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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

  • 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.

  • 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 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. 

  • People sitting around a table at a conference

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

  • 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.

  • 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.