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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 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.

  • two men talking

    A group of Tufts alumni interested in having social impact to network, collaborate, and help current students drive social change.A group for Tufts alumni interested in the social impact field to network with each other, collaborate, and help current students drive social change.

  • 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. 

  • A view of the library roof that spells out "Tufts" on the Medford/Somerville campus.

    Tufts' umbrella organization for 30+ service groups across campus.pus

  • 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.

  • 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.