Center for Students with Disabilities
Center for Students with Disabilities

Delta Alpha Pi International (DAPI) Honor Society - Gamma Sigma Chapter

Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring logoDelta Alpha Pi International Honor Society is an academic honor society for students with disabilities who strive to break stereotypes associated with disability. UW-Whitewater's chapter is Gamma Sigma. Through Delta Alpha Pi, members develop leadership and advocacy skills while maintaining values of high scholarship. Members take pride in the meaning of their organization.

DAPi is offering a $2000 scholarship to active undergraduate members.  The requirements are available on the DAPi website or here as a Word document.  An application may be obtained from the Staff Advisor.  All required application materials must be postmarked by April 7th.  The scholarship will be awarded in the summer.

Delta; the D stands for disability, but also the triangle that represents strength. Members are students on this campus who excel academically and also serve as role models for students.

Alpha; the A stands for achievement. All members have achieved and continue to maintain a 3.1 GPA and other accomplishments outside the classroom.

Pi; the P stands for pride. Members take pride in their academic strides and also the strides they make in their community. Pi is a mathematical symbol used in most arithmetic classrooms, so for the organization, it represents education; one of the main pillars of the group.

Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society Gamma Sigma Chapter is always looking for new members, either undergraduate or graduate. To join, undergraduate students MUST have a documented disability, complete 24 credits, have at least a 3.1 GPA, and be approved for services with the Center for Students with Disabilities at UW-Whitewater. Graduate students must have completed 18 credits, earned an overall GPA of 3.3, and are approved for services with the Center for Students with Disabilities.

Students with disabilities who do not currently meet the requirements are welcome to attend meetings and events hosted by DAPI (unless otherwise specified); however, they are unable to vote and are not considered members until all requirements are met.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the Staff Advisor, Kim Giertz-Karis, at

DAPi meets on the first Monday of every month, from 5:00 - 6:00 PM in the CSD Conference Room (Andersen Library Building, Room 2002).