The Peter Hausman Center

Servicing Students with Physical and Learning Disabilities
Phone 631-244-3144
Hours Monday-Friday
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Office Racanelli Center
Learning Center
Room 101

The Peter Hausman Center provides qualified undergraduate and graduate students with physical and learning disabilities with the support services required to meet their individual educational needs, and to enable them to achieve their academic potential.


The Hausman Center will arrange reasonable accommodations that will not compromise academic standards.

  • Priority Registration
  • Extended time for tests
  • NCR paper available
  • Readers for the visually impaired
  • Proctored exams
  • Scribes for tests
  • Interpreters arranged for the hearing impaired
  • Liaison with outside agencies
  • Liaison with professors and other College offices
  • Coordinate with Residence Life

Students with appropriate documentation of a physical or learning disability should identify themselves to The Hausman Center during the first week of each semester in order to receive services.

Our staff is in regular contact with the State Offices of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) and the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH). These agencies offer a variety of services including financial assistance to eligible students. The Center coordinates a support network of outside agencies and College offices that ensure students with disabilities receive optimum educational opportunity.

The Hausman Center is readily accessible to students with physical disabilities, as are all of Dowling’s main buildings. Handicapped accessible apartments are available at the Dowling College Residence Hall on the Rudolph Campus in Oakdale and the Residential Village at the Brookhaven Center.

Information concerning accommodations, activities and facilities that are accessible may be obtained from Jane Bertsch-Wells, Director of Student Academic Support Services, at 631-244-1168.