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Societal Impact

In every discipline, Tufts empowers students to be advocates for social change. Beyond classroom learning, Tufts students learn how to foster collaborative partnerships and creative problem solving that impacts others on campus and around the world.

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New & Notable

  • A pregnant woman of color frames her belly with her hands. Associate Professor Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha is investigating racial disparities in pregnancy-related complications and deaths.

    With lives at stake, a scholar-activist investigates what it will take to fix an alarming health disparity

Spotlights

  • Students gather outside wearing green and blue t-shirts.

    Prepares students to become engaged public citizens and community leaders who will help build a more equitable world.

  • student and professor talking

    Encourages community involvement and efforts to link research to social action.

  • A student wearing a "Jumpstart" t-shirt reaches for a book on a shelf in a library.

    Tisch College houses the Tufts chapter of Jumpstart, a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods.

  • Students work at a JumboVote table on campus.

    In the run-up to the 2016 general election, Tufts University launched JumboVote as a multifaceted, university-wide initiative to boost political learning, engagement, and voting in that year’s presidential election—and beyond.

  • A woman points out information about CIRCLE on a projector screen.

    Authoritative research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans, especially those who are marginalized or disadvantaged in political life. 

  • People sitting around a table at a conference

    Advances democracy, student political learning and engagement, and increasing political equity and opportunity.