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

Four Students Named Stanford University Innovation Fellows

Four Students Named Stanford University Innovation Fellows

Four Swarthmore students have been named Stanford University Innovation Fellows (UIF), an honor earned through six weeks of intensive training More

Rebecca Castillo ’20 Named Lang Social Impact Fellow

Rebecca Castillo ’20 Named Lang Social Impact Fellow

Rebecca Castillo ’20 was recently named a Lang Social Impact Fellow, a position designed to “empower scholars with their partners to engage in systems-change activities designed to close the gap between social challenges and solutions.” More

Advancing the Dialogue on Native Nations: Q&A with James Fenelon

Advancing the Dialogue on Native Nations: Q&A with James Fenelon

James Fenelon, who identifies as Lakota/Dakota, Gaelic Irish, and Norsk, researches urban inequality, Native Nations, and international/intercultural environmental issues, and now turns his attention to Swarthmore as Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change and professor of sociology. More

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