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Newman Civic Fellowship

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year experience that provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions to help them develop strategies for social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides in-person and virtual learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities.

Newman Civic Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

The Newman Civic Fellowship is intended to honor the leadership legacy of Campus Compact founder Frank Newman by recognizing community-committed students who:

  • Engage in collaborative action with others from campus or from surrounding communities in order to create long-term social change;
  • Take action in addressing issues of inequality and political polarization; and
  • Demonstrate the motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement.

In addition to these core characteristics, Newman Civic Fellow nominees must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Student must be enrolled at Swarthmore College during spring 2024, and enrolled for the duration of the 2024-2025 academic year (juniors, sophomores, or first years).
  • Nominees must commit to providing a short reflection piece (video, article, or letter format) to Campus Compact during their fellowship year.
  • Preference is given to students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in higher education.


Students can be nominated each year. Interested in nominating yourself or someone else? Complete the nomination form by January 22, 2024

Past Newman Civic Fellows from Swarthmore College

Newman Civic Fellow Contact

Jen Magee

Director, Program Development, Implementation, & Assessment

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Peace & Conflict Studies


  1. Phone: (610) 328-7320
  2. Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility 204

Dr. Magee provides leadership, implementation, and assessment of key programs of the Center that fund the work of social responsibility, including the Engaged Scholarship Research Grant program for faculty and for students: Lang Opportunity Scholarship Program, Lang Social Impact Fellowship, Pilot Project Grant Program, Project Pericles Fund of Swarthmore College, and Davis Projects for Peace. Office hours by appointment.