Diversity & Inclusion Professional Development Conference

his event is open to all students who are interested in the multi-faceted world of diversity in the workplace.

Join us to have conversations to answer questions such as:

* How to leverage and value the power of difference in the workplace?

* What is the true definition of advocacy and ally-ship and how does one determine their most authentic approach on campus and in the workplace?

* What are effective ways to have healthy discourse and critical conversations around inequities in a free-thinking era (everyone has an opinion; everyone is an expert)?

* How does an individual use their personal values and strengths and professional and social roles to enact positive change in the world?

* How can one ensure that all inter-sectional identities are included in advocacy efforts?

* In what ways can advocates challenge over-utilized terms and stereotypes surrounding diversity, inclusion and multicultural leadership?

*Interrupting microaggressions and embracing inclusion on campus, in the workplace and beyond.

Important Notes:

Any student who pre-registers and attends will receive a signed copy of Put In Work by our keynote speaker, Dr. Brandi.  Business casual dress is encouraged. Join us for a day full of discussion, education, and inspiration!

Please note: Students who RSVP and no-show and\or cancel with less than 48 hours notice will be charged $50.00 to offset the accrued cost of your seat.

Learn more and register!

UD-AAP READS! Georgetown Campus Book Discussion Group

In connection with the REHOBOTH READS project, we will be hosting a weekly lunch-time book discussion group in March and April to discuss Bryan Stevenson’s engaging and important book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

The discussion group, called UD-AAP READS, is open to all in the AAP family on the Georgetown campus. In an attempt to include as many people as we can who might like to drop in and discuss the book, the group will meet on two occasions each week—Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:00pm– starting in the first week of March, and the meetings will run for six weeks.   Each week, the discussion will focus on three or four chapters (about 50 pages), until we have made our way through the book.  You need not attend the group every week.  Attendance is purely voluntary, and students should feel free to attend one, several or all of the sessions as their interest and commitments dictate.



WHAT:             UDAAP READS Lunch-Time Book Discussion Group

TEXT:               Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption*

FORMAT:        Weekly informal discussion of several designated chapters for 45 minutes

TIMES:             Tuesday 12:00—12:45 and Wednesday 12:00—12:45

DATES:            Beginning March 4 & 5 and ending April 22 & 23

–meeting each week except for Spring Break (April 1 & 2)

LOCATION:      TO BE DETERMINED—check with the UD Academic Office for locations each week!

*If you cannot afford to purchase the book but would like to participate, let our staff know and the Georgetown AAP can make a copy available to you.

2019 Kent County Beach Grass Planting

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9am-12pm, rain or shine
Kitts Hummock Beach (meet at the end of Kitts Hummock Road)
Bring planting tools, wooden broomsticks, and gardening gloves
For more information or to sign up, email Dr. Grogan

2019 Seitz Award Nominations Open

2018 Seitz Award Winner

Last year the AAP had a student win the 2018 Seitz Award, celebrating outstanding first- or second-year students at UD. Please consider nominating an AAP student for this year’s award. More information below.

The Division of Student Life and the Office of the Dean of Students are thrilled to share that nominations are open now through April 15th for the Seitz Award, celebrating outstanding first- or second-year students at the University of Delaware. This annual award recognizes a first- or second-year student who embodies the student-created “We Are Blue Hens” values statement. All UD faculty, staff, and students may submit nominations here.

The fund for the George and Margaret Collins Seitz Award was established in 1954 at UD by Margaret Seitz to honor the memory of her mother and father. This annual recognition, which includes a $1,500 award, is presented each spring to a first- or second-year student who exemplifies outstanding character by demonstrating and encouraging in others the following values:

  • Respect – We support the inherent right for all members of our community to have a voice and freely share their ideas. We acknowledge that an environment where there is mutual respect and dialogue, leads to greater learning.
  • Openness – We believe that diversity is not enough. Diversity is acknowledging that differences exist. Openness means that we are accepting of learning from and engaging with all members of our community.
  • Innovation – We challenge all Blue Hens to be bold and creative as we strive for a better world. We will be committed to progress, while recognizing the value of past experiences. Our education provides us limitless opportunities to move ourselves and others forward.
  • Engagement – We will take an active role in the life of the university, both as learners and contributing community members. We know that true growth comes from being an active and engaged participant in our experiences.
  • Mentorship – We seek to become visionary and passionate Blue Hens who understand our role in fostering society’s next generation of responsible and ethical leaders. We will build relationships that foster excellence, support, and accountability.

The full “We Are Blue Hens” values statement can be found here.

Nominees must be matriculated UD first- or second-year students in good academic and disciplinary standing. They may be from any major, may live on or off campus, plan to continue at UD and are not required to demonstrate financial need. The award winner is determined by a committee comprised of UD faculty, staff and students and will be announced prior to the end of the spring semester.

All University of Delaware faculty, staff, and students may nominate a student for this award.

Nominations will be accepted through April 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. and must be submitted via the online form.

Blue Hen Bounty

Blue Hen Bounty

Food Pantry for All UD Students

Blue Hen Bounty is a student-led food pantry that provides supplemental nutrition to all University of Delaware students in need of this support while at college.

Come for food and hygiene products pickup! Please remember to bring your student ID

276 South College Avenue, St Thomas’ Parish

Every Wednesday fro m4pm-5pm, Thursday from 3pm-5pm or contact us!


Call us at 302-368-4644
Find us on Facebook
Visit our website
or email

This is done in part with Religious and Spritual Life

Elementary Teacher Education AA Information Session – Dover

Student teacher in a classroom

Do you want to become a teacher?

For students who want to be an elementary, middle school, or special education teacher, the University of Delaware is offering the Elementary Teacher Education (ETE) Associate in Arts (AA) degree at the Wilmington campus in fall 2019. University of Delaware’s AA ETE two-year degree is equivalent to the first two years of the Bachelor of Science degree in Education (BS.Ed.) program on the Newark campus. Once students complete the AA ETE degree, they may transition to the Newark campus and complete the BS.Ed. in two more years.

Information Session

Students who wish to pursue the AA ETE degree at the Wilmington campus should attend the following information session:

  • DateMonday, March 11, 2019
  • Time12:40pm – 1:30pm
  • PlaceRoom 762, Educational Technology Building, Dover

Associate in Arts students interested in the AA ETE program in Wilmington are strongly encouraged to attend this information session to learn more about it. Topics to be discussed include:

  • AA ETE major information
  • Coursework schedule
  • Transition process
  • And more!

*Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Contact Information

Associate in Arts students who wish to transfer into the Wilmington AA ETE degree program should visit Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts page at http://www.education.udel.edu/aa-in-ete/. For more information about the AA ETE program, please email Teresa Rush, Program Coordinator for the AA ETE Wilmington program at rushedd@udel.edu.

Dover March Events

We’ve got lots of events planned for the Dover campus for March. Check them out below.

March 6 at 12:40 in Room 762: Launchpad Series Speaker Elizabeth Urbanas from the Office of International Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy. Pizza will be provided.

March 11 at 12:40 in Room 762: Information session for the Elementary Teacher Education program in Wilmington. Snacks provided.

March 13 at 12:45 in Room 762: Community Engagement Club Meeting

March 16 from 9-12: Beach Grass Planting at Kitts Hummock – Email Dr. Grogran, cgrogan@udel.edu, for more information or to sign-up.

March 18 at 12:45 in Room 762: Pizza & Passports – Learn more about study abroad opportunities

March 25 at 12:45: Leadership Workshop with the AAP’s Assistant Dean Latoya Watson

March 27 at 12:45: Midterm Study Break Activity

Writing Center Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1, Room 755. Email Dr. Yates, byates@udel.edu, for an appointment.


Dover Launchpad Speaker – March 6


Attend the Dover Launchpad Series to: Discover a new direction! Learn about exciting careers! Appreciate different perspectives!

Featured Speaker: Elizabeth Urbanas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia and the Americas at the Office of International Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy

Wednesday, March 6
Dover Campus, Room 762

Pizza will be provided