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On-Campus Resources

Swarthmore is committed to treating all members of the community with dignity, care, and respect. Any individual affected by sexual misconduct -- whether as a victim/survivor, complainant, respondent, or third party -- will have access to support and counseling services.

There are many campus resources that are designed to help you as you seek personalized and individual support.

Confidential Resources

Because these relationships involve privileged conversations, confidential resources will not share personally-identifying information with the Title IX Coordinator or other College employees without the individual’s permission unless there are circumstances posing an imminent risk of harm to self or others.

  1. Worth Health Center

    • Student Health and Wellness
      Daytime Phone: 610-328-8058
      After Hours Phone: 610-328-8548

      Student Health and Wellness is available 24 hours a day (during the academic year) to assist students as a confidential resource. The Student Health and Wellness confidential staff includes: nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physicians, victim advocate, and alcohol and drug counselor.

      • After hours on-call system with access to registered nurse
      • Medical examinations to check for physical injuries and reduce the risk of pregnancy or complications from STIs after an assault (when appropriate)
      • Connections to confidential counseling resources
      • Connections to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at local hospital to perform forensic rape examinations
      • Follow-up medical care
    • Victim Advocate

      Hillary Grumbine, Interim Violence Prevention Educator/Advocate

  • Information, referrals, and confidential support for victims
  • Support and guidance to friends and family of victims
  • Campus-wide education via programs, trainings, and events
    • The Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate is a confidential source of support and advocacy for issues related to sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking.


    • Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Counselor and Educator

      Josh Ellow

      The AOD Counselor and Educator provides confidential individual and group services. All AOD supports are student-centered and tailored to the individual needs of each case.

    • Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

      Daytime Phone: 610-328-8059
      After Hours Phone: Call Public Safety at 610-328-8333

      CAPS offers a wide range of free and confidential services to help students who have experienced violence or trauma of any kind.


      • Individual and group counseling
      • Walk-in counseling during “open hours”
      • Initial consultation
      • Crisis intervention
      • Medication reviews
  1. Religious and Spiritual Life

    Bond Hall 22
    Phone: 610-690-5744

    These individuals act as religious counselors to provide spiritual guidance along with confidential support. Any advisor not meeting the definition of “religious counselor” according to the 2015-16 Swarthmore Sexual Assault and Harassment Policy is not considered a confidential resource.

Title IX Coordinator and Deputies

The Title IX Coordinator/Deputies are professionally trained to support individuals affected by sexual misconduct. While not confidential, the Title IX Coordinator and Deputies will maintain the privacy of an individual’s information and only share information on a “need to know” basis.

  1. Interim Title IX Coordinator
    Michelle Ray 
    Title IX House (504 Fieldhouse Lane -- across from Matchbox)

    The Title IX Coordinator oversees campus response to sexual misconduct including policy development, the response/adjudication process, resources & support, and sexual violence prevention/healthy relationships education.


    • Information & access to resources and support including:
    • Compassionate space to make a report & learn about options including:
      • Taking no steps
      • Participating in remedies-based resolution
      • Campus adjudication options
  2. Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Public Safety

Ben West House

Public Safety officers are available 24/7/365 to respond to crisis and emergency incidents as well as non-emergency reports.

Public Safety staff can assist with:

  • Medical escorts
  • Connecting students to CAPS after hours, the on-call dean’s division staff, or a nurse on-call
  • Contacting the Swarthmore Police Department to make a report to law enforcement or obtain a Protection from Abuse order

Dean's Division

The Dean of Students Office oversees the academic support, residential & social resources available to students. Students are encouraged to reach out to Dean’s Office staff for academic affairs and disability services.

  • Class Deans:
    • First-Year Class Dean: Karen Henry
    • Sophomore Class Dean: Jason Rivera 
    • Junior Class Dean: Dion Lewis
    • Senior Class Dean: Nathan Miller