About StAAR Center


The Student Accessibility and Academic Resources (StAAR) Center values the diverse educational and cultural experiences of every student and promotes access to an inclusive and collaborative learning environment.  As a team and as individuals, we foster students’ educational growth and awareness, self-advocacy and resiliency as it relates to their Tufts academic experience and beyond.  Our initiatives engage students, faculty and staff to proactively support the learning needs of the Tufts community.  The StAAR Center offers a variety of resource support to all students in the Schools of Arts and Science, Engineering, the SMFA and Fletcher.

Student Organizations

DiSC (formerly ABLE)

Disability Student Coalition (DiSC) is a Tufts Student group focused on connecting students with disabilities to form a mutually supportive community, to advocate for disability rights on campus and beyond, and to educate the Tufts community about disabilities.

Follow DiSC on Instagram: @disc.tufts


Peer and Undergraduate Mentoring for People with Diabetes (PUMPD) is the Tufts chapter of the Diabetes Link. Join them if you have diabetes, or know someone who does. Email Ashley to be added to the PUMPD e-list and GroupMe.

Follow PUMPD on Instagram: @tuftsdiabeteslink

Diverse Minds

Diverse Minds hopes to cultivate a more welcoming environment for Tufts’ neurodiverse students by teaching acceptance and providing educational opportunities.  For more information, connect with Tessie or Sam.

Follow Diverse Minds on Instagram: @tuftsdiverseminds

Make Your Event Accessible

The StAAR Center is committed to ensuring Tufts events are accessible. Please refer to our Accessible Events Checklist to ensure your next event is accessible for all.