National Honor Society for Students with Disabilities Awards Chapter to Rutgers–Camden

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By Mike Sepanic

Rutgers University–Camden has been selected as an official member of the Delta Alpha Pi International (DAPi) Honor Society for students with disabilities. Its chapter – Eta Beta – is the second chartered chapter at a public institution in New Jersey and the 170th across the nation.

The national honor society recognizes students with disabilities for their academic accomplishments while facilitating the development of student-based skills in leadership, advocacy, and education related to disability issues.

The inaugural members of the Rutgers–Camden chapter will be inducted during spring 2021. Participating students will present with a self-identified or documented disability and work with the Office of Disability Services at Rutgers University–Camden. Undergraduate student inductees will have completed a minimum of 24 credits and maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.1, while graduate students will have completed a minimum of 18 credits and maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.3.

“We are very proud that Delta Alpha Pi has elected Rutgers–Camden as home for its newest chapter,” says Margaret Marsh, interim chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden. “Our university is a place that supports the success of every student, and our selection by DAPi indicates that our initiatives designed to serve our students with disabilities are making a difference.”

The Office of Disability Services at Rutgers University–Camden works to assure that students have equal opportunity, access, and participation in the university’s courses, programs, activities, services, and facilities. A campus-wide committee of students, faculty, and staff – the Chancellor’s Disability Advisory Council – advises the university on how to increase accessibility for individuals with disabling conditions and the campus community as a whole.

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