2020 Peer Mentor Applications opening 9/20!

Applications for Fall 2020 Peer Mentor Program opening Sept. 20, 2019!

The University of Delaware First Year Seminar Program is seeking Peer Mentors for fall semester of 2020. Applications will open Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.

A Peer Mentor is an upper class student who serves as a resource and role model for first-year students. A Peer Mentor meets a required GPA of 2.8 and is involved in several organizations around campus. Peer Mentors serve as a liaison between the faculty member and the students and maintains and upholds the following roles and responsibilities.


  • Be a student liaison for the new first-year students.
  • Build a sense of academic community among a small group of first-year students.
  • Assist in planning the course syllabus as well as extracurricular activities.
  • Assist in the delivery of transitional issues from high school to college.
  • Assist in lectures, presentations, and other assignments in and out of class.
  • Assist in discussion of all syllabus topics, as well as take ownership of specific transitional syllabus topics.
  • Give opinions and responses to class discussions and topics.
  • Assist in making connections with RSOs and other campus resources and support services.
  • Be a resource for first-year students who have questions or concerns.


  • Attend UNIV 301 in spring semester and a training workshop in late summer.
  • Attend your assigned class section twice a week, during the first 8 weeks of the semester.
  • Meet weekly with your faculty instructor to discuss the upcoming class, any projects, or out of class meetings.
  • Hold out of class meetings, workshops, reading groups, or other activities.
  • Volunteer for various events throughout the semester with the FYS Office.


  • Peer Mentors receive $800.00 in compensation over the course of the semester, with $100.00 extra for each year you serve as a Peer Mentor with a maximum stipend of $1000.00
  • Peer Mentors receive one-credit for attending and passing training class.

The application for the Fall 2020 program will open on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 and the deadline to apply is noon on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. The application form will be available on the First Year Seminar website: https://fys.udel.edu/.

The First Year Seminar Program will hold a Peer Mentor information session at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 in room 217 of Gore Hall for those seeking information on this opportunity.

Fall Career & Internship Fair!

Fall Career & Internship Fairs

September 12 | 3:30-6:30 p.m.
The Little Bob (Carpenter Sports Building)

200+ Employers are attending and excited to meet you! See the full list here!
All class years, majors and graduate programs are encouraged to attend!

Important Reminders:

  • Print multiple copies of your resume to share with the 200+ employers on site. Need to create or improve your resume? Check this out!
  • Dress for the job you want!
  • Professional head shots will be available during the whole fair and sponsored by the UD Young Alumni Network. Perfect for LinkedIn!
  • Need to develop or find a quick refresher on your “elevator pitch” and good networking practices – click here for guidance.


Upcoming Events on Main Campus!

HOLA: Fiesta Latina Presents Noche En Havana

September 14, 8:30PM

Trabant University Center, MPR’s

UD Student $3

Non-UD Student $5



Residence Life & Housing presents UD Men of Color

Join us in an effort to creat community among men of color at UD. Discuss & practice strategies to enhance the campus experience.

September 15, 4:00PM

George Read North Main Lounge




The Department of Women & Gender Studies Presents:

Dr. Ann Bell- 2018 Mae & Robert Carter Endowment Women’s Studies Faculty Research Award Recipient!

“A Neglected Disparity: Race, Class, Gender, and the Lived Experience of Abortion”

October 22, 4:00PM-6:00PM

Trabant University Center Room 209/11

UD Alternative Breaks

The application for our Winter Programs is open from now until Sunday September 15th at midnight. You can apply here. For information on how to get involved in UDaB’s alternative breaks or days of service, please email bluehenbreaks@udel.edu!

Apply for the UDaB Winter 2020 Programs!

  • Reframing the Narrative: Autism Acceptance and Neurodiversity
    December 26 – January 2 | Moncure, NC
  • Deconstructing Systems: Housing Insecurity in Durham
    January 5 – January 12 | Durham, NC
  • Reading Between the Lines: Literacy and Racial Injustice
    January 11 – January 18 | Baltimore, MD
  • Food is Medicine: Nutritional Access and Serious Illness
    January 11 – January 18 | Philadelphia, PA


Catalyst: Social Justice & Leadership Retreat

Student Diversity & Inclusion presents Catalyst: Social Justice & Leadership Retreat

Students interested in creating Social Change at UD!

September 21, 10:00AM-7:00PM

Questions? Contact studentdiversity@udel.edu


2019 Coastal Cleanup at Kitts Hummock

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9am-12pm
Help keep Delaware clean and beautiful by joining your fellow Dover AAP students in clearing trash and debris from the beach!
Meet at the end of Kitts Hummock Road
For more information or to sign up, email Dr. Grogan at cgrogan@udel.edu


Students Invited to Advise on Student Life- Join one of UD’s Student Life Advisory Boards!

2019 Members of the Student Life Student Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board

Applications open until Sept. 15 for two division advisory boards.

University of Delaware students who are interested in engaging in dialogue about the campus experience are invited to apply for one of two advisory boards that meet monthly with UD administrators. Interested students of any major or year, including graduate students, can expect to:

– identify areas of success and improvement in the out-of-classroom experience
– provide advice and input to administrators for advancing equity and inclusion, deepening student learning, and driving holistic student development at UD
– develop problem solving and collaboration skills across generations, cultures and lived experiences

Both advisory boards are convened through the Division of Student Life. One, the Student Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board, provides recommendations and feedback to the UD administration specifically around campus climate and culture, while the other Student Life Advisory Board considers a variety of matters related to the division and its units. The boards are designed as an opportunity for perspective building and information sharing, rather than a substitute for working through existing channels when urgent concerns arise.

“This is a clear and direct way for students to share personal stories, participate in workshops, build relationships with peers, and examine how individuals within this university understand themselves and understand others,” said Phoebe Balascio, a member of the first Student Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board. “The intent is to advance an actively-engaged campus community and empowered student body.”

Applications are open for both boards through Sept. 15. Students, faculty and staff can nominate someone for a position and students may also apply directly.

An information session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 5-6:30 p.m., in room 209-211 of the Trabant University Center. At the information session, students interested in either board can meet staff and students currently involved with those boards.

For further information, please visit: https://delaware.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eE4PL16r45eoChv