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

Diana Mutz

Listen: Political Scientist Diana Mutz on Hearing the Other Side

In this lecture, Mutz explores what can be done to promote open discussion in which all voices are heard, without devolving into hurt feelings and damaged community ties. She is introduced by President Valerie Smith. More

Brittni Teresi '19

Brittni Teresi '19 Calls on Presidential Nominees to Focus on What Matters Most During Debate

"How are we ever supposed to achieve a better nation if our leader is chosen based on deceptions, personal attacks, and a disregard for the community?" she asks. More

A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16

White House Honors Mary Schmidt Campbell '69 and A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16

Campbell, the president of Spelman College, and Murray-Thomas (left), founder and executive director of SHE Wins, were recognized as "Champions of Change for College Opportunity" at a ceremony on Friday. More