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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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Spotlights

  • People sitting around a table at a conference

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

  • 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. 

  • Students doing an experiment

    A professional development program with an outreach mission. Ambassadors share their passion for the sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with local middle and high school students. 

  • student and professor talking

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

  • Three medical school students practicing taking blood pressure

    In preparation for their role as care providers and community leaders, medical students work directly with community organizations as collaborators, mentors, and educators. 

  • 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.