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Student Organizations

Tulane University has many active LGBTIQA and feminist student groups.  The following under/graduate student organizations focus on gender- and sexuality-related social, health, spiritual, political, intellectual, and cultural matters.  If you have a gender- and/or sexuality-related student group that you would like start and/or have listed here, please e-mail  We would like to include you in our events and offer our services and programs to your members.

Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL)

“Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL) is a sorority founded upon creating a sisterhood for women who identify with the LGBTQAI community or are activists, feminists, and otherwise progressive women.  Our sorority is focused on doing community outreach and education projects to better the LGBTQAI community within New Orleans and on Tulane's campus.  Founded upon traditional values of sisterhood and support, GRL is grounded on fundamental ideals embodied by the original definition of sorority.”

Gender Exploration Society (GES)

“The Gender Exploration Society (GES) is a club that seeks to make a safer space for transgender and gender non-conforming people who attend Tulane and Loyola. We also like to help teach our friends, allies, and trans* siblings everything we know about gender, sexuality, and the intersections of identity. GES aims to be a safe, diverse, and welcoming organization, void of racism, sexism, misogyny, and other forms of bias.”

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Gender & Sexuality Advisory Council (GSAC)

“The Gender and Sexuality Advisory Council (GSAC) is a coalition of LGBTIQA, feminist and other organizations that focus on gender- and sexuality-related issues at Tulane University. 
GSAC meets 3-4 times each semester to foster collaborations between gender- and sexuality-based organizations. GSAC also functions to inform the director of the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD) and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) of the needs, problems, and issues currently facing students. Though GSAC primarily serves as a hub for organizations, all undergraduate, graduate and professional students across the University may participate upon request.

Queer Feminist Collective (QFC)

“The QFC is a student organization that aims to foster communication and discussion for students interested in issues relating to gender, sexuality, feminism, queerness, identity, and inequality within a safe space. QFC members will also have the opportunity to connect with organizers, artists, and activists working to strengthen the greater LGBTQIA and feminist/womanist New Orleans community.” Click here for more information.

Queer Student Alliance (QSA)

“Founded in 1972, the Queer Student Alliance (QSA) is the oldest, continuously-operating LGBTIQA organization in the state of Louisiana. (The organization has been run under the names Gay, GALA, BiGALA, and most recently, MOSAIC.)  We are an alliance that embraces the similarities and differences of all people: gay, lesbian, straight, a/pan/bi/poly/sexual, and transgendered. As a group, we seek to promote awareness, tolerance, equality, and compassion in order to cultivate a healthy environment for all individuals at Tulane.  We provide an open forum for discussion in a safe, nurturing environment, and facilitate fun and enriching social activities for all Tulane students.  Whether you identify as gay, straight, trans*, lesbian, GNC, or anything at all, know that you are always welcome to come to our meetings.”Click here for more information.

Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline & Education  (SAPHE)

“SAPHE is a student organization that operates a 24/7 confidential hotline. The hotline is operated during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. The purpose of the hotline is to provide support and information to members of the Tulane community regarding all issues that surround sexual aggression. Sexual aggression occurs in many forms including rape, sexual assault, stalking, dating / intimate partner violence, and sexual harassment.  Call us at (504) 654-9543. 
In addition, SAPHE members are involved in various educational events and programs related to sexual aggression. If you are interested in learning more about our upcoming programs or how to become a member please e-mail here for more information.

Student Women Embracing Equality at Tulane (SWEET)

“Student Women Embracing Equality at Tulane (SWEET) is a club for lesbian, bisexual, queer, questioning, and trans women.  It's a safe place for queer and trans* women to meet and discuss issues, plan fun social and fundraising activities, and volunteer at events to give back to the New Orleans' LGBTQ community.  Loyola students are welcome, as are allies.Click here for more information.

Tulane Organization for Gays and Allies (TOGA)

“Tulane Organization for Gays and Allies (TOGA) is an organization of the Tulane University School of Medicine. We are dedicated to LGBTQI issues within the medical school and New Orleans, as well as the national healthcare and public health needs of the LGBTQI community.”

NCI Student Organizations

The Newcomb College Institute’s (NCI)
sponsors student organizations that foster a women-focused, supportive environment while developing leadership abilities and professional skill sets.  (Current organizations include Voices of Planned Parenthood, Women in Technology, Alpha Lambda Delta, Women in Politics, Women in Business, Global Health Leaders Across Multicultural Women, Women in Science, Mortar Board, African American Women’s Society, and the Athletic Women’s Association.)

Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188