NDC Hosts Student Panel Building Relationships: Students’ Experiences

Published on September 20, 2022

Building Relationships with Deaf Students  Ever wonder how deaf students navigate their college experience? Deaf students often face unique challenges both in and outside the classroom, whether accessing extracurricular activities, requesting accommodations, navigating disability disclosure, or connecting with the campus community. Engaging with deaf students and learning from them is essential to creating campus environments that provide opportunities for them to thrive! That’s why NDC is hosting an online engagement session with new and returning deaf college students so you can get a first-hand account of their experiences on (and off) campus. NDC Community Engagement Manager, Diego Guerra, will facilitate the student panel, Building Relationships: Students’ Experiences, on September 22, 2022, from 1-2 pm CT. They will be joined by Brittany (RIT), Sam (CSUN), and Precious (Texas State University). In this session, we will examine how relationships with these students can increase their likelihood of feeling supported and included. Attendees will learn strategies for providing engagement opportunities on campus for deaf students and leverage community resources to build partnerships across campus to facilitate these opportunities. By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • Understand some common barriers deaf students encounter with accessing engagement opportunities on campuses.
  • Gain tools to evaluate their current infrastructure.
  • Learn strategies for providing deaf students opportunities for engagement on campus, and leverage campus and community resources to build partnerships that offer spaces for these meetings.
Join us. Register today! General Information About NDC Events: Accessibility –
  • Interpreters and real-time captioning will be provided for all events.
  • For additional access requests, please email: help@nationaldeafcenter.org at least 3 business days prior to the event.
Event Code of Conduct All are invited to participate as you are, engage with our team, and connect with other participants to learn together. NDC is committed to creating a harassment-free space of learning that welcomes all participants regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, transgender status, age, body type, appearances, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), veteran or marital status, national origin, or other classification protected by law. By attending the event, you agree to abide by the event code of conduct. NDC has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind and expects all event participants will help uphold a positive experience for all.  NDC reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the event, in response to any incident that violates the expectations outlined above. NDC also reserves the right to prohibit participation at any future events, virtually or in person. Participants are expected to :
  • Conduct themselves in a manner that is considerate, respectful, and professional in their interactions with all present at the event.
  • Refrain from conduct that is disruptive, disrespectful, disparaging, discouraging, discriminatory, or demeaning.
  • Inform NDC if you notice any behavior that is not aligned with the conduct expectation outlined above.
  • Seek assistance from NDC staff at the event or by emailing help@nationaldeafcenter.org.
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