Inclusive Campus Initiative
Syracuse University is a global leader in inclusion, advocating for and welcoming all qualified students, faculty, and staff. The Inclusive Campus Initiative for people with disabilities involves all aspects of SU’s operations, every school and college, and 10 campuses across four continents.
The initiative does more than just provide support services and remove physical barriers. Funds are also used to place full-time faculty in every school and college, to focus on disability within their primary fields of study, such as public policy or architecture.
A fund established in the name of Brian McLane ’69, a pioneer in advocating for those with disabilities, is a vital component of the Inclusive Campus Initiative. The Brian McLane Legacy Fund is a flexible resource available to the Office of Disability Services that allows the University to meet the most urgent needs of our community. To date, it has provided scholarships, transportation, facility improvements, adaptive technology, and personal assistance to students and faculty alike.
Your gift to the Legacy Fund helps continue the University’s long-standing commitment to inclusion and access for all. Make a gift to the Brian McLane Legacy Fund today. For more information, contact Lisa Honan, executive director of development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.5423.
Brian McLane has never accepted limits on his abilities. Born with cerebral palsy, he earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University. The McLane Legacy Fund was established in his honor by his longtime friend and classmate George Hicker ’68. “My goal is to help young people with disabilities come to a University without barriers and have the opportunity to achieve great things with their education.” Hicker says.