Whether you're on the uptown or downtown campus, you can expect Tulane University to be a welcoming and inclusive environment. There are, however, several spaces that serve as a hub for gender and sexual diversity on campus: The O, The Mosaic Lounge, the Student Health Center, The Well for Health Promotion, Counseling and Psychological Services, Housing and Residence Life, and the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program. It is from these spaces that LGBTQ+ faculty, students, staff, and undergraduate student organizations meet, socialize, work, study, research, and live.
The O is a comfortable space on the garden level of the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) that has couches and chairs for students to drop in and relax any time. It is comprised of the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD), the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), and Religious Life. Here you will find the staff of OGSD and OMA, a living room/study area, Internet access, a TV, DVD player, information, and resources. Students may reserve the O conference room for meetings.
The O Relaxation Lounge is located next to the O on the garden level of the LBC. There are huge beanbags, zero-gravity chairs, yoga and meditation supplies, speakers for music, a television with an Amazon Fire Stick (including Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Video, and more), books, movies, games, information, and more. Feel free to drop in during normal business hours.
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. Student organizations often hold meetings and study breaks here. LGBTQ+ students may request card access by contacting OGSD at 504-314-2183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaleidoscope Residential Learning Community. When looking for housing, LGBTQ+-identifying students and their allies may be particularly interested in our Residential Learning Community Kaleidoscope, which opened in Fall 2017. Kaleidoscope is dedicated to multicultural, gender, and sexual diversity. As a residential community within the housing system, the Multicultural & Inclusivity Residential Learning Community is designed to offer students the experience of living in an inclusive, diverse, dynamic, and close-knit community, as well as opportunities to grow as agents of social change.
The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program (GeSS) is the primary hub (located in Newcomb Hall B03) of teaching and research on gender and sexuality in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences at Tulane University. More information can be found at Academic Opportunities.