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Honos Civicus for Public Health and Professional Degree Programs

A student from PHPD receiving Honos Civicus Award

Honos Civicus celebrates and publicly recognizes graduating students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to community service and civic engagement during their studies in the Public Health and Professional Degree Programs (PHPD). Inductees have the opportunity to celebrate and reflect on their community involvement while creating an alumni network of professionals who share a meaningful, continued commitment to civic life and social impact through their careers in public health.

The application deadline is March 17, 2023 at 5:00 pm. You can read more about Honos Civicus eligibility and requirements below.


Public Health and Professional Degree students who wish to join Honos Civicus must have:

* A demonstrated commitment to public service and civic engagement beyond the minimum expected for degree requirements (internship, ALE, course requirements)
* Demonstrated leadership and dedication
* An outstanding record of professionalism and ethical behavior
* A strong academic record and in good academic standing
* Must be degree seeking student graduating within the 2022-2023 academic year (August 2022, December 2022 and May 2023)


Honos Civicus inductees will receive:

* Recognition at a ceremony of students accepted into the Honos Civicus Society
* Recognition at graduation and an Honos Civicus pin for the commencement gown
* Features on the Tisch College website and other Tufts University publications
* Membership in the Honos Civicus alumni group


The application timeline for the Class of 2023 will be:

January 23, 2023 : Applications open
March 17, 2023, 5:00 PM : Applications due
April 2023 : Announcement of Class of 2023 Honos Civicus Society
Spring 2023, exact dates TBD: Honos Civicus Society Induction Ceremony (Medford)


Email Associate Director of Student Porgrams and Affairs, Olivia Zimra-Turley, at

Apply to Honos Civicus - PHPD

The 2023 Honos Civicus application period is now closed.