Welcome to Student Affairs at Tufts!
Tufts is a thriving, diverse, and active community that offers something for everyone. With a never ending
array of activities that include the performing arts, varsity sport, intramural sport and fitness programs,
cultural groups, organizations that include a daily newspaper and student managed radio and television stations,
political organizations, faith and spirituality organizations, volunteerism opportunities of every sort, and
leadership opportunities in student governance and about two hundred student organizations. The co-curricular
life at Tufts is your life – live it fully. It can provide as much learning and as many opportunities and
memories as anything in the curriculum.
The Student Affairs departments, programs and publications are listed as links in the left hand pane of this site.
And of course we have included the Code of Conduct, which broadly describes the expectations for citizenship in
the community that will help make Tufts both a welcoming place for all and also an environment that simultaneously
provides opportunities for both work and play.
Probably the most important tab on this page is the one for The Pachyderm, Tufts On-Line Handbook.
It provides a comprehensive, alphabetical, linked index to most Tufts resources, policies, and opportunities.
Everyone needs some support every now and then – and Tufts offers many support systems -- from pre-major
advisors to deans; from residential staff to our counseling and mental health center, from orientation leaders
to a twenty-four hour police department. Even more important is that Tufts students always seem to be there
for one another; keeping each other safe. This may include intervening if you feel that someone is not physically
safe in some social setting. It can mean calling for medical assistance from TEMS for an intoxicated friend,
although an even better friend would say something before his or her companion reached that level of intoxication.
Sometimes you may be worried about another’s mental health. Depression is real and can be hard to acknowledge.
If you know someone whom you think needs help – please do something about it. You can suggest counseling. You
can ask the counselors for advice about what to say or do. You can come to any of us for assistance.
I hope you enjoy being an active member of the Tufts community. Come see us if you have suggestions, worries –
even complaints. We’re here for you.
Dean of Student Affairs