Get Involved

There are several ways to get involved with Access & Disability Services at Harper College:

Are you interested in encouraging a new Harper College Student?  Consider serving as a Transition Autism Program (TAP) Mentor.  As a TAP Mentor, you will draw upon your own experiences to provide support and encouragement to a first-year TAP Student.

To apply to be a TAP Mentor, please complete the Mentor Application, and submit online.

Responsibilities
  • Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic volunteer to help first-year students on the Autism Spectrum succeed
  • Provide assistance and support for first-year students
  • Serve as a resource for students new to the College
  • Participate in training, programs and activities
  • Serve as a positive role model
Qualifications 
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be willing to learn and share information about the Harper College community, student life and campus resources
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have a genuine desire to help new students succeed
  • Demonstrate leadership potential
  • Be self-motivated and have a positive attitude
  • Display a willingness to learn about different cultures
Benefits 

 Peer mentors have the opportunity to:

  • Build relationships with new students
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Enhance social skills and confidence
  • Earn service hours
  • Improve resume and college/scholarship applications

For more information, contact the TAP Coordinator at:  projecttap@harpercollege.edu

If you have an interest in helping ADS and the students that we work with, consider being a note taker! If one is needed within your class, you will receive an email from our office. As a note taker, we will make copies of your notes to provide another student with. If interested, you can apply here for this position:

https://hood.accessiblelearning.com/Harper/ApplicationNotetaker.aspx

Disability is a main pillar of diversity and our department is committed to supporting a cultural shift on our campus to one of inclusion, equity, and accessibility. Through our Disability Culture Programming you can attend events and presentations and learn more about disabilities, intersectional identities, and how important inclusion is to the world around you. If you are interested in learning more about these events or have ideas for events that you would like to see us provide in the future, please contact ads@harpercollege.edu. To watch recordings of past events, Faculty and Staff can use their Harper login to access our Stream Channel here, and students can use their Harper login to access the videos here.

The ADS Success Club is a Harper-sponsored club that is open to any currently enrolled Harper student, faculty, or staff member who has a disability. The meeting schedule for the club changes each semester and is dependent upon the student leadership at that time. Please email us at ads@harpercollege.edu for more information. 

The ADS Deaf Club is a Harper-sponsored club that is open to any currently enrolled Harper student who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The meeting schedule for the club changes each semester and is dependent upon the student leadership at that time. Please email us at ads@harpercollege.edu for more information.

 

Last Updated: 6/15/22