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Political Groups for Students




Women in Politics (WiP) is a non-partisan organization that aims to engage Tulane undergraduates with current political issues and to empower women to participate in politics-- on campus, in the New Orleans community, and in state and national elections.  WiP meets every other Thursday at 7:00pm at the Newcomb College Institute.  During meetings, we provide relevant tools for women pursuing politically-oriented careers, organize community service projects, and discuss women-focused issues with community leaders and professors of politics.  Join the Women in Politics facebook group to get in on the discussion https://www.facebook.com/TulaneUniversityWomenInPolitics or email tulaneWiP@gmail.com to learn more.


Tulane Organization for Global Affairs (TOGA) is a club looking for politically-interested students to raise awareness about global political issues among the Tulane community. In the past, TOGA has organized panels, lectures, and debate about current events. TOGA also runs a Model United Nations team which routinely travels to collegiate competitions at universities such as UC Berkeley, Duke, and UPenn. Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations focused on honing speech and debate skills through the channel of international affairs. TOGA has regular meetings to discuss international affairs and plan panels and debates. Our Model UN team sets more regular meetings for the purpose of training new delegates and preparing for conferences. No previous experience with Model UN is necessary to try out for the team or compete, and several of our delegates have won awards at their first conferences. For more information, keep in touch with TOGA through our OrgSync profile at https://orgsync.com/95558/chapter.


Common Sense Action is a bipartisan political organization that works to engage the youth in politics, fights for millennial-oriented policies, and believes in implementing bipartisanship in the face of political gridlock.  CSA meets on biweekly Tuesdays at 7:30 PM in LBC 209. For more information, please visit https://orgsync.com/85421/chapter or contact President Kevin Young at kyoung7@tulane.edu.


The Tulane Political Science Association is a non-partisan student organization that endeavors to engage in open discussion of current political events. The Political Science Association encompasses Tulane's chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society.  While Pi Sigma Alpha has separate membership requirements (i.e. Political Science major, at least 60 credits, etc.), the Political Science Association is open to anyone interested in politics. In the past, PSA has held election discussion panels, voter registration drives, debates with other political groups on campus, and even a Political Science week. If you're interested in PSA or in a leadership position, please feel free to join our group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/428005410649730/ or email Andrey at aburin1@tulane.edu.


Turning Point USA at Tulane University is a student organization that exists to educate students about limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets. TPUSA encourages open debates between people of all backgrounds and actively engage in face to face conversations with our peers. We strive to rebrand conservative ideas on economics and government while bringing them to our campus. For more information, you can visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tpusatulane, on Twitter (@TPUSATulane), or email us at TPUSATulane@gmail.com.


The College Republicans is the youth organization that supports and informs the principles and platform of the Republican Party for college campuses and youth in general, fostering political and leadership skills for future service to the party and local community. Our main focus is on assisting local, state, and federal Republican candidates for office, fundraising for the party, advocating for issues facing youth, and planning engaging social events for CR members. During meetings, we plan student debates, publicize internship opportunities, and which campaigns members can get involved with.  The Tulane University College Republicans meet every other Wednesday at 8pm in the LBC - Riess Room. You can find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TulaneCollegeRepublicans), Twitter (@TulaneCR), or email us atrepublic@tulane.edu.  Chair 2016-2017:  Abigail Michel (amichel3@tulane.edu)


The Tulane College Democrats believe in fairness and equality for all, regardless of race, gender/gender identity, religion or sexual orientation. We call for action based on progressive principles and values, and principles and values backed by action. As citizens and leaders of tomorrow, we pledge ourselves to furthering the cause of the Democratic Party. We promote these ideals through voter registration drives and volunteer opportunities, and by supplying time and energy to Democratic candidates at the grassroots level.  You can reach us through our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tulanecollegedemocrats.  Our email address is tulanecollegedemocrats@gmail.com.


Young Americans for Liberty at Tulane (YAL) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting economic, personal, and academic freedom. YAL offers the opportunity for leadership and activism for students who may not fit into the Democrat/Republican false dichotomy but still want to get involved in politics on and off campus.  For more information contact Marcus Maldonado at mmaldon2@tulane.eduor check out our facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/YALatTulane.


Tulane University, Political Science Dept, 316 Norman Mayer Bldg, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5166 polisci@tulane.edu