Tulane University

Changemaker Campus

Tulane University is a private, non-profit research institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tulane is woven into the fabric of New Orleans, serving as the second medical school in the South at its founding in 1834 and later becoming a resource for addressing the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina. In 2006, Tulane established the Center for Public Service, becoming a leader among US-based higher learning institutions to require service-learning for undergraduate students. Tulane University was selected as a Changemaker Campus in 2009. Since 2014, the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking has built upon Tulane University’s strengths in civic engagement and service-learning to cultivate and connect changemakers. Through Taylor, Tulane remains on the cutting edge of social innovation education, providing university-wide initiatives that are globally aware, community oriented, and interdisciplinary. Taylor’s work is grounded in the teaching, research, and practices of design thinking, social entrepreneurship, and social innovation. We serve Tulane undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff, as well as New Orleans residents, community partners, and our larger global community in moving towards positive social and environmental change.