SSD is excited to announce the opportunity for students to apply for a position on the 2020-2021 SSD Student Advisory Committee!
The SSD Student Advisory Committee provides a way for students to provide direct input to SSD in order to: 1) help SSD better meet the needs of UT students with disabilities 2) foster leadership skills in UT students with interests in disabilities and 3) encourage student advocacy for disability awareness and disability-related issues on campus.
The committee will be led by SSD Staff. Agenda items may include items such as gathering feedback on best ways to reach students, reviewing SSD documents and materials, discussing ideas for how to improve the accommodation process on campus, and requesting student suggestions for SSD programming. Meetings will occur on the first Tuesday of the month from 3:30-5pm and will be held via Zoom for the Fall 2020 semester with the option for continued remote participation in the Spring.
Students Advisory members will serve from the beginning of the fall semester through the end of the next spring semester (1 year). Requirements for student membership are: 1) current enrollment as a UT-Austin student 2) availability to meet at the committee meeting time, and 3) commitment to making a positive contribution to the awareness and experience of UT students with disabilities.
Students who meet these requirements and would like to serve on the committee should complete the online SSD Student Advisory Committee Application by August 16th.
For more information refer to the SSD Advisory Committee Description (pdf)