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The staff at the Office of Multicultural Affairs welcomes you TU the campus community!  It is our mission to cultivate support, connection, and growth for Black, Indigenous, Latinx/Latine, Asian, Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and other individuals who identify as people of color. We support undergraduate and graduate/professional students at Tulane University.

As part of The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life, we recognize that students have many identities and provide educational, social, and cultural opportunities that address the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, differing abilities, neurodiversity, and religion. We work with students to foster community engagement, provide decolonized leadership development through coalition building, offer advocacy to help students find and use their voice, and promote healthy cultural identity development. OMA also fosters opportunities for continuous antiracist action-oriented learning to move towards equity throughout the campus community. We do this by offering social justice educational opportunities for students like our Community Engagement Advocates program. Some of which are listed below. 


The Kaleidoscope Residential Learning Community (RLC) is a great opportunity for first year students seeking to live, learn and explore social justice, liberation, and decolonized leadership

The Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life is a space where members of the Tulane community who need a space to simply be, can come and study, eat, socialize, and connect with student leaders, the CIL staff. Drop in and learn more about leadership, self and community care, cultural identity development, social justice, and more!

While we have a small and growing staff, the Carolyn Barber Pierre Center for Intercultural Life serves the entire Tulane community. We focus on centering the needs of individuals who are often marginalized to ensure that everyone who is part of the campus community can thrive. We highlight the achievements, culture, and contributions of those who blaze the trail for diversity, inclusion, and equity on campus in in the city of New Orleans. 

CIL offers a variety of cohort based experiences, affinity group gatherings, and leadership opportunities. Consider applying to become a Community Engagement Advocate, Ambassador, Peer Mentor, or join a cultural organization or affinity group. Contact Us to learn more! 

The Annual Intercultural Leadership Retreat 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 Mosaic Lounge is located on the ground floor of Warren House, beside SoHo (Weatherhead), behind Butler, and is a designated safe space for LGBTQ+ students. inside the Mosaic Lounge you will find safe sex supplies, Internet access, a TV, DVD player, movies, games, books, information, and much more.

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.