Newcomb Institute sponsors more than 20 student-run organizations, all of which vary in their focus area but foster a gender-inclusive, supportive environment while developing leadership abilities and professional skillsets. Newcomb-sponsored student organizations have access to faculty advisors, activity funding, and use of our event space in The Commons.
African-American Women's Society (AAWS) is an organization that works to increase awareness of important issues that affect African American women on Tulane's campus. The organization nurtures development and encourages involvement. The women of AAWS pride themselves on leadership, encourage initiative, promote community, and provide a home for people of color with similar interests. For more information, email email@example.com.
Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is a national honor society that recognizes first-year students who attain a 3.5 GPA and are in the top 20% of their class during their first semester of college. The Newcomb chapter is involved with several service projects on and around campus, and also organizes fun off-campus activities for ALD members like attending the New Orleans School of Cooking and Rock 'n Bowl. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feminist Alliance of Students at Tulane (FAST) is an alliance of students dedicated to intersectional feminism and the values that it upholds. FAST members believe in the social, economic, and political equality of all genders, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. For more information, email email@example.com.
Her Campus Tulane (http://www.hercampus.com/tulane) is an online magazine for college women that individualizes its content college-by-college by establishing My Campus branches at schools across the country. With content on Style, Health, Love, DormLife, Career, and World, supplemented by campus-specific content, Her Campus Tulane specializes in the Tulane experience and is written and managed entirely by Tulane students. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service. Mortar Board members represent the top scholars and leaders on their campuses. Male and female students apply as juniors and are selected by the current senior membership. Since its establishment in 1918, nearly a quarter of a million members have been initiated at 226 chartered chapters across the nation. For more information, email email@example.com.
Newcomb Prison Project is an organization that provides educational opportunities to engage students, staff, and faculty in issues related to prison and criminal justice reform. They also work closely with service-learning classes and the Center for Public Service, as well as Newcomb Institute, to organize student-led programming with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people in the New Orleans area.
Newcomb Senate serves as the liaison between the past and present Newcomb student body of Tulane University. The organization preserves Newcomb traditions as they support the current vision of Newcomb Institute while seeking to incorporate new traditions that promote strength and growth. In addition, Newcomb Senate promotes Newcomb spirit and active engagement in Newcomb Programs. Newcomb Senate works to support all women on campus and to illuminate issues that women face within University Student government. All undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in Newcomb Senate by attending monthly Town Hall Meetings and joining committees. Elections for upperclassmen positions are held in the spring semester, and two freshmen representatives are elected at the beginning of the fall semester. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Love Tulane seeks to increase awareness among Tulane students about issues of relationship violence, and available resources in and around the community. They aim to become a point of reference for Tulane students for information on relationship violence and related issues, such as sexual misconduct, and to provide prevention education and start conversations on campus pertaining to healthy relationships via workshops, social media campaigns and tabling on campus. They welcome anyone who wishes to join this important movement. For more information, visit joinonelove.org.
Society of Women Engineers is an organization that inspires students to achieve their full potential as engineers. Tulane's chapter focuses on supporting, encouraging, and providing women engineers, and members of the STEM community, with the means to succeed throughout their college career and beyond. The SWE chapter provides outreach opportunities within the greater New Orleans community with the hope of inspiring young girls to pursue STEM programs. The executive board has bi-weekly meetings where they discuss, plan, and coordinate future general body meetings, study help, professional development, and more. For more information, email email@example.com.
Students United for Reproductive Justice (SURJ) is a new student-initiated group that started in 2014, created to educate and mobilize students in support of reproductive health and rights. SURJ seeks to be a strong pro-choice organization on campus offering students an opportunity for feminist driven political activism. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tulane International Society (TIS) focuses on bringing an awareness of global affairs to Tulane's campus, especially relating to issues that affect women's lives around the world. They organize discussions, speakers, and culture-sharing events that touch on a multitude of interests and majors, including Public Health, Latin American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies and International Development. In doing so, they strive to create friendships and connections between international students and the greater Tulane community. TIS ultimately serves as a forum for the exchange of culturally and intellectually stimulating ideas, discussions, and projects. For more information, email email@example.com.
Tulane University Ladies' A Cappella (TULA) is an all-female organization that strives to empower the voices of collegiate women through music. The TULA ladies perform throughout the year both on Tulane stages and in the greater New Orleans area. Each semester, TULA hosts an end-of-semester concert and also performs at events alongside Tulane's other a cappella groups, most notably at Tulane's Homecoming A Cappella Concert every fall. They sing anything and everything, from Bollywood/American pop mash-ups to Bonnie Raitt to Usher to the Beach Boys. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tulane Women in Architecture (TWIA) reflects the interests of women students in the School of Architecture and the greater body of undergraduate students of Newcomb-Tulane, aiming to enhance not only their educational and professional experiences but also the balance between their personal and professional lives. TWIA reflects women in the architectural community and the world they connect to. For more information, email email@example.com.
Women in Business started in 2011 for students interested in pursuing careers in professional business fields, regardless of academic major. Their meetings and events strive to increase students' interview and networking skills while allowing them to develop relationships with distinguished professionals and faculty members. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Politics is a student organization geared towards women interested in politics, government, law, and public policy. Students are welcome from any and all political backgrounds and belief systems. Activities include practicing leadership through action, lively discussions on the role of women in politics, co-sponsoring speakers and involvement with civic projects. For more information, email email@example.com.
Women in Pre-Law is aimed at preparing undergraduates for law school and the legal field. With education, dialogue and encouragement, WIL provides a community for peers to prepare and learn about law school, different facets of law, and the gender gap seen in law today. The goal is to learn to encourage fellow students to prepare for the competitive nature of law. This organization creates a space for the Tulane community to work on an imperative issue in professional fields for women while focusing on the particular field of law.
Women in Science is a nationally affiliated organization that works to connect women with faculty and peers interested in the sciences. Throughout the year, the group sponsors events such as faculty speakers, panels, and volunteer activities including Upward Bound, Science Fairs at local schools and Children's Hospital. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in Technology acts as dynamic resource for the campus, both by providing open-access skills-building workshops and by creating a community space for women studying, working with, or simply interested technology, recognizing that the lack of such a community can alienate women from a predominantly male field. Furthermore, in the interests of mentorship and networking, this group also showcases and promotes the success of women who are actively and productively using technology in their careers. For more information, email email@example.com.
Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE) is a curriculum-based mentorship program that provides young women with the resources, information and support necessary to make informed decisions about relationships, sexuality, and their futures in order to create community change. Tulane WYSE works with middle-school girls at Langston Hughes Academy. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWCOMB AFFILIATE ORGANIZATIONS
Hers, Theirs, Ours is Tulane University's fully original production that replaced the Vagina Monologues in 2016. This annual performance largely written and directed by students raises money for a local social justice organization.
They hope to create conversation about what it means to experience gender-based violence as women and non-binary & gender non-conforming folks, to open up this conversation to those who have been denied access to the Vagina Monologues community on basis of gender, and to acknowledge that all experiences of gendered oppression cannot and should not be homogenized across class, race, ability, and various other identities. For more information, email email@example.com.
Women of Color Collective (WOCC) is a safe space for any individual who identifies as a woman of color or non-binary persons of color on Tulane's campus. The organization seeks to provide a social and restorative space for women of color to share their experiences and inspirations. WOCC sparks critical dialogues and open discussions about the intersection of race, ethnicity, and gender.