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Honoring and Advancing Diversity

From celebrating pioneers on campus to engaging students in their classroom and communities, President Fitts is dedicated to creating an environment where Tulanians collaborate with peers who represent diverse identities, ethnicities, economic classes, perspectives and cultures.


The story of Tulane would not be complete without the contributions of many important individuals from diverse backgrounds who have made a substantial and lasting impact on our university.


Embracing and honoring our diverse community makes us smarter, advances Tulane’s core mission and strengthens our position as a top-tier global research university. An institution that celebrates the experiences and contributions of all its members is one in which innovation and creativity can flourish.


Presidential Commission on Tulane Values and Anti-Racism

In 2015, President Fitts established the Presidential Commission on Tulane Values and Anti-Racism to make our university a more racially-diverse, inclusive and supportive community. We are committed to building a campus that better reflects the world around us.


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Tulane Trailblazers
The story of Tulane University would not be complete without the contributions of the many important people from diverse backgrounds who have made a substantial and lasting impact on our campus.

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Center for Academic Equity
Recognizing an urgent need, in 2017 President Fitts authorized the creation of the Center for Academic Equity as a hub of services for first-generation college students, LGBTQ+ students, and students of color.

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Anneliese A. Singh

Chief Diversity Officer
After a nationwide search, New Orleans native Anneliese A. Singh was named Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development. Singh serves as the university’s chief diversity officer and leads efforts to coordinate and enhance campus-wide diversity, equity and inclusion work, including the recruitment and retention of faculty of color. She also shares best practices in building diversity across Tulane’s campuses, engaging faculty, students and staff in dialogue around this critical issue. Before coming to Tulane, Singh was a professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Education at the University of Georgia.

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Diversity Recruitment Programs – Undergraduate Admission
Office of Undergraduate Admission has put extensive effort into recruiting more diverse students to apply to and attend Tulane. These efforts include recruitment efforts such as fly-ins for prospective students to visit Tulane, as well as a regional admissions officers focused on recruiting students from underrepresented communities.