Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) Chapter at Jefferson

Membership Eligibility: Students of Occupational Therapy

Membership Dues or Fees: $0.00

Description: The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD) Chapter at Jefferson is a student group affiliated with COTAD National. COTAD National is a national volunteer-led organization that focuses on advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion across the occupational therapy profession, which provides students with peer mentorship opportunities and Academic supports for students and faculty. Our chapter's mission is to increase the visibility of important topics that we hope to address regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Jefferson community. Our chapter's purpose is to contribute to the advancement of equitable care in occupational therapy through the activities of student members, and to provide resources and supports for students to raise awareness, exchange information, and collaborate regarding health inequities and culturally responsive care in occupational therapy. Membership is open to all occupational therapy students across Jefferson campuses. Examples of past events held by COTAD Chapter at Jefferson include an LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare workshop with a local non-profit, movie and media screenings and group discussions on relevant topics, and collaborating with a diverse Philadelphia high school on career day to present on occupational therapy. 


Organization Email:

Student Organization Advisor: Jenny Martinez, OTD, OTR/L, BCG | Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Jefferson College of Rehab Sciences, 901 Walnut Street | 215-503-1602