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Mission Statement

Newcomb Institute educates undergraduate students for feminist leadership in the 21st century. We support student research initiatives, advocate for a gender-integrated curriculum, develop community-engaged service-learning courses, promote student organizations, and bring feminist leaders to campus.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to:

  • Cultivate lifelong leadership among undergraduate students at Tulane University,  
  • Empower students by integrating teaching, research, and community engagement at Tulane University,  
  • Preserve, document, produce, and disseminate knowledge about women,  
  • Honor the memory of H. Sophie Newcomb and carry forward the work of Newcomb College by providing a woman-centered experience in a co-ed institution.
Diversity Statement

Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at the Newcomb Institute consists of systematic and sustained efforts to create a supportive and responsive environment where students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and community members of all backgrounds and identities can contribute and thrive. We strive to proactively identify and address inequalities and celebrate the differences afforded by (but not limited to) race, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, socio-economic background, age, ability, body type, and national origin. We will be active partners and allies to other entities on campus working to make the Tulane community more inclusive and diverse. We commit to research, teaching, and student and community engagement that is equitable and anti-oppressive.  

In response to and recognition of Newcomb College’s historical exclusion of non-white women and those who have been historically marginalized on the basis of their gender, we consider our diversity and inclusion efforts to be a crucial matter of social justice. We welcome feedback on these efforts.