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LGBTIQA Open House (Coffee & Cake)

Friday, August 21 11:00am-12:00pm in The O, LBC G04

Multicultural Orientation and Reception for first-year students and Parents

Friday, August 21 5:00pm-7:00pm Woldenberg Art Center

LGBTIQA Open House (Coffee & Cake)

Monday, August 24 4:00pm-5:00pm The O, LBC G04

Ambassador Matching Ceremony

Tuesday, August 25 6:00pm Stibbs, LBC203

Welcome Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 26 3:30pm-5:00pm Pocket Park, LBC

Student Organizations Activities Expo

Thursday, August 27 5:00pm-7:00pm LBC Quad


Wednesday's with The O

Wednesday, September 2 Noon-1:00pm Stibbs, LBC 203

LGBTIQA Open House

Wednesday, September 2 4:00pm-5:00pm The O, LBC G04

Meet & Greet for LGBTIQA Students of Color

Wednesday, September 9 5:00-6:00pm The O, LBC G04

LGBTIQA Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 10 5:00pm-6:30pm Stibbs, LBC 203

The O Fall Leadership Retreat

Friday, September 18-Sunday September 20 Biloxi, MS

The O Graduate & Professional Student Reception

Friday, September 25 6:00pm-8:00pm GWII 4132


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The O Leadership Retreat 2014


The O:

Support, Advocacy and Appreciation for All Cultures

At Tulane University, we understand that it is of vital importance that the greatest diversity of ideas, cultures, perspectives, and modes of inquiry be brought to bear on the issues and ideas of our day.  As such, we seek to foster an academic community characterized by a multiplicity viewpoints, experiences, and cultures.  To that end, the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD), known together as THE O, serves as the hub of diverse cultural, social, and intellectual life at Tulane University.  It is our mission to foster an open and vibrant learning environment that welcomes, respects, and appreciates the histories, traditions, and cultures of traditionally underrepresented student populations.  We also address issues of bias, discrimination, and harassment—all of which negatively affect the health and well being of students and learning communities.

THE O provides students of color, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and allied students with advocacy services, mentoring, personal support, and educational, cultural, and social programming that facilitate their adjustment to the University and ability to thrive thereafter.  

OMA also serves as a liaison to Tulane's religious communities, which offer students opportunities to (1) engage in on-campus spiritual pursuits through worship and community (2) increase campus-wide religious awareness and understanding, and (3) receive religious counseling.  

THE O recognizes that students have multiple and intersecting identities and provide educational, social, and cultural opportunities that address the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, dis/ability, and religious identifications.  Throughout the year, THE O provides educational, social, and cultural opportunities for the campus community, such as Multicultural Student Orientation, Diversity Convocation, Audre Lorde Week, and Pot-Luck Thanksgiving Dinner, along with speakers, events and workshops for various cultural celebrations.  Partnering with other university departments and student organizations, THE O promotes programs and events in conjunction with various student organizations that increase cultural awareness, such as: African Diaspora Week, Asian-American Awareness Week, Black Arts Festival, India Week, Islamic Awareness Week, Latin American Week, Martin Luther King, Jr. Week for Peace, National Coming Out Day, Pride Week, Take Back the Night, Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Tulane University Vietnamese Association Fair, and World AIDS Day.

If you have any questions about multicultural life and/or gender and sexual diversity at Tulane University, please call 504-865-5181.  Or e-mail us at and/or 



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