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

Ferial Berjawi '19

Meet the Newest Class of Lang Opportunity Scholars

Ferial Berjawi '19 is one of four sophomores whose social action projects will help communities in Lebanon, Israel, Thailand, and Nepal. More

Dion Lewis

College Community Honors Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

During MLK Commemoration Week, Swarthmore offers "an opportunity to commemorate, uphold, and continue to advance Dr. King's message," says Black Cultural Center Director Dion Lewis. More

A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16

Watch: A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16 Explains the Importance of Radical Self-Love

"The more you dedicate time to loving yourself and surrounding yourself by people who are encouraging you to do the same, there is no such thing as a barrier,” says SHE Wins founder Murray-Thomas. More