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A Guide to Planning Inclusive Events, Seminars, and Activities at Syracuse University

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Check out our new inclusive events planning guide, available for download as an accessible PDF!

Please send any feedback or suggestions you may have to sudcc@syr.edu.

We plan to make quarterly updates to our guide, beginning in May 2013.

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STOP Bias is an educational campaign dedicated to preventing acts of bias on the SU campus.

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The BE Wise campaign strives to generate awareness of alcohol poisoning, how to avoid it, its signs, and how to respond to it.

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LivingSU.syr.edu is students' one-stop-shop for all programs, resources, services, and events, within the Division of Student Affairs, designed to enhance their campus-life experience at SU.

Syracuse University Disability Cultural Center

Syracuse University has established a Disability Cultural Center (DCC) to coordinate campus-wide social, educational, and cultural activities on disability issues for students, faculty, staff, and community members with and without disabilities.

The Disability Cultural Center is the first of its kind in the United States to be housed within a Division of Student Affairs, rather than a disability services office; it is also the first to be run by a full-time professional staff member.  SU's Disability Cultural Center has a purpose that is parallel to other cultural centers on campus, including the LGBT Resource Center, the Lillian and Emmanuel Slutzker Center for International Services, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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Please visit our DCC YouTube channel, where you can check out our new video, The Syracuse University Disability Cultural Center: History, Evolution, and Future!

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The DCC Welcomes All Transfer Students!

We in the Disability Cultural Center (DCC) welcome all transfer students to Syracuse University, and invite you to participate in DCC programs and activities, all of which are meant to celebrate a community that fosters pride in one’s identity and creates a culture of inclusion.  We seek to build a campus community that values everyone’s capabilities, and recognizes that all individuals have the potential to excel and contribute to the academic and social environment at Syracuse University and beyond.

We encourage you to browse our website and to visit us in room 105 of the Hoople Building.  Due to limited staffing, it is best to make an appointment.  Feel free to call us at: 315-443-4486.  Thanks!  We look forward to meeting you!  Questions, in the meantime? Please email us!

For more information, please visit the Transfer Student Resources website.

Upcoming Events

  • Disabilities in Judaism

    April 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM
    Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life, 102 Walnut Place

    We invite you to join in on the discussion, Moses Had a Speech Impediment: Disabilities in Judaism! What: Moses, the hero of the Passover story had a speech impediment. Join Rabbi Fellman, PNEI Intern Jordan Max Feldman, and former HJSU Engagement VP Leah Nussbaum (both Disability Student Union Officers!) to discuss how Judaism approaches persons with disabilities. Note, we know that this date may exclude those who are observing the Sabbath to participate. DSU and DCC did not choose the date of this event and were told it was the only time that would work. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience and hope to continue this conversation at a time that may be more accessible! Hope to see you there, and Happy Passover to those who are celebrating!

  • A Place at the Table- Oh! The places you'll go: Living with crohn's, colitis, IBD, IBS and more

    April 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM
    Schine 228B

    There is a great deal of stigma and embarrassment associated with digestive disorders. Andrea Meyer from the Great Bowel Movement will be coming in to raise awareness and give much needed support to people with digestive disorders and their friends, families, partners, and allies. We will also be discussing humor and honesty as methods of solidarity and activism. The event will include gluten free food, kosher food, and ASL will be available at the event. Register here: https://lgtsu.wufoo.com/forms/a-place-at-the-table-oh-the-places-youll-go/