Who Are We?

We are DUSC: Disability United Student Community at UCSD, a virtual student group offering a place for students with disabilities and/or chronic conditions to mix, engage, learn, and share in a safe space.

We celebrate the inclusive and diverse nature of disability and its central role in the quest for social justice.

We study disability as social construct, as an overlay to race and gender–also defined as social constructs.

We explore the intersectionality of ethnic, spiritual, and social dynamics of disability to foster communication, understanding, and positive relations.

If you are interested in working with us to promote accessibility or being part of our community, fill out the Get Involved Survey and let us know how you would like to help, or email us at dusc@ucsd.edu for further information. We are in the process of hiring new principal members, so please reach out to us or fill out the New Principal Member Hiring Form if you want to make some changes on this campus together.

View our welcome video! This video was recorded for use during Triton Days 2022.

We are graciously co-sponsored by the Black Students Project @ UCSD. The Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary and cross departmental research collaborative and center that includes faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from across the UCSD campus. BSP currently focuses on three areas of inquiry: intersectional analysis of race, class, gender, and sexuality; transnational and diasporic studies; and social justice movements. These areas are not only vital to contemporary African American and African Diaspora Studies, but are central to the study of black life, history, cultural production, and politics in the US and globally.

We are affiliated with the Cross-Cultural Center at UCSD, whose vision is to empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for the campus and the San Diego community.

–> Disabilities Studies Minor, Proposal dated 4/26/2021