LGBTQ+ Alumnx Network
There are very few permanent identities—the LGBTQ+ AlumnX Network honors the shared history of queer alumnX with the lifelong experience of being a Swarthmore alum.
"Why I want the network among gay and lesbian Swarthmoreans is probably similar to why anyone wants an alumni group...we want connections with people who share our experiences." —Kate Wilson '84 in a 1987 letter to Diane Wilder '83, assistant director of Alumni Relations
Read more about the first Lesbian and Gay Alumni Network in the Winter 2017 Edition of the Swarthmore Bulletin.
Who we are
Our mission is to build an intergenerational community of LGBTQ+ alumnx. Our vision is to create opportunities for meaningful connections with one another and the college, and to be a resource for current students, staff, and faculty. We support and improve campus and alumnx community commitments to diversity, inclusivity, and continued education, and are affirming of all identities.
The LGBTQ+ Alumnx Network is an alumnx-focused affinity group, but is welcoming to all students, family members, and College faculty/staff community members and allies. Membership in the network is self-identified and community based. The network partners with the Intercultural Center on student programming initiatives.