Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The A. B. Freeman School of Business shares the institutional goals of fostering an inclusive environment with respect to diverse ideas, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, ages, abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds. We celebrate diversity in all of its forms: scholarship, teaching, community life, public engagement and many others. Together with the broader Tulane community, we are committed to making our university an equitable, inclusive and supportive home for all. We stand fully beside our students, faculty and staff of color as we strive to build a community with a caring, equitable environment for all.

To fulfill these goals, the Freeman School has undertaken a number of initiatives:

Freeman School Faculty Recruiting Inclusivity & Diversity Task Force
The task force’s charge is to enhance faculty inclusivity and diversity in the Freeman School by suggesting changes to extant policies, practices and processes and proposing new policies, practices and processes that support these goals. Through these measures, the school strives to increase Freeman’s attractiveness to all faculty, but especially those from historically underrepresented groups. The task force, which includes both undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members and administrators, will report to the dean of the Freeman School no later than the end of the spring 2021 term. Read more about the Faculty Recruiting Inclusivity & Diversity Task Force.

Graduate Student Inclusivity & Diversity Task Force
The task force’s charge is to enhance student inclusivity and diversity within the Freeman School’s graduate student population. Composed of faculty members, staff and current students, the task force will develop recommendations with special emphasis on graduate admission policies, practices and processes with promise for enhancing Freeman’s attractiveness to historically underrepresented student populations. The task force will report its recommendations to the dean no later than the end of the spring 2021 term. Read more about the Graduate Student Inclusivity & Diversity Task Force.

Art Inclusivity Task Force
Because art is a powerful and visible symbol of an organization’s values, the Freeman School’s Art Inclusivity Task Force is charged with reviewing the art currently on display in the school’s two facilities, the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex and Stewart Center CBD, and developing recommendations regarding processes to ensure that artworks displayed in the buildings represent the diverse and inclusive community we are and aspire to be. Task force members include current students, alumni, faculty and staff. The task force will make its recommendations to the dean by the end of fall 2020 term. Read the February 2021 Interim Report.

Resources for Students
The following student groups also provide academic, networking, career and service opportunities to students at Freeman:

At the university level, students also receive support from Tulane’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity and Case Management and Victim Support Services.   
To report an incident of bias, discrimination or harassment, students and employees should share their experiences at Tulane.edu/concerns. The report will be shared with university administrators in real-
time and the appropriate office will follow-up directly.

Learn more about Tulane’s university-wide initiatives through the Presidential Commission on Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.