"D" is for Disability, but also the triangle, symbol of strength. Members of Delta Alpha Pi demonstrate strength as leaders on campus to help break down the barriers of negativism. Also, they serve as mentors and role models for other students with disabilities
"A" is for Achievement, Alpha is the beginning and academic achievement must come first. But also for advocacy because students must advocate for themselves before they can advocate for others. Members of Delta Alpha Pi enhance advocacy skills for themselves and for the rights of all individuals with disabilities.
"P" is for Pride, pride in academic achievement and accomplishments, not just as students with disabilities but as members of the community. Pi is a mathematical symbol that we all learned to use in elementary arithmetic classes. So Pi is an appropriate symbol for education. Members of Delta Alpha Pi participate in activities designed to educate their community and society regarding universal design.
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The Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society for Student with Disabilities was founded at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in the Spring of 2004. Dr. Robert McConnell and Professor Kathleen Strosser were inducted into Delta Alpha Pi in April of 2005. They returned to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania to start the Delta Alpha Pi Beta Chapter. This is the first induction ceremony for the Honor Society at Edinboro University.