Delta Alpha Pi International Society was founded at East Stroudsburg University in 2004 to honor the academic accomplishments of students with disabilities. Because of the negative stereotyping associated with disability, students have been reluctant to identify themselves publicly. Delta Alpha Pi (DAP) presents an opportunity to change that perception by recognizing students with disabilities for their academic accomplishment. In addition, Delta Alpha Pi facilitates the development of skills in leadership, advocacy, and education for participating students.
All students must:
- Have a documented disability and work with one of the counselors in the University Accessibility Center
- Demonstrate interest in disability issues
What’s expected of DAP members?
- Attend at least one planning meeting and at least one DAP activity each semester.
- Participate in the planning and execution of at least one DAP activity (service, social, or educational)
- Maintain a 3.1 or higher GPA for undergraduates, 3.3 or higher GPA for graduates.
How to join
- A one-time $10 application fee will be due upon admittance to the Delta Alpha Pi, BYU chapter.
- Pay by visiting https://commerce.cashnet.com/webc?itemcode=webc-dap
- Members demonstrate strength as leaders helping to break down the barriers of negativism toward disability on campus.
- Members mentor other students with disabilities.
- Members enhance advocacy skills for themselves and for the rights of all individuals with disabilities to be included fully in society.
- Members participate in activities designed to educate the community and society regarding the academic accomplishments and contributions of students with disabilities.
A SAC Representative is a student who has gone through the application process (in March) and is selected to represent the disability community of BYU at a weekly council meeting. This person voices the concerns and ideas of students with various disabilities to make BYU a more inclusive opportunity.
The University Accessibility Center is seeking dedicated volunteers looking for meaningful opportunities to serve students with disabilities.