Men of Color @ Tulane was founded in 2004 by a group of young men dedicated to improving the experiences of the small number of African American males that attended Tulane University. Since that time, the organization has made dramatic strides and broadened it goals. Our objectives are the following:
- Create an atmosphere of unity not only for all students, faculty, and staff of Tulane University, but also for the New Orleans community
- Encourage a positive image of African Americans and to support its members in achieving their educational goals, while striving for academic excellence and cultural awareness among our members
- Increase the quantity of African American males attending Tulane University and ensure that all members graduate
Currently, the organization has a membership roll approaching 40 students, and it continues to grow. Our organization plans and participates in a number of activities, including college recruitment, self-improvement conferences, and numerous campus events. Our largest and founding event is the Men of Color Collegiate Summit where we invite male students of color from high schools and universities throughout New Orleans to engage in meaningful dialogue, hoping to make better men out of the attendees.