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Student Org Spotlight showcases the accomplishments and activities of student organizations.

Student Org Spotlight: Phi Sigma Pi promotes inclusivity, offers academic focus

Phi Sigma Pi is a gender-inclusive honor fraternity that focuses on scholarship, leadership and fellowship.

Charlotte Block, News Associate

January 29, 2020

Phi Sigma Pi, founded on the core values of scholarship, leadership and fellowship, is a nationally recognized honor fraternity dedicated to lifelong friendships through community service. Gender-inclusive and open to students of all majors, Phi Sigma Pi’s chapter at Tulane was established in 1997 and...

Ten quick questions at Tulane: Shahmeer Hashmat, cofounder of Tulane’s premedical fraternity


Deeya Patel, News Editor

September 5, 2019

Shahmeer Hashmat is a senior majoring in neuroscience. He is the co-founder of Tulane’s pre-med fraternity and vice president of Academic Affairs in Undergraduate Student Government. We sat down with him to gain some insight into why he founded this fraternity and how he plans to reach as many stude...

Tulane College Democrats to host National CDA summer convention

Members of College Democrats attended the Winter Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

The 60th annual College Democrats of America summer convention will be hosted by Tulane College Democrats in September 2019. College Democrats of Louisiana is a new federation, only starting this year. But despite the club’s recent inception, they were able to send nine students to the winter...

Student Org Spotlight

one love

Campbell Lutz, News Editor

August 30, 2018

As classes begin and a new routine begins to take hold, some Tulane students are looking for ways to get more involved on campus. More than 200 of Tulane’s numerous clubs will make an appearance on the Berger Family Lawn at the Fall Activities Expo, which will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ...

TableTalk brings new discussion with gun violence walk-in


Sophia Mariani, Associate News Editor

April 26, 2018

TableTalk is a nonprofit organization that aims to bring together different types of people and organizations for constructive discussions on topics and issues facing society today. The organization is founded on the idea that students often end up in self-segmented conversations, where like-mind...

Student Org Spotlight: One Love promotes healthy relationships, wins national recognition

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Sophie Brams, Contributing Reporter

April 25, 2018

According to the Loveisrespect campaign, almost half of dating college women report having experienced some kind of abuse by a romantic partner. One Love, a student organization, aims to provide Tulane students with the resources and knowledge they need to promote healthy relationship behaviors. Th...

Student Org Spotlight: Students for Justice in Palestine opens dialogue, builds community


Lily Milwit, Senior Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018

During the 2016-17 academic year, students hoping to start a club based on advocating for peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict went before the Undergraduate Student Government Senate to make its case. The students, who wanted to charter the club under the name "Jewish Voices for Peace," were met...

Student Org Spotlight: AASU hosts CelebrAsian Week


Ellen Waller, Associate News Editor

April 13, 2018

This week, Tulane’s Asian American Student Union hosted their annual CelebrAsian Week. The event is the organization’s biggest of the year and has garnered much support and involvement from across campus. “The week really is an all out fun time and also a reflective time,” said AASU’s Vi...

Student Org Spotlight: Men Joining the Fight invites men to discuss sexual violence prevention

finding intersectionality together

Matt Saletta, Associate News Editor

March 23, 2018

Across the United States, a vibrant and extensive dialogue has taken root. Now more than ever, sexual violence and sexual harassment have become prominent topics in American discourse. Though this discussion has been prominent, some students are concerned that the discussion has not engaged certai...

Student Organization Spotlight: Finding Intersectionality Together

finding intersectionality together

Ellen Waller, Associate News Editor

March 7, 2018

Finding Intersectionality Together, also known as FIT, is a student organization dedicated to helping students find ways to engage with their own intersectionality.  "Intersectionality" refers to the various categories, such as biological, social and cultural, that overlap with one another to cont...

Student Org Spotlight: Alpha Phi Omega dedicates itself to serving the community

finding intersectionality together

Mark Winokur, Contributing Reporter

February 1, 2018

Alpha Phi Omega, founded on the core values of friendship, leadership and service, is a nationally recognized fraternity dedicated to community engagement. APO's chapter at Tulane was established in 2007 and has since maintained its commitment to addressing the needs of community members in the New Orleans...

Student Org Spotlight: Rhyme Verses Rhythm expands spoken word community on campus

finding intersectionality together

Taylor DeMulling, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017

Poetry: A platform in which "the personal becomes public and the private becomes public. Everything turns into something that's political," as co-captain of Rhyme Verses Rhythm Kayla Jackson sees it. For the students involved with Rhyme Verses Rhythm, this sums up the art of spoken word, a broad ter...