Accessibility and Disability Initiatives

Campus Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: Accessibility & Disability Events, Programs, and Resources

 This collection of disability- and accessibility-related resources aims to inform the Marquette community about the events and initiatives occurring across campus.

By collecting these resources, our hope is to open up a dialogue across campus and play a role in ensuring accessible and inclusive environments for people of varying abilities by mitigating physical, environmental, attitudinal barriers that exclude people from fully participating in University life.

Have an event, course, or resource you’d like us to post? Email ods@marquette.edu with details!

 

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Campus Events

 

Peer Mentor Program

COMPASS (Community Of Marquette Peers Advising + Supporting Students) is a peer mentor program in the Office of Disability Services for students with disabilities, offering support, guidance, and leadership through developing a meaningful personal relationship, connected by shared experience.

https://www.marquette.edu/disability-services/compass.php

On Your MARQ

On Your Marq is a college support program for Marquette undergraduates on the autism spectrum, focusing on the unique ways autism interacts with the college experience.

https://www.marquette.edu/disability-services/on-your-marq/

Courses

FALL 2019

ENGL 1001-130 and 1001-134 – Foundations in Rhetoric: This course aims to help students develop their abilities to communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and across multimedia for diverse audiences. More specifically, this course reveals the important ways in which disability connects with language and rhetoric in our everyday lives—whether you have a disability or not. Specifically, the focus of this course centers on the theme of disability and rhetoric, or, disability rhetorics. Students will learn foundational approaches to disability using a Disability Studies critical methodology, Disability Studies theory, and disability forward-thinking practices. They will apply their knowledge from this class to their reading, research, and writing. The semester is organized into four units, each dealing with a different aspect of disability, language, and culture: private (disability and identity) public (disability and law/access), disability and research, and applications of Disability Studies.

Taught by Ms. Hunter Deiglmeier

PHTH 4512 – Culture and Disability: The culture of disability, as a product of intrinsic factors of the person (spiritual beliefs and cultural practices) and those extrinsic factors in society (prejudice, stigma and discrimination) and the environment (architectural barriers) will be examined. The human dignity and civil rights of persons with disability, especially for the ever-expanding population of persons aged 65 and older, will be emphasized. Students will reflect on their own values, beliefs, and guiding life principles (Vocational Discernment) which shape their interactions and behaviors as professional health-care providers. The role of positive emotions, having choices, hope, and spiritual resolve as a foundation for the developing field of rehabilitation medicine called "Cardio-Psycho-Neuro-Immunology" will be a focus in this course. Prereq: PHTH major or cons. of instr.

                Taught by Mrs. Marilyn Lefaivre

 

SPRING 2020   

ENGL 2020: Introduction to Disability Studies: How is disability created by our society and culture? This course will introduce students to central concepts in Disability Studies. In this class, students will engage in historical, cultural, and intersectional approaches to disability through a Disability Studies theoretical and critical framework. Key concepts include disability and gender, disability and race, and disability and representation. This course offers students the opportunity to cultivate a disability-forward rethinking of our society and culture through their applications of Disability Studies in reading, writing, and research.

Taught by Ms. Hunter Deiglmeier

Student Organizations for Students with Disabilities

Adaptive Abilities Club: This club partners with various organizations in the area to organize sporting and recreational events geared towards children and adults with disabilities. Some of our most popular activities include rock climbing, downhill skiing, scuba diving, and wheelchair rugby. Volunteer and participation opportunities available! 

https://marquette.presence.io/organization/adaptive-abilities-club-at-marquette

Contact: adaptiveabilities@gmail.com

 

L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Education, and Awareness for Disabilities): L.E.A.D. is an organization that supports and raises awareness for individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities. Although some of our members have a chronic illness/disability themselves, others may be interested due to a family members' or friends' illness, or due to their own interest in the medical field. Anyone is welcome to join. 

https://marquette.presence.io/organization/l-e-a-d-leadership-education-and-awareness-for-disabilities

Contact: lauren.vasko@marquette.edu (club President)

Student Organizations for Allies and Advocates for Students with Disabilities

Adaptive Abilities Club: This club partners with various organizations in the area to organize sporting and recreational events geared towards children and adults with disabilities. Some of our most popular activities include rock climbing, downhill skiing, scuba diving, and wheelchair rugby. Volunteer and participation opportunities available! 

https://marquette.presence.io/organization/adaptive-abilities-club-at-marquette

Contact: adaptiveabilities@gmail.com

Best Buddies Marquette: Best Buddies Marquette creates communities of inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through friendships, integrated employment, & leadership development.

https://marquette.presence.io/organization/best-buddies-marquette

Contact: bestbuddiesmarquette@gmail.com

 

Printable Resources for Faculty and Staff

Available for distribution to students or for posting in offices

ODS postcard

ODS flier with pull-tab contact info