The Office of Multicultural Affairs works to foster an open and vibrant learning environment that welcomes, respects, and appreciates the histories, traditions, and cultures of traditionally underrepresented student populations. We also address issues of bias, discrimination, and harassment—all of which negatively affect the health and well being of students and learning communities. Through leadership, opportunities, programs, services, and providing affirming and welcoming spaces, OMA strives to help all students thrive at Tulane
As part of The "O", we recognize that students have multiple and intersecting identities and provide educational, social, and cultural opportunities that address the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, differing abilities, neuro-diversity, and religion. Throughout the year, we provide educational, social, and cultural opportunities for the campus community, such as Multicultural Student Orientation, Multicultural Leadership Retreat, Diversity Convocation, Audre Lorde Days, and Fall Harvest Fest Dinner, along with speakers, events and workshops for various cultural celebrations. Partnering with other university departments, community organizations, and student organizations, the Office of Multicultural Affairs works to serve students in ways that contribute directly to their ability to thrive in and outside the classroom.