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Tulane UniversityFounded in 1834, Tulane is a renowned independent research university which strives to connect its values and mission to the needs of the city of New Orleans, the state, and the nation. Community involvement is now more important than ever as the university participates in the rebirth of New Orleans. Faculty and staff lend their expertise to rebuilding efforts and students gain real-world experience while putting their skills to use in the community. The undergraduate experience is marked by close student-faculty interaction, a variety of campus programs, and a diverse student body. Tulane University’s website>>


Tulane’s Center for Public Service

Tulane Center for Public ServiceThe inauguration of the Center for Public Service reflects Tulane University’s renewed sense of purpose within a city and region rising from devastation. Recognizing that active, civic engagement builds strong, healthy communities and responsible citizens, the Center for Public Service merges academic inquiry with sustained civic engagement. The Center is a forum for students, faculty, and community partners to work together to address urgent and long-term social challenges and opportunities. Read more>>



Outreach Tulane

Outreach TulaneOutreach Tulane is a one-day volunteer community service event for incoming and returning students, as well as faculty, staff, and their families. Outreach Tulane seeks to strengthen the Tulane community by working together to provide needed assistance to local non-profit and government organizations. Additionally, the project aims to instill a deeper connection to the surrounding community while fostering lifelong commitments to service. Read more>>


Tulane’s Public Service Graduation Requirement

Tulane Public Service Graduation RequirementThe public service graduation requirement, incorporated as part of the Renewal Plan for Tulane University, was introduced in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. By doing so, Tulane University became the first research intensive institution of higher education in the US to pioneer a public service graduation requirement. Program activities offered at Tulane associated with the public service graduation requirement include service-learning courses, public service internships, public service-based international study-abroad programs, and capstone experiences with a public service component. The university has identified and established partnerships with over 100 local sites to offer these opportunities. Learn more>>