Since1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality
four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically
black university. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dillard among the nation’s
Top 10 HBCUs, based on comprehensive undergraduate studies. Dillard also was awarded
a Top 10 Ranking in 2010 for liberal arts schools in the social mobility category
by Washington Monthly.
Welcome to Auxiliary Services at Dillard University. Auxiliary Services is a consortium
of internal and external organizations providing services to the Dillard University
community as well as the Gentilly community. While our principle hours of operation
are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, we maintain a 24-hour presence on campus
to respond to events outside of normal operation hours. We take great pride in ensuring
that students, staff, and faculty members and guests at Dillard University enjoy a
safe, clean, and comfortable environment for living, learning, and working.
Located on a 55-acre tract in Gentilly, a residential area of New Orleans, Dillard’s
campus is a beautiful setting for academic study and learning. Handsome white buildings,
stately live oak trees, large open spaces and sweeping green lawns create a picture
perfect college environment. With students and faculty crossing paths each day on
foot, the campus is a walker’s delight. From the center of campus, every building
is within a five minute walk.
Dillard University resulted from a 1935 merger of two historically African-American
and denominationally affiliated institutions. In 1866, the Methodist Episcopal Church
founded the Thompson Biblical Institute for the training of African-American ministers.
The Normal School for the training of teachers was added to Thompson in 1869, and
the school that resulted was named New Orleans University. Also in 1869, the American
Missionary Association of the Congregational Church established Straight University
in New Orleans. When the two institutions, New Orleans University and Straight University,
were merged and renamed Dillard University, the denominational affiliations were maintained.
Thus, Dillard University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and the United
Church of Christ.
In 1869, with support from the American Missionary Association of the Congregational
Church (now the United Church of Christ) and the Freedmen’s Aid Society of the Methodist
Episcopal Church (now the United Methodist Church), Straight University and the Union
Normal School were founded. They were subsequently renamed Straight College and New
Orleans University, respectively. Gilbert Academy, a secondary school, was a unit
of New Orleans University.
Dillard University's mission is to produce graduates who excel, become world leaders,
are broadly educated, culturally aware, and concerned with improving the human condition.
Through a highly personalized and learning-centered approach, Dillard's students are
able to meet the competitive demands of a diverse, global and technologically advanced