The Tulane University Vietnamese Association (TUVA) is a student organization committed to exposing and promoting the rich Vietnamese culture to the diverse community of Tulane University. The fundamental mission of the association is to establish a network of individuals who are interested in understanding the Vietnamese heritage, have a sincere appreciation for Vietnamese traditions and beliefs, and are dedicated to the preservation of the Vietnamese way of life. This longstanding purpose of TUVA is intended to expand the horizon of cultural diversity and to enhance the learning experiences for students who select Tulane as their temporary home.
TUVA fulfills its mission of cultural awareness by coordinating programs and activities that expose people to the uniqueness of the Vietnamese culture, such as the annual Tet Celebration, screenings of Vietnamese movies, and Vietnamese arts and entertainment performances. Through collaborative involvements with the Tulane Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), the Asian-American Students Intercollegiate Association (AASIA), and the local Vietnamese community, TUVA is able to provide a more extensive network for which appreciation for this kind of cultural diversity can be achieved.
TUVA fosters and sustains a close relationship with its community, and, therefore, places great emphasis on community service and charity. TUVA frequently donates proceeds to charitable organizations and its members have contributed countless hours participating in numerous volunteering projects. While we support awareness of the Vietnamese culture, the organization is NOT exclusive for Vietnamese students—we encourage involvement and support from students of ALL ethnic and social backgrounds. So, come participate in the TUVA experience: Culture. Service. Friendship.
Official Name: Tulane University Vietnamese Student Association
Official Acronym: TUVA
6823 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
University Website: www.tulane.edu
2016 - 2017 Executive Board
Co-President: Peter Nguyen
Co-President: Brenda Ohsner
Internal Vice President: Camly Tram
External Vice President: Jimmy Brown
Treasurer: David Woodside
Secretary: Annie Thai
Social Chair: Rebecca Wang
Historian: Jessica Dang
Public Relations: Eric Le
Gulf Coast Awards
2015 - 2016
- Most Outstanding Dance - "Date Auction 2015"
- Most Fundraised for CPP, 3rd Place
- Gulf Coast Future Award - Brenda Ohsner
Recent TUVA News
May 2, 2017 7:39 pm
The following is written by Abigayle Lista, the 2016 – 2017 ICC Rep from the Loyola Asian Student Organization. Fashion, food, and performances to never… more>>
January 11, 2017 1:44 am
Once upon a time, six Vietnamese student organizations across Louisiana gathered together in Roussel Hall at Loyola University New Orleans for a night full of… more>>
September 23, 2016 7:46 am
We are excited to announce the biggest fundraising event in our region is coming back! On Saturday, October 22 you can experience a night full… more>>
September 23, 2016 7:27 am
Want to know more about this year’s Collective Philanthropy Project? Join the UVSA Gulf Coast Eboard Monday, October 3rd at 8:00 PM CST as they… more>>