The Office of the Provost’s Accessibility Student Advisory Board

The Office of the Provost’s Accessibility Student Advisory Board will be a group of up to twelve University of Chicago students (College, Graduate and professional) that meet twice per quarter to serve as liaisons between the Office of the Provost and students regarding the accessibility of the University of Chicago campus and issues specific to students in the University community with disabilities. The purpose of the Student Advisory Board is to provide student perspectives and input on programs and initiatives pertaining to accessibility and individuals with disabilities. The Student Advisory Board will be chaired by the Office for Access and Equity. In the event that more than twelve qualified students are interested in joining, preference will be given to having representatives from various programs and divisions. The Office for Access and Equity may identify additional ways for interested students to participate.  

Advisory Board Charge

  • To provide student feedback and input on existing programs and resources that address accessibility and campus-wide awareness of disability-related issues.

  • To identify and implement effective ways to inform and educate the University community about existing services and programs.

  • To use student input to identify areas where there may be a lack of knowledge regarding University resources and provide recommendations to increase campus-wide awareness of the importance of accessibility. 

Advisory Board Eligibility & Application

  • Current enrollment as a University of Chicago College, graduate or professional student.

  • Available to attend Student Advisory Board meetings.

  • In good academic standing with the University of Chicago.

  • The application period for the 2020-2021 academic year has passed.

Member Requirements

  • Commit to attending meetings throughout the upcoming academic year. Additional time to complete Advisory Board tasks may be required (estimated time commitment is 4-6 hours per Quarter).

  • Commitment of one full Academic Year. Current members who are not graduating do not need to apply but are asked to inform the Chairs of their interest in retaining their membership.

  • Ability to interact in a professional and respectful manner. Ability to collaborate. Ability to recognize need for confidentiality and exercise discretion in manner and content of communication. 

The Office for Access and Equity is committed to the full participation of all members of the University community. If you have any questions regarding access or to request any reasonable accommodation that would facilitate your participation in the application process, please contact Jacqueline Hennard by email at Elizabeth Honig at ehonig@uchicago.edu