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

Cynthia Jetter '74

Project Blueprints Named Top Youth Empowerment Program in Country

The program's goal, says the Lang Center's Cynthia Jetter '74, is to get students from one of the worst school districts in Pennsylvania into college. More

Students bagging vegetables

Planting Seeds

Ten Swarthmore students help to find a location for a new urban farm in nearby Chester, Pa., working collaboratively and building relationships. More

A women shops the annual rummage sale

Trash 2 Treasure Sale Benefits the United Way

The College presented a check for $20,000 to the organization last year and expects to top that figure with the proceeds from this past weekend's event. More