At Tufts, active citizenship is a way of life. Students take on extracurricular work as part of their college experience, often in the communities surrounding the university.
- The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, serving every student at Tufts, prepares young people to be lifelong active citizens and creates an enduring culture of active citizenship. Tisch College is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education's role in civic engagement.
- Students can also get involved through a variety of student groups and school-based initiatives. The student-run Leonard Carmichael Society counts more than 1,000 student volunteers and more than 60 student coordinators active in some 30 programs across the university, covering issues such as hunger, homelessness and literacy. Additional opportunities include:
- Career Services runs a summer internship grant program for students taking unpaid internships in public service and government.