There are many ways to get involved at Mizzou!
Chancellor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities
The charge to the Committee for Persons with Disabilities is to advise the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Operations on MU programs, services and policies that affect students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. The Committee also reviews applications for funds related to projects designed to improve the campus experience of persons with disabilities and makes recommendations about the disbursement of these funds.
Celebrate Ability Week
Celebrate Ability Week is an annual event occurring every October celebrating disability inclusion at Mizzou.
Lee Henson Awards
The Lee Henson Award was created in honor of Mizzou’s former ADA Coordinator, Lee Henson, who died in 2014 after 20 years of service to the university. This award honors those who have:
- Responded above and beyond to a particular disability inclusion or accessibility concern or need on campus;
- Championed universal design to make Mizzou a more inclusive place for people with disabilities; and/or
- Demonstrated and modeled a commitment over time to improving the inclusion of people with disabilities or the accessibility of Mizzou’s campus and programs.
The Lee Henson Awards occur every year during Celebrate Ability Week. Nominations for this award are accepted continuously throughout the year, but judging for each year’s awards occurs in mid-August.
Disability-Focused Student Organizations