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.
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.
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 Honored with National Award for Engaged Scholarship in Chester
Swarthmore is the sole recipient of this year’s Excellence in Student Engagement Award from the Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC), in recognition of its Chester Community Fellowship (CCF) program. More
Omri Gal ’19 Teams With Philadelphia Union to Help Chester Youth
With help from a grant from the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility, Omri Gal ’19 began Design FC, an after-school program that teaches fifth- and sixth-grade students in Chester to think about design through the medium of soccer. More
Political Scientist Ben Berger to Promote Engaged Scholarship through Prison Education Symposium
“The symposium will highlight the ways in which prison education can facilitate mutual and reciprocally beneficial community partnerships—often a difficult ideal for engaged scholars to attain,” Berger says. More