Membership in the NYSDSC is open to anyone who works with or sets policy for, or is interested in, the provision of disability services to students with disabilities at post-secondary institutions in New York State. There are three membership categories - Full, Associate, and Emeritus - and two levels of membership - Individual and Institutional.
Full membership is available to individuals holding paid positions within any accredited degree-granting higher education institution that maintains a physical campus within New York State, with key responsibilities related to disability services, policy, and/or compliance for students with disabilities.
Associate membership is available to any person (including but not limited to students, faculty, representatives from state agencies affiliated with higher education disability services, and pre-professionals) who would not qualify for Full Membership but who is interested in the provision of disability services to students with disabilities at higher education institutions. Associate members enjoy the same benefits of full membership except the right to vote or hold elected office. Individual and Institutional associate memberships are available.
Emeritus membership status is an honorary, non-voting status for retiring members who wish to stay involved in NYSDSC. Emeritus members must have been a full member for at least 5 years if retiring in 2013 and beyond. Emeritus status members will have access to the listserv, be eligible to attend conferences at the member rate and participate on committees. They will not be eligible to hold office or chair committees.