Phi Theta Kappa Celebrates Birthday with Refugee Awareness Week

Southwestern College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter—Alpha Pi Epsilon— celebrated its 98th birthday all week long with Refugee Awareness Week. Throughout the week, the honor society held events and a donation drive to bring awareness to barriers that refugees face in San Diego, including the recent...

Southwestern College celebrates #GivingTuesday, highlights the best of the best

This Nov. 29, Southwestern College is celebrating #GivingTuesday, a worldwide day of giving, and is asking the entire campus community to come together to support and invest in the students of Southwestern College. This year, our goal is to bring together 100 people to...

SVO President Instagram Takeover

Student Veterans' Organization President Vincent Avila-Walker took over Southwestern College's Instagram account on Thursday, Nov. 10 as part of the college's annual Veterans' Day Ceremony. The ceremony is a way to honor and remember veterans and to specifically recognize student veterans at Southwestern College. Hello...

Gallery: Southwestern College Welcomes Future Students During College Preview Day

The campus community came together to welcome more than 1,200 students from the Sweetwater Union High School District. These students came from schools throughout the South Bay to experience everything Southwestern College had to offer. They attended a pep rally hosted by the Southwestern College cheerleaders, were welcomed to campus by college and student leaders, went on campus tours, had a box-lunch picnic on the grass, attended the Majors Pavilion and club fair, and more.
The campus community came together to welcome more than 1,200 students from the Sweetwater Union High School District. These students came from schools throughout the South Bay to experience everything Southwestern College has to offer. They attended a pep rally hosted by the Southwestern...

Storify: Southwestern College Hosts College Preview Day

More than 1,200 students from 13 different high schools and two alternative schools visited Southwestern College to get a taste of campus programs and culture. Students headed to DeVore Stadium to grab their free SWC swag bags and high-fives from faculty, staff and Johnny Jaguar.

Southwestern College celebrates Halloween, Dia de los Muertos

On Oct. 31, Southwestern College was filled with Halloween spirit as the students and employees filled the campus dressed as everything from ghouls to goblins, heroes to villains, storybook characters to creatures of the night. The next day, on November 1, the Higher Education...

Simulator teaches students perils of drunk driving

Health Services and Campus Police hosted Under the Influence, an event aiming to teach students the perils of driving under the influence. The event included a simulated drunk driving course, sobriety tests and information about alternative transportations home.
The Mayan Hall patio was taken over by orange cones and yellow tape set up by Health Services and Campus Police to take students on a golf cart driving course through the patio. First, the students breezed through the course with no impairments. Then,...

Video: The Jag Kitchen Food Pantry

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2uX-Li3ZtY] The Jag Kitchen Food Pantry at Southwestern College aims to make sure no student facing food insecurity goes hungry. In a recent survey, more than 80 percent of students said they've faced food insecurity while being a student. With the Jag Kitchen, students...

Padres Pitcher Cesar Vargas and Swinging Friar Kick of Hispanic Heritage Month

Padres Pitcher Cesar Vargas, the Swinging Friar and members of the Pad Squad came to Southwestern College to help kick off Hispanic Heritage Month
Padres Pitcher Cesar Vargas, the Swinging Friar and members of the Pad Squad came to Southwestern College to help kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosted the event that included Mexican candy and goody bags, autographs, selfies with...

Snack time with Interim Superintendent/President ‘Mr. Bob’

Interim Superintendent/President Robert Deegan joins snack time with the children at the Child Development Center.
Each afternoon, children of the Southwestern College Child Development Center have their snack break outside their classrooms before heading over to recess. Today, they invited the new Interim Superintendent/President Robert Deegan, or as they called him, “Mr. Bob,” to join them for their banana...