Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society
“Working for an aDAPtable world”
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO
Delta Alpha Pi is an honor society for students with disabilities.
Delta – D for Disability, but also the triangle, symbol of strength. Members of Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society demonstrate strength as leaders on campus to help break down the barriers of negativism. Also, they serve as mentors and role models for other students with disabilities.
Alpha – A stands for Achievement. Alpha is the beginning, and academic achievement must come first. But A also stands for advocacy because students must advocate for themselves before they can advocate for others. Members of Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society enhance advocacy skills for themselves and for the rights of all individuals with disabilities to be included fully in society.
Pi – P represents Pride, pride in academic achievement and in other accomplishments, not just as students with disabilities, but as members of the university community. Pi is a mathematical symbol that we learned to use in elementary arithmetic classes. So Pi is an appropriate symbol for education. Members of Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society participate in activities designed to educate the community and society regarding disability issues and the need to apply the principles of universal design in learning.
Members of Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society articipate in activities designed to educate the community and society regarding disability issues and the need to apply the principles of universal design in learning. Members of Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society work for an “aDAPtable” world.
Students initiated into Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society must meet the following criteria:
- All sophomores, juniors and seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.1 or above, and have completed at least 24 credit hours may apply for membership.
- All graduate students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above, and have completed at least 18 credit hours may apply for membership.
- Make sure your application is neat and readable.
PLEASE NOTE: Membership is a highly sought after honor, because it is associated with high academic achievement, but it requires commitment to the ideals of the organization. Acceptance of your membership in Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society indicates your willingness to participate in honor society activities such as the induction ceremony, chapter meetings and any service projects that might be scheduled.
All students who meet the approved criteria are invited to become members of this Honor Society without regard to gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, type of disability, or sexual orientation.
For all May 14, 2016 graduates or those that will be graduating on December 10, 2016 responses indicating interest in joining the honor society must be completed and returned to the CASS office by October 1, 2016. Any responses after that date will not be guaranteed the use of honor cords during Commencement.