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Swarthmore College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
(610) 328-8000
School Information
"Since its founding in 1864 by the Religious Society of Friends (aka Quakers), Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good...With a curriculum unmatched among liberal arts colleges of its size, Swarthmore offers more than 600 courses and undergraduate research opportunities—from the humanities and performing arts to the social and natural sciences and engineering." The college enrolls over 1,600 students, employs over 190 faculty, and offers over 40 courses of study. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Swarthmore College has not yet implemented college-wide measures to support anti-racism. However, the college is offering a course titled, "Is God a White Supremacist?" for students to take. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The college offers a course In Educational Studies on how educational research can be anti-racist and anti-colonialist (Educ 065).
  • The President of the college “selected eight courses to support as part of the President’s Fund for Racial Justice.”
  • College is offering a course titled, "Is God a White Supremacist?"
Symbolic Actions
  • On April 21, 2021, the President of the college issued a statement on the Derek Chauvin verdict.
Last updated July 27th, 2022
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