Liberty University Student Chapter


Become a Chapter Member!

  1.  Go to the website
  2. Click the “Membership” tab at the top of the screen.
  3. Click the “New CEC Member-Join CEC now” link at the bottom of the page.
  4. You can read through the membership page, or click on the right hand side, “Join now” and this will bring you to the CEC application.
  5. Begin to fill out the application.
    1. When you come to the section marked “unit” click VA
    2. For the section marked “Chapter” click “0430-VA-Liberty University Chapter
      ****This is an important step! If you do not choose Liberty University, our records will not show that you have become a member!
  1. Continue with the application, as well as the payment process.
  2. If you have any questions or problems, please e-mail Dr. Keith at for assistance.

Who we are

Students at Liberty University who are majoring in Special Education have started a Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. The CEC is the largest international, non-profit organization that provides support and information for children with disabilities, their families, and those who work with these children. 

The Student Chapter of CEC at Liberty was formed early in Spring 2005, and membership is open to all majors. To become an official member of the CEC, one must join the national chapter of the CEC.   Through the national CEC organization there is a student rate of $69 with all the benefits that a professional receives just at a lower cost. When filling out the online membership application, be sure to select 0430 to become a member of Liberty University's CEC chapter.

CEC activities are great ways to earn professional points for those courses that require them. Consider being a part of CEC and our activities. This is a great way to touch a life and to change your own!

Mission Statement

  • To let our light shine by providing support to children with disabilities, their parents, and those who work with these children in our community.
  • Goals are to maintain strong leadership within the chapter and to provide a network of support to those in our community.

Link to the National CEC Website:

Vision and goals for LU's student CEC chapter

The Council for Exceptional Children at Liberty University seeks to humbly serve our Lord by being a loving, playful, powerful and passionate example of the absolute joy that is available to us each moment.  We strive to use the gifts God has given us to sincerely love and enjoy all of the opportunities we have to serve.  CEC provides workshops with guest speakers such as Jen Barrick to benefit colleagues and peers. We also offer special events, such as the iKids Karnival and Breakfast with Santa, for children with disabilities and their parents in the Lynchburg Community. The Liberty Chapter of CEC is a growing organization with high goals and expectations for our future. We desire to make an impact in the lives of children with special needs by involving college students who share the same passion.

Stay Connected: LU CEC Facebook for Events and News


To keep up with the latest news and upcoming events for Liberty's CEC chapter, visit and join Liberty University CEC: Student Chapter Facebook Group.

Partnership with Thomas Road Baptist Church: iKids

In January 2006, LU and Thomas Road joined resources to form a Special Education Ministry for families who have children with special needs.  Students at LU are paired with a child at Thomas Road on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.  This ministry has been in the making for years. It is an answer to the prayers of many people. Students at LU are paired with a child at Thomas Road on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. This has been a fun a rewarding experience for all of those involved. 

All iKid events are open to the publice and we invite you to join us! Check out our Facebook page for dates. Annual events include:

  • iKids Karnival
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Valentines Party
  • Easter Party

** Liberty University Students  . . .

  •  . . . can earn professional points for participating in these events! 
  •  . . . can use these events for CSER if the students commit to iKids for the semester, coupled with volunteering for Wednesday evenings (6:30 to 7:30 pm) or Sunday mornings (9:00 and 11:00 services).

Please sign up at the CEC Bulletin Board across from TE 102 in the School of Education.  Volunteers are needed!!