Your Guide to the Spring 2021 Semester

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The start of the spring semester is just days away. As you work to finalize your plans and get ready, we've put together this guide that will hopefully answer many questions we know you have. The COVID-19 pandemic has kept Southwestern College campuses closed for the spring semester,...

Southwestern College Vice President Chosen for Statewide Equity Committee 

Portrait of Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Tina King
Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tina King has been chosen to serve on the USC Race & Equity Center’s Racial Equity in Guided Pathways Commission.  The College Futures Foundation recently awarded the USC Race and Equity Center a $1 million grant to advance racial...

Attempted Abduction at Southwestern College’s Chula Vista Campus

Abduction Suspect Vehicle
Southwestern College Campus Police have been investigating an attempted abduction of a 16-year-old student on the Chula Vista campus today. At approximately 9:15 a.m., the student had been walking across the campus near the H Street entrance and was confronted by the suspect. He offered her $200 to get into his vehicle. She refused and walked away. The suspect then cut her off, got out of his vehicle and grabbed her. She was able to break free.

Southwestern College Opens New Campus Meditation Room

Southwestern College students and employees cut the ribbon to the Associated Student Organization's brand new Meditation Room.
Southwestern College students now have a safe, open and inclusive space to think, de-stress, meditate and pray thanks to the Associated Student Organization’s brand new Meditation Room.

Our Most Popular Stories and Social Media Posts of 2018

Our 2018 most popular stories and posts.
As 2018 comes to a close, we're looking back at the most popular Southwestern College stories and social media posts across our News Center, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We opened new buildings, gave you sneak peeks at future facilities, graduated a record number of...

Puente Student Wins Competitive California Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Christian Sanchez, Southwestern College Puente Project student and English major.
Christian Sanchez, Southwestern College Puente Project student and English major, has won a competitive and prestigious $5,000 scholarship from the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation. Sanchez is one of only 50 students from across California and one of only a handful of community college...

Download These Zoom Virtual Backgrounds to Bring Southwestern College Home

Mayan Hall Zoom background
We miss being on campus, and we know many of you do, too. That’s why we created these Southwestern College virtual Zoom backgrounds to help you bring a part of Southwestern College home.  We know it’s not as good as the real thing. While we’re...

Southwestern College is Home to Two New Ambulances

Jasmine Sierra, a SWC Paramedic student and Martin Gonzalez, the Instructional Lab Coordinator for EMT and Paramedic programs, break in the ambulance with some scenario exercises.
Southwestern College’s paramedics, EMTs and firefighters have a new tool to gain hands-on experience, thanks to a recent donation of two ambulances, one by Priority Ambulance and another from Falck Ambulance. In a celebration Sept. 4, district and Priority officials explained the impact of the...

Southwestern College’s Moves Toward Educational Equity Recognized

Students studying in the Academic Success Center
Southwestern College’s multi-year effort to reform curriculum, create a sense of student and employee belonging with hiring and policy reforms and remove institutional barriers to enrollment have earned the college a nationally recognized Institutional Excellence Award. The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education...

Southwestern College Finalizes Election Districts

outline of the five nw voting districts
The Southwestern College Governing Board this week selected the final maps that will separate the college’s election areas into five distinct districts. The Board also selected the sequence in which the new district seats will be elected. In a unanimous vote, the board selected Map...