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

Kelly McConville

Students Canvass Polling Stations on Election Day in Lang-Center Funded Statistics Project

"I want students to see the power of statistics and how it can be used to answer relevant societal questions," says Assistant Professor of Statistics Kelly McConville about the project.More
Hanna King '15

Hanna King ’15 Places Second in National Book Collecting Contest

A passionate reader and writer of Yiddish, the history major will receive an award and tour the rare books collection at the Library of Congress later this month.More
A Blueprint for Success

A Blueprint for Success

Swarthmore staff, faculty, and students are helping to improve the lives of Chester youth through Project Blueprints.More