Student Life Review Committee
President Monaco created the Student Life Review Committee on December 22, 2016. The Committee was asked to conduct a comprehensive assessment of undergraduate student life at Tufts, with attention to the roles of residential strategy, student organizations, athletics, and clubs, as well as the Greek system. On June 1, 2017, President Monaco shared a summary of the Committee's recommendations and outlined some of the steps going forward.
What's Happening at Tufts?
Tufts is engaged in short-term and long-term projects to address the different dimensions of student life covered in the SLRC Report. While some recommended changes can happen quickly, others take serious, prolonged commitment from the university and engagement with students, faculty, parents, staff, and alumni about the future student experience at Tufts.
The University will host feedback forums and small group discussions, as well as hosting an online Idea Forum for students to share ideas to improve student life.
This website is a way to update the community continuously about current initiatives at Tufts to enhance student life and strategic plans for the future.
- Safety & Well-being
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Campus-Wide Community
- First-Year Experience
- Residential Experience
- Remodeled Greek Life
- Social Space
Learn More about Initiatives
About the Committee
On December 22, 2016 in a message to the Tufts community, President Monaco announced the creation of the Student Life Review Committee. He announced the Committee’s full membership and charge in a message to the Tufts community on February 6, 2017. The Committee was asked to conduct a comprehensive assessment of undergraduate student life at Tufts, with attention to the roles of residential strategy, student organizations, athletics, and clubs, as well as the Greek system.
A brief outline of the Committee's purpose and membership is outlined below, along with an archive of messages to the community about the Committee's work.
In his charge to the Committee, President Monaco asked the Committee to engage in a consultative process with opportunities for input from members of the Tufts community on and off campus. Over the course of the 2017 spring semester, the Committee met with students, faculty, and staff in numerous forums and small group discussions, and organized forums for input from alumni and parents in New York City, Medford, and online.
The Committee was chaired by Susan Murphy, Ph.D., Vice President Emerita of Student and Academic Services at Cornell University. The Committee’s membership included faculty, students, staff, alumni and representatives of our host communities of Medford and Somerville. The full list of members is available here: Student Life Review Committee Members.
Previous Messages to the Tufts Community about the SLRC
- December 22, 2016 from President Monaco- Creation
- January 23, 2017 from President Monaco- Charge to the Student Life Review Committee
- February 5, 2017 from President Monaco- Establishment of the SLRC
- June 1, 2017 from President Monaco - Summary of Recommendations
- September 14, 2017 from Dean McMahon - Message from the Dean of Student Affairs