The Center for International Disability Advocacy and Diplomacy is a leading innovation hub that focuses on inclusive and accessible scholarship, training, advocacy, and cultural diplomacy. Students with and without disabilities are actively engaged in all aspects of the Center which is a foundational core value of this Center. Aligning with this core value we ensure students, employees and community leaders with disabilities are at the table in strategic planning, scope of work, implementation and serving in an advisory capacity.
This Center serves as a hub for interdisciplinary collaborative research with faculty, domestic and international students, community members, and visiting scholars.
All students are encouraged to become engaged and are invited to participate in Center activities and scholarship work. Students from majors that serve and work with the disability community will be targeted for active involvement with activities, events, internships, education abroad and interdisciplinary research.
The Center will also engage U.S. and international public and private partners to advance its goals. Since the Center’s activities will be broad-based and represent the University, it will be classified as a University Center and its directors will report on and engage with the President’s office.