Student Disability Services (SDS) established Delta Alpha Pi Gamma Omicron Chapter, a national honor society open to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in 2014. Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society presents an opportunity to change negative stereotypes by recognizing students with disabilities for their academic accomplishments. In addition, this honor society facilitates the development of skills in leadership, advocacy, and education for participating students.
Delta – D for Disability, but also the triangle, a symbol of strength. Members of Delta Alpha Pi demonstrate strength as leaders on campus to help break down the barriers of negativism. Also, Members also serve as mentors and role models for other students with disabilities.
Alpha – A for Achievement. Alpha is the beginning and academic achievement must come first. A is also for advocacy, because students must advocate for themselves before they can advocate for others. Members of Delta Alpha Pi enhance advocacy skills for themselves and for the rights of all individuals with disabilities to be included fully in society.
Pi – P for Pride, pride in academic achievement and accomplishment, not just as students with disabilities but as members of the university community. Pi is a mathematical symbol taught in elementary arithmetic, so Pi is an appropriate symbol for education. Members of Delta Alpha Pi participate in activities designed to educate the community and society regarding the need to apply the principles of universal design in learning.