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

Caroline Batten '14

Praise for Student-Produced War News Radio

A recent broadcast hosted by Caroline Batten '14 (left) and Jason Clayton '16 was described as "a mix of NPR, PBS NewsHour, and 60 Minutes with a student twist."More
Hope Brinn '15

Hope Brinn '15 Wins Truman Scholarship

"I'm so grateful to now have the financial support to pursue a graduate degree," Brinn says, "and join a powerful alumni network of scholars committed to social change."More
Nimesh Ghimire '15

Nimesh Ghimire '15 Named 2014 Newman Civic Fellow

The economics and rural innovation major from Nepal was honored for his dedication to social innovation and entrepreneurship, both at Swarthmore and abroad.More