Alumni Council

alumni council

Alumni Council, the governing body of the Alumni Association, participates in a variety of activities to support students, alumni, and the College. If you have questions about Council, please contact the Lisa Shafer at 610-328-8009 or


  • Support the College
  • Broaden participation of alumni with the College
  • Strengthen Alumni Council programs


Alumni Council provides a range of services to alumni, students, and the administration of Swarthmore College; fosters communication between the College and alumni; and facilitates input from alumni to the College in the development of policies.

Alumni Council Expectations


Guided by the enduring values of Swarthmore College, Council will be a leader among College alumni organizations by providing an evolving range of services to alumni, students, and the College administration, and by informing and influencing policies to further the mission of the College.

Upcoming Alumni Council Meeting Dates

March 23-25, 2018
September 22-23, 2018 (location TBD)
October 26-28, 2018

Alumni Council Constitution & Bylaws Update

Dear Alumni,

Votes have been tabulated. Thanks to all 2,500+ of you who participated in this important process.

All proposed changes have been approved with at least 71% or more in favor of each proposed change. An updated version of the Constitution & Bylaws is posted below. 

Best regards,

Janet Erlick '88, President, Alumni Council
Emily Anne Nolte Jacobstein '07, President Designate, Alumni Council
David Ko '92, Nominating Chair, Alumni Council 

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