Glee's Becky wants to be a Bearcat

Published: Nov. 19, 2013 at 5:38 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM EST
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Glee character wants to be a Bearcat, on the show anyway.

Glee character Becky is a young woman living with Down Syndrome. On Thursday night's episode, Becky will announce her desire to join the TAP program at University of Cincinnati.

The Transition and Access Program offers a 4-year, non-degree option for students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities who want to actively engage in the full college experience, including participation in regular college classes, engaging in professional internships, and enjoying an active social life with friends.

The purpose of the program is to provide the opportunity for all students who desire a post secondary experience on a college campus to achieve success with appropriate supports. Students who complete the program receive a certificate, and have training and experiences necessary for successful competitive employment.

In the show, Becky, the Glee character, visits the TAP program. Well, not in real life, but UC worked with Glee to get the Glee set to look like a UC dorm room and classroom.

Current UC TAP students will be holding a watching party in their dorm. You can watch the Cincinnati-proud episode on FOX19 tonight!

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