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Student Handbook

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Swarthmore College Official Student Handbook 2018–2019


The Swarthmore College Student Handbook is produced by the Dean's Office and is a compilation of official policies of the College. Students are responsible for abiding by all College rules and regulations. Students should contact any member of the Dean's staff if they have questions or need advice regarding College policies. Rules and policies are reviewed annually and may be changed at any time; the community will be notified of changes that occur after the Student Handbook is published each fall. [Handbook pdf]

Table of Contents

Academic Resources and Support

Academic Advisers
Academic Support
Campus and Community Store
Information Technology Services (ITS)
Off-Campus Study Office
Registrar’s Office
Student Disability Services

Academic Policies

Social and Residential Resources and Support

Student Code of Conduct: Rules and Regulations 

Alcohol and Other Drugs
Assault, Endangerment, or Infliction of Physical Harm
Banners, Chalkings, and Posters
Bullying and Intimidation
Disorderly Conduct
Events and Parties
Failure to Comply
False Representation
Fire Safety
Discrimination Based on Protected Class
Sexual Misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual and gender-based harassment, stalking, and intimate-partner violence
Theft and Vandalism
Unauthorized Entry
Unauthorized Use of College Facilities and Services
Violation of Local, State, or Federal Law
Weapons and Fireworks

Student Conduct Policies and Procedures

Student Conduct Annual Reports

Note: the following documents require authentication to Google Drive using your Swarthmore network credentials.

Student Conduct Annual Report 2013-2014
Student Conduct Annual Report 2014-2015
Student Conduct Annual Report 2015-2016
Student Conduct Annual Report 2016-2017

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Parental Notification Policy

Sexual Assault and Harassment Policy


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