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The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life

From The O to The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life

In 2019 President Mike Fitts announced the creation of The Carolyn Barber-Pierre Center for Intercultural Life in honor of Carolyn Barber-Pierre, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and the campus pioneer whose decades of dedication to the Tulane community have been instrumental in its movement toward greater inclusion. The Center will include The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Religious Life at Tulane, and The Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity, which will be located in new facility in the Richardson Building. Look for updates on the new Center throughout the academic year!

Join us for Virtual Office Hours

Each day (when classes are in session) we will be available to students virtually so please drop in by clicking zoom during the times listed for the staff member you wish to connect with. If they aren't available during that time, send an email and you will get a response.

Carolyn Barber Pierre, Assistant VP for the Division of Student Affairs, Intercultural Life

Mondays, Tuesdays Thursdays 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom |  Email


Sienna Abdulahad, Director Office of Multicultural Affairs

Tuesday - Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Zoom | Email


Petey Peterson, Director Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity

Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Friday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom | Email


Jazmine Robinson, Senior Program Coordinator

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Zoom | Email


Renee Bradley, Senior Program Coordinator

Monday - Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Zoom | Email


Program Zooms to come: 

Queer & Trans Healing Zoom Space 

  • Drop-in Zoom for all Starting Wednesday April 1st at 5pm CST - Open to all 
  • QT Co-hort meeting April 8th at 6pm 

Weekly Themed Programs to support students during COVID-19 coming in April!





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.