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Campus Involvement at Vassar

Vassar Eye to Eye Chapter

Eye to Eye is a national mentoring program that pairs college students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD with similarly labeled elementary school students. Each week, Vassar College students work with elementary school students on art projects that are designed to help the younger students learn about themselves and embrace their learning differences. 

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or have questions, please contact the Vassar Eye to Eye coordinators. All art is good art; mentors do not need to have backgrounds in art to get involved!

For more information about Eye to Eye visit the website www.eyetoeyenational.org

 

Disability Rights Coalition (Student Organization)

The Disability Rights Coalition (DRC) is a student organization established to meet the needs and concerns of students with disabilities and allies. Its membership is open to all students with an interest in issues of disability, accessibility, and inclusion. Its purpose is to provide an environment more sensitive to the particular academic, political, social, and psychological concerns of students with all types of disabilities attending Vassar College and to educate the larger community about issues concerning disability. It provides support to its members and serves as a body to represent the unique experience of both people with disabilities and allies. It also works to create an understanding of disability advocacy and inclusion by addressing disability rights as a part of social justice. Contact: access.vsa@vassar.edu
Find them on Facebook for the most up-to-date information. 

Committee on Disability Issues

The Committee on Disability Issues (CODI) functions as an advisory committee and is chaired by the director of the Office for Accessibility and Educational Opportunity (AEO). Membership is open to all members of the Vassar community who have an interest in disability issues on campus. The purpose of the committee is to promote awareness of disability issues through education, to identify areas of concern within the Vassar community, and to serve in an advisory capacity to the Office for Accessibility. The committee seeks to provide information to aid in understanding the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, their purpose, and the benefits of adhering to those standards. Faculty, administration, and staff serve on the Committee on Disability Issues in addition to the Director of Affirmative Action, who shall serve as Chair; an appointed member of the faculty also has the responsibility to serve on the ADA/Section 504 Appeals Panel.