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

A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16

A'Dorian Murray-Thomas '16 Continues to Inspire Through SHE Wins

A grant from the College's Lang Center helped Murray-Thomas found SHE Wins, a community-based leadership program for girls who have been affected by violence. More

Keyanna Ortiz-Cedeno '19

Chester Community Fellows Share Experiences of Service

Keyanna Ortiz-Cedeno '19 is one of several students who spent the summer working at nonprofit social service organizations in Chester, assisting residents while gaining a greater awareness of the community. More

Swarthmore Team Striving to Align Behavioral Economics with Public Policy

Assistant Professor of Economics Syon Bhanot co-founded the Philadelphia Behavioral Science Initiative (PBSI) to help make policy work better for people, with the support of fellow faculty, government officials, students, an alumnus, and other academics. More