About SCCS

We're the Swarthmore College Computer Society, or SCCS for short: a student-run group offering computing services, tools, toys, and information to the Swarthmore College community. Our goal is not to mirror ITS, but to complement and supplement widely available services by providing resources that would otherwise be out of the reach of individuals. For our part, SCCS staff learn extremely practical system administration and software development skills—the stuff you can't learn in a CS lecture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Usage & Data Policy

Our Services

Who We Are

The SCCS is run entirely by student volunteers. We're not affiliated with Swarthmore ITS nor the Computer Science department (although our staff are sometimes CS majors, for obvious reasons). We accept new members in the first few weeks of each semester.

Current Members

  • Zachary Robinson '24 (Co-President)
  • Yatin Lala '24 (Co-President)
  • Yael Borger '24 (Treasurer)
  • Alex Le '24 (Project Lead)
  • Leo Douhovnikoff '25 (Project Lead)
  • Patrick Wheeler '23 (Project Lead)
  • Thomas Makin '25 (Project Lead)
  • Ere Oh '24 (Marketing Lead)
  • Abhi Das '26
  • Aishi Debroy '26
  • Alex Skeldon '25
  • Alex You '26
  • Alyssa Zhang '24
  • Anhad Singh '26
  • Ark Lu '24
  • Brandon Xu '25
  • Caroline Yao '26
  • Cisco Velasco '23
  • DongGyu Kim '25
  • Elliot Kim '23
  • Emily Smith '24
  • George Fang '26
  • Hojune Kim '25
  • Jhovani Gallardo Moreno '25
  • Jialun Ben '25
  • Katelynn Swaim '25
  • Kenan Yu '26
  • Kenneth Barkdoll '24
  • Koyo Asakawa '25
  • Lisa Messier '26
  • Magnus Miller '25
  • Mehtap Yercel '24
  • Michael Lu '26
  • Nathan Le '25
  • Nicholas Fu '25
  • Nikoloz Khmaladze '25
  • Noor Ali '25
  • Omar Khan '25
  • Rachel Sun '24
  • Roman Hinds '25
  • Sasha Casada '24
  • Tony Cao '25
  • Vladmir Soto-Avina '24
  • William Le '23
  • William Huang '23
  • Xinxin Li '25
  • Zachary Gillette '25
  • Ziming Yuan '24

History

SCCS was founded in Fall 1991 by a group of Swarthmore students, who obtained an official charter from the Budget Committee for the Spring 1992 semester. We were founded, in part, to support the activities of students in Dana and Hallowell who had decided to create an Appletalk network by stringing phone cable between rooms. Approximately 32 Macintoshes on 4 floors (3 in Hallowell, 1 in Dana) were on the network, as was one heavy-duty laser printer—two years before the College network came into being. Gobs of time were spent diagnosing the many network outages that occurred on an almost-daily basis (usually due to cables being clamped by window frames). 30 years later, we're no longer stringing phone cable through dorms, but we're still having fun and providing useful facilities and services for our fellow students.