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

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.

Executive Board

  • President: Thomas Makin '25
  • VP, Finance (Treasurer): Yael Borger '24
  • VP, Human Capital: George Fang '26
  • VP, Infrastructure: Leo Douhovnikoff '25
  • VP, Program Management: Alyssa Zhang '24
  • VP, Public Relations: Lily Davoren '25
  • VP, Software Engineering: Devina Kalwani '24
  • VP, Software Engineering: Nick Fettig '26
  • VP, System Architecture: Jhovani Gallardo Moreno '25

Project Leads

  • Abhi Das '26
  • Akiva Sherin '27
  • Alex Le '24
  • Damian Rene '27
  • Finn McKibbin '27
  • Izzy Lopez-Kalapir '24
  • Victor Sumano Arango '25
  • Yatin Lala '24

Staff

  • Abraham Porschet '25
  • Adi Chattopadhyay '27
  • Adrian Duran Rey '27
  • Ahmad Fayyaz '27
  • Aidan Corpus '26
  • Alex Skeldon '25
  • Alina Vykliuk '26
  • Allison Chong '26
  • Andrew Moy '25
  • Arfath Hossain '27
  • Ark Lu '24
  • Arman Hanifpour '27
  • Arys Aikyn '27
  • Bella Deanhardt '25
  • Ben Gottlieb '26
  • Carson Lin '27
  • Ere Oh '24
  • Felicia Yi '26
  • Helen Yin '25
  • Hojune Kim '25
  • Jamie Pickar '26
  • Jasmine Fan '25
  • Joey Alander '27
  • Jonathon Cubus '26
  • Katelynn Swaim '25
  • Kenneth Barkdoll '24
  • Keyla Peralta-Alberto '27
  • Lisa Farley '26
  • Lisa Messier '26
  • Luis Park '25
  • Michael Pham '25
  • Neil Zhu '26
  • Neve Yair '27
  • Paulina Trifonova '25
  • Philip Dinh '26
  • Sasha Casada '24
  • Summit Pradhan '25
  • Theo Yochum '27
  • Tina Chen '25
  • Tony Cao '25
  • Yana Outkin '26
  • Yue Zhang '24
  • 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.