Affirmative Action

Tulane is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to excellence through diversity. As a federal contractor, Tulane University is required by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to identify and provide an Affirmative Action plan which contains affirmative action goals.

The plan provides us a guide in monitoring our progress and developing operational processes to enhance equal opportunity in all areas of recruitment & employment and empowers us to utilize good faith efforts in all hiring activities. This allows us to address any barriers in our process that could contribute to the underutilization of protected classes, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans within Tulane’s employment community. 

Below we share the current affirmative action plan, goals, and tools.

Affirmative Action Goal


Recruiting for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Recruitment is one of the most important and foundational steps of a search. An exceptional applicant pool is made up of qualified and diverse applicants. 

The Institutional Equity team supports departments across the Tulane community in maintaining a diverse, highly qualified, and inclusive workforce. We have contracted with Insight Into Diversity Career Center, a premier higher education online diversity job board, to take all of our staff and faculty positions and posts them to multiple diverse job boards.

Furthermore, for faculty recruitment, we have The National Registry of Diverse & Strategic Faculty, which connects faculty job positions with faculty job seekers. To use The Registry, you will need the account login: Institution (limited access), username: tulaneoie2017 and password: post.

Recruiting Library

Interviewing Compliance and Fair Hiring course

Job applicants are protected from illegal discrimination during the hiring process. This 20-minute course explains how discrimination can occur in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring -- and provides guidelines for handling your hiring-related responsibilities in a fair and legal manner

Registration for Interviewing Compliance and Fair Hiring course

For more information contact Tawanda Coleman at 504-247-1783 or


Video Recruitment Resources


Staff Search Waivers

Tulane University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law.

As a federal contractor, Tulane is required by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to identify job groups where underutilization occurs, establish affirmative action goals for those job groups, and make good faith efforts to achieve those goals.

Conducting full and open searches support the University in fulfilling these requirements. The requirement of conducting an open search may be waived for any reason listed below.

  •  Executive and senior management positions
  •  Positions filled internally (lateral moves, transfers, promotions, etc.)
  •  Positions lasting three days or less

To request a search waiver, email Please include the job title, department, and reason for a waiver from the list above. For more information, contact Tawanda Coleman at or 504-247-1783.

Faculty Search Waivers

The Office of the Provost makes the determination for faculty search waivers. For more information, please see the Search Waiver Policy for Faculty Appointment.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Tawanda Coleman at or 504-247-1783.