Wave of Change

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Wave of Change

“Today, Tulane takes another critical step in learning how we can make this community and our nation’s college campuses safer and stronger. We have much work to do, and our resolve and our compassion must not waver. We take these steps together with and for each other, for Tulane and for all who wish to join us in this movement.”

-President Mike Fitts, Tulane University

In the spring of 2017, Tulane University conducted a campus climate survey on sexual violence and harassment for all full-time undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The response was a true demonstration of our community commitment to this issue as nearly half of all Tulane students, 47%, completed the survey – among the highest rates in the nation. The results of this survey were released at a Town Hall in January 2018.

Following the dedication modelled by our students, the university launched the Wave of Change in the fall of 2017 under the direction of Tania Tetlow, Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff, and Meredith Smith, Assistant Provost for Title IX and Clery Compliance. The initiative — a constellation of prevention and education programming, workshops and facilitated discussions for students, and expert panels with leaders from our own campus and beyond — dedicates our full and renewed attention to the ongoing efforts of the Tulane faculty, staff and students who have worked to educate our community on sexual violence.

On this Wave of Change website, you’ll find resources for getting help, opportunities and campus programming to show your support, and information regarding the results of our climate survey, including a visualization tool that allows you to explore the results yourself. We welcome your thoughts and questions at letters@tulane.edu.