Visible / Invisible Disabilities

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.” Simone Weil

This Community is designed to create supplemental awareness and support for the specific individual needs of its members. The objective of this community is to establish a strong network of individuals to bolster up its members as they strive to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. Some of the resources shared within this platform will have an educational value, whereas other resources serve to support the ways in which success can be achieved in meeting the various challenges head-on.

This community network may consist of other students, staff and faculty members, mentors, alums and other community constituents who are looking to assist in navigating you on the road to success. Drew University’s Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) is the sole resource for Drew students requesting accommodations in and out of the classroom. All requests of this nature will strictly be addressed through the OAR office. The Director of Accessibility Resources will guide the Launch team in expanding their internal and external resources in order to create an immersive experience for individuals within this community. These resources include assistance in student employment, career development, student leadership, study abroad, and community engagement opportunities.

If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences and suggest resources to community leaders, in supporting students’ pathways to development.


Call for Participants – Advisory Group of the Drew Theatre and Dance Accessibility Coordinators / August Focus Group

The Drew Theatre and Dance Accessibility Coordinators (DTDAC) is a student group, launching in the 2021-2022 academic year, that will be dedicated to creating access tools for the theatre and dance department performances.

The group consists of people of various …

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Drew Alum, Sarah Gass, discusses her mental health journey and writing

Sarah Gass C’21, is a poet and a writer, majored in Political Science and minored in English (Creative Writing), has a photographic memory, is a triplet, and has struggled with mental illness most of her life, particularly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder …

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Making the Most of Drew Internship Awards

What are Drew Internship Awards?

Internship awards are a form of financial assistance provided by Drew University endowed funds with the goal of supporting students as they complete their internship experience. These awards vary in size and may be used …

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Student Spotlight: Alexa deBinder C’23

Alexa deBinder C’23                                
Majors: Theatre Arts and French
Minor: Music
Launch Career Community: Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: Ethnic / Racial Heritage, Faith, Religion & Spirituality, and Visible/Invisible Disabilities
Member of Goof Troop

Where were you born and raised?

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Student Spotlight: Alexa Ruiz C’21

Alexa Ruiz C’21                                    
Major: Biology
Minors: Business and Public Health
Launch Career Communities: Medicine and Health Professions and Business, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Launch Identity/Affinity Community: Visible / Invisible Disabilities
Vice President of ‘Best Buddies’ (Created with Katie Lattig)
Member of Drew …

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