Disability Cultural Center
Thanks to the advocacy and support of students, faculty and staff, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) secured university funding to establish a new Disability Cultural Center (DCC) and hire a founding director. The DCC will serve as a hub on campus for organizing, community-building and expression for disabled students, faculty, staff and all members of the university community. The DCC will encourage interpersonal connection and collaborative learning toward more equitable spaces for disabled people in collaboration with other DDCE/UT departments. Establishing a DCC sends the message that UT Austin recognizes disabled people as an integral part of the campus community. The first of its kind in Texas, the DCC positions UT Austin as a leader in exploring more equitable futures for disabled people who study, teach, and work in higher education.
Spring 2023 Events
The DCC is excited to be partnering with departments across campus to host its spring programming. DCC events are designed to provide various opportunities for students, staff and faculty to learn about and promote disability culture, identity, resources and community.
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