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Established in 2012, the Harford Community College Delta Alpha Pi - Beta Rho Chapter is an international honor society for students with disabilities.
Membership is open to current Harford Community College students who have completed a minimum of 24 credits and earned a overall GPA of 3.10. All students must present with a documented disability and work with one of the advisors in Disability Support Services; students must demonstrate an interest in disability issues.
All students who meet the approved criteria are invited to become members of this Honor Society regardless of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, type of disability, or sexual orientation.
Delta – D for Disability, but also the triangle, symbol of strength. Members of Delta Alpha Pi 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. A also stands 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 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. The honor society's purpose is to change negative stereotypes associated with disabilities by recognizing students with disabilities for their academic accomplishments.
Please contact Lorraine Peniston at 443.412.2414 or by email.
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