Living Learning Communities

Tulane's Office of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) is dedicated to providing safe and comfortable living environments for all students in all of the residence halls.  LGBTIQA-identified students and their allies may be particularly interested in two Living Learning Communities that are dedicated to multicultural, gender, and sexual diversity.

Located on the 5th floor of Monroe,
Mo’ 5 is designed to offer first-year students the experience of living in an inclusive, diverse, dynamic, and close-knit community and opportunities to grow as agents of social change.  Mo’ 5 is a socially just living and learning community based on mutual respect, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sex, age, class, sexual orientation, religious preference, ability/disability and/or international status.  Each member of this community is valued for their unique backgrounds, life experiences, and complex social identities.  At the crossroads of diverse cultures, residents have the opportunity to learn about themselves and their peers in an atmosphere of respect and appreciation.  Additionally, students develop unique knowledge bases, consciousness, and skills that enable them to effectively participate and take leadership roles in a globalizing and diverse world. 

The Willows of Culture House, located on the 4th floor of Willow Residences, is designed to offer upper-class students the opportunity to live and learn with other students who are interested in the interdisciplinary study of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity.  Throughout the year, in an informal setting, students will be introduced to scholars, community organizers and artists who draw upon gender/sexuality/race/ethnic studies to inform their work.

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Though the university does not currently offer gender-inclusive housing, Housing and Residence Life and the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity work together to ensure that living arrangements meet the needs of trans* and gender non-conforming students.  To discuss your specific living needs with a staff member, please contact one of the people listed below.  Each is committed to maintaining student confidentiality, so don't hesitate to call or e-mail.  To be put in touch with current students who can talk to you about their experiences in housing, please e-mail the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity:

Housing Problems

If you experience a problem with your living situation that you believe is a result of your sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, immediately talk to your resident advisor, area director, or another staff member.  We ask that you also report bias-related incidents(confidentially, if you choose) to the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) and to the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD). To submit an online report of an incident of bias, misconduct, or discrimination, please click here.  If you would like it to remain confidential, please leave out identifying information. However, the more information we have the more we are capable of addressing it.

Contacts for Housing and Residence Life Issues

W. Ross Bryan

Housing and Residence Life
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Housing & Residence Life

Phone: 504-247-1524

Red Vaughan Tremmel, Ph.D.
Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity

Director of the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) Suite G04.
hone:  504-314-2183

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