Policy Challenge


compete to write relevant and innovative policy

The annual CIVIC Policy Challenge was first launched in Spring 2018. The event offers a fun way for students to experience the policy making process without having to leave campus. The CIVIC Policy Challenge takes the mission of CIVIC, fostering civil, multipartisan dialogue, and expands it to a day long event.

Tackling the most pressing topics on college campuses, the CIVIC Policy Challenge enables students to get hands on policy writing experience in the areas that affect them most. Past topics include campus free speech, admissions policies, and housing policies. Participants are taught the complexities of the issue and receive the necessary skills to transform their understanding into a policy proposal. 

The event includes workshops and brainstorming time for students to collaborate on the policy question at hand. At the end of the day, each team pitches their proposal to a panel of experts from the the Tufts community and beyond. The winning team gets special access to Tisch College Distinguished Speaker events.

Note: Lunch and coffee are provided.

For inquiries about the event, please reach out to Daniel.Lewis@tufts.edu.