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Finding Your Community On-Campus

Whether you're on the uptown or downtown campus, you can expect Tulane University to be a welcoming and inclusive environment. There are, however, several spaces that serve as a hub for gender and sexual diversity on campus: The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life, The Q Spot, the Student Health Center, The Well for Health PromotionCounseling and Psychological ServicesHousing and Residence Life, and the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program. It is from these spaces that LGBTQ+ faculty, students, staff, and undergraduate student organizations meet, socialize, work, study, research, and live.


The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life

The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life (Richardson Building Suite 101, 105, 115 - on the A Quad) is a comfortable space that has couches and chairs for students to drop in and relax any time. It is comprised of the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD), the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), and Religious Life. Here you will find the staff of OGSD and OMA, a living room/study area, conference room and kitchenette, all gender restroom with abolition inside, multipurpose room, prayer & meditation room, keycode lockers, internet access,  information, and resources. 

The Q Spot

The Q Spot is located in Décou-Labat Residence Hall on the ground level right next to/behind PJ's on Willow.  The Q Spot is a designated space for LGBTQ+ students. Inside the Q Spot you will find safer sex supplies, Internet access, a smart TV, games, books, resources, and more. Student organizations often hold meetings and study breaks here. LGBTQ+ students may request card access by contacting OGSD at 504-314-2183 or ogsd@tulane.edu.

Kaleidoscope Residential Learning Community

Kaleidoscope Residential Learning Community. When looking for housing, LGBTQ+-identifying students and their allies may be particularly interested in our Residential Learning Community Kaleidoscope, which opened in Fall 2017. Kaleidoscope is dedicated to multicultural, gender, and sexual diversity. As a residential community within the housing system, the Multicultural & Inclusivity Residential Learning Community is designed to offer students the experience of living in an inclusive, diverse, dynamic, and close-knit community, as well as opportunities to grow as agents of social change. 

The Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program (GeSS) is the primary hub (located in Newcomb Hall B03) of teaching and research on gender and sexuality in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences at Tulane University. More information can be found at Academic Opportunities.