Academic Support Services + Facilities

Accessible Education

The Office for Accessible Education (OAE; formerly ODS, the Office of Disability Services) helps to facilitate access to academic courses and university programs and activities for all Loyola students, whether enrolled in on-campus or online programs. Students interested in receiving support through the Office may contact OAE staff directly. 

OAE offers a number of support services to students and faculty to ensure universal accessibility of Loyola courses. Services include transcription or closed captioning of course materials, assistive technology, and test-taking support. OAE also uses the Blackboard Ally tool to ensure that content in online courses meets usability and accessibility standards.

Diversity and Inclusion 

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with organizations on campus to provide community members affected by bias a safe, secure and confidential avenue to be heard and supported. At the heart of Loyola’s mission as a Jesuit institution is our commitment to being a place where all students, staff, faculty, and guests feel welcome, inspired, and supported. We work to achieve this every day and across all areas of the institution, because that is what it means to us to be “people with and for others.” We strive to foster a spirit of mutual recognition and support—to be a community in which all people can thrive.

Information Technology

Information Technology provides current technology, prompt service, and a robust network to allow the fair, accurate and free interchange of educational content, information and ideas throughout the Loyola community and the world.

LORA (Loyola Online Records Access) is Loyola's student records system and provides access to course listings, syllabi, grades, transcripts, billing, financial aid, advising, and emergency contact information for all Loyola students and faculty. It is accessible from any web-enabled device.

LoyolaNet, a state-of-the-art computer networking system, provides access to electronic mail, news groups, home pages, mailing lists, library resources, course offerings, student records, and financial information as well as a high-speed connection to the Internet and World Wide Web. All faculty and administrative offices, classrooms, residence halls, and common study areas provide outlets for connecting personal computers to the network. Wireless network access is also provided in many areas of the campus.

Virtual Lab is a set of remotely accessible applications that are available to all Loyola students, faculty, and staff and accessible from any web-enabled device. It includes the full Microsoft Office suite, audio and image editing software, and a number of mathematics, science, and statistics packages essential for student success in STEM courses or majors. 

J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library

Phone:  (504)864-7111

The Monroe Library is a vibrant meeting place for students to learn, collaborate, and study, The library provides a variety of individual and group study spaces and classrooms, technologies, and access to a wealth of information resources such as online journals, databases, books, scores, recordings, DVDs,digital collections and archival materials that support all of the university’s programs.  A librarian is assigned to each program of study.  Contact your librarian liaison to get support for your research paper or project. 

  • Special Collections & Archives collects, preserves, and makes available published materials, manuscripts, and archives that preserve the history of Louisiana and the South, the Society of Jesus, and Loyola University New Orleans. 
  • Media Services is responsible for instructional technology equipment throughout the campus, and designs and supports presentation systems in campus classrooms, and library classrooms and meeting rooms. Media Services reserves and loans a variety of portable equipment to faculty, students, and staff.
  • The Online Learning Team supports the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) for on-campus, online, and hybrid courses at Loyola University of New Orleans. This includes management of the Blackboard application, integration of data from LORA (courses, instructors, students, and enrollments), and assistance with the integration of audio, video, image, and course materials into course content.

Mathematics Center

The Loyola Mathematics Center was established in 1981 with the original purpose of providing assistance to students in basic skills (developmental) mathematics courses.

Office for Writing & Learning Support

The Office for Writing and Learning Support (OWLS) provides free academic tutoring and writing assistance for multiple disciplines. As part of the Student Success Center, OWLS works with students to develop their academic potential in relaxed atmosphere with the help of their classmates. Formerly known as the Writing Accross the Curriculum (WAC) Lab. 

Online Programs
Students enrolled in online programs or distance-learning classes can submit essay drafts to OWLS for constructive review by the same peer tutors who work with on-campus students.

Ross Foreign Language Center

The Ross Foreign Language Center is now located in the Student Success Center on the second floor of the Monroe Library. Peer tutoring is available for French and Spanish. The Language Center was established in 1988 and named for Rochelle Ross who taught Russian at Loyola from 1967-82.

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center (SSC) is committed to providing a comprehensive academic support system for a diverse student body in all undergraduate colleges. 

Online Programs

The success coaching and academic advising services offered to undergraduate students through the SSC are available to all Loyola first-year students, whether enrolled in on-campus or online programs. Information on services offered for students studying by distance is available by contacting the SSC staff directly.

Upward Bound

The Loyola University New Orleans Upward Bound Program is a federally funded program that falls under the national umbrella of TRiO Programs.

Whelan Children's Center

Whelan Children’s Center is a high quality childcare program for the children of the faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The center, located on Loyola’s campus, provides a safe and stimulating educational environment with a highly qualified, experienced, nurturing staff.

Women's Resource Center

The Women's Resource Center fosters an intersectional community of feminists advancing gender equality through education and empowerment. Through our Feminist Forum magazine, we seek to educate ourselves and others through critical analysis of struggles for gender equity. Trained advocates in our center serve survivors of gender violence and persons confronting gender discrimination. Our programming team, in collaboration with a variety of departments, student organizations, and local and national partners, offer opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional development that advance gender equity, including Take Back the Night in the fall and Feminist Festival in the spring. In all our work, we seek to embody Loyola’s social justice mission.