Delta Alpha Pi
Disability Achievement Pride
Leadership Advocacy Education
Delta Alpha Pi is a national honor society for postsecondary students with disabilities. There are 40 chapters in 21 states. Southern Oregon University is proud to be the home of the Chi chapter.
Because of the negative stereotyping associated with disability, students have been reluctant to identify themselves publicly. Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society presents an opportunity to change that perception by recognizing students with disabilities for their academic accomplishments. In addition this Honor Society facilitates development of skills in leadership, advocacy and education for participating students.
D for Disability, but also the triangle, a symbol of strength and change. Members of Delta Alpha Pi demonstrate strength as leaders on campus to help break down the barriers of negativism.
A for Achievement. Alpha is the beginning and academic achievement must come first. But also for advocacy because students must advocate for themselves before they can advocate for others. Members of Delta Alpha Pi enhance advocacy skills for themselves and for the rights of all individuals with disabilities to be included fully in society.
P for Pride, pride in academic achievement and in other accomplishments, not just as students with disabilities but as members of the university community. Pi is a mathematical symbol that we all learned to use in elementary arithmetic classes. So Pi is an appropriate symbol for education. Members of Delta Alpha Pi participate in activities designed to educate the community and society regarding the need to apply the principles of universal design in learning.
Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meeting the criteria listed below. All students who are being initiated into Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society have met the following criteria
- Present with a documented disability and work with one of the staff members in the Disability Resources
- Demonstrate an interest in disability issues.
Undergraduate students must have:
- Completed a minimum of 24 credits
- Maintained an overall Grade Point Average of 3.10.
Graduate students must have:
- Completed a minimum of 18 credits
- Maintained an overall Grade Point Average of 3.30.
Delta Alpha Pi Advisors: