The Taylor Center advises and supports many student organizations and student-initiated groups that help participants develop their skills as changemakers.
DFA Tulane is an interdisciplinary group of students working together using human-centered design to create local and social impact. We design products, programs, experiences, and innovative ways to tackle community problems. Launched in Spring 2016, we are looking for students, faculty and community members passionate about making a lasting impact to join the DFA community at Tulane. DFA Tulane is one of 30 DFA chapters nationwide.
The Hunger and Homelessness Action Team of Tulane (HATT) strives to improve the lives of the hungry and homeless in New Orleans on structural and personal levels. The organization’s goal is to understand differences and difficulties that all face, especially those who are ignored and marginalized, and meet that understanding with compassion and initiative to make a change.
Net Impact empowers a new generation to drive social and environmental change on campus and throughout their careers. We provide the network and resources to inspire emerging leaders to build successful “impact careers” – either by working in jobs dedicated to change or by bringing a social and environmental lens to traditional business roles. The undergraduate Net Impact chapter at Tulane participates in the Small Steps Big Wins Campaign, hosts meet ’n greet dinners with changemakers in the community, and is planning to offer the Making a Path (MAP) program soon.
Tulane’s annual TEDxTU event celebrates and cultivates social innovation in New Orleans. From students at Tulane University to native New Orleanians, residents of our city are acting to create sustainable, scalable solutions to our city’s biggest social challenges. The evenings highlights these passionate and transformative individuals and brings changemakers from all of our city’s different micro-communities together to share an evening of story-telling and inspiration. The student organizing team meets year round to determine themes, select and train speakers, and plan and implement this annual event that attracts 1,000+ Tulane and New Orleans community members.
T2T aims to create a waste–free move in and move out process by collecting, sorting, selling and donating usable dorm items while increasing environmental awareness on Tulane campus. Through collection areas situated in dorm lobbies, Tulane Trash to Treasure collects dorm items during move out, sorts them through the summer and then sells them in a re-sale at the end of the summer when students are moving in. Profits and items left over are donated to charities.
TGMI seeks to promote greener healthcare practices by creating and providing resources for students and healthcare providers, facilitating events, and aiding in the efforts of likeminded organizations through fundraising projects and collaborative education.
StartupTU serves the needs of the student entrepreneur by creating a community of students passionate and dedicated about entrepreneurship, innovation, and design thinking. By consolidating Tulane’s entrepreneurial resources, promoting and hosting valuable entrepreneurial opportunities, and building a flourishing, open and efficient environment for collaboration, Startup Tulane builds a cohesive entrepreneurial ecosystem at Tulane.
* denotes CACTUS Organizations
For more information, connect with each organization through the links provided.