The office of Government and Community Relations (GCR) creates the bridge between Tufts University and its host communities: Boston, Grafton, Medford and Somerville. We develop and maintain relationships with our neighbors, local organizations, and elected officials to help Tufts University fulfill its mission to make a positive impact on the communities that surround our campuses.
What we do:
Build and maintain relationships with our neighbors
Advise university faculty, staff and students about scholarship, research and volunteer opportunities within our host communities
Tufts University President Anthony Monaco has identified "five actions that colleges and universities with significant residential capacity should take now to help our communities. Tufts is prepared to take these steps and has informed local health care leaders and the mayors of Somerville and Medford that they can count on us to help address their needs."