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Swat students definitely form close friendships and seem to find each other over the years. Reunions are generally well attended and alumni definitely feel good enough about their experience to give back to the college through donations.
I'm a gay in the closet, and I wonder how comfortable a place Swarthmore is to come out?
well, i'm not a student yet, but when I visited campus this fall it was "coming out week" and they were having a "queer-nival" with festivities and such. So I'm guessing you'd be good. Swarthmore is very liberal.
I'm a queer sophomore at Swarthmore College. The queer (this is the word we use at Swarthmore) community is pretty small, as the school's population is a mere 1545 including students that are studying abroad, so of course, queer students are a small fraction of that. There was once a survey that said that 22% of Swarthmore students identify as non-straight or non-cisgender. Openly queer students are very safe and accepted amongst the campus community. We have several student groups for queer students: Swarthmore Queer Union, Colors, Persuasion, Queers of Faith, Queer and Trans Conference, Queer Straight Alliance.
The majority of queers on campus are white, so it can be sort of frustrating to be a queer person of color at Swarthmore College. I've been able to find a good number of queers of color outside of the SQU bubble, but I still wish that there were more queer people of color here.
In summary, Swarthmore is a good place to be queer, but the smallness of the school can make things difficult, especially if you are a person of color.
That's more of a preference, as in how likely would you be able to hook up in school. But in terms of safety I would DEFINITELY say that the school is ultra supportive. Maybe even to a fault some people think. But it's not a bad thing at all.
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Written by Sudarshan Gopaladesikan
Swarthmore students are not the most attractive students in the country, but there are a number of gems in the pile of stones. Although Swarthmore does not have as attractive of a student population as, say, Arizona State does, there is somebody for everyone on campus if you are looking for a relationship or just a one-night stand. Even if you are used to dating hot models, maybe it is time to put on "Swat Goggles" and try to find beauty in people for things other than their looks. It’s not that Swatties are downright ugly, but their general apathy toward outward appearance sometimes makes them seem that way. However, there are some who claim that Swarthmore, otherwise known as the “Quaker Matchbox,” can be the perfect place to meet your better half.
Contrary to public stereotypes, students are not sex-starved on campus. If hooking up is your thing, Swarthmore could be just the place for you. Most of the student body is unattached, and most students have liberal attitudes toward casual sex and hooking up. Just be warned: Despite Swarthmore’s free-love attitude, once you have hooked up, most of the campus will know by 11 a.m. the next morning.
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