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

Akunna Uka '14

Swarthmore Students & Alumni Learn Leadership, Build Relationships in Chester

As Chester Community Fellows, students like Akunna Uka '14 use their skills and knowledge to serve the neighboring community of Chester, Pa.More
Savannah Saunders ’16

Swarthmore Students Win Contest to Boost Locally Owned Businesses

The students, including Savannah Saunders '16, belong to the College’s Social Entrepreneurship Hub and will receive up to $20,000 for their efforts.More
Trash to Treasure

Trash 2 Treasure a Three-Dimensional Success

The annual, student-run sale of used items donated by the College community raised approximately $20,000 for local charities and kept about 14 tons of material out of the waste stream.More