Tompkins, two students, and Dean Dion Lewis do community service for Martin Luther King Jr. Day