Student Communities

Students in the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership program are part of robust communities within the program, at Tufts University, and within the greater Boston area as well. Below are just a few of the groups and community affiliations of the program.

Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) provides social, cultural, and educational opportunities for graduate students in arts, sciences, and engineering. Opportunities include:

  • Graduate Student Research Symposium
  • Apple Picking
  • GSC 5K Run/Walk
  • Graduate Student Organizations
  • Pub Nights and Game Nights

The GSC sponsors two on-campus graduate student lounges: West Hall, which offers free copying and snacks, and Curtis Hall, featuring spaces grad students can book for events. All grad students have 24-hour access to both lounges with their Tufts Student ID cards.

GSAS Community and Social Events

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering host a number of social events for students throughout the year, including the fall BBQ, Moo & Brew (wine, beer, and cheese social reception with the deans), and beginning and end of year events for matriculation and commencement.

Other events include those led by the Community Fellows such as focus groups, social events, and informal peer-to-peer meetings for supporting underrepresented and marginalized students in our community, and changing graduate school culture for greater diversity and inclusivity.

Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion

The Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion is a resource on campus for all students interested in thinking about social identities and how they impact our lives and the world we live in. The division provides opportunities for events, discussion, and leadership, and are open to students of all identities.

International Center

The International Center (I-Center) facilitates university-wide intercultural exchange and raises intercultural awareness. The I-Center supports all members of the Tufts international community and coordinates a number of events, workshops, and programs throughout the year.

Tufts University Chaplaincy

The University Chaplaincy is a dynamic hub supporting religious, spiritual, ethical, and cultural life for all members of the Tufts community. The Chaplaincy provides pastoral care, supports religious and philosophical communities, educates about spiritual and ethical issues in society and the world, and promotes multifaith engagement.

There are a number of communities, gatherings, programs, and services which all members of the Tufts community are welcome to join.

Weekly and Biweekly Counseling and Mental Health Services Groups

In addition to one-on-one counseling services, the Counseling and Mental Health Center offers a number of free and biweekly groups for students across all disciplines and programs. Groups include drop-in workshops, several-week series, and more.

Intramural Sports and Athletics at Tufts

Tufts has a robust intramural program across a number of sports throughout the fall, which many graduate students participate in. Sports include flag football, soccer, basketball, tennis, and esports. View intramural schedule and sign up.

All students also have access to Tufts gym facilities, including the fitness center, tennis center, pool, squash courts, and locker rooms. View hours of operation and further details.

Graduate Consortium for Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Society (GCWS)

Tufts is one of nine institutions in the Boston area who participate in this interdisciplinary consortium for critical teaching and research in women's studies and critical scholarship. Graduate courses are offered each semester across all nine campuses, events are held throughout the year around the area, and a bi-annual graduate student conference is hosted by students in the program. All opportunities and resources are available to all graduate students in all participating institutions.

Employment Opportunities

Most on-campus jobs are posted on Handshake. Jobs are posted throughout the year and may include some off-campus opportunities as well.

Additional positions and opportunities will be communicated to students by program administrators as they become available.