ASUC Disabled Students Commission discusses accommodation requests

Monday, November 2, 2020

ASUC Disabled Students Commission discusses accommodation requests, basic needs of students with disabilities

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The ASUC
Disabled Students Commission gave updates about its meeting with the Basic Needs Center, a campus resource that provides necessities such as food, transportation, housing and financial aid.

Last Updated November 2, 2020

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The ASUC Disabled Students Commission, or DSC, met Friday through Zoom to discuss topics including issues in accommodation requests, redefining basic needs and emergency backup power for students with disabilities.

The Disabled Students Commission was formerly an ad hoc committee until it was established as an ASUC commission Oct. 14.

Alena Morales, interim chair of the commission and a campus senior, spoke about the DSC’s meeting on Oct. 27 with the ASUC Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President, or AAVP. Morales said students have experienced a lack of accommodations from professors during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a student comment form the office sent out.

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