InclusiveU brings students of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to experience college life in a fully inclusive setting to Syracuse University.
Students apply to InclusiveU directly through our office, and will register to audit courses through University College. Many students who are eligible for a Medicaid Waiver are able to utilize self-direction funds for InclusiveU. We will work together to find the best way for YOU to join us!
The most common way to attend InclusiveU. Participate in campus life, internships, social activities and earn a college certificate with an individualized curriculum according to your interests. Payment options follow criteria based on your situation. This program includes:
In your final year of InclusiveU, participate in the job-readiness program and learning valuable employment skills. If you are NOT an InclusiveU student and would like to be considered for this one-year program, please contact Brianna Shults as we are accepting applications on a case-by-case basis.
If you live in Syracuse and are working with Onondaga Community Living (OCL) on housing, employment, Medicaid, etc., you can be a part of the Access Program, where students attend InclusiveU through University College and receive advising and other supports from the Access coordinator on campus. If you are with another agency and would like to attend InclusiveU, you’ll attend through the Transition program.
If you live in another state or are private-pay, InclusiveU can connect you with local Syracuse agencies to help with housing, independent living, transportation, and more.
If your parent or guardian is a full time employee at SU, you are eligible for the same dependent tuition benefits as a matriculated SU students.
If you live in the Syracuse City School District and are between the ages of 18-21, you can be a part of the OnCampus program, where students enter Syracuse University through the school district. SCSD provides administrative fees, teaching assistants, accommodations and any disability-related equipment, transportation to and from campus, and a teacher who ensures students are getting what they need from the program. There are no costs to the student for this program.
We are currently working with other districts around Syracuse to bring the InclusiveU opportunity to their students. Please contact us if you would like to suggest a collaboration with your district.
For questions, more information, or to schedule a campus visit and tour, contact: