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Celebrating 25 Years

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the IC had monthly events celebrating 25 years since its creation.  These events included panels, a library exhibit, posters of historical facts, a look book on the history of queer identities and activism at Swarthmore and more.

IC 25th Anniversary Events

Celebrating 25 IC Student Leaders

D​uring our Spring Open House 2018, we recognized 25 current IC student leaders who have made an impact on Swarthmore's campus.  Quotes directly from the leaders of how the IC and their student organizations have impacted them as well as quotes from others whom they have impacted are displayed.

Download 25 IC Student Leaders Quotes

McCabe Exhibit: From Creation to Community

Throughout the first 25 years of the IC, the center has strived to impact students’ lived experiences while also affecting systematic change that influences these lived experiences. The Creation to Community: Looking Back at the Last 25 Years exhibit displays some of the events, programs, and initiatives that have been a part of this systematic change while documenting the support and education student organizations have been able to offer as a part of the IC Collective.

View the exhibit here.

McCabe poster

IC Past Director's Panel

A panel of past directors, Fernando Chang-Muy, the first director of the IC, Rafael Zapata, director from 2002-2011, and Jason Rivera, director from 2016-2017 where they reflected on the impacts the IC had during their time on campus as well as the impact the IC had on them personally and the changes the IC has seen since their time at Swarthmore College.

IC Director Panel Poster

Past To Present: A Queer History of Swarthmore 1970-2017

A Celebration of Queer Identities and Activism at Swarthmore College from 1970-2017

Produced by the Intercultural Center
in collaboration with
College Advancement and the Sager Fund

Download Look Book Here (pdf)

25 Historical Facts About The IC

In honor of the Intercultural Center celebrating its 25th Anniversary, 25 posters with historical facts about the Intercultural Center
were hung around campus in the month of October.

Download 25 IC Historical Facts