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.

Group photo of students smiling at disability event

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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Contact Us

Email: dcc@austin.utexas.edu

Facebook: UT-Disability Cultural Center

Instagram: dcc_ut

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Request an Interview: Interview Request Form


DCC Director

Emily Shryock at adapted sports night
Emily Shryock

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Disability-Related Opportunities

Looking for scholarships, internships, research opportunities specifically for students with disabilities?

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Support the Disability Cultural Center

Interested in learning more about supporting the Disability Cultural Center?

Make a donation or contact:
Jerica Swiger, Director of Development for Principal Gifts, jerica.swiger@austin.utexas.edu

UT Disability Resources

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