Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

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"Connecting curriculum, campus, and community through engaged scholarship and collaborative action."

Issue Areas

Organize your energies! If you’re passionate about an issue, we can help you find relevant courses, research, internships, and volunteer opportunities, whatever your academic major.

Faculty-Led Initiatives

We house faculty-led programs that encourage interdisciplinary learning and Engaged Scholarship. Current programs: Urban Inequality & Incarceration, Global Studies Initiative, Health & Societies, Arts in Action. 

Resources

The Lang Center provides a variety of resources to students, faculty, and community members, including funding, advising, transportation, and space.

The Lang Center in the News

Swarthmore Begins Three-Year Partnership with Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Swarthmore Begins Three-Year Partnership with Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Swarthmore is strengthening its commitment to engaged scholarship across the globe through a partnership with the Pulitze More

Political Scientist Keith Reeves ’88 on Meek Mill and Criminal Justice Reform

Political Scientist Keith Reeves ’88 on Meek Mill and Criminal Justice Reform

Keith Reeves ’88, professor of political science and director of the Urban Inequality and Incarceration program at the College's Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility, discussed the release of rapper Meek Mill and opportunities to reform the criminal justice system on WHYY's Radio Times. More

How to Engineer a Better Stormwater Runoff System and Improve the Environment at the Same Time

How to Engineer a Better Stormwater Runoff System and Improve the Environment at the Same Time

Professor of Engineering Art McGarity’s five-year stormwater management project, which discovered that green infrastructure can mitigate cities’ runoff woes, embodies the interdisciplinary spirit of Swarthmore and potential dynamism of Maxine Frank Singer '52 Hall. More

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