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Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Information for Tufts Students

Tisch College’s commitment to provide and promote civic engagement opportunities extends to every Tufts student, at every school, on every campus. Whether you’re an incoming Jumbo who hasn’t yet stepped foot on campus, a senior ready to embark on a social impact career, or a medical student passionate about public health, we strive to support your unique path to strengthening civic and democratic life.

Enhance Your Education

Explore Tisch College courses, leadership programs, internships, and more. Whether you’re looking to get involved for a summer, a semester, or for the entirety of your time at Tufts, we offer a growing list of educational opportunities that combine learning, in and out of the classroom, with real-world social impact. Learn more.

Attend Our Next Event

Tisch College hosts frequent lectures, panels, and workshops with guest speakers ranging from national political figures to local activists and practitioners, and we partner with others on campus to jointly organize events on a variety of topics. Come to the next forum in our Civic Life Lunches or Distinguished Speaker Series and glean unique insights from experts on pressing national and global issues. Learn more.

Learn More about Our Host Communities

Local partnerships, particularly in Tufts’ host communities of Medford, Somerville, and Boston’s Chinatown, are central to our work. Find an organization that works on an issue you care about and explore opportunities to contribute your time and energy while developing new skills in the public or nonprofit sectors. Learn more.

Promote Your Program or Event

Tisch College sends out a weekly email featuring events, internships, and other opportunities on and off campus that may be of interest to students who are passionate about social issues and civic engagement. Email activecitizen@tufts.edu with information about the opportunity you’d like to advertise and we will consider it for placement in our bulletin; you can also drop by our offices with a flyer or any promotional material.

Connect with Tisch College

Join our mailing list to receive regular updates about Tisch College events and civic engagement opportunities, or connect with us through social media on Twitter and Facebook. Email activecitizen@tufts.edu with any questions or ideas, or come by our offices and speak with a staff member about your interests and any available opportunities to engage in civic life!