Honos Civicus is a society to honor and publicly recognize those who have been exemplary active citizens through their academic courses and co-curricular activities. This honor is awarded to graduating seniors from Arts, Sciences and Engineering, as well as those graduating from Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the Public Health and Professional Degree Program (School of Medicine). Honos Civicus provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon a Tufts active citizenship education and the many paths students travel to develop their civic selves.
We are excited to have inducted more than 100 undergraduates and over 50 professional school students to the Honos Civicus Society in 2017.
To become a member of Honos Civicus, you must:
All students awarded Honos Civicus will be recognized through:
Your academic civic engagement record should convey high quality course work that helped develop your abilities as an active citizen (100 word max). You can describe any two Tufts University courses, as long as they:
Part II: Co-Curricular
Your co-curricular civic engagement submission is an opportunity to capture those activities that helped develop your civic knowledge, skills and values during your Tufts undergraduate career. Appropriate on-campus and off-campus activities, as well as paid work and summer internships, may be included. You should list two activities, only one of which may be a one-day activity. If you have participated in one intensive, long-ranging program over your years at Tufts University, please write extensively on this and do not include a second co-curricular activity (100 word max).
Part III: Essay Response
The essay is an opportunity to reflect on your civic growth and how your academic and co-curricular activities have transformed you into an effective active citizen, in no more than 500 words per essay. Applicants should respond to BOTH essay prompts.
Successful applicants will illustrate how courses or activities relate to their personal and/or professional development. Do not simply describe the course or activity.