Newcomb College Institute

The Newcomb College Institute is a dynamic interdisciplinary center, which provides academic, leadership, and research opportunities to all undergraduate women at Tulane University. The Newcomb College Institute also provides a plethora of leadership opportunities through programs, committees, and student organizations, offers research fellowships, academic courses, and internships, and hosts national summits and symposia, all leading women forward through their academic career.


Newcomb Leadership Conference for Middle School Girls

The Newcomb Leadership Conference for Middle School Girls provides leadership development and awareness for middle school age girls from the New Orleans area. This conference, usually held in March or April every year, is exciting day of development and discovery for middle school age girls. It offers an opportunity for middle school girls to participate in guided discussions about their leadership styles, strengths, as well as their individuality and the way in which they work within groups. The conference is organized and carried out by the Alpha Sigma Sigma Chapter of Mortar Board at Tulane University and is funded by the Siragusa Foundation.

Newcomb Scholars Public Service Internship

Newcomb Scholars, a cohort of selected women students at Tulane pursuing independent research, enroll in a public service internship during their third year of the program. The public service internship provides these students with an opportunity to apply theory to practice in a service based context, giving them a more global and practical understanding of their research. Newcomb Scholars represent a variety of disciplines, from cell and molecular biology and public health to English and dance.

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