We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples on whose traditional unceded territory the Society of the Students with a Disability stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. We seek to continually decolonize all forms of organizing structures and center Indigenous peoples when considering what accessibility looks like. 

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, emotional, and educational domains of student life.

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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