Tulane University is committed to providing equal opportunity and access to all members of our community: prospective and current staff and faculty, students, and visitors.
Tulane has an inclusive approach to all aspects of accessibility on campus and strives to engage the community in creating and maintaining fully inclusive programs, services, and activities.
Note: The Institutional Equity team in the Office of HR&IE - not the Office for Campus Accessibility - is the office responsible for conducting investigations into employee complaints of disability discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Visit the Institutional Equity page to learn more or to file a complaint.
The Office for Campus Accessibility helps employees who request disability-related accommodations pursuant to the ADA/504. If you want to request employment accommodations based on religion, click HERE for more information about that process and your rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
New Directions: Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
New Directions is our new EAP provider. New Directions offers programs and services to help individuals achieve better health and overcome barriers in life. Tulane employees will have access to webinars, onsite trainings, and mobile applications that can assist with work-life services, mental health & therapy and professional training.
What if I’m not sure if I need a reasonable accommodation?
The Reasonable Accommodation Process, following the guidelines established by Title I of the ADAAA, is a collaborative and interactive process.
If you are not sure if you qualify for accommodations, contact the Executive Director for Campus Accessibility & ADA/504 Coordinator to have a confidential conversation about your condition and the requirements of your job. The Executive Director will not share the fact that you contacted her, or your medical information, without your permission.
What is the process for requesting a reasonable accommodation?
The process is a confidential, interactive one, with possibly several individuals involved.
- The employee is responsible for initiating requests for a disability-related workplace accommodation by contacting the ADA/504 Coordinator, and/or their supervisor or designated human resources business partner (HRBP).
- A request for reasonable accommodation is the first step in an informal, interactive process between the employee and the employer.
- The employee will be asked to fill out the electronic Reasonable Accommodation Request Form. The contents of the form are confidential, and the form will not be placed in the general HR employment record.
- Medical Documentation is necessary to support the request. Employees should not give medical records to their supervisor.
- The Job Accommodations Specialist will then review the request form and medical documentation and engage in an interactive process with the employee before making a determination on the requested accommodation.
- The department will implement the recommended accommodation, maintaining the confidentiality of the employee who has requested the accommodation.
If you have any questions about the ADA, reasonable accommodations, or require assistance completing the request form, please contact the Job Accommodations Specialist by phone at 504-247-1774, by fax at 504-862-8435 or by email at ADAaccess@tulane.edu