ACE offers ways to meet new friends, become involved with campus activities and have fun! Any student who is a client of Student Access and Accommodation Services can participate.
The Academic & Campus-Community Empowerment (A.C.E.) program seeks to encourage and empower students with disabilities and/or medical/mental health conditions to receive maximum benefit and achievement in the academic, extracurricular, and social aspects of their experience at Illinois State University. Students are provided opportunities to gain knowledge of leadership and self-empowerment and use those skills to become engaged participants in the campus community.
The A.C.E program has two components: the Mentor Program and the Campus Involvement Initiative which promotes involvement and participation in the social activities offered in the campus community. The program is held throughout the academic year. Information can be obtained about this program through the Student Access and Accommodation Services office, posted flyers, and e-mails sent to students.
The Student Disability Network (SDN) is a registered student organization on campus that welcomes all students to join a fun and friendly environment to learn and grow. The goal of SDN is to enhance advocacy, encourage disability awareness, and to bring together students with and without disabilities to form relationships and connect.
SDN is made up of six executive board positions, which are as follows: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Marketing Chair, and Event Planning Chair. SDN also has a faculty advisor, and is sponsored through the Dean of Student's Office. SDN has bi-monthly general assembly meetings that are open to any and all students.