Apply to CACTUS Academy for 2018-19!

  • CACTUS Academy is a social justice leadership development program for first-year Tulane undergraduate students and first-year transfer students, sponsored by the CACTUS council and the Center for Public Service.
  • The program targets students with an interest in the CACTUS council, social activism, and a desire to develop skills and knowledge that will prepare them to become actively involved in community engagement student organizations, and┬ásocial justice work during and after their time at Tulane.
  • The Academy┬áprovides an introduction to CACTUS and CACTUS organizations, as well as an introduction to social justice issues such as gender, sexuality, race, social services, legal rights, and community organizing, among others.
  • Knowledge-sharing workshops and facilitated group discussions encourage future leaders to increase their understanding, explore their feelings, and identify the issues with which they would like to become involved.
  • Exposure to social justice advocates working on the Tulane campus and throughout the New Orleans local community offers participating students the opportunity to form important relationships and begin to build their professional social justice network.

Apply on OrgSync at the link below by September 17, 2018!



Welcome to CACTUS, the Community Action Council for Tulane University Students. As Tulane University’s oldest and largest community service organization, CACTUS facilitates all service projects and organizations on campus in addition to sponsoring campus-wide service events.

Please check out the directory for a list of organizations and projects to get involved with on campus, and the calendar for upcoming events. Any general questions? Email for answers!

Remember to like the CACTUS Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for more updates about service opportunities.