Honoring and Advancing Diversity
From celebrating pioneers on campus to engaging students in their classroom and city 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.
Celebrating Diversity at Tulane
In 2015, President Fitts established the Presidential Commission on Race and Tulane Values 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, and recognizing Tulanians who have made a meaningful impact on our campus and in their communities. This will include sharing their stories and naming programs, spaces and buildings in their honor.