Southwestern University

Life at Southwestern

There’s a feeling of unity that encircles the Southwestern campus, with countless activities, organizations, and ways to get involved.  Whether it’s Greek life, intramural sports, a religious organization or academic club, there’s a place for everyone. 

Nestled in the heart of the Hill Country, our location provides you with the best of both worlds: a buzzing campus in a picturesque Georgetown with convenient access to Austin, the Live Music Capital of the world.

Where We Live

We are a residential campus, which means our on-campus living program is an integral part of the total student experience. We believe, and research has shown, that students who live on campus enjoy greater academic success and are more likely to achieve in other areas such as teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership.

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Campus Recreation

We take fun seriously and know it’s important that students have a good time and find a balanced, healthy lifestyle on campus.

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Student Organizations

With over 60 organizations currently active, there are numerous opportunities for involvement outside the classroom.

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Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities is an advisor, ally, administrator, educator and mentor to the students of Southwestern University. We facilitate learning experiences through new student orientation, leadership opportunities, student organizations, social activities, and other services that promote personal growth and the empowerment of students for success in our diverse community and beyond.

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NCAA Division III Athletics

As a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Pirates have won championships in football, baseball, softball, volleyball, women’s basketball and both men’s and women’s golf. SU boasts 20 varsity teams competing at the NCAA Division III level, including:

  • Baseball 
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football 
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball 
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball 

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Support & Services

We provide a variety of counseling services that support the physical and emotional health of Southwestern students, as well as their academic and professional development throughout their college career, and beyond.  

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Safety & Security

Southwestern University is one of the top schools in the nation, it is also one of the safest, with 24/7 on campus police patrols, and a vigilant faculty, staff and student population committed to the safety, security and well-being of all.

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Student Life Departments

Counseling Center

Health Center

Campus Recreation


Residence Life

Spiritual Life

Student Activities

Student Life Mission Statement

SU Police Department


Quick Links

Student Handbook

Academic Success & registrar  

Community-Engaged Learning

Dining Services

Library and IT

SU Yellow Book

Title IX Website