Affiliated Student Organizations
Tisch College plays an important role promoting and facilitating community service, political participation, and other forms of civic engagement at Tufts University. Much of that work is carried out by students, both individually and, especially, through myriad student organizations on all Tufts campuses that advance Jumbos’ participation in civic life.
We are proud to have an especially close relationship with several of these student groups which we consider Tisch College affiliated organizations, and to which we offer various forms of support.
Learn more about these student organizations:
ACTION (Advancing Civic Thought in Our Nation) is a student-run organization which aims to promote youth civic engagement in the greater Boston area. Learn more about ACTION.
Andrew Goodman Foundation / Vote Everywhere – Tufts Chapter
The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) works with America's colleges and universities to provide resources, visibility, and mentoring to a national network of students who are committed to engaging their peers in participatory democracy through long-term voter engagement, public policy and social justice initiatives. It strives to amplify young voices by showcasing young activists and leaders. Learn more about the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
Cooperation and Innovation in Citizenship (CIVIC) works to engage undergraduate students with each other in conversations about policy, current events, and the fundamental principles that drive American democracy. Since its founding at Tufts University in 2015, CIVIC has worked to ensure that it remains a safe but challenging environment in which students must consider their opinions and articulate their thoughts to a wider audience. As Tufts’ only multi-partisan community, CIVIC has become an outlet for many students to engage in weekly political discussions, learn civic-action skills, and develop friendships with those across the political spectrum. Learn more about CIVIC.
JumboCode is a student-run Tufts University club that designs and builds apps and websites for non-profits and charities, free of charge. It strives to offer these services to the organizations that need them most while providing a platform for Tufts undergraduates to gain a practical, first-hand software development experience. Learn more about JumboCode.
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. Spearheaded by Tisch College with support from the Office of the Provost, there are JumboVote representatives in every Tufts school and major administrative department, as well as among the student body. The initiative worked to facilitate voter registration, tackle barriers for Tufts students to vote in local communities, increase voter education, and support events and programs that foster political engagement. Learn more about JumboVote.
Petey Greene Program
The mission of the Petey Greene Program is to support the academic goals of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people through high-quality volunteer tutoring programs, while educating volunteers on the injustice manifest in our carceral system.The Petey Greene Program at Tufts brings student volunteers into correctional institutions to provide free and quality tutoring to incarcerated people. Learn more about the Petey Green Program.
Strong Women, Strong Girls
The mission of Strong Women, Strong Girls is to utilize the lessons learned from strong women throughout history to encourage girls and young women to become strong women themselves. By building communities of women committed to supporting positive social change, Strong Women, Strong Girls works to create cycles of mutual empowerment for women and girls. Learn more about Strong Women, Strong Girls.
Tisch Council for Philanthropic Leadership
The Tufts Council for Philanthropic Leadership focuses on creating opportunities to empower the leaders of tomorrow by functioning as a foundation board that allocates funding to non-profits in Tufts' surrounding communities. The organization also organizes service projects, coordinates a philanthropic leadership speaker series, and promotes conversations about the social sector. Learn more about the Tisch Council for Philanthropic Leadership.