Using a Social Justice Framework the mission of OGSD aims to cultivate support, connection, and growth for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and alumni through:
- Fostering Community (Tulane and broader communities): OGSD works to create a community that is sustained by honoring our diverse values, contributions, and experiences while centering those who hold multiple marginalized identities in the LGBTQ+ community.
- Accountability: OGSD believes part of personal growth and creating deep connections requires accountability to yourself, your peers, and your community especially in how you reflect on and navigate your privileged identities.
- Leadership (Courageous) Development: OGSD provides resources and tools for students, faculty, and staff to become courageous and authentic leaders within and beyond OGSD and Tulane University.
- Advocacy: OGSD advocates for Queer and Trans liberation at Tulane University through educational workshops, LGBTQ+ programs, and improving university policy and processes for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff.