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Lines of identity intersect at the crossroads of excellence.


Center for Academic EquityHoused in Newcomb/Tulane College, the Center for Academic Equity serves all self-identified underrepresented or non-traditional students. These communities include, but are not exclusive to, students of color, LGBTQ and first generation college scholars’ cohorts.

Students from these communities bring to the Tulane University student body, leadership, experiential wisdom, academic excellence, life skills, and important cultural and social perspectives. They drive Tulane University to fulfill its mission as an inclusive, multicultural, academically rich research institution.

Without student leaders who represent diverse identities, perspectives, and cultures, institutions of higher learning can easily reproduce homogeneity of thought as well as of knowledge. We are better educators, better people, intellectually more rigorous, and more representative of a democratic republic, as the number of under-represented students, increase on our campus.

Dr. Rebecca Mark

Dear DACA students,

The Center for Academic Equity is the home for all DACA Students. We are supportive of your needs and will do our best to help you. We do not keep any written records of DACA students in order to keep your identity anonymous.

Please know that If you are concerned and need to talk to someone, there are many people ready and willing to help on campus. The President has issued his statement and we are in full support of his position. Here are a few bullet points from his letter.

  • Along with many of my fellow university presidents, I urge Congress to act quickly to restore DACA through legislation.  
  •  . . . DACA students have grown up in this country, worked and studied hard, and are an important part of university communities.  We continue to welcome them as an important part of Tulane University. 
  •  . . . In the meantime, I know that our students who registered under DACA will be understandably upset and anxious. Let me clarify, as much as I can, our own university policies, and you can find more guidance here.

Please come by anytime. We will offer you or connect you with someone who you can go to for counselling, help with financial aid, a cup of coffee, a good meal, people to talk to, legal advice, or a community of DACA students.  Your identity will be protected at all times.

We are proud to have DACA students on our campus. We are proud of your hard work and all that you have accomplished to get to where you are now. You are making America and our world a much more humane, more intelligent, and more compassionate place. We want to see you thrive and flourish as you pursue your academic and life dreams. We have you in our hearts at all times and are here to serve you.

Rebecca Mark
Director of the Center for Academic Equity