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College Policies

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Swarthmore College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. Below are policies that help support these efforts. View additional policies for a diverse, inclusive, and positive campus climate.

Support for Name Changes

The Swarthmore Registrar's Office offers support for students who have not yet legally changed their name. Learn more about support for name changes

Domestic Partners Policy

Swarthmore College is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity (the EEO Policy) for all qualified persons without discrimination. To further this EEO Policy, and to support the lesbian/bisexual/gay members and non-married heterosexual couples of the community, the College recognizes domestic partners. Domestic partners have the option of applying for group coverage under the "employee/spouse" category currently available to "benefit eligible" faculty and staff. Learn more about the domestic partners policy.

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity

The College expressly prohibits any form of discrimination and harassment on the basis of any College-recognized protected classification, including sex, race, color, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, medical condition, veteran status, or disability in any decision regarding admissions, employment, or involvement in a College program or activity in accordance with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local non-discrimination and equal opportunity laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act, The Equal Pay Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and the Borough of Swarthmore Ordinance on Non-Discrimination. Learn more about the notice of non-discrimination and equal opportunity.