Washington, D.C. – Today, GUSA President Trevor Tezel (SFS’15) and Vice President Omika Jikaria (SFS’15) announced their administration’s support for the establishment of a Disability Cultural Center (DCC) at Georgetown University, a project spearheaded by GUSA undersecretary for disability affairs, Lydia Brown (COL’15). The DCC will serve as a support resource for students with disabilities and their allies, and will coordinate programming to educate the Georgetown community on topics such as disability rights activism, disability cultures, and disability public policy. Once created, the DCC will be one of only four centers of its kind at US universities.
"I support the establishment of the Georgetown Disability Cultural Center because all Georgetown students deserve a safe space on campus that can engender strong personal identity, while offering support in navigating academic and student life," said Tezel in his endorsement of the project, which comes as part of a long-term commitment to campus inclusivity for all students.
"As a Jesuit university committed to the value of cura personalis, Georgetown has always been at the forefront of creating a campus environment that is welcoming to all students,” said Jikaria, “The DCC is a crucial aspect of this, which is why our administration is excited to support and endorse this important project.”