Tulane University has many active LGBTIQA and feminist student groups. The following under/graduate student organizations focus on gender- and sexuality-related social, health, spiritual, political, intellectual, and cultural matters. If you have a gender- and/or sexuality-related student group that you would like start and/or have listed here, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to include you in our events and offer our services and programs to your members.
Finding Intersectionality Together (FIT) is a new student organization that begins with the premises that (1) our lives are shaped by multiple and intersecting forms of oppression, resistance, and culture and (2) individuals identify in multiple and intersecting ways along lines of class, race, sexuality, gender, dis/ability, etc. Our organization seeks to support and develop the perspective of students who often move through single-issue environments where their multiple identities often go unacknowledged. FIT seeks to always recognize the mobility and mixed nature of identity and social problems. We hold meetings that alternate between community building, education, service, and having FUN! We also sponsor a leadership retreat in the Spring on the Gulf of Mexico. Like their Facebook page here.
Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL)
Gamma Rho Lambda (GRL) is a sorority founded upon creating a sisterhood for women who identify with the LGBTQAI community or are activists, feminists, and otherwise progressive women. Our sorority is focused on doing community outreach and education projects to better the LGBTQAI community within New Orleans and on Tulane's campus. Founded upon traditional values of sisterhood and support, GRL is grounded on fundamental ideals embodied by the original definition of sorority.
Gender & Sexuality Advisory Council (GSAC)
The Gender and Sexuality Advisory Council (GSAC) is a coalition of LGBTIQA, feminist and other organizations that focus on gender- and sexuality-related issues at Tulane University. GSAC meets 3-4 times each semester to foster collaborations between gender- and sexuality-based organizations. GSAC also functions to inform the director of the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD) and the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) of the needs, problems, and issues currently facing students. Though GSAC primarily serves as a hub for organizations, all undergraduate, graduate and professional students across the University may participate upon request. Email email@example.com for more information or to learn how to serve as a representative, even as a first-year student.
Queer Feminist Collective (QFC)
QFC is a collective of students of all genders and sexualities that meets twice each month to talk about the campus climate as it relates to gender, sexuality, race, class, dis/ability, etc. They also organize the series Sexuality and Society. The Sexuality and Society series is a forum for the campus to engage with topics such as safe sex, hook-up culture, pan/bisexuality, queerness, non/monogamy, pornography, the erotic, health and pleasure, etc. They welcome all students at any point in the semester and encourage student organizations, faculty, and staff to join in co-programming the Sexuality and Society series. QFC aims to foster communication and discussion for students interested in issues relating to gender, sexuality, feminism, queerness, identity, and inequality within a safe space. QFC members will also have the opportunity to connect with organizers, artists, and activists working to strengthen the greater LGBTQIA and feminist/womanist New Orleans community. Join the Orgsync page for updates here.
Queer Student Alliance (QSA)
Founded in 1972, the Queer Student Alliance (QSA) is the oldest, continuously-operating LGBTIQA organization in the state of Louisiana. (The organization has been run under the names Gay, GALA, BiGALA, and most recently, MOSAIC.) We are an alliance that embraces the similarities and differences of all people: gay, lesbian, straight, a/pan/bi/poly/sexual, and transgender. As a group, we seek to promote awareness, tolerance, equality, and compassion in order to cultivate a healthy environment for all individuals at Tulane. We provide an open forum for discussion in a safe, nurturing environment, and facilitate fun and enriching social activities for all Tulane students. Whether you identify as gay, straight, trans, lesbian, GNC, or anything at all, know that you are always welcome to come to our meetings. Join the Orgsync page for updates here and check out their website here.
SAPHE is a student organization that operates a 24/7 confidential hotline. The hotline is operated during the fall and spring semesters when classes are in session. The purpose of the hotline is to provide support and information to members of the Tulane community regarding all issues that surround sexual aggression. Sexual aggression occurs in many forms including rape, sexual assault, stalking, dating / intimate partner violence, and sexual harassment. Call us at (504) 654-9543. In addition, SAPHE members are involved in various educational events and programs related to sexual aggression. If you are interested in learning more about our upcoming programs or how to become a member please e-mail SAPHE.firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the Orgsync page for updates and applications here.
Student Women Embracing Equality at Tulane (SWEET)
FAST members believe in the social, political, and economic equality of ALL genders, races, ethnicities and sexual orientations. They are an alliance of students dedicated to intersectional feminism and the values that it upholds.
Their Facebook page serves as a space to share articles, videos, comments, etc. about relevant issues. To request to join, click here.
NCI Student Organizations
The Newcomb College Institute’s (NCI) sponsors student organizations that foster a women-focused, supportive environment while developing leadership abilities and professional skill sets. (Current organizations include Students United for Reproductive Justice Women in Technology, Alpha Lambda Delta, Women in Politics, Women in Business, Global Health Leaders Across Multicultural Women, Women in Science, Mortar Board, African American Women’s Society, and the Athletic Women’s Association.)
Division of Student Affairs, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-314-2188 email@example.com