Lang Civic Engagement & Social Justice


Our vision, mission, and values

Vision   Where Lang is a critical space for transformative learning with a justice-centered pedagogy

Mission   We design, facilitate and support justice-centered learning communities.

Values   justice, academic grounding, critical self-reflection, action, connection to city/community


We create justice-centered learning communities at Lang.

The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Justice is situated within the Dean's Office at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School in New York City.

We offer a wide range of opportunities to support student activism, commitment to social change, and exploration of justice and equity issues.

Learn more about Lang CESJ's commitments and programs.

We uphold the college's legacy and commitment to social justice. Our team works with staff, faculty, and administrators at Lang to weave a social justice commitment into college-wide programs and initiatives. 

We connect students to social justice-based events, gatherings, and opportunities. In our weekly e-newsletter, we compile and share a list of our "top 10" opportunities at The New School and in New York City.

We're committed to an intergenerational, sustainable understanding of student activism at The New School. One of our goals is to make visible the efforts of past student activism on campus, and provide guidance and perspectives on organizing in the present. 

We represent Lang and The New School in larger networks focused on civic engagement. For example, we are a member of Project Pericles, a national consortium of colleges committed to civic engagement, and regularly attend conferences like Imagining America