Swarthmore College gives students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. There is a wide range of opportunities for students to serve the College, the broader community, and each other. Students play a significant role in College governance, holding positions on numerous standing committees. They also provide support to their peers through a variety of mentor and academic advising groups.