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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

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.

  • A student wearing a baseball cap looks out across rolling green hills.

    Tisch College is pleased to offer two unique experiential education opportunities for incoming Tufts students to begin their college journey learning while doing community work, mastering a foreign language, and giving a global kickstart to their college life.

  • 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 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.

  • People sitting around a table at a conference

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