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

Christopher Gaeta ’22, Emma Parker Miller ’22, Ray Sidener ’21, and Nancy Yuan ’20 learned tools to socially engage with the Swarthmore community. They will also undertake online and on-campus training sessions to identify and address potential problem areas of campus life, based on interviews with students and faculty members and in collaboration with fellowship advisers. More

Class of 2022 Lang Opportunity Scholars Announced

Class of 2022 Lang Opportunity Scholars Announced

As the newest recipients of the Eugene M. Lang Opportunity Scholarship (LOS), six Swarthmore sophomores will be tackling social action projects here and around the globe. More

Rose Ridder ’20 Named Laureate of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Rose Ridder ’20 Named Laureate of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

Rose Ridder ’20 is now a laureate of the country’s oldest engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, in recognition of excellence beyond her chosen field. Ridder, a Lang Scholar who taught English at a school in Thailand, supplemented the school’s science program for a beyond-the-classroom, hands-on science experiment with a nearby water supply. More

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