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.


We house faculty-led programs that encourage interdisciplinary learning and Engaged Scholarship. Current programs: Urban Inequality & Incarceration, Global Affairs, Health & Societies, Arts & Social 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

Eishna Ranganathan '20

Chester Community Fellows Share Stories of Service

Eishna Ranganathan '20 is one of 10 students who worked full-time this summer in nonprofit social service organizations located in nearby Chester. More

Aurora Winslade

Swarthmore Receives Sustainable Campus Excellence Award

Director of Sustainability Aurora Winslade accepted the award for the College's leadership on carbon pricing in higher education. More

Peggy Seiden

Swarthmore Receives Pew Center Grant to Create, Exhibit Artists' Books

College Librarian Peggy Seiden says the College is well-positioned to lead the Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project, which will lift the narratives of Iraqi and Syrian refugees. More