Disability Cultural Center

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.

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

Location

The Disability Cultural Center is located on the bottom floor of Ramsey Library. You may access the DCC via the elevator in the back of the library, or take the stairs by the main entrance or in the back of the library building. We are located near the elevator, across from the Media Design Lab and CRAFT studio.

Hours

The Center is always accessible during regular Library hours. A DCC staffer will be present during the following times:

  • Mondays and Fridays from 12:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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.

Events & Offerings

View our upcoming events calendar here. Past events have included ASL Bingo, regular movie and documentary screenings, and UNC Asheville’s first Disability Day of Mourning Vigil, where we acknowledged the filicide of individuals with disabilities. We also have a lending library available to all individuals without charge. The DCC library is open to any UNCA student, faculty, staff, or community member. Books can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks at a time.

Contact Us

Questions? Please feel free to contact us.

Evelyn Chiang, Ph.D.