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Mission Statement


The H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College Institute shapes the future by educating students to achieve gender equity.


To develop leaders, discover solutions to intractable gender problems of our time, and provide opportunities for students to experience synergies between curricula, research, and community engagement through close collaboration with faculty.


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.




We acknowledge and pay tribute to the original inhabitants of this land. The city of New Orleans is a continuation of an indigenous trade hub on the Mississippi River, know for thousands of years as Bulbancha. Native peoples have lived on this land since time immemorial, and the resilient voices of Native Americans remain an inseparable part of our local culture. With gratitude and honor, we acknowledge the indigenous nations that have lived and continue to thrive here.