The Janus Society was founded in 2004 by students in Tulane College, Tulane's original liberal arts college and its liberal arts and sciences college for men, as an honor society that recognized graduating senior men who exemplified the qualities of leadership, scholarship, and honor. Janus, the god of doors and gates, beginnings and endings, embodies a mythology that represents the best of the college experience: the maturation of youth into adulthood.
In 2006, after the dissolution of the coordinate college system, the men of Tulane chose to expand the society, to create a men's programming board in order to carry on the particular services to men previously provided by Tulane College. To preserve the traditions of the original society, each year the board recognizes five graduating senior men to receive Janus Society Honors. Decisions are made based on the same criteria used by the original Janus Society: leadership, scholarship, and honor.
The Janus Society's mission is to promote health, social justice, and fellowship among men and the community at large. Some of thier programs in the next year will include a social-norming campaign for responsible drinking; a testicular-cancer awareness program; and participation in sexual-violence-prevention programs, including One in Four and Tulane Men Against Rape (TMAR); and bring male-interest speakers to campus.
The Janus Society meets at 5.30 on Mondays in 203 Robert C. Cudd Hall.
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