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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 Center for Intecultural Life

The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life 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 multipurpose room for meetings. We are currently located on the first floor of the Richardson Building on the academic quad in suite 105.

Wednesdays with the O

Each week we invite students to join us in the Multipurpose Room (room 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 Suite

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

Treat Yourself Thursdays - Canceled until Further Notice due to Pandemic

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 (Will Relaunch in the Fall 2021 Semester)

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