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Accessibility Advocates

Accessibility advocates are students familiar with the Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) and who serve as an additional resource for their peers with disabilities. Accessibility Advocates can assist students with the following:

  • Help connecting with the OAS
    • Who to contact
    • Navigating the accommodations request process
    • How to use the Test Center
  • Practical problem solving
    • Emailing specific staff with issues
    • Emailing or meeting with professors
    • Schedule planning
  • Learning how to advocate for yourself
    • Explaining disability
    • How to give professors Letter of Accommodation
    • Making needs clear
    • Understanding professors expectations (e.g. student will email when misses class)

To schedule a meet-up with an Accessibility Advocate, email

Meet our Accessibility Advocates!

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Hi! I'm Rachel and I am a Junior majoring in Psychology. Fun fact, over the past year, I have gotten 2 puppies, and one is named in Gene-seo! 

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Hi everyone! My name is Tessa LaGrou, and I am a senior Biology Spanish double major. When I'm not on campus studying, you can find me camping and hiking with my German Shepard!


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My name is Mia Donaldson! I am a sophomore English and Political Science major. I am passionate about creating more representation and awareness for marginalized identities, particularly in literary spaces, and I am eager to take up the exciting endeavor of being an accessibility advocate!

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Hi everyone! My name is Francheska and I am a junior majoring in English Adolescent Education. I am currently the President of the Black Student Union and my goal is to connect with as many students as possible.

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Hi my name is Hannah! I am a junior international relations major with a conflict studies major. On campus I am in an acapella group called Exit 8 as well as the volunteer fraternity APO! I love music especially going to concerts! I am excited to be an accessibility advocate because I want to have a part in making accessibility a visible part of social advocacy on campus!