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The purpose of Tulane’s ALAAMEA is strategic advocacy on behalf of Tulane University’s underrepresented faculty and staff community. These underrepresented groups include an alliance of members and allies of diverse social identity groups of the Tulane community including Asian, Latino, African American, Multi-Ethnic, and LGBTIQ faculty and staff. The Alliance exists to provide a forum for dialogue and subsequent action on issues and concerns that impact the university’s underrepresented Faculty and Staff.

In support of Tulane’s Presidential Commission on Race and Tulane’s Values, The Alliance will provide the President and the Administration generally with information and advice regarding issues that impact diverse Faculty, Staff, and Students. In addition to the Presidential Commission, The Alliance serves to complement and support campus efforts, including individuals and specific offices such as the Office of Multicultural Affairs (the “O”), the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) and the Newcomb Tulane College, Office of Undergraduate Diversity, in important goals and initiatives that support diversity, equity & social justice for Tulane’s community.

The Alliance’s goals include but are not limited to the following:

  • To establish strong bridges between ALAAMEA faculty, staff, and students through social engagement, mutual support, and effective communication.
  • To provide advice and consultation to University administrators and schools on ways to improve the recruitment and retention of multi-cultural and multi-ethnic faculty and staff, increase campus dialogue and help build bridges of respect, understanding, and inclusion.
  • To foster the growth, development, and career enhancement of existing and potential ALAAMEA members through professional development, mentoring, and networking.
  • To identify ways to increase the involvement of ALAAMEA Alumni with Tulane’s ALAAMEA faculty, staff, and students.