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

Trash 2 Treasure

Community Flocks to Annual Trash 2 Treasure Sale

More than $22,000 was raised at the event, which Sarah Kim '13 describes as a "huge environmental effort" that "brings together students and the greater community."More
Donna Jo Napoli

Mellon Tri-College Creative Residencies Program Brings Boundary-Breaking Artists to Swarthmore

Professor of Linguistics Donna Jo Napoli organized one of more than a dozen residencies sponsored by the program this year.More

Jim MacMillan: and Seeking Solutions to Gun Violence in Philadelphia with Digital Journalism

Jim MacMillan discusses his organization's efforts to reduce gun violence in Philadelphia. Introduction by Lee Smithey. More