Davis & Elkins Forms New Honorary Fraternity

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College now has the distinction of hosting the first Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society in West Virginia. The Delta Epsilon Chapter was formed as the 101st in 32 states that recognizes students with disabilities for their academic achievements.

For induction into Delta Alpha Pi, undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 24 credits and earn an overall Quality Point Average of 3.10 on a 4.00 scale. Graduate and undergraduate students must present a documented disability and work with a faculty or staff member in the Office of Disability Services and demonstrate an interest in disability issues.

In addition to academic recognition, the honor society facilitates development of skills in leadership, advocacy and education. Mary Ellen Schubert, director of The Naylor Learning Center at Davis & Elkins, says the students are dedicated to educating others about disabilities and plan to speak with groups of area high schools and other community organizations.

Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society was founded in 2004 at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and is open to undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.

The Naylor Learning Center at Davis & Elkins College provides academic support for all students. Dedicated in 2011 through the generosity of the Naylor Family, the Center offers tutoring, study groups, academic counseling and classes that teach basic skills such as time management, organization and study skills.

Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.