Disabled Student Cultural Center (DSCC)

The Disabled Student Cultural Center (DSCC) is a group of students at the University of Minnesota dedicated to making their […]

The Disabled Student Cultural Center (DSCC) is a group of students at the University of Minnesota dedicated to making their university a place where students are aware of the needs of students with disabilities. Along with that, they provide a social area where students can come with questions, concerns, or to simply hang out. They are committed to educating about the disability culture campus-wide and are always working to create a more aware and accessible campus.

DSCC is primarily run by student volunteers who serve as members of the board, president or co-directors. The board is key in all decisions made by the group. Board members volunteer in the office a minimum of 5 hours a week while the president and co-directors spend 10-plus hours a week at the office. The co-directors are there to ensure the group is accomplishing what they have set out to do and to assist with any decision making. The president is responsible for running regular board meetings.

Every month the center holds at least one activity, whether in the office, in Coffman Memorial Union or in another on-campus area. In the fall the DSCC hosted the Disability Awareness Month Kick-Off where students tried their hand at a variety of activities that put them in the shoes of someone with a disability. Every month also holds a Lunch and Learn activity where the group provides lunch and information on a disability. The newest on-take of the group is the monthly newsletter that piloted its first issue in February.

The group is always looking for more people to share in their monthly activities. You can contact them at: Disabled Students Cultural Center, University of Minnesota, 300 Washington Avenue SE, Suite 203, Minneapolis, MN 55455, 612-624-2602.