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Tufts is committed to providing all of its members with a safe campus. If you want to discuss a safety concern, contact the Tufts University Policy Department (TUPD) or refer to our Emergency Contact information. Added tips to keep safe include:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all time - in particular, do not allow yourself to be distracted by your cell phone
  • Try to travel, especially at night, with others
  • If traveling alone at night, tell a friend or roommate where you are, where you are going, and your expected arrival time
  • Familiarize yourself with campus emergency "blue light" boxes (see photo to left for an example) which will put you in touch with a TUPD officer quickly
  • Guard your personal property (including laptops, cell phones, wallets, backpacks and bicycles) using these personal property safety suggestions from TUPD
  • Take care not to drink excessively, and never drive or operate a motor vehicle if you have consumed alcohol
  • Learn more about campus SafeRide transportation options

Conduct and Discrimination Concerns

Tufts is committed to providing an environment free of harassment, misconduct, and discrimination, and to supporting a community dedicated to learning and the intellectual, personal, and social development of all of its members. To this end, all members of the Tufts community are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. As the University's Non-Discrimination Statement indicates:

Tufts does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status,  genetic information,  or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Students are also encouraged to read the Student Code of Conduct, which outlines the standards of behavior that supports the educational mission of the University.

Reporting Concerns

If you wish to report a concern regarding harassment, misconduct, or discrimination, we encourage you to take advantage of different resources available to you.

  • The Center for Awareness, Education and Resources (CARE) conducts educational programs on sexual consent and healthy relationships, and acts as a confidential resource for all students impacted by sexual violence, including those who have been directly affected, supporting a peer, or undergoing an investigation.
  • The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is responsible for providing resources and investigation allegations of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct concerning any member of the Tufts community

We further encourage you to talk to an International Center advisor about any concerns you may have about your experiences as an international student, scholar, or employee at Tufts.