The Swarthmore College QSN Chapter provides a welcoming and supportive community for its members. QuestBridge Scholars can engage in chapter activities, apply for leadership positions, and participate in opportunities offered nationwide through QuestBridge, including access to QuestBridge Alumni Association resources.
Founded in 2006, the Swarthmore QSN Chapter aims to provide a home away from home for students and to connect them to valuable resources on campus. In past years, the chapter has hosted a welcome event in partnership with the Admissions Office and has collaborated with the Office of Career Services, so that Scholars can access support in internship searches and networking.
Dedicated to building a strong community and support network, the chapter has offered a variety of events, including QuestGiving (Thanksgiving celebration), a bonfire night, holiday celebrations, and an end-of-the-year banquet, celebrating seniors and offering advice to younger students. In 2015, the Swarthmore QSN Chapter was awarded the Spirit Award for National Quest Day — an honor that only one QSN Chapter receives each year for their display of creativity and pride in their QuestBridge Scholar identity.
In addition to group activities, there are always opportunities for underclassmen to get involved in chapter leadership and initiatives. Each year, newly appointed chapter leaders and Executive Board members work together to plan new programming to ensure chapter members feel welcomed and engaged.