SWC Cares

SWC Cares Logo
 

SWC Cares is a collaborative effort and many of the services (including the Jag Kitchen and SWC Cares Grant) depend on the support of our college community. If you would like to be a partner in providing these services to our students, join many of your colleagues and sign up for Jaguars Give.

At Southwestern College, we believe in providing a supportive learning environment for students. SWC Cares is a campus-wide initiative that centralizes the diverse services and resources we provide in one location. 

Request Support from SWC Cares

If you are a student and need assistance with food, housing, transportation, textbooks, or other resources, please complete the Basic Needs Request by clicking on the red button below.  If you need a computer or other technology, please complete the CONNECTS Technology Loan Request by clicking on the red button below.  You can also find help with the comprehensive SWC Cares Resources listed below. Please contact the Office of Student Services at SWCOfficeOfStudentServices@swccd.edu with any questions.

If you or someone you know is having an emergency, call 9-1-1 or contact College Police immediately at x6691 (from a campus phone) or (619) 216-6691 (from off campus).

*Please note you must be logged into your SWC google account and logged out of any personal google accounts to access the application. If you cannot get into the application, you can logout of all google accounts, then click the red button again and login with your MySWC account information.

Basic Needs Request 

CONNECTS Technology Loan Request

Jag Kitchen ToGo

In an effort to continue serving students in need while the college is in remote operation, Student Services has partnered with Food Services to offer drive-thru groceries to Southwestern College students. Grocery bags will be provided at no cost to Southwestern College students experiencing food insecurity.

Interested students can complete the below Jag Kitchen ToGo Request form.  After completing the request form, students should watch their SWC email for a confirmation message with further instructions on the next upcoming distribution date/time. This program held its first distribution in November, 2020, and will continue through June, 2021.  Students who have transportation challenges can still submit a request and receive alternative support options and resources.

*Please note you must be logged into your SWC google account and logged out of any personal google accounts to access the application. If you cannot get into the application, you can logout of all google accounts, then click the red button again and login with your MySWC account information.

Jag Kitchen ToGo Request

SWC CARES Emergency Grant

The Southwestern College Cares Grant was created by the Associated Student Organization (ASO) and the Southwestern College Foundation to provide assistance to students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial emergencies.

Who is Eligible to Receive a SWC CARES Emergency Grant?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the SWC Cares Grant is open to providing financial assistance for normal, everyday expenses that are ongoing, as well as those as a result of an emergency. These funds are also available for undocumented students. Students must be enrolled in the current and/or upcoming semester to apply. Funds are limited and based on current funding availability.

Application
The SWC Cares Emergency Grant is currently closed.
  We hope to open the application again in the next few weeks if we receive additional funds.  However, the Spring 2021 Federal Emergency Relief Grant application is open.  Please note you must be logged into your SWC google account and logged out of any personal google accounts to access the Federal Emergency Relief Grant application. If you cannot get into the application, you can logout of all google accounts, then click the red button again and login with your MySWC account information.

When & How Will I Receive the Funds?
Allow at least 7-10 business days for review. Notifications will be emailed to the student’s SWC email address for updates, so please be sure to check it regularly.

SWC Cares Resources

 
Photo of SWC Food Pantry Planning Committee

Food Pantry and Resources

Hungry? Is money tight? Visit the below resources to get assistance.

Photo of the Cesar Chavez One-Stop Building from the second floor

Financial Aid Assistance

Need financial support to help you get through school? Close to 70% of SWC students receive some form of aid and you could too! Or are you interested in getting a job or have an unexpected emergency? This is the place to start.

A photo of a discussion panel of two nursing students

Personal Wellness

If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, there's someone here to help you. Services are free for students.

Photo of SWC Building

Safety, Legal, and Immigration Resources

SWC is committed to creating a supportive and safe environment for all students, staff and faculty.