Inclusive Campus Life Affinity Group - April 2022
The purpose of the Inclusive Campus Life Affinity Group is to support members to:
- Connect with each other through dialogue
- Discover tools, resources, and practices
- Share information and ideas
- Expand inclusive campus communities to include students with ID
This Affinity Group is designed for people who are currently involved with or interested in enabling students with ID to become full participating members of their campus communities. Affinity Group members include any college or university staff, faculty, mentors, students with ID, or researchers. The group is facilitated by Lindsay Krech, director of Campus Life and Student Supports at Vanderbilt University (Lindsay.b.krech@Vanderbilt.edu).
April Topic: Dignity of Risk - Presenters from Kansas University and the University of St. Louis Missouri will discuss the access to Dignity of Risk students with intellectual disability should have when a college student. College students in general have an immense sense of freedom to take emotional, physical, and intellectual risks. Presenters advocate for increased dignity of risk, a model of dignity of risk in IPSE programming, and five principles that might guide programs as they consider and assess risk.