• Student Life contributes to Tufts’ civic engagement mission by providing opportunities for students to learn and practice civic engagement outside of the classroom and by increasing the conditions that nurture civic engagement in the campus culture. 
  • The Student Life Civic Engagement Ambassador program holds events, shares resources, and creates opportunities for civic engagement.  Ambassadors also advance a culture where skills essential for civic engagement—discussing current events analytically, interacting productively with people with whom we disagree, solution-based efforts, and strengthening the ideals and norms of inclusive democracy—are prized.
  • As key peer leaders in this effort, the Student Life Civic Engagement Coordinators direct the ambassador program, in consultation with the Dean of Students Office. Currently, three Coordinators direct different parts of the organization such as Events, Training/Projects, and Operations, along with 3-4 Ambassadors.

Meet and Contact the Coordinators

Brandon Boadu

Brandon is a senior at Tufts University from Bronx, NY. He is studying political science. On campus, he has been involved as an Events Coordinator for the African Student Organization, Residential Life Assistant, and a member of the Cooperation and Innovation in Citizenship. To Brandon, the most important aspect of civic engagement is enacting meaningful change in our communities. 

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From his hometown of Connecticut, Naheim is a senior at Tufts University studying psychology. On campus, he is a member of the Tufts men's track and field team and has collaborated with Tufts to promote civic engagement in various ways. Most recently, he helped coordinate a Tufts pre-orientation program named SHAPE, which focuses on encouraging first-year students to engage on campus and in their community in a non-partisan manner. To Naheim, the most important aspect of civic engagement is fostering a sense of community and belonging among students, empowering them to be active participants in their local communities.

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Originally from Osceola, AR, Aviance is a junior at Tufts University studying community health and biotechnology on the pre-medical track. On campus, she is an Africana Center peer leader, Tisch scholar, and captain of the ENVY Step Team. To Aviance, the most important aspect of civic engagement is empowering communities to be self-sustaining and fight for their wants and needs.

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How to Get Involved

  • Discover how you can actively participate in Civic Engagement.

    • Stay updated on upcoming events hosted by our team.
    • Look for emails, posts, flyers, etc.
    • Attend various events hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement.
  • Join us in fostering a culture of civic engagement on campus.

    • Connect with us to share your ideas or seek collaboration.
    • Contact a Coordinator to schedule a civic engagement office hour.
    • Drop in for future civic-related discussions.
  • Become an Ambassador Next School Year.

    • Explore the pathway to becoming a Tufts Civic Engagement Ambassador.
    • Contact us to hear from current ambassadors about their impactful experiences.
    • Understand the expectations and rewards of ambassadorship.

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  • Discover skills essential for meaningful civic engagement.

    • Access resources and guides to enhance your civic skills.
    • Understand how these everyday skills contribute to inclusive democracy.
    • Connect with us on Instagram.
    • Stay engaged with our updates, events, and community highlights.
    • Join the conversation and share your civic engagement journey.