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

Students compete in SwatTank

17th Annual Lax Conference Aims to Align Business, Society Interests

The annual conference on entrepreneurship will feature a panel discussion, networking opportunities, and the popular SwatTank Student Innovation competition. More

Swarthmore Honors Life, Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"It is the responsibility of those who will some day lead our country," says BCC Director Dion Lewis, "to participate in MLK activities as a way of paying homage, and be reminded that they have a responsibility to continue Dr. King’s work." More

Maria Castañeda Soria ’18

New Class of Lang Opportunity Scholars Announced

Maria Castañeda Soria '18 is one of four sophomores whose social action projects will help communities from Philadelphia to Mexico. More