Make Way for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion


Institutions of higher learning have the power to transform lives. At Tulane, this begins by making our community a more inclusive and supportive home for all.

Center for Youth Equity team members

Stop the Violence

THE CENTER FOR YOUTH EQUITY, a collaboration between New Orleans area community organizations and Tulane, aims to prevent youth exposure to violence in a way that enlists and centers the voices of young people and communities most affected by it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded Tulane a five-year grant to establish the center, which will be a hub for youth violence prevention work using a multidisciplinary, culturally responsive approach rooted in equity and community engagement.


Partners for Health Equity

Public Health collage

The SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE will launch a national learning collaborative to inform and harmonize research to advance solutions toward health equity. The collaborative, known as Partners for Advancing Health Equity (P4HE Collaborative), will bring together leading national public health scholars, philanthropic foundations, federal research funders, community members and private sector representatives. The group will work to better understand the latest issues related to attaining health equity and create consistency, processes, guidance and priorities in research to address obstacles to health equity.


Celebrating a Champion

Carolyn Barber-Pierre second lines during uptown campus celebration

In her almost four decades of service to the university and its students, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Intercultural Life CAROLYN BARBER-PIERRE has touched the lives of many Tulanians. In November, Tulane officially dedicated the CAROLYN BARBER-PIERRE CENTER FOR INTERCULTURAL LIFE as Tulanians gathered to honor the woman who has been a champion for diversity throughout her career. The celebration included a second-line with members of Casa Samba, the dance troupe she founded, to the newly renovated home for the center in Richardson Building.