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Get Engaged RLC

Engaging with communities is more than just service. The Get Engaged RLC is about being part of a community: a residential community, a campus community, the New Orleans community. We value reciprocity in our relationship with these communities. We aspire to learn from these communities: about ourselves, others, community needs, and potential solutions to these needs. We share our interests, talents, and resources to help address community challenges and celebrate successes with other community members. 

The Get Engaged RLC, through a partnership with the Center for Public Service, supports students civic and academic development as they build relationships with campus and New Orleans communities. Through intentional, community-minded activities, students learn to respectfully enter and engage with communities and contribute to solutions for social challenges. Recognizing local communities as equal partners and valuable educators, Get Engaged residents learn from campus and community experts through field trips, dialogues, and workshops. Get Engaged also encourages students to seek out community engagement activities that support their academic, civic, and personal interests. These activities introduce students to the challenges facing New Orleans' communities and the organizations addressing these challenges.

students march in a mardi gras parade with a high school band. title reads "create the catalyst"

COLLABORATION

The Get Engaged RLC is a collaboration between Housing and Residence Life and the Center for Public Service.

AFFILIATED TIDES

All first-year students at Tulane Universities are required to take a TIDES course. Members of Residential Learning Communities have the opportunity to enroll in a TIDES course that explores the concepts and values of their community in depth.

LIVING OPTIONS

Get Engaged is in the Warren Residence Hall.

HOW TO APPLY

You may apply for the Get Engaged RLC through the student housing application process. Your answers to some supplemental, RLC-specific questions will be evaluated by a committee. If you are accepted, you will be notified and be sent more information on the room selection and roommate process.