SwatTeam Leadership Statement: End Fraternity Violence

We, the members of SwatTeam Leadership, would like to reach out to the Swarthmore community to address our role at events, including fraternity parties, in light of recent reporting about various violations of student safety committed by the fraternities. These complaints include

SwatTeam chronically understaffed, limiting party options

Last Saturday, both parties hosted by ENLACE and Phi Psi did not have SwatTeam members present. SwatTeam determines whether or not its members are required to work an event based on the attendance of the party and whether alcohol is being served.

Swat Team revitalized to enhance party safety

Along with changes made to the campus’ alcohol policies, Swat Team has undergone its own structural and training changes. While Swat Team — previously known as the Party Associates (PAs)—has been in the process of transforming its policies and image since the


Assault prompts new party ID policy

Following the sexual assault of a Bryn Mawr student at a party on campus last month, the college has initiated a policy of swiping student IDs at the doors of all social events where alcohol is being served. Operated by members of