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Spaces of Affirmation

Whether you're on the uptown or downtown campus, you can expect Tulane University to be a welcoming and inclusive environment. We offer several options for affirming spaces on campus that go beyond to provide a welcoming environment where you can bring your full self without hesitation.

The CIL Office Richardson Suite 101

Suite 101 houses the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Spiritual Life, and the Office for Gender & Sexual Diversity professional and student staff 

Reception Area - Executive Secretary Workspace

Suite 101A - OGSD Staff Office

Suite 101B - OGSD Staff Office

Suite 101C - OMA Staff Office

Suite 101D - CIL AVP Office

Suite 101E - OMA Staff Office

Back of the House and Suite 109 - Student Staff Workspace

The O Lounge in Richardson Suite 105

The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life O Lounge is a comfortable space on the first floor of the Richardson Building (Academic Quad) that has a lounge for students to drop in and relax any time. There you will also find the staff of the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD), the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), and Religious Life. Students may reserve the Perez Jackson multipurpose room for meetings and programs centering BIPOC and QT members of the campus community. Suite 105 is reservable for programming Monday - Friday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  To reserve the space visit VEMS

Perez Jackson Multipurpose Room Richardson Suite 115

The Perez Jackson Multipurpose room is a space dedicated to CIL programming to support BIPOC and QT students. The space is reservable when not in use for CIL programs and affiliated student organizations. This space is reservable for events and programs that center BIPOC and QT students, faculty, staff, and community. To reserve the Multipurpose Room please visit VEMS

Wednesdays with the O

Each week we invite students to join us in the Perez Jackson Multipurpose Room (Suite 115) in the Richardson Building for free lunch, music, and intercultural life updates starting with our Fall Kickoff.

Learn more about WWTO

The Relaxation & Meditation Richardson Suite 105B

The Relaxation Suite is located next to the Center on the first floor of the Richardson Building in the Center for Intercultural Life (Suite 105). The space is available to anyone who needs a quiet space to reflect, pray, meditate, or just be. On Thursdays the space is reserved for self care massages from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Feel free to drop in during normal business hours. The room is unlocked Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and can be reserved outside of daily salat times. To reserve the space visit VEMS

If you would like to access the room for prayer please send your name and splash card number to Olivia Gowen at ogowen@tulane.edu to be added to the list of approved users and you can tap in anytime you need to.

Treat Yourself Thursdays

Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Relaxation & Meditation Lounge

It is important to create healthy habits and we believe that starts with defining your personal self care routine. The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers complimentary chair massages every Thursday to help you build better mental health habits. Recognizing it takes time and effort to develop a good habit, we wanted to give space to try doing something nice for yourself on Thursdays. It can include stopping by the Center for a weekly massage, or maybe it's engaging in meditation or yoga on the quad. Regardless of the habit selected, we want students to do something special just for themselves. We developed Treat Yourself Thursdays in partnership with The Well for Health Promotion and we're grateful for their support of this effort.

REST & Healing Program (On hiatus)

Renewing & Empowering Spaces for Truth (REST) & Healing is a new program created by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Our goal is simply to provide spaces for students, staff, and faculty to build community and promote healthy emotional and mental wellbeing. We believe this should take place within communities of color through dedicated affinity group space focused on intragroup healing from racial trauma. This space will provide affirming and empowering counterspaces for BIPOC students.

Meetings will take place bi-weekly during the times and days provided below. We will begin the program via zoom and move to in person sessions when our new Center for Intercultural Life opens.  Details