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Learn more about DSF's offerings and how we strive to support disabled individuals on campus and to provide visibility to their experiences, highlight the intersectional experiences of disabled individuals, and foster social and professional connection amongst disabled employees on campus.

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Events Working Group

Responsibilities: Help plan and put on a (structured or unstructured) social or team building event.

A lecture hall on campus. Live captioning is being projected onto the overhead screens and ASL interpreters can be seen.

Education Working Group

Responsibilities: Help plan and put on an educational or informational outreach event.

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Budget & Finance Committee

Responsibilities: Keep an existing financial spreadsheet up to date.


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Parking Committee

Responsibilities: Discuss issues and reach out to appropriate agencies. Update the larger group.

Currently discussing Stock Farm garage issues.

We need members.

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Membership Levels

Member - DSF participant who IDs as disabled. Can vote on issues in meetings.

Ally - DSF participant who does not ID as disabled. May or may not be able to vote on issues in DSF meetings.

Provider - Larger community member who regularly provides DSF with volunteer goods and/or services.

.EDU Member/Ally - Member or Ally with a ".edu" address. Due to DSF budget restrictions, these folks are the only people counted when we host events with food or swag. These are the only folks able to receive food or swag without pre-paying.

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University School & Department Representatives

Responsibilities: Be willing to take DSF questions from folks in your School/Dept.

Graduate School of Business - TBD
School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences – Isabel Carrera Zamanillo (interim)
Graduate School of Education - TBD
School of Engineering – Rachel Julkowski
School of Humanities & Sciences - Kimberly Anne Carter Fenk
School of Law - TBD
School of Medicine – Donna Galvez
Dean’s Office - TBD

Zoom Meeting Ground Rules

1. Please use the "raise hand" feature internal to Zoom.
          Text with pictures "how to"
          Video "how to"
2. Change your Zoom name to include the name you want to be addressed by and your pronouns, so we know how to address you.
          Text "how to"
          Video "how to"
3. Interpreters will be present.
          Interpreters won’t be introduced and will change
          ID yourself
          Talk one at a time
          Understand that there may be a few seconds delay
4. Be tolerant and cooperative.
5. Reminder that we will discuss specific disability issues within break out rooms once we’re a larger group and/or if they are necessary.

Slack & Social Media Community Guidelines

Netiquette, also known as 'net etiquette,' refers to using respectful and inclusive language with proper tone and mechanics (including full sentences), as well as courtesy and respect for others' opinions, when you are communicating online. Breaches of netiquette are considered disruptive behavior. Communicating effectively helps build community and engagement. Please keep the following guidelines in mind:

Identify yourself by your name not a screen name. Be mindful of your personal safety, and avoid including personal information, such as phone numbers or addresses, in discussion forums. All online communications should be transmitted with the intent to inform and inspire, not to offend or breach personal privacy. Never use private information about other individuals and be sensitive to the information you share about yourself.


Write in the first person.


Use humor, joking, or sarcasm with caution. We often rely on non-verbal cues such as facial expressions to communicate joking or sarcasm; but these cues are not always clear in an online environment (or, for some of us, in person either).


Be professional, clear and respectful. Clear and effective writing translates to clear and effective communication. Writing the way you would speak is a good rule of thumb. Use a positive tone and adhere to the same rules you would follow in face-to-face communications.


Read and formulate communications carefully. Take the time to think about the information contained in your online communications. Re-read communications before sending to avoid emotional and/or "all capital letter" statements and keep communications meaningful and succinct.


Be tolerant and cooperative. Keep in mind that people are here for different purposes, and anyone can make a simple mistake in research, knowledge or communication. Address the idea or concept, not the person. Keep an open mind and focus on the goal of interpersonal communication. When adverse communications or conflicts arise, try to help rather than hinder. True cooperation means working together to the same end; everyone wants to be successful.