YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.



{{ error }}
4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: They do a good job of balancing keeping the law with not intruding too much. It is not hard to drink on campus without fake ID, and this keeps people from going to Philadelphia to bars. On the other hand they have cracked down more in the last few years, underage people can no longer get booze at college sanctioned parties.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: The campus was very chill and it was dependent on the students to making it feel safe and secure.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Administration is extremely accommodating when approached, but sometimes has trouble communicating with students.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Currently, students are pretty unrestricted in terms of using/drinking alcohol. However, the campus police have become more and more strict, and have begun to search rooms and frats for drugs. They are no longer as lenient as they were in the past.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus representatives usually do not get involved in lower cut violations when not strictly necessary

1 person found this useful Report

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

Swarthmore's Public Safety and administration take a very lenient stance on almost all aspects of campus life. Underage drinking and drug use generally do not create many problems on campus, and the College usually turns a blind eye to it if a minor problem arises. Students are much more likely to get in trouble with Swarthmore borough police than campus Public Safety. The borough police tend to take their jobs a little too seriously and often go out of their way to bust Swarthmore students. Generally, though, infractions only include parking tickets or noise violations. This is simply another reason why students who choose to venture into downtown Swarthmore should use their head.

The College does take a pretty tough stance on cheating due, in part, to an unofficial college honor code that is supposed to be strongly upheld by faculty and students alike. Also, because of the rampant spread of viruses on campus, pirating music is strictly forbidden on any campus computer. The second strictest aspect is parking, so make sure to check out the parking policies or you might have to pay a parking ticket.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Being drunk in public
  • Being intolerant when it comes to race, class, gender, sexuality, and/or identity
  • Being too loud in dorm rooms
  • Cheating
  • Defacing campus or Arboretum property
  • Having banned items in the dorms, such as candles, incense, and space heaters
  • Parking illegally
  • Smoking marijuana
Visitation Policies
There aren't any strict visitation policies here. Students can have overnight guests for up to four nights at a time.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 38 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 46 responses

  • 67% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 33% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 0% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!