Black Cultural Center
Swarthmore College's Black Cultural Center (BCC) actualizes the College's commitment to "ethical intelligence" in every aspect of its co-curricular work. The BCC, also known as "The House," is home to Swarthmore's storied and accomplished Black Community, a community that has received national accolades and is considered a model for many who are concerned about the development and well-being of Black students in the academy. This well deserved and prestigious position results from over 60 years of vision and struggle. Today that vision of a Swarthmore where Black students excel and where they learn to transform their broader community is alive and well, and the Black Cultural Center is the hub of that activity. Learn more about the Black Cultural Center.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Development
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Development, within the Student Affairs Division, is charged with facilitating the College's effort to achieve and sustain a diverse and culturally pluralistic campus. The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Development assists the community in active discussion about the complex issues of social diversity (race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion/spirituality, ability, political ideology, and national origin), within the context of pursuing a liberal arts education. In concert with students, faculty, and staff, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Development directly plans, supports, and/or provides direct leadership in implementing programs that supports the College's commitment to diversity and "learning across difference." Learn more about Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Development.
The Intercultural Center (IC) provides programs and services that support the personal and intellectual development of Asian American, LatinX, Multiracial, Native American, Queer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), low-income, international, and first-generation college students at Swarthmore College. In addition, the IC promotes systemic change toward a multicultural perspective across the institution, and fosters community-building and collaboration among diverse groups both within and outside of the college. Learn more about the Intercultural Center.
The Interfaith Center exists to promote dialogue and understanding among faith traditions, and between people of faith and those who do not belong to a faith tradition. Student Interfaith Interns organize and plan programs and activities, and foster communication between different faith groups on campus. Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, and Protestant professionals currently serve as the Religious Advisors who serve as counselors, resources, and friends regardless of students' religious affiliations. Advisors also conduct services, lead text study groups, coordinate programs, assist student religious organizations and work with the Dean's staff. Regular interfaith programs include speakers, dialogue groups, interfaith storytelling workshops, and community meals. Learn more about the Interfaith Center.
International Student Services
The Office of International Student Services provides a wide range of services to the College's entire international student population. The College is committed to international education, and the office provides assistance concerning visas and all related immigration issues. Additionally, the office supports academic and personal success throughout students' Swarthmore experience and beyond. Learn more about International Student Services.
Title IX Office
Swarthmore College is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual assault, relationship (dating and domestic) violence, and stalking. The College provides resources and reporting options to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns related to sexual harassment and sexual violence prohibited by Title IX and College policy, and works to prevent its occurrence through training and education. Learn more about the Title IX Office.
Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center (WRC) exists as a safe space for all students at Swarthmore. The WRC staff initiates and facilitates discussions and events concerning women specifically, and gender equity broadly. Everyone is welcome at the WRC regardless of gender. Resources at the center include study space, kitchen, library, TV, and meeting space in which any member of the college community may sponsor an event. Past events have included Coffee Houses, Open Mic Nights, Movie Nights, and Dialogue/Discussion sessions. Individuals and campus groups are encouraged to use the space for either private or campus wide events. Learn more about the Women's Resource Center.