In Fall 2016, the Disability Cultural Center was established at UNC Asheville. UNC Asheville hosts a number of centers dedicated to many aspects of diversity. The Disability Cultural Center specifically focuses on disability as diversity, and serves primarily as a safe space for community connection and shared culture between students with disabilities.
Located in 207 Carmichael Hall, the center welcomes all students, faculty, staff, and community members who share the common goal of advocating for greater inclusiveness in both campus and community settings.
In addition to being a safe space for students with disabilities, the Disability Cultural Center serves these additional purposes:
- As a resource for the campus and local community
- As a vehicle for sharing knowledge and information
- And as a central hub for bringing together students, faculty, staff, and community members with the common goals of advocacy and inclusiveness
Current events and offerings include: A lending library available to all individuals without charge, regular movie and documentary screenings, and a yearly speaker series.
Currently, the Disability Cultural Center is open for several hours most weekdays during the semester. Hours may change from semester to semester depending on the availability of the student staffer. Students are welcome to use the space during open hours. The space is also available for use outside of the open hours; please contact a Disability Cultural Center staff person to make arrangements.