University of Delaware

University Student Centers

Bringing Students Together since 1958

University Student Centers

Bringing Students Together since 1958

University Student Centers

Bringing Students Together since 1958

University Student Centers

Bringing Students Together since 1958

University Student Centers

Bringing Students Together since 1958

University Student Centers

Bringing Students Together since 1958

University Student Centers

Bringing Students Together since 1958

University Student Centers

Bringing Students Together since 1958

University Student Centers

Bringing Students Together since 1958

FAQ

The University Student Centers help you make the most of your time at UD by meeting new friends, joining groups that share your interests, and polishing professional skills that will give you a competitive edge in your job search. In addition to providing fun, diverse campus-wide programs, we sponsor 350+ student groups including UD’s Greek organizations and Registered Student Organizations (RSOs); maintain the StUDent Central portal, connecting you to student groups and to UD’s Division of Student Life; foster leadership through our Blue Hen Leadership Program; and manage two facilities that host more than 10,000 events each year: Perkins Student Center and Trabant University Center.

Questions about our Blue Hen Leadership Program can be answered by our Leadership Development staff, found in 157A Trabant University Center. Answers to the most common questions we receive can also be found under the BHLP section on Get Involved.

Common questions about BHLP

Why do I have to RSVP?

An RSVP is a necessary courtesy for our presenters, so they know how many students to prepare
for. In addition, if we are providing refreshments or a meal at a program, we must let catering know
how many students they are serving. We are charged based on this number, so your RSVP is your
commitment to attend.

If I have RSVP’d and something comes up to prevent me from attending a program, how do I let
someone know?

If you must cancel your reservation, contact the Student Leadership Center at (302) 831-7622 to cancel.

Do credits carry over from year to year?

No. Each tier is designed to be completed in a single, academic year.

How many workshops do we need to earn a certificate?

To earn the Emerging Leader certificate (Tier 1), you need to attend 10 events that cover each of the 5 practices of exemplary leadership, plus participate in one community service activity. The 10 events include the three required workshops: Why Leadership?, The Leadership Challenge, and True Colors.

If a workshop counts for more than one of the 5 practices of exemplary leadership, how do you determine which one I receive credit for?

We award you the credit in whichever practice area you need.

Is Tier 1 for freshmen only?

No. Tier 1 is open to all students at the University of Delaware. While we encourage students to get
started as freshmen so they can complete all the Tiers, we have many seniors who earn the Emerging
Leader, Tier 1 certificate.

Do I have to complete Advanced Tier 1 in order to enroll in Tier 2?

No. You only need to complete Tier 1 in order to enroll in Tier 2.

What is Tier 2?

The Engaged Leader, Tier 2 focuses on project management. Students engage in an in-depth
study of The Leadership Challenge model of leadership and then design and implement a project
focused on positive change, using the models to lead their team.

What is Tier 3?

BHLP Community Fellows, Tier 3, focuses on community engagement. Students are placed with a non-profit in whose mission they have some interest. The fall semester is spent learning about the non-profit and how it functions. During spring semester, students take the lead on a project for the non-profit.

What does BHLP cost and what do the fees cover?

Most of the cost of BHLP is covered by student fees you already pay. However, due to the size and scope of the program, it is necessary to charge a small fee to help defray the cost of supplies, travel and other incidentals that help BHLP be a nationally benchmarked program.

The fees are as follows:
Tier 1: $50 (undergraduate) / $100 (graduate)
Tier 2: $100 (undergraduate) / $150 (graduate)
Tier 3: $50 (undergraduate) / $150 (graduate)
There is no charge for Advanced Tier 1 or for Tier 4.

Students for whom this fee presents a financial strain should consult Susan Luchey. Fees may be waived or reduced if proper documentation of financial need can be provided.

I am already a leader in my RSO or Greek Chapter. How can BHLP help me?

Learning to lead effectively is a lifelong process. More importantly, holding a title is not a
guarantee of your ability to effectively develop a team or lead that team to successful completion of its
mission. BHLP will provide you with specific tools to enable your success, to teach you a framework
within which you can lead, and help you to develop a leadership portfolio that makes you more
attractive to potential employers.

I want the officers of my organization to participate in BHLP, but our schedules are crazy. Can BHLP
workshops be presented to my RSO, chapter or team during our meeting times?

Yes, with advance notice. Contact the Associate Director of the University Student
Centers for Leadership Development at sluchey@udel.edu.

Questions regarding planning an event within the University Student Centers or utilizing our facilities can be answered by our Event Services staff, found in 112 Perkins Student Center and 103 Trabant University Center. Answers to the most common questions we receive can also be found on our Find a Form page.

Common questions about events at the USC

How do I reserve space in the University Student Centers?

Room reservations are made online via our Find a Forms page; simply fill out the form that relates to your organization. A representative will contact you to let you know if you have the space or not, and if any additional information is needed. Please be advised that the initial email you receive following the submission of your request is only a confirmation of receipt of the request, and not a confirmation for the reservation itself.

How do I cancel a room?

Room cancellations are made online via our Find a Forms page and must be received by 3:30pm on the last business day preceding the reservation. Reservations for the Multipurpose Room MUST be canceled 2 weeks prior to the reservation date. Cancellations or no-shows with less than 2 weeks notice will incur a cancellation fee of $500.00.

Can I have food/music/movies/animals/etc. at my event?

Check out our Policies & Procedures (linked under Find by Subject below) for detailed answers on all of your event-related questions. If you still have questions regarding your event, contact our Event Services office at (302)831-2633.

How can I advertise my event/group on campus?

Flyers or small posters with campus sponsors denoted can be posted on our bulletin boards with approval from either of our Event Services offices. Campus units and student groups can also reserve banner and cling space in our facilities via our Find a Forms page.

How do I figure out what my organization needs for its event?

Our Events coordinators would love to help you with your event, especially if you are planning your first event in our facilities. To schedule a meeting, call us at (302)831-2633.

I represent a musician/comedian/band/etc. and I want them to perform at the University Student Centers. How can I make this happen?

If you are not part of a performing arts RSO, you can submit materials for consideration to the Student Centers Programming Advisory Board (SCPAB). Should they have interest in booking you, they will contact you directly.

Questions related to campus programming or starting, joining and managing Registered Student Organizations and Greek organizations can be answered by our Student Involvement staff, found in 015G Perkins Student Center and 217 Trabant University Center. Answers to the most common questions we receive can also be found on our Find a Form page.

Common questions about student groups at UD

How do I start/restart my RSO?

Information on starting, joining and managing student groups can be found on our Find a Form page.

How do I join a Greek chapter?

Recruitment takes place at different times of year, depending on the type of chapter. Our chapters welcome all eligible students and are organized under four councils: Interfraternity/IFC, Panhellenic/NPC, Multicultural Greek Congress/MGC and Special Interest/SIGC. Regardless of council, new members have the right to be treated with respect and dignity at all times, the right to prioritize academic and University obligations above chapter commitments, and the right to reach out to our Greek Life staff at any time. All of UD’s Greek organizations are expected to comply with the University’s hazing policy found within the Student Code of Conduct. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more about the council of your choice and apply for recruitment.

How can I get money or fundraise for my RSO?

Information on funding student groups can be found on our Find a Form page.

Where can I get a car/van/bus for my organization?

Information on taking a group trip can be found on our Find a Form page.

Are internal account charges automatically paid?

No, you will receive a bill in the mail to your local address asking you to write a check to the University of Delaware paying your organization’s internal account.

Can I call Citizens Bank to get my organization’s bank balance?

Citizens Bank will not give individual student groups account information, but will work with you through our Student Involvement Office.

Can I send anyone to the Student Involvement Office to pick up the signed checks?

No, the treasurer should be the one to pick up all checks & receipts for the club.

Do I have to endorse all the checks for a deposit and how do I endorse them?

Yes with the club name, account number, and “For Deposit Only.”

Do I need a completed deposit receipt with my deposit?

Yes. We will take care of the actual deposit, but we need all of the information filled out from your group.

Should I give the receipt back to the person I am reimbursing?

No. You must keep all receipts in your Treasurer’s Book.