Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR)
500 Orr Drive
Tucker Hall, Room 310
Tallahassee, FL 32307
The Center for Disability Access and Resources is in the process of being the first HBCU to charter chapters of the following organizations. If you interested in joining either of the organizations, please contact the CeDAR staff listed below. We hope to have these organizations established by Spring 2009.
Organization: Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society
Overview: Delta Alpha Pi was founded at East Stroudsburg University in 2004 to recognize the academic accomplishments of students with disabilities. Delta Alpha Pi presents opportunities to develop skills in leadership, advocacy, and education for participating members. There are currently 22 active chapters in 11 different states.
Criteria: (1) All students must be registered with the CeDAR; (2) demonstrate an interest in disability issues; (3) undergraduate students must have completed 24 credit hours and have a minimum 3.10 grade point average; graduate students must have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours and earned an overall 3.30 grade point average.
Contact: Ms. Donna Shell, CeDAR Assistant Director
Organization: Delta Sigma Omicron, Incorporated
Overview: The purpose of Delta Sigma Omicron is to promote the social and recreational welfare of all persons with disabilities; To explore, encourage, and promote educational opportunities and to investigate job, recreational, and social opportunities for all persons with disabilities; To stimulate and actively contribute to research that will benefit people with disabilities everywhere; and to act as an educational body dedicated to procuring opportunities for normal pursuits for persons with disabilities.
Delta Sigma Omicron was established at the University of Illinois in the late 1940’s. In 1949 it co-sponsored the first National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament and through the years has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to education and charities throughout the United States on behalf of those with disabilities.
Criteria: Membership is open to all persons enrolled at FAMU, Alumni, and field members with an interest in ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, the curricular, co-curricular, and vocational opportunities available at FAMU.
Note: This organization is not a member of the Hellenic or Pan-Hellenic family. Membership in this organization will not exclude any participant from seeking membership in other Greek letter organizations on campus.
Contact: Ms. Sonja Smith- Coordinator of Disability Accommodations and Resources.