Everyone at Tufts is part of Tisch College

We support every Tufts student in maximizing his or her positive impact with communities on and off campus. Through our student programs and partnerships, research, service, and other opportunities, we look forward to partnering with you to identify engaging courses and activities that match your interests.

There are countless Tufts courses and co-curricular activities to help you develop the skills and knowledge of active citizenship. To help get you started, here are are some ways you can get involved as soon as you get on campus. You can also stay up-to-date on current opportunities by joining our mailing listliking us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter.

If you have any questions, please contact us at activecitizen@tufts.edu.

Read Your Summer Book

All incoming students will receive Lives in Limbo, by Roberto Gonzales. Conversations about the reading will help you connect with new people when you come to campus.

For more information, visit our Common Book page.

Apply to be a Tisch Scholar

The Tisch Scholars program is the signature program for student leaders at Tisch College. Look for applications in the Spring of your freshman year to participate in this multi-year program.

For more information, visit the Tisch Scholars page.

Work with your RA and ACE Fellow

Resident Assistants integrate active citizenship into hall activities. Academic and Community Engagement (ACE) Fellows provide academic and civic engagement support to new Jumbos throughout their first year on campus.

For more information, contact the RA or ACE Fellow in your residence.

Get Involved with JumboVote

A university-wide initiative spearheaded by Tisch College, JumboVote 2016 is working to strengthen political learning and engagement on campus this election year, and to provide students with all the information and resources they need to register and vote.


For more information, check out the JumboVote page.

Work with Jumpstart

Every year, 60 Tufts undergraduates participate in this national early education organization that inspires children to learn, adults to teach, and families to get involved.

For more information, visit our Jumpstart page.

Student Teacher Outreach Mentoring Program (STOMP)

STOMP places about 35 engineering students in public elementary school classrooms each semester.

For more information, visit Tufts STOMP.

Join the Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS)

The largest student group on campus, LCS supports active citizenship and community service through a range of programs.

For more information, visit LCS.

Learn More About Tufts’ Host Communities

Community partnerships, particularly in Tufts’ host communities of Medford, Somerville, Boston’s Chinatown, and Grafton, are central to our work. We have many resources available for students or faculty who want to learn more about these communities.

For more information, stop by our office or e-mail Shirley Mark, Director of Community Partnerships, at shirley.mark@tufts.edu.

Fan the Fire

Fan the Fire supports student athletes and their public service work while building excitement around Tufts athletics.

For more information, visit Fan the Fire