Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society

Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society is an academic honor society for students with disabilities in colleges and universities.

Because of the negative stereotyping associated with disability, students with disabilities have been reluctant to identify themselves publicly. Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society presents an opportunity to change that perception by recognizing students with disabilities for their academic accomplishments through acceptance into an honor society.

Purpose

Delta Alpha Pi is a social and cultural organization. Its purpose shall be to recognize the academic accomplishments of college and university students with disabilities, to facilitate development of leadership and advocacy skills, and to provide opportunities for members to serve as mentors and role models. The further purpose of Delta Alpha Pi shall be to provide educational programming related to disability issues for the campus and community.

Basic Information

Founded
2004 (International DAP)
2014 (Gamma Rho Chapter - University of Maryland)

Location
College Park, Maryland 20742

Products
Members of Gamma Rho will receive:

  • Delta Alpha Pi lapel pin
  • Delta Alpha Pi honor cord
  • Alumni chapter membership

Officer Positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Public Relations Officer (PRO)

Website
Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society website

Membership Criteria

Current undergraduate and graduate students who are registered with Accessibility and Disability Service and have demonstrated an active interest in disability issues, and:

Undergraduates:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 credits
  • GPA: At least 3.10 (4.00 scale)

Graduates:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 credits
  • GPA: At least 3.30 (4.00 scale)

Contact Information

Please contact Dr. Jo Ann Hutchinson, Faculty Advisor, jahutch@umd.edu, with any questions.