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

Claudia Lujan '15

Claudia Luján ’15 Wins Entrepreneurial Fellowship

The biology and English literature major will apply her leadership and problem-solving skills to a two-year position with a start-up company.More
The Lang Center

College Receives Community Engagement Classification

Applied for by the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility, the classification "recognizes and affirms the College’s long-standing, demonstrated commitment to ethical intelligence and the common good.”More
Giovanna Di Chiro

Swarthmore Delegation Heads to International Climate Change Conference

The delegation of students, faculty, and staff, including Professor Giovanna Di Chiro, will visit Lima, Peru, to strengthen the College's role in the international climate movement.More