Delta Alpha Pi Is Honor Society for Students With Disabilities

Posted on 3/25/2019 4:43:14 PM

IUP is proud to host its own local chapter of Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society.

Delta Alpha Pi, the first honor society of its kind in the nation, was established to recognize the academic accomplishments of college and university students with disabilities. There are now over 150 chapters (and growing) throughout the United States and internationally.

Because of the negative stereotyping associated with disability, students have sometimes been reluctant to identify themselves publicly. Delta Alpha Pi presents an opportunity to change that perception by recognizing college students with disabilities for their academic achievements. In addition, this honor society offers opportunities for development of skills in leadership, advocacy, and education for student participants (however, taking part in honor society leadership positions is not required of members).

Membership to Delta Alpha Pi is open to all IUP undergraduate or graduate students who simply identify as having a disability.

Undergraduate initiates must have already completed a minimum of 24 credits and have a current overall Quality Point Average (QPA) of 3.10+.

Graduate initiates must have already completed a minimum of 18 credits and have an overall QPA of 3.30+.

No dues are required to join or to maintain membership.

We are planning our spring 2019 initiation ceremony for Wednesday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. in the HUB Susquehanna room. During the small ceremony, new member certificates and membership pins will be awarded to initiates. Additionally, honor cords will be presented to current members who are planning to graduate at the completion of this semester.

If you meet the above-referenced criteria for Delta Alpha Pi membership, and would like to join this semester, please contact Todd Van Wieren (IUP faculty co-advisor for Delta Alpha Pi) at toddvw@iup.edu or 724-357-4067.

Department  for Disability Access and Advising