Student Life

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Dedicated to helping to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment, Fletcher's Office of Student Affairs provides an array of services designed to support student life at Fletcher.  This includes helping students plan their own events and build community, planning several school-wide events such as Orientation, and supporting student wellness and wellbeing.      

Ways to get Involved

Clubs

We often hear that clubs are among students’ favorite Fletcher experiences!

Below are a list of the active clubs for Academic Year 23-24, and a list of previously active clubs that provide a snapshot of the breadth of engagement opportunities here at Fletcher.

    • Afghanistan Working Group 
    • Africana Club 
    • ASEAN Society 
    • Cinema Central 
    • Culinary Diplomacy Club 
    • Decolonizing International Relations Club 
    • Entrepreneur Club 
    • Eurasia Club 
    • European & Transatlantic Affairs Society (previously known as Euro Club) 
    • Fletcher Christian Fellowship 
    • Fletcher Consulting Group 
    • Fletcher Energy and Environment Club (FLEEC) 
    • Fletcher Futbol 
    • Fletcher Mahjong 
    • Fletcher Net Impact 
    • Fletcher Political Risk Group 
    • Fletcher Social Investment Group (FSIG) 
    • Fletcher Students for Palestine 
    • Fletcher WILD 
    • International Development Group 
    • Japan Club 
    • Music Diplomacy Club 
    • North Korea Working Group 
    • Pride at Fletcher 
    • Ralph Bunche Society 
    • Religion, Law, & Diplomacy Club 
    • South Asia Society 
    • Tech@Fletcher 
    • The Nook 
    • Tufts Energy Conference 
    • Women in International Security (WIIS) 
    • Working Group on Strategic Competition in the Indo-Pacific (SCIP)
  • (If you would like to reactivate one of these clubs, you wouldn't go through a New Club Recognition process.)

    • Armed Forces Club 
    • Armenia Club 
    • Art Thinking - forming Your OWN POINT B 
    • Chess Club 
    • China Club 
    • Counter-Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) at Fletcher 
    • Creative Writing Club 
    • Diplomat's Hill Golf Course 
    • Fermentation Club 
    • FLAG (Fletcher Latin America Group) 
    • Fletcher Curling Club 
    • Fletcher Finance Club 
    • Fletcher Maritime Affairs Club (FMAC) 
    • Fletcher Migration Polict Group (FMPG) 
    • Fletcher Nuclear Affairs Community 
    • Fletcher Squash Club 
    • Fletcher Women in Business 
    • Francophone Club 
    • Humanitarian Action Society (HAS) 
    • International Law Society 
    • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Club 
    • Mapping for Social Impact 
    • Minority Land Rights 
    • MENA Student Association 
    • PhD Student Group 
    • RPCVs @ Fletcher (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) 
    • Running Club 
    • Space Law and Policy Club 
    • United Nations Club

Conferences

Fletcher students have the unique opportunity to plan and run their own academic conferences. Fletcher offers two student-led conferences each semester. Recent conferences include:

  • Africana Conference
  • Conference on Gender and International Affairs
  • Decolonizing International Relations Conference
  • Fletcher European Conference
  • Political Risk Conference
  • Religion, Law, and Diplomacy Conference

Student Treks

Each year, Fletcher students have the opportunity to plan and/or participate in student-organized trips, which are typically 4- to 8-days long. Trek locations span the globe and provide students with valuable learning, networking and cultural experiences. Trek agendas typically combine meetings with professionals, leaders, and experts with the opportunity to attend or participate in events and educational experiences custom designed by and for trek participants. The country visits are filled also with social and cultural experiences, from food to music to sightseeing. 

Journals

Fletcher is proud of its three student-run publications:

Student Events

Fletcher students organize and run many events throughout the year, ranging from guest speakers and panel discussions to monthly Culture Nights and our spring formal: Diplomats’ Ball!

Student Council and Committee Members

Fletcher’s Student Council has spots for GBA students, GMAP students, PhD students, Januarians, first-year master’s students, and returning master’s students. Fletcher students also serve on school-wide committees, such as faculty search committees, the Honor Code committee, and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Standing Committee.

Student Employment Opportunities

While attending Fletcher, students have the opportunity to secure paying jobs on campus, either with Fletcher or with Tufts.  Many of these opportunities reside within our research centers, allowing students to combine professional interests with the opportunity to earn income (and collaborate further with our faculty and each other). These positions are advertised on Fletcher’s email list as well as on our intranet (called myFletcher).

Student Wellbeing

The Student Affairs office is committed to ensuring that every member of the Fletcher student body has access to the resources they need to maintain and support their wellbeing while they study with us. Students are always welcome to meet with the Student Affairs team to chat about anything causing stress or anxiety. We’re here to support the whole student: We’ll celebrate with you when things go well, and we’re also here for you when life takes unexpected turns.

We’re fortunate to partner with several offices around Fletcher and Tufts, including:

Meet Our Staff

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Cynthia Rubino

Director
Cynthia.Rubino@tufts.edu

Kate Cavell

Kate Cavell

Assistant Director
kate.cavell@tufts.edu

Donna DeFuria

Donna DeFuria

Assistant Director
donna.defuria@tufts.edu

Thaw Htet

Thaw Htet

Graduate Assistant
thaw.htet@tufts.edu

Elena Latzen

Elena Latzen

Graduate Assistant
elena.latzen@tufts.edu

Alyssa Scheiner

Alyssa Scheiner

Graduate Assistant
alyssa.scheiner@tufts.edu