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Programs & Events

The Office of Gender and Sexual Diversity, along with campus and community partners, offers a variety of programs and events throughout the academic year.

To stay current on events, follow OGSD on our instagram @ogsdtulane . If your department or organization is hosting an event that may be of interest to the LGBTQ+ community at Tulane, send complete details including date, time, and location along with any other helpful information such as a web link, Facebook event link, WaveSync event link, and/or graphic image to be shared in our newsletter to ogsd@tulane.edu

Intercultural Life Orientation for New Students & Families

As part of New Student Orientation the Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life hosts an orientation program to help new students and their families (of origin or chosen) get connected to resources and individuals who can offer support and advice to ensure students have a successful transition into college.  It's an opportunity to hear from campus administrators, staff in the Center for Intercultural Life, including the Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity, and Religious Life. Our goal is to help every student get access to the tools they need to thrive during their Tulane experience.

Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life Transcending the Wave: Intercultural Convocation Ceremony & Reception

In 1963, Tulane admitted the first Black students to pursue their academic goals of earning advanced degrees. Almost six decades later, we are welcoming more than 500 first year students who identify as Black Indigenous, Latine/ Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, and  people of color. We are also welcoming a growing community of queer and trans students to the Tulane community. To honor the continued growth while centering students who hold multiple identities, we will give new students a cultural pin.  During this ceremony students will hear from administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders of the Multicultural Council and Gender & Sexual Advisory Council about what it means to be a part of the legacy of diversity at Tulane. This program will be followed by an outdoor welcome reception featuring various student organizations, affinity groups, and a group photo. 

OGSD Annual WELCOME QT Family Dinner

Join the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity for our annual Welcome QT Family Dinner celebration for 2SLGBTQIA+ undergraduate students, graduate & professional students, staff and faculty!

Hosted as part of TU Welcome Week this years WELCOME QT Familly Dinner will be on Friday, August 26th 6-8pm 2022 at LBC Pocket Park. 

Come and enjoy great food, giveaways, music, resource, excellent company and more!

You will get the chance to hear from, learn more about, and connect with the following 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations on and off campus: 

  • Queer Student Alliance (QSA) 
  • Black Queer Collective (BQC)
  • Gender Exploration Society (GES)
  • Tulane OUTLaw 
  • Medical School Pride Alliance (MSPA) 
  •  LGBTQ+ Research Collective 
  • ALAAMEA LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Affinity Group 
  • Real Name Change Campaign 
  • Crescent Care Gender Clinic
  • And more!!!!

For more information, contact ppeterson@tulane.edu.  

QT Family Dinner(s)


About once a month the Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity hosts QT Family Dinner night in the Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life.

These QT Family Dinners provide community, food, resources, and more! 



Intercultural Leadership Retreat

The Annual Intercultural Leadership Retreat hosted by  The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life: The Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity, & Religious Lifea, takes place during the Fall semester in an off-campus camp setting. The weekend is designed to develop skills that will serve students at Tulane, in New Orleans and beyond, with interactive activities designed to create an environment for individuals to explore cultural identity, share experiences and discuss the meaning of leadership within the context of a diverse society. Participants should come prepared to participate in activities by sharing views, attitudes, beliefs and experiences openly and honestly. 

The retreat is an opportunity to learn more about who you are, connect with other students, develop leadership skills to make a positive change at Tulane using Emergent Strategies, Critical Race Theory, and The Leadership Challenge frameworks. We bring together student leaders with diverse perspectives to build relationships across cultural differences and form a purposeful and sustainable leadership community whose members are committed to one another. The program is designed to provide a rich learning experience regardless of your leadership position. Students interested in running for office in any student organization, are strongly encouraged to attend!

LGBTQ+ Hxstory & Celebration Day's (October)

Each October, the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity hosts an annual programs, events, and celebrations that focuses on LGBTQ+ communities, history, and cultures. Past History & Celebration Months have included films, workshops, educational history installation in the LBC, performances, keynote lectures, music, exhibits, Queeraoke, and more. Sponsored by the Gender & Sexuality Advisory Council (GSAC) and Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity (OGSD). 

International Transgender Day of Remembrance & Resilience (November)

This day in mid-November honors the lives, cultures, and history of trans identified people. We hold a vigil to bring attention to the violence endured by trans people, and trans women of color in particular. 

Audre Lorde Days (Spring)

Tulane University's Audre Lorde Days offer multiple opportunities during spring semester for students, faculty, staff, and community members to come together to "develop tools for using human difference as a springboard for creative change." These may include academic lectures, workshops, concerts, comedy, or other experiences and are held throughout spring semester. Admission to all events is always free and open to the public. View current and past events at Audre Lorde Days. If your department or organization is planning an event which would fit the parameters of Audre Lorde Days, contact ogsd@tulane.edu to discuss collaboration and co-sponsorship. 



Join the Center for Intercultural Life & OGSD for PRIDE Fest!

Pride Fest is a space to celebrate in community all of the CIL, OMA, and OGSD graduates as well as our student leaders, and the students we serve. Enjoy Snowballs, Main Squeeze Juices, Dat Dog, Rainbow parachute games, prizes, headshot photography, and more at PRIDE Fest!


Lavender Graduation & Pinning Ceremony (Spring)

During this end-of-the-year ceremony, the O recognizes LGBTQ+-identified students, students of color, and their allies for their achievements and contributions to Tulane University. Student organizations also present awards to members of their clubs who have significantly contributed to the success of the organization. Hosted by the O (Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Religious Life). 


Wednesdays with the O (Weekly)

This weekly social with free food happens every Wednesday when classes are in session from noon-1:00 pm on the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) Mezzanine. Come take a mid-week break, relax, and enjoy good company over a shared meal. Hosted by the O (Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Religious Life).