Students With Disabilities

Ms. Yolanda Mims


University Conference Center, Room 114

(504) 286-5335

The Services for Students with Disabilities program addresses the needs of a diverse population and provides special assistance, accommodations and appropriate services/programs to ensure accessibility and to meet the needs of individuals with documented disabilities. The primary purpose of the program is to instill a sense of self-advocacy in students with disabilities and to provide auxiliary aids in an effort to ensure full participation in all university activities and programs.

The program offers academic support services and resources that cannot be developed or adequately provided by other campus departments. Such support services and resources include, but are not limited to, tutorial services, enlarge printed materials, test-proctoring and specialized computerized equipment.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Services for Students with Disabilities Office upon admission to the University and to provide official documentation regarding the nature of their disability.  All information received is confidential and released with the written consent of the student, except in emergency cases.