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Ensuring Financial Stability

On Dec. 8, 2017, President Fitts launched Only the Audacious — the most ambitious capital campaign in Tulane’s history. The $1.3 billion fundraising effort has inspired alumni, donors, friends and parents to support the university’s bold future. Only the Audacious impacts all aspects of the university — every student, faculty member, school, unit and center.


The campaign fuels pioneering research, transformative teaching, increased opportunity and diversity, as well as the building of infrastructure that support an environment for excellence.


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Pioneering Research
The first Tulanians were innovators. Seven young physicians, all under the age of 25, were determined to battle yellow fever and other tropical diseases that menaced our region. We have been dedicated to research since the very beginning. Only the Audacious will take us even further – 20 percent of all money raised in the campaign will be dedicated to supporting research so we can continue to target diseases such as Ebola and Zika and give our faculty the resources to engage students in the most innovative and transformative learning experience anywhere in the world.

Class taught by Richard Campanella

Transformative Teaching
Professors at Tulane go beyond traditional classroom lectures. As facilitators of critical thinking, cross-disciplinary collaboration and civic engagement, our faculty members strive to fundamentally alter how our students understand and interact with the world around them. We continue to attract dynamic professors who provide students with individualized attention to ensure they are actively engaged in learning and living in the unique community we call home.

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Building an Environment that Supports Excellence
Our students and faculty learn and discover together in innovative environments that inspire greatness. We are building a Tulane for future generations — a Tulane for the next 185 years. Only the Audacious has not only transformed our campus, it has transformed the lives of our students.

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Increased Opportunity and Diversity
Only the Audacious is increasing the opportunity for the best and brightest students from a vast and diverse array of socio-economic backgrounds to attend Tulane. Game-changing programs like the Center for Academic Equity make Tulane a place where first-generation and disadvantaged students find guidance and comprehensive success and career advising services. Together, we will make Tulane more accessible to brilliant students who will change the world.