SUNY New Paltz developed the 100th chapter of the Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society in 2015. This society strives to acknowledge the academic achievements of students with disabilities while promoting student leadership and advocacy.
Purpose: Because of the negative stereotyping associated with disability, students have been reluctant to identify themselves publicly. Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society presents an opportunity to change that perception by recognizing students with disabilities for their accomplishments. In addition, this honor society facilitates development of skills in leadership, advocacy and education for participating students. DAPi was founded at East Stroudsburg University in 2004 to recognize these accomplishments and to have students with disabilities serve as mentors for first-year students.
Application Requirements: All students must present with a documented disability and work with a staff member of the Disability Resource Center. For information on applying, please see DAPi Advisor, Deanna Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org
You must have completed at least 24 academic credits
You must have maintained at least a 3.10 GPA
You must have completed at least 18 academic credits
You must have maintained at least a 3.30 GPA
DAPi Mentor Program: All students who are inducted as a member into DAPi serve as a peer mentor for incoming freshman and transfer students with disabilities. Mentors meet with their mentees numerous times throughout the semester to provide new students with information about campus, activities and academic skills. To receive information on how to be a part of the mentor program, please contact Deanna Knapp.