community support Organizations
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Alpha Phi Omega
Tulane’s on campus co-Ed preprofessional community service fraternity. We engage in service to the Tulane community and the New Orleans community while promoting values of leadership, friendship, and service.
CACTUS Academy is designed for first-year Tulane undergraduate and transfer students who have an interest in social activism and a desire to develop skills and knowledge that will prepare them for social justice work during and after their time at Tulane. CACTUS Academy provides introductory training on a broad spectrum of issues in the social justice arena such as gender, sexuality, race, social services, legal rights, and community organizing, among others. In addition, participants are exposed to social justice advocates working on the Tulane campus and throughout the New Orleans community.
Food Recovery Network Tulane
Food Recovery Network is a national organization focused on reducing food waste on college campuses. Every week night we go into the commons when the hot food stations are closing at 8 and package and record the remaining food. In the morning our community partners at New Orleans Mission come to pick up the food which ends up feeding about 1/3 of their shelter!
Hearts for the Homeless New Orleans
Hearts for the Homeless New Orleans is a non-profit organization that serves to provide one of the most vulnerable populations with free blood pressure screenings, education on the causes of high blood pressure, and clinical outreach programs by partnering with local food banks.
Strong City NOLA
Strong City NOLA is the Tulane chapter of Strong City, a 501(c)(3). Strong City NOLA utilizes the Tulane community to support partner organizations such as The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP). We serve the community through our three pillars: project-based giving, gun violence prevention research, and a citizen network. Check out www.mystrongcity.org.
Tulane for UNICEF
We are a university campus initiative for UNICEF. UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children's lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF & Tulane for UNICEF believes that no child should die from preventable causes and that we can end this. Our goal on campus is to fundraise for UNICEF, advocate for their causes, and educate our campus about UNICEF and their projects.
Tulane United for Autism
Tulane United for Autism is an Autism advocacy, acceptance and volunteer-based organization at Tulane University. We hope to serve as allies to Autistic individuals in New Orleans and to promote a better understanding of Autism within the Tulane community.
Tulane University Scientific Volunteering and Research Initiative (TUSVRI)
TUSVRI is an effort to network with researchers and scientific organizations such as hospitals, independent research firms, and other organizations participating in projects to advance science and human health within the New Orleans community. TUSVRI aims to increase awareness of scientific research and volunteering opportunities among students; act as a medium between organizations, professors, alumni, and students; and create long-term connections and relationships with local organizations in order to advance the many causes of science. Learn more at tusvri.tulane.edu
Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that fosters one-on-one relationships between students and community members with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Our goals are to create lasting mutually beneficial friendships and to inform the community of the discrimination and challenges those with intellectual and developmental disabilities are faced with on a daily basis. We strive to create a more inclusive community for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities!
Circle-K Club of Tulane University (TCK)
The Circle K Club of Tulane University (TCK) is a service organization geared towards community service, leadership, and fellowship. TCK is a chapter of Circle K International - the world's largest student-led collegiate service organization. Members take part in volunteering in events both on campus and in the community, participate in both community and international projects, and, in the process, form new friendships and gain the knowledge and skills to become leaders. This is a really great organization to join in order to meet new people who have the same love for community service as you do! You can meet upperclassmen and members of the New Orleans Kiwanis for networking opportunities!
Founded in 1988, the Tulane Green Club remains a leading environmental organization not only at Tulane but also throughout the New Orleans community. The club continually strives to "green" the Green Wave through our efforts to make our campus more sustainable. We also educate the Tulane and New Orleans community through speakers, panels, and on-campus events, and volunteers with local environmental organizations. Please join us during the 2020-21 school year as we green, educate, and serve Tulane and the greater New Orleans community.
We are a club on campus that promotes body positivity and a healthy relationship with one's body. We raise money to fund treatment for people who are suffering from eating disorders.
Trash to Treasure
A student-led waste reduction initiative at Tulane University. We collect unwanted dorm items from students and sell them back at 50-90% off store prices. All proceeds go to local New Orleans environmental and social justice nonprofits.
Tulane Special Olympics
Tulane Special Olympics works with Special Olympics Louisiana to provide year-round sports and Unified sports leagues. Come out and work with intellectually disabled athletes to teach the value of sports and sportsmanship. No athletic experience required -- just a positive attitude!
Tulane University Service-Dog Training and Education Program (TUSTEP)
Tulane University Service-Dog Training and Education Program raises assistance dogs for Canine Companions for Independence for 18 months, which includes teaching basic commands and socialization. Furthermore, TUSTEP strives to provide education about disability etiquette, ADA, and service dog rights to the Tulane and New Orleans community.
Waves for Warriors
Waves for Warriors is established to raise money for charitable organizations that support military veterans such as the New Orleans VA hospital, the Wounded Warrior Project, and Hope for Warriors. The club will also aim to raise awareness about veteran homelessness and suicide by hosting events and releasing information via graphics and emails.
We are a service organization that seeks to bridge the gap between New Orleans's elderly population and Tulane students! We host various in-person and virtual activities (ranging from board games to letter-writing) at assisted living facilities in the greater New Orleans area. To protect the health of the residents, we are solely organizing virtual activities this semester.
Food Justice Advocates
In New Orleans, the largest food desert in America, Food Justice Advocates takes on the civic responsibility to advocate for food equality while proposing a solution with its partnership with local non-profits including Garden on Mars, Top Box, and more. Members will engage in discussions about food justice and food deserts during meetings. Members will also plan and carryout events aiming to bring awareness to the Tulane campus of the food desert that New Orleans is and the organizations helping to fight for food justice.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is an international and nonprofit organization that works to provide affordable housing around the world. This Tulane Club works with the New Orleans chapter of Habitat as we volunteer at homes at various points in the building stage! We volunteer with a large variety of jobs anywhere from painting to power tools. All levels of experience are welcome and we would love to see you at our next build!
Rotaract operates by the motto, “Service Above Self.” In partnership with Rotary International, Rotaract engages the community’s youth (ages 18-30) all across the world. This club is for anyone interested in service and engagement, companionship, leadership, and networking.
Tulane Alternative Breaks
Tulane Alternative Breaks is a service club that has multiple student-led trips during fall and spring break to help connect students to pressing domestic issues, such as climate change, human rights, and anything else that interests our student leaders. The focus of our club is on developing active citizens who engage with their communities more effectively and empathetically.
Tulane University Dance Marathon (TUDM)
Dance Marathon is a national movement of students passionate about service that organizes in an effort to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raising money that is used to fund local Children’s Hospitals’ needs and operations. TUDM supports Children’s Hospital New Orleans, which is right down the street from our uptown campus. This is done through year-long programming, which culminates in our 8 hour Main Event.
Arising from the undergraduate hispanic community at Tulane University, this organization is inspired by the first hand-experiences of members living in Mexico, South, Central American, and Caribbean countries. In these regions, students many times lack an educational foundation due to the complex socio-political situations that lead them and their families to seek better opportunities in the U.S. Due to this, immigrant students often find themselves at a cultural and an educational disadvantage. In order to tackle this issue, we are service focused group dedicated to Latin-American communities in the New Orleans area. We intend to participate in academic activities including but not limited to tutoring English Learners in any pertinent academic domain such as Science, Math and Language.