Student Life Review Committee

On December 22, 2016 in a message to the Tufts community, President Monaco announced the creation of the Student Life Review Committee. The Committee will 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. The committee will help the university to evaluate its current culture and to determine how to promote a healthier and more holistic environment for students. The President Monaco announced the Committee’s full membership and charge in a message to the Tufts community on February 6, 2017.

Committee Members

The Committee is chaired by Susan Murphy, Ph.D., Vice President Emerita of Student and Academic Services at Cornell University. Two members of the Tufts University Board of Trustees, Deborah (Deb) Jospin J80, A14P and Daniel (Dan) Doherty III H03, serve as vice chairs of the Committee. The Committee’s membership includes 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.


On January 23, 2017, the Committee met and began its work. President Monaco has asked the Committee to consult with the Tufts community as it develops its recommendations for how the university can strengthen student life and enhance students’ wellbeing, personal growth, and sense of connection to a vibrant Tufts community. President Monaco’s full charge delivered to the Committee on January 23, 2017 is available here: Charge to the Student Life Review Committee.

Community Input

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. The Committee is scheduling numerous opportunities for members of the Tufts community to provide input. To see a list of upcoming opportunities to engage with the Committee are available on the Committee’s Community Input page.

Contact the Committee

Members of the Tufts community are invited to submit comments and perspectives to the Student Life Review Committee by completing this form.

February 2017