Delta Alpha Pi
From left, back row: Nathan Cotterman, Bradley Burden, James Trey Worthy III, Miranda Scott, Luca Kimbrell, Logan Roberts. Front row from left: VP Maggie Carter, Dr. Arlene Stewart, Past President Katie Simmons, and DAPi member and current Clemson Professor, Dr. Anastasia Thyroff. See more photos of the induction ceremony.
Delta Alpha Pi is an honor society that recognizes top-ranking students with disabilities. Delta Alpha Pi was founded in 2004. The three Greek letters stand for disability, achievement and pride. Members display pride in their academic accomplishments as honor students who happen to have a disability. Delta Alpha Pi members strive to change the negative perception that students with disabilities cannot achieve academically. Through public recognition, leadership and visible participation in educational activities, Delta Alpha Phi members counteract such prejudice.
- an academic honors community of students supporting other students in friendship, personal development, career enhancement and networking;
- a chance to reach out to students with disabilities in middle and high school, and to those in their first semesters;
- a group that gathers together to watch films, share fine food, attend sporting events, experience various cultural and entertainment offerings, and even get away for a weekend or two;
- committed to lead as we advocate for students with disabilities, address our issues in the public domain and challenge common perceptions by demonstrating how capable and skilled we are.
These are the required guidelines for DAP honor society participation.
- Students must have a documented disability.
- Students must be registered with the Office of Student Disability Services.
- Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 24 credits and earn an overall GPA of 3.10/4.00 at Clemson University over a period of at least two semesters.
- Graduate students must complete a minimum of 18 credits and earn an overall GPA of 3.30/4.00 at Clemson University over a period of at least two semesters.
- Students must have demonstrated an active interest in disability issues.