Spartan Ties Dinners Continue For Fall 2019!

Are you new to MSU and finding yourself eating dinner alone? Spartan Ties dinners will continue during fall semester 2019! These dinners give students an opportunity to meet new friends and try new dining halls.

College-Bound Students Discover Confidence at Project Venture Program

When seventeen students and their families arrived at Armstrong hall on a Sunday afternoon in June, the air was full of excitement and a little uncertainty. After all, some of them had never been away from home before.

Fasting 5K and Project Venture: Paving the Pathway to College for Students with Disabilities

If you’ve ever watched or participated in a 5K, you know how much hard work goes into crossing the finish line. Now imagine running that same race but without food or water all day.  On May 18th, 113 runners in Canton, Michigan did just that at the Fasting 5K – to raise money for students with disabilities.

Senior Engineers Partner with RCPD to Create Accessibility

Each semester, students participate in the MSU College of Engineering’s Design Day, a celebration of their hard work and a chance for them to display their engineering projects as well as compete against each other for recognition.

Alumni Couple Bring Strategies for Success to Today’s Youth

Cam and Liz met while living on the same floor in Bailey Hall in 2012. Their chance meeting led to a shared journey with a common goal – promoting resiliency despite disability challenges.

19th Annual Tower Guard Shamrock 5K

The 19th annual Tower Guard Shamrock 5k on Friday, March 15 was an overall success.

Alex's Great State Race Moving Forward

Five years have passed since the first Alex’s Great State Race, and the event is still running strong. It all started with a student diagnosed with cancer and turned into a bond between two rival colleges coming together in his memory to make a profound difference for students with disabilities.

UGS 110 Class Helping Build Resiliency Among Freshmen

Ashley Maloff and Leslie Johnson of RCPD came together and created a brand-new Health and Wellness course in the already well-known UGS department.

Spartan Ties Giving Students New Opportunities For Networking

Spartan Ties, a newly formed networking group that takes place at different dining halls on campus, gives students a way to make friends and not eat dinner alone.

There are many locations during the semester so that it can help accommodate students with busy schedules. There is a Facebook group that MSU students can join, which gives updates to times and to see who might be going to the dinner.

Alex's Great State Race Celebrates 5 Years of Disability Awareness

Football season marks the recommencement of an ultimate rivalry: Michigan vs. Michigan State. However, this celebration comes with a twist for a good cause.

Human Biology Student Broadens Her Abilities in Greece

Stemming from a family of doctors, Allie S., a junior, human biology major always knew she wanted to practice medicine. While she first began by wanting to become a veterinarian, she later realized her true passion is helping people.

Maximizing Ability and Opportunity

Spartans lead in ways practical and profound. We create opportunity through study and research, developing solutions for some of the world's most challenging needs. Education expands opportunity and for those experiencing disabilities, education is a most empowering choice. This is why Team RCPD works diligently to engage MSU traditions of quality, inclusiveness and connectivity for the benefit of all.

Mobility Enhanced: The Road to the Guide App

“The challenge is designing an app so that anyone who uses it thinks that it was designed for them” so the app accommodates a wide array of abilities.

OISS Live Features RCPD, Graduate Studies, and Success

Grace Tong and Mohammad R. Alrwashdeh sat down with OISS Live to discuss the opportunities the RCPD provides the Michigan State community.

Department of Undergraduate Education Celebrates Tower Guard Induction in Article

Every spring, a ceremony called May Morning Sing celebrates the induction of a new Tower Guard which consists of a select few of the top 5% of Michigan State’s freshman class.

Driven RCPD Graduate Thrives at Michigan State and Beyond

“It’s like I am driving at night without headlights on… the RCPD lit my headlights.”

State News Features RCPD Student with Visual Impairment

Matthew Miller is an RCPD student with a visual impairment with a love for the game of ice hockey. Despite his disability, Matthew is able to enjoy watching the game due to the lighting and sounds that allow him to follow the plays.

Donor Tree Redesign: More Than Decor

Complete with rocks, acorns, and leaves, this intriguing piece of decor includes the names of the donors who have made a significant impact on the lives of RCPD students, staff, and operations.

Defying Disabilities: RCPD Student Pushes Boundaries Through Unique Internship

Nikaela Losievski, a junior neuroscience major, is redefining boundaries in field research.. . During Summer 2017, Losievski traveled to Kansas and participated in an internship program at Baker University, which provided field research experience for students with varying abilities.

Tower Guard Gives to the Community for the Holidays

The end of the year calls for holiday cheer, and Tower Guard students prepared for the mission. This fall semester wrapped up with a never-been-done-before fundraiser aimed to raise funds to create gift baskets for children at Sparrow Hospital, located in the Lansing community.