We have moved! The Goldman Center is now in the basement of the Howard Tilton Library, Suites B-25 and B-30.
The Goldman Center for Student Accessibility has a process in place for undergraduate, graduate and professional students who wish to be considered for reasonable accommodations. Students, including those registered in online programs, can request accommodations at any time. However, for incoming fall semester students, we recommend beginning the process in the summer before arriving on campus. The process can sometimes take several weeks, so begin it as soon as you are able!
You may request accommodations at any point during your time at Tulane. Please note, however, that no accommodations are retroactive and many accommodations are best delivered at the start of a semester. For housing accommodations, the timeline is particularly important. Returning students for the 2023-2024 academic year should submit a request for housing accommodations in advance so that decisions can be rendered before mid-February 2023. Any requests submitted for special housing accommodations after this date will be considered on a rolling basis.
Accommodations needed on a temporary basis due to a medical event, crisis, or other extenuating circumstance, please contact Case Management. Short-term accommodations as support for illness or injury are coordinated on a case-by-case basis between the student, Case Manager, and faculty member. Time sensitive/immediate concerns, short-term issues, and special circumstances requiring accommodations will be facilitated through your Case Manager. You can schedule an appointment with Case Management by calling (504) 314-2160 or via email at email@example.com.
Below is a summary of the overall process required for getting accommodations set up at Tulane University. From the time you submit your documentation, the process for requesting academic accommodations may take anywhere from 1-3 weeks. The timeline for housing accommodation requests may be longer. We HIGHLY encourage all students to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to avoid any potential delays.
At any time in the process, feel free to contact the Goldman Center for a telephone or in-person meeting to further discuss your accommodation needs. Any communication or documentation can be submitted to the Goldman Center via email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (504-862-8435) or regular mail (Goldman Center for Student Accessibility, 7001 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70118).
After our Center has received your request AND your documentation*, you will be contacted by a Goldman Center staff person to set up a Welcome Meeting. Please monitor the email you provided in your application for important communications from our office about next steps. Meetings can be held remotely (by Zoom video chat or by phone) or in person based on the student’s preference.
*In general, the Goldman Center requires that students complete their request for accommodations AND provide current documentation before scheduling a meeting with the student. However, we are aware of potential barriers that exist in seeking current documentation necessary to move forward with your request, and we seek to work with each student on a one-on-one level to navigate this process and discuss potential solutions and resources. If you have concerns about the documentation requirement, please feel free to contact the Goldman Center for further information and assistance.
After your Welcome Meeting, you will need to "activate" your approved accommodations. This process allows you to select which professors are alerted of which of your accommodations. Please note that during the semester, we cannot guarantee to newly approved Goldman students that tests occurring in the same week as your Welcome Meeting will be accommodated, even if you become approved for testing accommodations.
Each semester, remember to request to have your accommodations activated. This process lets the Goldman Center know that you are enrolled this semester and intend use your accommodations. Remember, you don't have to use your accommodations in every class.
Once you have submitted your activation requests, the Goldman Center will send emails to each of the professors in the classes where you have elected to use your accommodations.
Watch the videos below to learn more about your accommodations.
If you have Testing Accommodations, remember to check with your professors to determine how they would like to manage those accommodations.
The Goldman Center is pleased to provide peer mentorship for students with academic accommodations at Tulane. To learn more about getting connected with a group of students who also have a disability in the college environment, please email email@example.com.
Unlock greatness in the 1 in 5 people who learn differently. That's Eye to Eye's vision: the only national organization run by and for people with learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD.
The Tulane chapter of Eye to Eye National is sponsored by the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility and has partnered with local Lusher Charter School. Tulane students serve as mentors to students with students learning differences at our partner school one hour per week.
If you have a concern about yourself or any other member of our Tulane community, you have two options for reporting. Goldman Center staff care very much about your well-being and are happy to discuss any concerns and assist you with reporting if necessary.
To report a campus-related concern, incident, or grievance, please fill out the form by clicking on the link below. You may provide your contact information or submit anonymously.
Important Note: This submission system is designed to solicit the concerns of members of the Tulane Community, and all reports will be appropriately addressed.It is not designed to address imminent emergencies. If you have an emergency to report, please call Tulane University Police at (504) 865-5911 (Uptown), or (504) 988-5555 (Downtown).
Use this link if you suspect you are infected with COVID-19 or have come in contact with someone who is infected.
If believe you have been discriminated against based on a disability, your complaint will be handled by Tulane's Office of Institutional Equity in a manner consistent with Tulane's Equal Opportunity/Anti-Discrimination Policies. For more information about the Office of Institutional Equity, please visit their website.