About Us


Comprised of faculty, staff, and students, this group aims to create a culture of universal access by sharing best practices, educating the campus community, and connecting ongoing community efforts towards universal access through a central hub. We see access as the shared responsibility of an interdependent community, beyond just compliance, that is intersectional in nature, connected to broader forms of diversity, and an essential part of the Jesuit commitment to care for the whole person.

The Working Groups on Universal Access is housed in the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach and co-chaired by Emily Nusbaum, Assistant Professor, Department of Learning & Instruction and Tom Merrell, Assistant Dean and Director of Student Disability Services.