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The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life

Welcome to the Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life. Our mission is to successfully retain underrepresented students throughout their time at the university. Our work goes beyond simply appreciating diversity and increasing awareness. We actively center the experiences and voices of those who have been marginalized, while promoting accountability that changes the campus culture transforming Tulane into a place where all students can thrive. Our Center includes The Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity and Religious Life at Tulane.

The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life (CIL)

  1. Serves as a safe haven that was designed for you to be seen, heard, radically loved, and nurtured.

  2. Consistently advocates for your concerns, wants, and needs while helping you navigate challenges you may face

  3. Provides opportunities to demonstrate that Tulane values your identities and contributions as individuals as you share your identities with the world

  4. Engages the entire campus community to invest in a culture of inclusion and equity

  5. Promotes a sense of purpose, personal conviction, and meaningful ways to understand and situate yourself in connection with others in the world

  6. Consults with academic and administrative departments in implementing anti-racist, socially just and equitable policies, programs, and practices transforming Tulane into a place where all students can thrive.

Through our legacy of demonstrated intentional engagement on campus and throughout the New Orleans community, The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life will be a key contributor to sustaining equity at Tulane and beyond. Through the collective work of our offices, we will empower all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners in their pursuit of mutual liberation that counters the effects of antiBlack racism and other forms of oppression in our lives, for the sake of our own humanity.


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Kaleidoscope provides a safe space for people of color and/or LGBTQIA. In this RLC, students attend events and programs geared towards helping them navigate Tulane with an encouraging and understanding network behind them and along with them to connect while embracing their intersectional identities.

Every Wednesday, The O offers up free food, fellowship, and fun. Food is a powerful tool to bring people together and to make people feel comfortable. We hope to give every Tulanian a taste of New Orleans by providing food from local cafes.

At the O, we have several ways for you to find your community. One of the ways that you can find their community is through joining one of our student organizations under the Multicultural Council or the Gender and Sexuality Advisory Council. These student organizations all do incredible work on campus to create a more welcoming and vibrant Tulane community.

The purpose of the "O" Ambassadors program is to help students understand the benefits of integrating academic excellence, professional development, and intercultural competence in their lives. They serve as the blueprint for thriving in an inclusive environment on the Tulane campus.

The Annual Multicultural Leadership Retreat is an opportunity to learn more about your social identities, connect with other students, develop leadership skills, and make a positive change at Tulane.

The Mosaic Lounge is located on the ground floor of Warren House, beside SoHo (Weatherhead), behind Butler, and is a designated safe space for LGBTQ+ students. inside the Mosaic Lounge you will find safe sex supplies, Internet access, a TV, DVD player, movies, games, books, information, and much more.

Since 1988, Tulane University has collaborated closely with partner universities in the city to host the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This event is part of a Week for Peace program that honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leader and social justice activist during the Civil Rights Movement.