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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

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

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

  • 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.

  • student and professor talking

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

  • 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.

  • Seven freshmen along with our two instructors -- attended the Montreal 2019 Connections Wargames conference at McGill University.

    Develops effective, ethical leaders who are driven to comprehend complexity, reflect cultural and political nuance, and engage as responsible global citizens in confronting the world's most pressing problems.