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Committed to Community

Students working on house

Our dedication to service is part of what makes Tulane such a unique place to study. Community engagement is ingrained in our curriculum, as all of our undergraduates do public service as a pre-requisite for graduation. Our students make a huge difference in the city through service learning opportunities that help spur job growth, support education initiatives, and help support strong and vibrant neighborhoods. Students also participate in Outreach Tulane, a large community service event with an average of about 1,000 participants each semester.

Two students help each other study.

A female student uses a shovel to help clear a rain gutter.

Our roots in community outreach go deep. Founded in 1966, the Community Action Council of Tulane University Students, or CACTUS, is one of the oldest continually operating student-run volunteer groups in the nation. And Tulane's law school was the first in the nation to have a pro bono requirement.

Community engagement isn't limited to students, either. Our faculty and staff spread out across the city in a Wave of Green every year, assisting non-profits, building homes, beautifying parks and neighborhoods and performing other acts of service.

Tulane's community outreach makes a real difference in the lives of people in the city.