Office of Equity & Inclusion

Providing leadership and support in creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for all in our community. OEI is responsible for Title IX, non- discrimination, affirmative action policies and compliance, university diversity initiatives, and on-going education to the campus community in all of these areas. Get HelpReporting


Explore internal and external diversity and inclusion assessment efforts to learn more about our community.

Diversity Education & Awareness

We offer a wide variety of educational opportunities designed to increase your knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Custom workshops are also available for units with specific needs.

Respect @ UD

These values are a priority for the Office of Equity & Inclusion, as well as the University of Delaware’s broader diversity goals.

Embracing the Suck

I run. A lot. I spend ridiculous amounts of time on my feet, running through the woods and escaping a social and political world that increasingly perplexes me and leaves me shaking my head. My partner often shakes her head and rolls her eyes because she knows that I...
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Be “Humble and Kind” to all in Our Community

Did you ever listen to, and/or watch the video of, Tim McGraw’s song, Humble and Kind?  While I’m not particularly a fan of country music I did perk up to listen to it when my husband and I were in the car traveling home from somewhere, and he reached over to the...
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Welcome to the Office of Equity & Inclusion at the University of Delaware

Greetings, Welcome to the new web home for the Office of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Delaware. As we begin the new academic year, we would like to welcome back all of our students, as well as wish our returning and new faculty and staff a smooth,...
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“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

-Norman Vincent Peale

Susan L. Groff, Ed.D.

Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion/ University Title IX Coordinator

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

-Maya Angelou

Jennifer R. Daniels, MSW

Associate Director, Diversity & Inclusion

“[T]he more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into a dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side.”

-Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Adam Foley, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator, Diversity & Inclusion

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

-Dr. Seuss

Jessica Rickmond

Associate Director, Special Investigations

“We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.”

-Desmond Tutu


Sr. Associate Director, Equity & Inclusion

“It is never too late to give up your prejudices.”
– Henry David Thoreau

Michelle Pergeorelis

Administrative Assistant

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