By: Damon Markiewicz
The Springfield College Academic Success Center hosted its annual celebration to induct new members and chapter officers into the College's Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Delta Alpha Pi (DAPi) Honor Society, on April 24, 2023 in the Campus Union. DAPi is the first organization to establish an honor society to recognize students with disabilities for their high academic achievement.
The 2023 Induction Ceremony speaker was Dr. Sara Scribner, Assistant Professor of Special Education at Springfield College. She is a former inclusive special education teacher across a variety of grade levels and currently engages on behalf of students to help create more equitable and inclusive learning opportunities for students with disabilities.
This year's inductees joined the ninety-six undergraduate students and twenty-six graduate students who were inducted into the honor society within the past three years.
DAPi is a student driven chapter that affords members the opportunity to not only commemorate their academic excellence, but also encourages students to exercise their leadership and advocacy skills by leading and participating in campus wide-awareness events to help remove the stigma and negative perception of disability.
To become a member, all students must have a documented disability, work with one of the Springfield College Academic Success Center’s Disability & Accessibility Services professionals, and have a demonstrated interest in addressing disability-related issues. Undergraduate students must have completed at least 24 credits, and have a grade-point-average of 3.1 or better. Graduate students need to earn at least 18 credits, and maintain a grade-point-average of 3.3 or better.
Please visit Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society to learn more about this student organization. If you need to request accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact the Academic Success Center's Disability & Accessibility Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-748-3389