Tulane Home Tulane Shield logo linking to site home page

FYE Involvement Opportunities

 

General Leadership Opportunities

Emerging Leadership Program

Emerging Leaders is a program run and organized by the Office of New Student & Leadership Programs (NSLP). Through the Emerging Leaders program NSLP facilitates the growth and development of students from orientation through graduation. We promote the successful transition of new students into the University community and empower students to develop leadership capacity and become engaged and responsible members of the Tulane University community.

For more information: https://linktr.ee/tulanenslp | https://www.instagram.com/tulanenslp

Deadline to apply: Early Fall Semester | Click here to learn more

Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS) Academy

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.

For more information: cactusacademytulane@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/TulaneCactus

Deadline to apply: Limited to Freshmen Year: September for Fall Semester, November for the Spring Semester | Click here to learn more

Tower and Crescent

As students of Tulane University, we recognize the important role that alumni play in the life of the University. As Tower and Crescent Members, we strive to develop a strong link between alumni and current students through philanthropy and engagement. We provide opportunities for students to network with the Tulanians that have gone before you, linking the past with the future of Tulane.

For more information: towerandcrescent@tulane.edu | https://www.instagram.com/towerandcrescent/?hl=en

Deadline to apply: Application Window Opens Beginning of Every Semester | Click here to learn more

Green Wave Ambassadors (GWA)

The Green Wave Ambassadors are a group of students who work with the Office of Undergraduate Admission to recruit the best possible incoming students for Tulane. GWA members serve as representatives of the student body for prospective students and parents, actively working to ensure that all visitors have a positive experience at Tulane. We are a group of enthusiastic, outgoing, and knowledgeable students who love Tulane and represent the school to prospective students and their families. We exhibit a significant degree of enthusiasm and involvement at Tulane and in the community.

For more information: TUgreenwaveamabassadors@gmail.com

Deadline to apply: Application Window Opens Beginning of Every Semester | Click here to learn more

Tulane University Service-Dog Training and Education Program (TUSTEP)

TUSTEP is a service organization that focuses on raising assistance dogs in conjunction with Canine Companions for Independence®, a nonprofit. Members have the opportunity to become a puppy sitter for our dogs, learn how to train and take care of the assistance dogs in-training, and even apply to raise an assistance dog of their own.

For more information: tustep.tulane@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/tustepnola/

Deadline to apply: Fall Semester | Click here to learn more

TU Peer Health Educators

TUPHEs are a diverse group of Tulane students who are committed to enhancing their own health and the health of the Tulane community. The purpose of the program is to advocate for and promote healthy choices, personal well-being, and community safety. Through leadership, education, and awareness peer educators provide quality, innovative, and inclusive workshops, services, and events to meet the health needs of Tulane students. Every TUPHE is a Bacchus Network Certified Peer Health Educator with training in all of The Well's content areas.

Deadline to apply: Fall Semester | Click here to learn more

Spring Wave Leaders

Every year, 100+ Wave Leaders support the orientation & transition of new students throughout New Student Orientation and Fall Welcome. A smaller team of Spring Wave Leaders support new students through Spring Orientation and the beginning of the Spring semester. Each Wave Leader works closely with a small group of students to familiarize them with life at Tulane and offer guidance and support throughout their transition to college. Perks include early move-in, swag, and access to special events.

For more information: Ryan Weber | rweber1@tulane.edu

Deadline to apply: Mid Fall Semester | Click here to learn more

Transfer Experience Intern

Transfer Experience Interns plan & execute portions of Transfer Student Orientation and the Transfer Mentor Program. Guide small groups of transfer students, facilitate discussion, and present information during Transfer Student Orientation and the monthly Transfer Mentor Program meetings. Interns also work to manage Transfer Mentors during the Transfer Mentor Program in the fall.

For more information: Ryan Weber | rweber1@tulane.edu

Deadline to apply: Fall Semester | Click here to learn more

Fall Wave Leaders

Every year, 100+ Wave Leaders support the orientation & transition of new students throughout New Student Orientation and Fall Welcome. Each Wave Leader works closely with a small group of students to familiarize them with life at Tulane and offer guidance and support throughout their transition to college. Perks include early move-in, swag, and access to special events.

For more information: orientation@tulane.edu

Deadline to apply: Early Spring Semester | Click here to learn more

Public Service Fellows

The Public Service Fellows are “community organizers in training” who are passionate about working for social justice through collective action and community-led efforts. Fellows are placed with a local community organization focused on addressing issues such as systemic racism, economic justice, mass incarceration, gentrification, LGBTQ rights, immigration justice, disability justice, and more. Fellows spend the year building relationships with the staff and community members, while supporting community-led organizing work with logistics, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, research and other special projects.

Deadline to apply: Spring Semester | Click here to learn more

Peer Success Leaders

Peer Success Leaders are highly motivated and capable students who are ready to assist their peers through the challenges that come with the different stages of your college career. Whether it is navigating the academic and social challenges of college or pursuing leadership and involvement opportunities on campus, PSLs will collaborate with you to build a strong foundation and success plan for your time at Tulane. Working with a PSL will provide students with the opportunity to connect with someone who understands what they are going through first-hand.

Deadline to apply: Spring Semester | Click here to learn more

Transfer Mentor

Transfer Mentors serve as a resource for transfer students throughout Transfer Student Orientation, Fall Welcome, and the fall semester. These students will work with the Transfer Student Experience Intern employed by the Office of the New Student & Leadership Programs to coordinate the Transfer Mentor Program. Responsibilities for this volunteer position include facilitating transfer orientation small groups, planning the transfer student welcome event, and coordinating each transfer student mentor meeting throughout the fall semester. Transfer Mentors will work closely with incoming students to familiarize them with life at Tulane and offer guidance and support throughout their transition to college.

Deadline to apply: Spring Semester | Click here to learn more

Commuter Mentor

Commuter Mentors serve as a resource for commuter students throughout New Student Orientation, Fall Welcome, and the fall semester. Responsibilities for this volunteer position include facilitating orientation small groups and coordinating each commuter student mentor meeting throughout the fall semester. Commuter Mentors will work closely with incoming students to familiarize them with life at Tulane and offer guidance and support throughout their transition to college.

Deadline to apply: Spring Semester | " target="_blank">Click here to learn more

Newcomb Institute Big/Little Peer Mentoring Programs

Participate in one of the most popular Newcomb traditions! Hundreds of undergraduates choose to participate in this program every year. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors sign up to be "bigs," to mentor a first-year "little." Bigs serve as a resource, a guide, and a friend as each first-year transitions to Tulane, and are a helpful source of advice and insight throughout the semester. Newcomb Institute hosts events for both Bigs and Littles to attend in order to get to know each other better.

All first-year and transfer students are welcome to register to be a Newcomb Little. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors may apply to be a Newcomb Big.

For more information: https://www.instagram.com/ncitu/

Deadline to apply: End of the Spring Semester to apply as a Newcomb Big | Click here to learn more

Board of Directors on New Student Leadership Programs

The Board of Directors support the learning and development of first-year students in contributing to students’ orientation and transition to the Tulane community. Directors collaborate closely with professional staff to plan and execute New Student Orientation (NSO). As a team of student leaders, the Board of Directors oversee the recruitment, selection, training, development, and supervision of Wave Leaders. This is a highly selective leadership position with a stipend that requires students to demonstrate exceptional work ethic, supervision ability, and a blend of high-energy leadership, problem solving abilities, diverse involvement, and detail-oriented performance.

For more information: Ryan Weber | rweber1@tulane.edu

Deadline to apply: Sophomore Fall Semester | Click here to learn more

Roots of Music Tutoring Program

The Academic Tutoring of the Roots of Music provides homework help, test preparation, and mentoring to the students of the Roots of Music marching band (kids ages 9-14). The Roots of Music Marching band has kids from many different New Orleans schools, and our role as tutors is merely to help kids maintain a good GPA to stay in the program. Knowledge of music is not required to tutor!

For more information: rootsofmusictulane@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/TheRootsOfMusic/

Deadline to apply: Applications Rolling | Click here to learn more

Service Learning Assistants

The Service Learning Assistants program recruits, trains, and empowers exceptional student-leaders to help build the capacity of the Center for Public Service to ensure that every student has the opportunity to participate in transformative, meaningful and reciprocal Service Learning. About the SLA Program Service Learning Assistants (SLA) are paid student leaders who help coordinate and support service learning courses at Tulane. SLAs are typically assigned to support 2-3 service learning courses per semester, supporting faculty, students and community partners with planning, presentations, orientations, reflections and logistics.

Deadline to apply: Application Rolling | Click here to learn more

The O Peer Mentor Program

The goal of the Peer Mentor Program is to pair incoming first-year students and new transfer students with upper-class student mentors who serve as coaches, role models, advisers, guides, and referral agents to facilitate transitioning into Tulane collegiate life. The peer-to peer model program promotes and facilitates student interaction and provides opportunities for students to connect and form strong academic relationships, share knowledge, and work together to succeed in college. Furthermore, peer mentors provide personalized and sensitive support for academic, personal, and social development.

Deadline to apply: Not listed, contact for more information | Click here to learn more

International Student Mentorship Program (TU Pals)

Sponsored by the International Student Advisory Board and the Office of International Students and Scholars, TUPals connects new international students with upperclass mentors to support new international students' transition into the university community. The mentorship program also provided a great opportunity for current Tulane students (both U.S. American and International Students) to develop leadership skills and to interact with new international students and learn about their cultures.

Deadline to apply: Not listed, contact for more information | Click here to learn more

Community Engagement Advocates

Community Engagement Advocates are diverse leaders from across Tulane’s campus who are trained to facilitate dialogues and workshops related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Community Engagement Advocates commit to participate in a year-long training designed to help them understand and explore key social justice issues and facilitation methods. During the year, the training includes a variety of academic and experiential modules, covering topics such as facilitation, processing, pedagogy, race, class, gender, sexuality, New Orleans root culture and more.

Community Engagement Advocates go through a rigorous three-part certification process which includes observing facilitators, a content exam and mock facilitations.

Deadline to apply: Not listed, contact for more information | Click here to learn more

Wave Corps

WaveCorps is a summer service program funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps*VISTA. Volunteers participating in WaveCorps support organizations in New Orleans that are preventing summer learning loss in K-12 students through entertaining camps that bridge the time between the school year. Students have worked with A's and Aces, Upward Bound and the Leona Tate Foundation summer programs.

For more information: Michael Pizzolatto | mpizzola@tulane.edu

Deadline to apply: Not listed, contact for more information | Click here to learn more

 

Student Government Affiliated

Freshmen Leadership Program

Sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the Freshman Leadership Program (FLP) is designed to support, engage, and educate future leaders in the Tulane community. As a part of this program, students will be provided with the opportunity to: enhance current and build new leadership skills, learn the ins and outs of involvement at Tulane, plan and execute a Personal Leadership Project, participate in Undergraduate Student Government by serving on committees, and create a diverse and well-rounded network.

For more information: FLP@wave.tulane.edu | https://www.instagram.com/tulaneusg/

Deadline to apply: Early Fall Semester

 

USG Liberal Arts

Each school at Tulane has governing bodies within them that focus on cultivating a meaning full experience outside of classes within the school. This is put into action by creating fun events, hosting bonding activities with faculty members in the school, and providing opportunities for other students to get more involved. Within the governing bodies are a wide range of positions students can campaign for and if elected, have a great opportunity to hone in on leadership skills.

For more information: akrantz3@tulane.edu | https://www.instagram.com/tulaneslag/

Deadline to apply: Early Fall Semester | Click here to learn more

USG Science and Engineering

Each school at Tulane has governing bodies within them that focus on cultivating a meaning full experience outside of classes within the school. This is put into action by creating fun events, hosting bonding activities with faculty members in the school, and providing opportunities for other students to get more involved. Within the governing bodies are a wide range of positions students can campaign for and if elected, have a great opportunity to hone in on leadership skills.

For more information: aheller4@tulane.edu | https://www.instagram.com/tulanessesg/

Deadline to apply: Early/mid Fall Semester | Click here to learn more

USG Public Health

PHUSG aims to enhance the experience of undergraduate public health students at Tulane by providing opportunities to engage with health-related topics outside of the classroom. We host documentary screenings, information panels, networking events, alumni mixers, professional development workshops, and more!

 

General USG Background- Each school at Tulane has governing bodies within them that focus on cultivating a meaning full experience outside of classes within the school. This is put into action by creating fun events, hosting bonding activities with faculty members in the school, and providing opportunities for other students to get more involved. Within the governing bodies are a wide range of positions students can campaign for and if elected, have a great opportunity to hone in on leadership skills.

For more information: jcornfield@tulane.edu | https://www.instagram.com/tu_phusg/

Deadline to apply: Early Fall Semester | Click here to learn more

USG Architecture

Each school at Tulane has governing bodies within them that focus on cultivating a meaning full experience outside of classes within the school. This is put into action by creating fun events, hosting bonding activities with faculty members in the school, and providing opportunities for other students to get more involved. Within the governing bodies are a wide range of positions students can campaign for and if elected, have a great opportunity to hone in on leadership skills.

For more information: architecturestudentgovernment@gmail.com | https://www.instagram.com/tulaneasg/?hl=en

Deadline to apply: Early fall semester | Click here to learn more

USG Business/Freeman Student Government (FSG)

FSG represents the business school students wishes and desires and lets their voices be heard whether it's with faculty, staff, events or USG voting. At FSG we strive to better the Freeman's undergraduate business school by having weekly open meetings, bimonthly town halls and guest speaker series. We want our students to excel and be in the know of what's going on around them. Our bi-weekly meetings are an open forum that all the clubs in the business school attend. FSG wants to support our students in all their endeavors. We have town halls with which faculty members attend so that students can get to know their professors in a casual one-on-one environment.

 

General USG Background- Each school at Tulane has governing bodies within them that focus on cultivating a meaning full experience outside of classes within the school. This is put into action by creating fun events, hosting bonding activities with faculty members in the school, and providing opportunities for other students to get more involved. Within the governing bodies are a wide range of positions students can campaign for and if elected, have a great opportunity to hone in on leadership skills.

For more information: Michael Hogg | mhogg@tulane.edu | https://www.instagram.com/tulaneusg/?hl=en

Deadline to apply: Not listed, contact for more information | Click here to learn more

 

Research and Academic Opportunities

Newcomb Scholars Program

The Newcomb Scholars Program selects twenty intellectually curious and motivated undergraduates each year to participate in an academically rigorous interdisciplinary learning experience about feminist leadership. Together, the Scholars create a community of diverse thinkers, leaders, and activists, which challenges and empowers them to be innovative and compassionate feminist leaders in the 21st century.

The only small cohort honors program for Tulane University undergraduates, Newcomb Scholars offers a unique opportunity to build feminist scholarship and leadership skills.

Deadline to apply: Only one semester of eligibility for application: Fall Semester Freshmen Year | Click here to learn more

College Scholars

College Scholars is a new program for rising sophomores to connect and engage in a faculty guided intellectual community during the 2021-2022 school year. Engage in discussion with like-minded, academically driven peers, gain leadership experience, and build relationships with faculty outside of the classroom that lead to research and postgraduate and career opportunities. All students with a 3.6 GPA or higher are eligible to apply. Applications open in January 2021.

For more information: nlovell@tulane.edu

Deadline to apply: Only one semester of eligibility for application: Spring Semester Freshmen Year | Click here to learn more

Peace Corps Prep

The Tulane Peace Corps Prep Program is designed for students interested in post-graduate service, the Peace Corps, or other year-long service programs. Over the three years of the program, students will complete curricular, co-curricular, and international activities that will enhance their skills and knowledge and clarify their commitment to international service. Students must apply for participation in the program during the spring semester of their first year.

Deadline to apply: Only one semester of eligibility for application: Spring Semester Freshmen Year | Click here to learn more

Tenebaum Scholars

The Tenenbaum Sophomore Tutorials bring together world-class faculty and students in small, team-taught seminars and individual tutorial discussions, creating the ideal conditions for intellectual exchange for the entire academic year. This is a competitive opportunity to learn and explore your intellectual passion as well as do humanistic research in a personalized setting.

In Fall, a group of up to 12 students will join two professors selected from our research faculty in a team-taught interdisciplinary seminar on a universal topic. This is a 4-credit course that will include weekly meetings for a 2.5-hour co-taught seminar and biweekly in one-on-one sessions with one of the professors in a 45-minutes tutorial style discussion.

Deadline to apply: Only one semester of eligibility for application: Spring Semester Freshmen Year | Click here to learn more

Creative Premedical Scholars

The Creative Premedical Scholars Program seeks students who want to major in the liberal arts at Tulane and pursue a career in medicine after graduation. Successful applicants receive guaranteed admission to Tulane's School of Medicine and are not required to take the MCAT. Relieved of the pressures that often accompany preparation for the MCAT and applying to medical school, Creative Premedical Scholars are free to invest in a course of study within the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Deadline to apply: Only one semester of eligibility for application: Spring Semester Sophomore Year | Click here to learn more

 

Professional Fraternities

Phi Delta Epsilon; Pre-Medical Fraternity

Aims to foster a sense of community among Tulane's pre-med students while also providing them with opportunities to hear from relevant speakers, participate in community service events, and meet other pre-med students through social events.

For more information: https://www.instagram.com/phidetulane/

Deadline to apply: Early on Every Semester | Click here to learn more

Phi Alpha Delta; Pre Law Fraternity

Organization for students interested in the Pre-Law track offering opportunities for academic and professional advancement and the opportunity to expand one's network through social events.

For more information: https://www.instagram.com/padtulane/

Deadline to apply: Early on Every Semester | Click here to learn more

Theta Tau; Engineering Fraternity

Theta Tau - Nu Epsilon Chapter is a gender inclusive professional engineering fraternity installed at Tulane University in 2018. It provides opportunities for brotherhood, professional development, and service to its brothers.

For more information: tulanethetatau@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/tulanethetatau/

Deadline to apply: Early on Every Semester | Click here to learn more

Alpha Kappa Psi; Professional Business Fraternity

AKPsi has much to offer including Professional, Brotherhood, Fundraising, Community Service, External, and Social events. Not only do brothers interact with members of their local chapters, they also build connections with members and alumni from all over the country.

For more information: tulaneuakpsi@gmail.com | https://www.instagram.com/tulane.akpsi/

Deadline to apply: Early on Every Semester | Click here to learn more

Delta Sigma Pi; Professional Business Fraternity

Our core values include professional development, diversity, service, and scholarship. Our chapter has fostered a community within the Tulane community where every brother can find their place. Brothers of our chapter are leaders all across campus and have a variety of interests. Our chapter is the only professional fraternity on campus for only Business School and ECON majors, making it unique.

For more information: tulanedsp@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/deltasigmapitulane/

Deadline to apply: Early on Every Semester | Click here to learn more

 

Housing and Residence Hall Opportunities

Resident Advisor (RA)

Resident Advisors are live-in student staff members who serve as role models and facilitate activities and programs in the residence halls. RAs are vital to building a strong residence hall community, upholding Community Living Standards, holding residents accountable, and managing student concerns and crises.

For more information: https://www.instagram.com/tulanehrl/

Deadline to apply: Not listed, contact for more information | Click here to learn more

Residence Hall Association

Tulane Residence Hall Association promotes the well-being of students, represents residents, and provides programming that fosters connections within the Residence Halls and New Orleans community. In doing so, RHA provides opportunities for residents to take on leadership positions in their community and develop new skills.

For more information: tulanerha@gmail.com | https://www.instagram.com/tulanerha/

Deadline to apply: Not listed, contact for more information | Click here to learn more

Desk Service Coordinator

Desk Services Coordinators serve as the first point of contact for visitors to the residence halls. The role of the DSC is to provide excellent customer service and to facilitate the administrative work of the desk, such as handling keys and conducting check-ins and checkouts.

For more information: https://www.instagram.com/tulanehrl/

Deadline to apply: Not listed, contact for more information | Click here to learn more

Summer Assistants (Position is Summer Only)

Summer Assistants provide customer service to summer conference guests staying in the residence halls. SAs will perform a variety of functions including preparing residence halls for guest arrival and facilitating check-ins and check-outs for guests.

For more information: https://www.instagram.com/tulanehrl/

Deadline to apply: Not listed, contact for more information | Click here to learn more

 

Popular Student Orgs with Leadership Opportunities

Club Sports

Club Sports provide competitive, recreational and/or instructional aspects to participants. Clubs are open to all Tulane students, and all clubs are co-ed unless otherwise specified. Each club sport is a student organization which receives funding from the Undergraduate Student Government. The success and strength of each club is based upon the initiatives set forth by the student leaders and total involvement of the members.

For more information clubsports@tulane.edu | https://www.facebook.com/tulanecampusrec/

Deadline to apply: Early each fall and spring semester | Click here to learn more

Tulane Emergency Medical Services (TEMS)

Tulane EMS is a student-run emergency medical and ambulatory service under the guidance of Campus Health providing transport to students and affiliates of Tulane University. All members volunteer their services, and are expected to contribute no fewer than four active semesters to Tulane EMS. Over the years, the young men and women of Tulane EMS have grown to be an integral part of the Tulane and New Orleans community. Tulane EMS is the only 100% volunteer ambulance service remaining in the state of Louisiana. All positions, including the executive board and supervisory positions, are all staffed by full time students. The staff of the Uptown Student Health Center and other departments at Tulane and Loyola provide valuable medical direction, financial oversight, and administrative assistance for issues relating ranging from licensure to healthcare related legal compliance.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/tulaneems

Deadline to apply: Early Spring Semester | Click here to learn more

Women in Technology

We are a community of women in technology interested in social innovation, community building, and business networking opportunities. Women in Technology provides basic technological skill building workshops as well as opportunities to integrate technology practices into positive change efforts in our community. Members may be any year and any major, so long as they show interest in the advancement of women in technology.

For more information: tuwomenintech@gmail.com | https://www.instagram.com/tulanewit/

Deadline to apply: No application process | Click here to learn more

Women Investing in Women

Women Investing in Women is an organization for women interested in careers related to financial services, including investment management, asset management, and investment banking. The mission of this organization is to provide a space for women to learn about and get experience in financial services as well as network with finance professionals around the New Orleans area and popular financial cities, including Chicago and New York City.

For more information: gjhangiani@tulane.edu | https://www.instagram.com/wiw_tulane/

Deadline to apply: No application process | Click here to learn more

Toastmasters

Tulane Toastmasters helps many Tulane University members improve their public speaking, communication, and leadership skills.

Deadline to apply: No application process | Click here to learn more

TU American Marketing Association

Open to all students, members attend bi-weekly meetings. TUAMA provides its members with basic information about marketing, the marketing industry, and how to brand themselves, including building a strong network, crafting a strong résumé, and ultimately landing an internship or job. TUAMA primarily communicates this information to its members through a variety of guest speakers, including Tulane professors and New Orleans business and marketing professionals. TUAMA equips its members with practical information and skills to help them succeed in today's marketing field.

For more information: https://www.instagram.com/tulane_ama/?igshid=1pdd9udogs)o4

Deadline to apply: Not listed, contact for more information | Click here to learn more