To Our CSU Veterans,
Today, we honor you and your service. In our office we have the honor and privilege to work with many student veterans from all branches of the military, as well as their family members. We strive to provide equal access and support to student veterans with disabilities and/or service-related injuries.
We recognize veterans as valued members of our diverse community and we are thankful for your contributions to our society and RAMily.
The disabled community is especially thankful for veterans, as they were some of the first to push for access and inclusion of people with disabilities. After World War II ended and many veterans returned home and decided to attend college, they encountered many access barriers in environments that were not designed for disabled people. Because of this, veterans began fighting for and demanding equal access and we began to see a transformation of our physical environments. This push combined with other disability rights movements led to the passing of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which was the first major piece of legislation providing equal access and protection to people with disabilities.
We are thankful for veterans not only for your service to your country, but your service to the disabled community. Thank you.
The Student Disability Center Staff