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Africana Studies
Africana Studies offers a broad course of interdisciplinary study relating to Africans, people of African descent, and the context of the African Diaspora. Drawing on diverse methodologies and disciplinary formations, Africana Studies teaches students to think analytically and critically about global Black experiences across space and time. Africana Studies also trains students to make intellectual connections among global, national, and local contexts. Building on the university's strengths in the social sciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities, Africana Studies provides an intellectual center for teaching, research, and public service that prepares students to function effectively in a multicultural society and diverse international environments.
AVID trains educators to use proven practices in order to prepare students for success in high school, college, and a career, especially students traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
CACTUS Academy
As Tulane University continues its long tradition of community service, Tulane students are taking an active role in cultivating student leaders who are “community conscious.” CACTUS Academy is a leadership program designed to challenge students to view community service through a prism of race, class and gender.
Chicago Scholars
Chicago Scholars is transforming the leadership landscape of our city by resolving the fundamental barriers to success for academically driven, first generation college students from under-resourced communities. Through college counseling, mentoring, and by providing a supportive community to our Scholars through each phase of our program: College Access: Launch, College Persistence: Lift and College to Careers: Lead, we ensure that they realize their full potential as students and leaders.
College Track New Orleans
College Track recruits students from underserved communities and works continuously with them from the summer before ninth grade through college graduation. Our ten-year program removes the barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach our students the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.
Gender Inclusive Housing
Gender-Inclusive Housing (GIH) allows undergraduate students of any gender the option of living with other students regardless of their gender. While all housing on campus is expected to be free of bias and discrimination, GIH was designed to be a particularly comfortable home on campus for students who identify as transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, queer, and questioning and their allies (LGBTIQA). Options include both single and double bedrooms.
GIST (Girls in Stem @ Tulane)
Tulane University’s GiST Program provides fifth through seventh grade girls with the opportunity to meet and work with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Workshops developed and offered by Tulane faculty and Tulane student teams encourage and empower girls to inquire, investigate, and discover in a positive environment. Our goal is to open the doors wide and welcome young students to careers in STEM fields by encouraging creative thinking, promoting self-esteem, and increasing awareness of the opportunities that await them.
Kaleidoscope RLC
The vision for Kaleidoscope is to train a diverse group of talented students to serve as a catalyst to effect change across campus. By fostering a sense of well-being, belonging, and respect for each other across difference (such as culture, sex, gender identity, class, religion, ability, race, sexuality, and nationality), Kaleidoscope residents strive to understand the many forms of difference and their effect.
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program assists universities and colleges in their efforts to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to diversify the STEM workforce. Particular emphasis is placed on transforming undergraduate STEM education through innovative, evidence-based recruitment and retention strategies, and relevant educational experiences in support of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. The LSAMP program provides funding to alliances that implement comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies that ultimately result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.
Newcomb-Tulane Summer Experience
The NTC Summer Experience invites scholars in College Track, Posse, and other students, to spend five weeks on Tulane’s campus prior to fall orientation. Students live in campus residence halls, take college-level English and math courses, meet with faculty and staff advisors, attend classes and participate in workshops. Facilitators and mentors introduce students to a wide range of support services and allied offices at Tulane including study abroad and the Honors Program.
PreviewTU/BienvenueTu Multicultural Fly-in
The fall visit program is an overnight stay combined with our fall Campus Preview Day in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Center for Academic Equity. The visit will give studetns the chance to learn about the diversity of Tulane and New Orleans, explore academic offerings, and immerse themselves in campus life.
Proud TU be First
First generation college students at Tulane University have many reasons to be proud. They are the first members of their family to complete a bachelor's degree, which is an incredible achievement. A strong network of support can play a significant role in their academic accomplishments. At the Center for Academic Equity, it's our job to empower first generation college students by connecting them to academic resources, summer grants and opportunities for campus involvement. is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices, enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.
Say Yes to Education
Say Yes to Education is a nonprofit that revitalizes communities by helping them give every public high school graduate access to college or other post-secondary scholarships. Say Yes community partnerships also make available supports and services to develop the gifts and talents of each child.
School of Social Work Scholarships
Stone Center for Latin American Studies
The Stone Center coordinates the research and teaching activities of over 70 core faculty and 35 affiliated faculty and adjuncts in schools and departments across several Tulane campuses. Except for the professional schools, this is the largest number of faculty associated with any department or program of the university.
The O Ambassador Program
The O's Peer Mentoring program is a student-run, peer-advisor program that provides support for interested first-year and transfer students at Tulane University. Mentors are upper-class students assigned to assist first-year students’ transition to college. The commitment is one academic year. You will have bi-weekly contact with your mentors. The Program stimulates discussion of issues that affect people of all backgrounds, cultivates student leadership, builds a stronger, more diverse community, and encourages students to participate fully in the campus life.
The Posse Foundation
The foundation selects students who show extraordinary academic and leadership potential to attend 4-year colleges and universities as multicultural teams or POSSEs of 10 students. Tulane has been a POSSE partner since 2009 when the first cohort of POSSE students arrived on campus from Los Angeles. Tulane University served as a partner in creating the POSSE Foundation’s New Orleans Chapter.
Tulane PRC/New Orleans FPAC
Increase healthy living opportunities for children and families by assessing the local food policy landscape; developing a strategic plan for the Food Policy Advocacy Council; and advocating for the design of sound, equitable, and sustainable food policy to strengthen the food system in New Orleans
Tulane University Upward Bound
Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.Services are designed to develop essential skills, study habits, and discipline necessary for success in high school and college. Participants commit to the program until high school graduation and participate in both a six week summer program and an academic year component including weekly tutoring and Saturday Academy. Being curriculum driven, the program provides exposure to a wide variety of academic, cultural, and social, and career opportunities stimulating a college experience.
Women Making Waves Conference
“to motivate women to aspire to leadership positions in the workplace and in their community.” About 200 women, mostly from the Tulane community and including students, are expected to attend the daylong event, which is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and the Tulane Alumni Association.
Xavier Engineering Dual-Degree Program is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices, enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.