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The only university-wide college of its kind, Tisch College studies and promotes the civic and political engagement of young people at Tufts University, in our communities, and in our democracy.
Logos of Talloires Network Leadership Conference 2020 and host organizations

Tisch College and Harvard University's Institute of Politics are proud to co-host TNLC 2020 - Global Universities, Local Impact: Power and Responsibility of Engaged Universities. Learn more and join us this September!

Collage of headshots of Spring 2020 Tisch College speakers

We're excited to bring a diverse group of guest speakers to campus this semester, including Congressmen Joe Kennedy III and Andy Kim, journalist Chris Wallace, and activist Cyntoia Brown-Long. Click below for dates and details to all our events and to RSVP!

Tisch College ribbon-cutting in front of Barnum Hall

Dean Alan Solomont shares his insights on how Barnum/Dana reinforces the college’s central role in the life of the university.

Featured Research

Chart of candidate support in CIRCLE Iowa Youth Poll

Throughout the 2020 primaries, Tisch College's Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) is providing comprehensive data and analysis of young voters' participation and impact on the Democratic nominating contests.


  • Civic Studies
    The Civic Studies major is an interdisciplinary field of study that provides an intellectually rigorous foundation to engaging with communities and solving problems.
  • Tisch Summer Fellows
    Each summer, more than 100 Tufts students hone their professional skills while contributing to communities near and far through substantive summer internships that pursue the public good.
  • First-Year Global Programs
    The Tufts Civic Semester and Tufts 1+4 Bridge Year allow incoming students to start their education with unique experiential learning opportunities around the world.


  • Tisch College's Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement conducts some of the nation's leading research on youth voting, civic education, and young people's participation in democracy.
  • IDHE
    Our Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, which studies and promotes the political learning and engagement of college students, will soon release aggregate data on voting and registration rates of students in more than 1,000 institutions.
  • Through rigorous scholarship focused on values, facts, and strategies, Civic Studies strives to provide the intellectual foundation to the movement to strengthen our communities and our democracy.


  • Community Partnerships
    Our partnerships with local governments and organizations, in our host communities and beyond, strengthen our work and help us better achieve our mission.
  • Jumpstart
    Tisch College supports the Tufts chapter of Jumpstart, an early education organization that helps local children in underserved schools thrive.
  • Talloires Network
    Founded and housed at Tisch College, this international association of universities committed to strengthening civic life globalizes our mission and expands our impact around the world.
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