Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility


CoLab at the Lang Center 

The place for community-led collaborative action on campus

Maroon and black CoLab logo. The CoLab at the Lang Center (CoLab) is a community-led collaborative action space within the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility.  The mission of the CoLab is to foster community-led collaborative action with Swarthmore College’s local and global community partners. We value ethical engagement, campus-community reciprocity, social justice and innovation, and shared responsibility. The CoLab acts as a home for the growing number of Engaged Scholarship and action-orientated programs within Swarthmore College, including the Social Innovation Lab

The CoLab aims to:

  • Provide development space for our community members; students, faculty and staff, to design, plan and implement collaborative projects,
  • Provide a range of short- and longer-term education and skills-building programs
  • Cultivate conversation, share experiences, and reflect on the work of Engaged Scholarship and collaborative action in our communities.

Check back soon for further information about the CoLab’s offerings, including instructions for booking the space and signing up for activities/programs.