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Find Community With the Access Mentoring Program
The Disability Cultural Center seeks students to participate in the Access Mentoring Program. Any Syracuse University undergraduate student with a disability, including developmental, mental health, learning, physical and addiction-related disabilities, are welcome to join this free program to connect and build community.
As part of the program students will be connected to a peer or staff member with a disability. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about their mentors’ successes and challenges during their college careers and gain advice on how to overcome obstacles.
“Coming to campus with a disability can be isolating and challenging. You are not alone,” shares Kate Corbett Pollack, Disability Cultural Center coordinator. “Our peer mentors and group leaders understand the types of issues that students with disabilities frequently encounter, and many of us have been through the same things. The Access Mentoring Program is dedicated to the success and mentorship of undergraduate students with disabilities.”
New topics are discussed per meeting. Students are encouraged to share and guidance is provided surrounding successes and challenges navigating campus, accessing campus resources, social life, achieving academic success and more. During meetings all members are invited to join in on the discussion.
“The Access Mentoring Program is a way for me to connect with other undergraduate students and discuss what is going on in my classes, with my accommodations and just to talk about disability culture with the group facilitators from the Disability Cultural Center,” shares Danielle Burden ’23.
Free spring 2022 meetings are hosted from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Intercultural Collective, 132 Schine Student Center.
For more information or to join the Access Mentoring Program, email Kate Corbett Pollack or call 315.443.0228.
Story by Division of the Student Experience communications intern Haley Mykytka ’22, College of Visual and Performing Arts