How can I create a club for students with disabilities on my campus?

DO-IT Factsheet #232

Interactions with your peers can reinforce your classroom learning, help you persist to graduation, and make your college experience more satisfying (Pascarella, E.T., & Terenzini, P. T. 2005. How College Affects Students: A Third Decade of Research. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco). A group of students working together to advocate for increased accessibility on campus can also be more effective than a student advocating alone. Unions or clubs provide places for students with disabilities to gather and discuss campus or national events, join together in community, and participate in educational activities.

Here are some steps to consider if you wish to start an organization on your campus: