The Society for Students with a Disability (SSD) is a post-secondary student advocacy group under the University of Victoria Students’ Union which promotes the full participation and inclusion of students who self-identify as having one or more disabilities at the University of Victoria. The SSD aims to support students who self-identify as having one or more disabilities; in particular, we support students to reduce barriers in the social and emotional domains of student life.

As of COVID-19, we provide online and distanced support for our members, such as online Crafternoon Workshops and Open Studio via Zoom, Workshops, Games Night, Food Security Distancing Support Program (with the choice of ONE of the following programs funded through SSD: The Good Food Box, Red Cedar Cafe or $100 monetary reimbursement), and a social platform to engage with other members. If you’re interested in joining our community or finding out more about our social programs, check out the Services We Provide.

Who is a Member of the SSD?

Anyone who:

  • Self-identifies as having one or more disabilities,
  • Is a current University of Victoria student with valid student ID,
  • Has proof of enrollment at the University of Victoria, and
  • Is in good standing with the University of Victoria UVSS or GSS

*The SSD is currently increasing supports for people who identify as having one or more disabilities and are 17 years of age or older. You do not need to be actively enrolled at the University of Victoria to receive services

Priority services are given to those who meet the above requirements to be considered a member.

Secondary access is given to those who self-identify as having one or more disabilities. If you are not currently a registered UVic student, however identify as having one or more disabilities, we welcome you to participate in our programs; provided we have additional resources to allocate.

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