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

Ben Berger

Listen: Political Scientist Ben Berger on First Democratic Primary Debate

Berger discusses whether or not young voters are engaged in this election and if Senator Bernie Sanders is helping bring issues such as income inequality to the political forefront. More

Edgar Cahn '56

Listen: Edgar Cahn '56 on Community Empowerment and the Law

Cahn '56 discusses a lifetime of experience in social justice work and his more than 50-year career as a public interest lawyer in both the criminal and civil justice arenas. More

Denise Crossan

Visiting Lang Professor Denise Crossan Touts Social Entrepreneurship

Coming from Trinity College in Ireland, Crossan will help the Swarthmore community to explore the space between philanthropy and profit. More