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Committed to Healthy Communities

Fiona Weeks, a former Tisch Scholar and current Massachusetts Tisch Summer Fellow, is a passionate active citizen devoted to immigrant communities and public health. » read

Health Professionals Inducted into Honos Civicus

Students from the Tufts schools of medicine, dental medicine, and nutrition joined this unique society for active citizens and were celebrated for their commitment to civic engagement. » read

Tisch Scholar Receives Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Safiya Subegdjo works with refugees in the greater Boston area and hopes to become a global health advocate. » read

Seventeen Students Receive Presidential Award for Service

Ten undergraduate and seven graduate students received the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service at a stirring ceremony that showcased remarkable stories of civic engagement. » read

Honoring Civic Excellence

Tisch College recently hosted its 6th annual Honos Civicus ceremony and inducted 89 Tufts undergraduates into this unique society for active citizens. » read

Strengthening Community Partnerships

Co-hosted by the Office of the President, the Office of Community Relations, and Tisch College, the Presidential Symposium on Community Partnerships brought together close to 150 people committed to establishing fruitful partnerships. » read

Making the Path as they Walk

Navigating college can be difficult. For students who are the first in their families to go to college, it's even harder. The new Tufts First Generation Student Council looks to provide a support system to help these students thrive and succeed. » read


Featured Opportunity

2014 Common Reading Book

This summer, all incoming first-year undergraduates at Tufts will receive a copy of The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates as part of the Common Reading Program developed by Tisch College.

The common book program serves as a community-building experience while introducing incoming students to important social issues and to the values of Tisch College and Tufts University. There will be programming based on the book in the fall semester, including a lecture by author Wes Moore on September 9.

Learn more about the common book here. Incoming students can also explore all of the campus and community engagement opportunities at Tisch College here.

Upcoming Events

For additional details about active citizenship events on and off campus, please check our current opportunities page.

Latest News

Tisch College Hosts Civic Studies Seminar and Conference

In July, we hosted our annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies, an intensive two-week seminar on the theories and philosophies of citizenship. The Summer Institute was followed by our sixth annual Frontiers of Democracy conference, which brought together more than 150 leaders to discuss the state of the civic field in America. more

Tisch College Co-Hosts Talk with Secretary of the Navy

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recently came to Tufts University to speak about the modern, global navy and the important energy issues that the military grapples with every day. The event was co-hosted by Tisch College, and our Dean Alan D. Solomont introduced Secretary Mabus, who he described as "a dedicated public servant, an American patriot, and a good human being." more

Washington Post Highlights Tisch Summer Fellow Project

A recent feature on the Washington Post's Food section highlighted the Arcadia Mobile Market, a bus that operates in D.C. food deserts, where Tufts student Anna Hymanson, A16, is working as a Tisch Summer Fellow in Washington, D.C. more

Tisch College Dean Awarded Honorary Doctorate

On June 1, Tisch College Dean Alan D. Solomont was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during the 2014 Commencement ceremony of Hebrew College. The college, based in Newton, Massachusetts, honored Dean Solomont for his extraordinary career in public service and lifelong commitment to the Jewish people. more