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NCI’s mission is educating undergraduate women for leadership in the 21st century. We strive to enrich the Tulane University experience through an array of programming that emphasizes academic enrichment, career preparedness and social curiosity. NCI also sponsors the following student organizations that foster a women-focused, supportive environment while developing leadership abilities and professional skill sets:

The African-American Women's Society (AAWS) is an organization that works to increase awareness of important issues that affect African American women on Tulane’s campus. The organization nurtures development and encourages involvement. The women of AAWS pride themselves on leadership, encourage initiative, promote sisterhood, and provide a home for women of color with similar interests. Contact President Chinonso Emetuche at for more information.

Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is a national honor society that recognizes first-year students who attain a 3.5 GPA and are in the top 20% of their class during their first semester of college. The Newcomb chapter is involved with several service projects on and around campus, and also organizes fun off-campus activities for ALD members like attending the New Orleans School of Cooking and Rock ’n Bowl. For more information, check out the ALD website. For questions, please contact the current President, Cindy Wang at

Athletic Women's Association engages current women students who have an interest in athletics with the Newcomb College Institute and other resources available to them at Tulane. The group encourages all women interested in athletics in any way, shape or form to participate in this organization since the group plans to focus on multi-faceted dimensions of women in athletics. On top of networking with Tulane alumnae, the group aims to discuss women athletes portrayed in media, expand upon skills developed in sport and relate those skills to careers as well as topics that members deem relevant to women athletes and those interested in a field that falls in the realm of athletics.  For more information, please contact one of the current co-presidents, Holly Grender and Morgan Evans,

Her Campus Tulane (  is an online magazine for college women that individualizes its content college-by-college by establishing My Campus branches at schools across the country. With content on Style, Health, Love, DormLife, Career, and World, supplemented by campus-specific content, Her Campus Tulane specializes in the Tulane experience and is written and managed entirely by Tulane students. For more information on how you can contribute, contact Co-Presidents Tessa Patti,, and Taylor Zinman,

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership and service.  Mortar Board members represent the top scholars and leaders on their campuses. Male and female students apply as juniors and are selected by the current senior membership.  Since its establishment in 1918, nearly a quarter of a million members have been initiated at 226 chartered chapters across the nation. For more information, please contact the 2014-2015 President Sarah Spiegelman at

Newcomb Senate serves as the liaison between the past and present Newcomb student body of Tulane University. The organization preserves Newcomb traditions as they support the current vision of the Newcomb College Institute while seeking to incorporate new traditions that promote strength and growth.  In addition, Newcomb Senate promotes Newcomb spirit and active engagement in Newcomb Programs. Newcomb Senate works to support all women on campus and to illuminate issues that women face within University Student government. All undergraduate women are encouraged to participate in Newcomb Senate by attending monthly Town Hall Meetings and joining committees. Elections for upperclassmen positions are held in the spring semester, and two freshmen representatives are elected at the beginning of the fall semester. For more information, please contact the 2014-2015 President, Hannah Gilbert at

The Tulane International Society (TIS) focuses on bringing an awareness of global affairs to Tulane's campus, especially relating to issues that affect women's lives around the world. They organize discussions, speakers, and culture-sharing events that touch on a multitude of interests and majors, including Public Health, Latin American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies and International Development. In doing so, they strive to create friendships and connections between international students and the greater Tulane community. TIS ultimately serves as a forum for the exchange of culturally and intellectually stimulating ideas, discussions, and projects.  For more information, please contact the 2014-2015 presidents, Kayla Bruce and Thalia Skaleris at

Students United for Reproductive Justice (SURJ), is a new student-initiated group started in 2014, was created to educate and mobilize students in support of reproductive health and rights. SURJ seeks to be a strong pro-choice organization on campus offering students an opportunity for feminist driven political activism. For more information, contact SURJ's 2013-2014 President, Emma Johnson at

Women in Business, started in 2011, for women interested in pursuing careers in professional business fields, regardless of academic major. Their meetings and events strive to increase students’ interview and networking skills, while allowing them to develop relationships with distinguished professionals and faculty members. Contact President Chelsea McKay at for more information.

Women in Politics is a  student organization geared towards women interested in politics, government, law, and public policy.  Students are welcome from any and all political backgrounds and belief systems. Activities include practicing leadership through action, lively discussions on the role of women in politics, co-sponsoring speakers and involvement with civic projects.  For more information, please contact Haley Norris at Check out Women in Politics' Facebook group.

Women in Science is a nationally affiliated organization that works to connect women with faculty and peers interested in the sciences. Throughout the year, the group sponsors events such as faculty speakers, panels, and volunteer activities including Upward Bound, Science Fairs at local schools and Children's Hospital. For more information, please contact the 2014-2015 President, Suchi Agrawal at or follow Women in Science on Facebook.

Women in Technology acts as dynamic resource for the campus, both by providing open-access skills-building workshops and by creating a community space for women studying, working with, or simply interested in technology, recognizing that the lack of such a community can alienate women from a predominantly male field. Furthermore, in the interests of mentorship and networking, this group also showcases and promotes the success of women who are actively and productively using technology in their careers. For more information, feel free to contact the 2014-2015 President, Rachael Phillips at Check out Women in Tech on Facebook and on our new website.

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