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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Dec 17, 2017
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

College Contact Information

Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore PA 19081-1390

Online at

Main number 610-328-8000

Office of the President

Valerie Smith

Academic Policy

Thomas A. Stephenson


James L. Bock III
Vice President and Dean of Admissions


Karl Clauss
Vice President for Advancement

Career Services

Nancy Burkett
Director of Career


Nancy Nicely
Secretary of the College and Vice President for Communications


C. Stuart Hain
Vice President for Facilities and Capital Projects


Gregory N. Brown
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Financial Aid

Varo L. Duffins
Director of Financial Aid

Human Resources

Pamela Prescod-Caesar
Vice President for Human Resources

Records and Transcripts

Martin O. Warner

Student Services

Elizabeth Braun
Dean of Students

Swarthmore College does not discriminate in education or employment on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, medical condition, pregnancy, disability, or any other legally protected status. This policy is consistent with relevant governmental statutes and regulations, including those pursuant to Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The Swarthmore College Department of Public Safety is responsible for the overall security of Swarthmore's campus and is the first contact and first responder for all campus emergencies. Its charge is to protect persons and property, preserve the peace, deter crime, apprehend criminal offenders, recover lost and stolen property, perform services as required, enforce appropriate College regulations, and maintain a sense of community security and confidence in the department. A copy of the College's Annual Security Report-describing safety programs and policies, as well as crime statistics-is available at

This Bulletin contains policies and program descriptions as of July 15, 2017, and should be used solely as an informational guide. The College reserves the right to alter or amend at any time the policies or programs contained in the Bulletin. Students are responsible for informing themselves of current policies and meeting all relevant requirements.