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Department Overview

The Eugene M. Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility facilitates Swarthmore College’s commitment to intellectual rigor, ethical engagement, and social responsibility by connecting three C’s: curriculum, campus, and communities.

By curriculum we mean not only formal coursework but all related research. By communities we mean the campus community; the proximate communities of Chester, PA., and the greater Philadelphia area; more distant community partners around the country and globe; and the community of scholars and practitioners who share knowledge and best practices regarding ethical action and civic engagement.

The Lang Center connects the College’s curricular excellence with engagement in all of those communities using Engaged Scholarship.