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Vision Statement

Our vision is to bridge gaps in understanding and communication and enable all Tufts community members to experience a sense of belonging.

Mission Statement

Our shared goal is to improve understanding and engagement across divergent perspectives at Tufts, through effective communication and programming. Our focus is on all members of our community—students, faculty, and staff, irrespective of race and ethnicity, gender, age, sexual and gender identities or expression, physical ability, religious or philosophical worldview, political perspective, geographic origin and language background, or socioeconomic status.

We seek to foster an appreciation that lessons learned at Tufts can be applied to advance inclusiveness and impact in society.

Foundational Values

Our vision for the ‘Bridging Differences’ Initiative is informed by our commitment to foundational values that are core to the Tufts ethos—respect, open-mindedness, authenticity, dignity, humility, curiosity, excellence, antiracism, social justice,  integrity and a sense of belonging.

Expected Outcome

Tufts' community of faculty, staff, students and alumni will distinguish itself as a group of individuals committed to each other’s success, health and wellbeing. This commitment to each other will be reflected in our attitudes and behavior towards one another and in how we apply the knowledge and skills we have acquired to solving complex challenges we face not only at Tufts but in our work with, and service to, society at large.

Get Involved

We  appreciate your input. Please provide any information about programs that you are currently engaged in, or are aware of in terms of campus programming that may help guide our work. If you are interested in joining the task force or learning more, please indicate that in your message.