Southwestern College Helps Entrepreneurs

The Gluten Free Baking Co. Ribbon Cutting Before Covid
The coronavirus has upended the lives of business owners, but Southwestern College is helping entrepreneurs in two major ways. Through the Small Business Development Center, business owners can access capital and marketing strategies--for free. And students who want to take control of their own financial...

Nominate Students, Staff or Community Organizations for ACCESS Awards

Nominate Students, Staff or Community Organizations for ACCESS Awards          The ACCESS Awards need nominations of Southwestern College students, staff, or community organizations who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to create a sustainable learning environment for students with disabilities....

SWC Graduate Advocates for Undocumented Students

SWC graduate sits on a rock on the college campus
Mexline Garcia calls Southwestern College’s Dreamer Center a place that not only empowers undocumented students to step out of the shadows, but also helps them find their voices. As a recent graduate of Southwestern College, Garcia earned a paid fellowship through the Dreamer Center last...

Southwestern College Speech and Debate Team Win Top Honors at National Convention

The Southwestern College Speech and Debate Team with coaches Jordan Mills, Graciela Saez-Kleriga and Eric Maag.
The Southwestern College Speech and Debate Team wrapped up their season with two top honors at the Cross Examination Debate Association national tournament at Cal State University, Long Beach on April 3-7.

Southwestern College Governing Board’s and Superintendent/President’s Statement on Sexual Harassment/Assault

We understand there have been incidents in the past of an uncoordinated approach to investigating sexual assaults/harassment. That has changed since the Governing Board hired Dr. Murillo as Superintendent/President. Since January the Governing Board and Superintendent/President have taken concrete actions to expedite and ensure all...

Chula Vista Campus Building and Room Numbers Have Changed

A photo of a building with the new building number that reads "38."
When the spring semester begins on Jan. 29, returning students, employees and visitors will see big changes to Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus. Every building and room number has been renumbered to create a more consistent numbering system and improve old, convoluted numbering. “The building...

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

Performing Arts Center under construction
Southwestern College is seeking applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The deadline to apply has been extended to Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing...

Otay Lakes Road Construction to Cause Delays, Entrances Closures

Otay Lakes Road Construction to Cause Delays, Closure of Entrances          The City of Chula Vista’s expansion of Otay Lakes Road will cause delays and closure of entrances at Southwestern College. Commuters should expect a 15-minute delay from approximately June 17 to...

Phi Theta Kappa Student Wins Submission in National Literary Journal, $500 Scholarship

Southwestern College student Maria Isabel Medina de Sklavenitis.
When Maria Isabel Medina de Sklavenitis saw a national call for submissions for Phi Theta Kappa’s prestigious literary journal Nota Bene publication, she submitted some of her academic essays, a few research papers and other scholarly writings that she thought honor Phi Theta Kappa...