The Institute for Political Citizenship (IPC) is an undergraduate-managed institute within the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Visit the IPC website.

Its mission is to develop active and educated leaders in public policy from within the Tufts University community by facilitating intellectual discussion of political issues and by increasing community members’ involvement at all levels of the political process and their understanding of its implications.

In order to fulfill this mission, the IPC:

  • Brings notable leaders in public policy to meet with students on campus;
  • Oversees semester-long series of discussion groups on selected topics within public policy;
  • Connects undergraduates with valuable internship experiences in policy research and writing;
  • Hosts social events for students passionate about involvement and leadership in public policy;
  • Organizes information about public policy events across Tufts’ campuses and the Boston area into a central source;
  • Carries out civic engagement activities on campus and in the neighboring communities, such as voter registration, voter education, citizenship tutoring, etc.

The vision of the Institute of Political Citizenship is to establish itself as a nationally-renowned undergraduate institute that provides innovative, unsurpassed opportunities for student engagement in public policy.  It plans to greatly expand over the next several years in order to offer more, and more extraordinary, activities for the Tufts community on and off campus, so as to attract the political leaders of today and develop the local, state, national, and international political leaders of the future.

For more information, visit the IPC website or contact:


Institute of Political Citizenship

Lincoln-Filene Hall
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
ipc@tufts.edu