DRC Newsletter: April 2014

Keep up to date with the Disability Resource Center by reading our newsletter here.

In This Issue:

  • 2013-2014 Climate Study
  • Drop Course Deadlines
  • Disability Studies Minor
  • Voting
  • Graduation Commencement Accommodations
  • Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society Inductions
  • Disabled and Proud National Conference
  • Alternative Textbook Formats

2013-2014 Climate Study

The Division for Diversity and Inclusion is embarking on an extensive climate study to better understand how diversity is viewed and experienced on our campus and in our community. Missouri State University values disability as an integral part of diversity, and so it is very important that the voices of students with disabilities are included. You can find the link to take this survey in your university email account, with the email subject “MSU CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY.” If you cannot find this, please check your spam folder.

You can read more about the climate study here.

Drop Course Deadlines

Students considering dropping a course should keep the following deadlines for dropping classes in mind:

  • Full-Semester Classes: April 11th
  • Second Block Classes: April 25th

Disability Studies Minor

We are pleased to announce that the Disability Studies minor has been approved! To find out more infomation please read this informational flyer.


Missouri state students are highly encouraged to vote. To do this please follow the attached link and it will give you information explaining where and how to participate. Or you can go directly to the website and find the Voter Registration link located under “Other Resources.”


Graduation Commencement Accommodations

If you would like to make accommodations for the Commencement Ceremony, please send your requests directly to Dean Jungers.

You can contact him via phone or email at:

Phone: 417-836-5527



Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society Inductions


Becuase of the negative stereotyping associated with disability, students have been reluctant to identify themselves publicly. Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society presents an opportunity to change that perception by recognizing students with disabilities for their academic accomplishements. In addition this honor society facilitates development if skills in leadership, advocacy and education for participating students.

If you are interested in joining please email us at DRC@missouristate.edu. Please see the induction criteria listed below.

All students must:

  • Present with a documented disability and work with the Learning Diagnostic Clinic or the Disability Resource Center.
  • Demonstate an interest in disability issues.

Undergraduate students must have:

  • Completed a minimum of 24 credits
  • Earned an overall Quality Point Average of 3.10.

Graduate students must have:

  • Completed a minimum of 18 credits.
  • Earned an overall Quality Point Average of 3.30.

Disabled and Proud National Conference

Please save the date ( Oct 18-19, 2014) and dare to dream for the Disabled and Proud National Conference on the Syracuse University Campus. To find out more information and to be directed to the registration link please read this informational flyer.

Alternative Textbook Formats

If you use alternative formats of your textbooks and are planning to take summer courses please let the Access Technology Center know. The ATC is not notified when you register for classes so we will not order books unless you let us know you have registered. With the short amount of time between the spring and fall semester the sooner you let us know the more likely we will be able to get your books to you before the semester begins.

If you plan to return in the fall there is no need to let us know unless you have a change in preference of textbook format or make changes to

your schedule after June 1st. We will begin pulling all current student schedules in June to prepare for the fall semester.

If you are graduating please let us know so we can remove you from our e-mail lists. Congratulations!

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