If you are experiencing thoughts of self-harm, just want someone to talk to, or are otherwise in need, please call one of the free 24/7 numbers below.

Tulane Students: The Line: 504-264-6074. 

Anyone: 1-800-273-8255

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Student Affairs - Inspiring Student Success

 About Us


The mission of the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD) is to work with all members of Tulane University to foster a climate of respect, understanding, and appreciation for diverse genders, sexualities, cultures, and histories; to encourage critical thinking about gender and sexuality; to provide support and leadership development for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) and gender non-conforming (GNC); and, to ensure an open and affirming learning environment, free of homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, sexism, and other forms of gender- and sex-based bias and discrimination. OGSD works closely with the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) to provide educational, social, and cultural opportunities that address the ways in which gender and sexuality intersect with race, ethnicity, class, nationality, dis/ability, and religious identifications.


Our Work

To accomplish our mission, we create a welcoming environment for all individuals who are interested in developing their understanding of gender and sexuality. We serve as a hub for social, cultural, academic, and intellectual resources. We provide mentorship, academic and career development, leadership opportunities, advising, advocacy and social justice trainings, a designated lounge and meeting space, social and cultural programming, critical dialogue and engagement, and internship opportunities.

We sponsor academic lectures, panels, and workshops on gender and sexuality-related issues. We also provide campus-wide education, consultation, and workshops for faculty, staff, and students. Past programs have focused on the role of sexuality in the Civil Rights movement; the criminalization and activism of people who identify as transgender; the history of LGBTQ+ people in New Orleans; the relationship between LGBTQ+ and asexual communities; and the intersections of race and class with sexuality and gender.

We collaborate with administrators throughout the university to address issues of bias, harassment, and discrimination and to ensure that policies, facilities, and programs are inclusive of gender and sexually diverse individuals. We work with community-based organizations, artists, and other universities in New Orleans to foster a citywide culture that respects and appreciates gender and sexual diversity. We also conduct on-going campus climate assessments and evaluations of the Office and its service.

Contact & On-Campus Resources

OGSD Contacts

Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) 
Garden Level Suite G04
29 McAlister Place
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 314-2183
Fax: (504) 862-8795

Red Vaughan Tremmel, Ph.D.
Director, Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies & History
Phone: (504) 314-2183
Fax: (504) 862-8795

Carolyn Barber-Pierre
Assistant Vice-President for Student Affairs and Intercultural Life
Phone: (504) 865-5181
Fax: (504) 862-8975

Caroline Scott
Student Program Coordinator, Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Phone: (251) 648-8609


Other Valuable Contacts

Counseling and Psychological Services
(504) 314-2277

Night-Time Transportation Shuttle
(504) 314-7233

Safety Escort 24hrs/7 days a week
(504) 865-5381

Student Health Center
(504) 865-5255
Corner of Willow and Audubon Blvd.

Housing and Residence Life
Jon Tingley
Director of Housing
Phone: (504) 865-8475

(504) 314-7400
Free safer sex supplies, tobacco cessation programs, massages, self-care materials, and more.
Under the Reily Recreation Center.
Go through the breezeway which is located to the right of Reily stairs; it is suite 115 (on your left). 

Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline & Education
(504) 654-9543
A Guide for Victims of Sexual Assault: HERE.

Office for Institutional Equity
Tulane University values an open and affirming learning and work environment, void of homophobia, heterosexism, transphobia, sexism, and other forms of gender- and sex-based bias and discrimination. To report harassment, bias, a hate crime, or discrimination, please (1) submit a report online and (2) contact the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE). 
Deborah Love, Vice-President
Phone: (504) 862-8083
200 Broadway Street, Suite 105-A
New Orleans, LA 70118

Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188