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Student Information

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!


A flow chart with blue, orange, and yellow details summarizing the process of requesting accommodations with the Goldman Center. The steps of the flow chart are listed in text in the following sections.

Requesting Accommodations

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. 

Short-Term Accommodations [Click to Expand]

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 srss@tulane.edu.

Examples of circumstances requiring accommodations through Case Management include, but are not limited to:  Complete medical withdrawal and return to school Academic concerns related to a crisis Hospitalization and post-hospitalization support for emotional or physical condition Accident resulting in injury Serious illness (mononucleosis, meningitis, chronic illness, etc.) Death of a family member or close friend Emotional distress/behavioral health concerns Even if you are already affiliated with the Goldman Center and receive accommodations through our office, you may still be connected to Case Management for some concerns. 

Permanent Accommodations [Click to Expand]

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.

  1. Request accommodations by completing our online form using the “Request Accommodations” button and submit supporting documentation. Review the Documentation Guidelines for more information. Your qualified medical professional may utilize this Fillable Provider Form for guidance.
  2. Follow the steps provided in an email from goldman@tulane.edu to schedule your Welcome Meeting. Meetings are scheduled via phone or email. 
  3. Attend your Welcome Meeting to discuss your request with one of our staff members as part of our interactive process for determining accommodations.
  4. Our staff will process your request; this processing may take a few business days after your meeting. A timeline or other considerations will be communicated to you during this meeting.
  5. Follow the steps detailed in your accommodation determination email, including activating your accommodations.
  6. After your accommodations are approved, you will need to (1) activate your accommodations now and (2) schedule your accommodated exams for the semester, if applicable.

 Additional Information about Housing Accommodations

 

Goldman Center Long-Term Accommodations: Testing Accommodations; Assistive technology for notetaking, reading, writing; Visual and communication accessibility; In-class accommodations Housing accommodations Dining accommodations  Emotional support animals And more, based on need and reasonability

 

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 goldman@tulane.edu, 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. 

Students with Approved Accommodations [Click to Expand]

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.

 


 

Getting Involved at Tulane and the New Orleans Community

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 goldman@tulane.edu.

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.

Learn More

 


 

Report a Concern/Get Help

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.

Tulane University Campus Reporting Form

 

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.

COVID-19 Reporting Form

 


Grievance Policy

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.