Resources for Graduate Students

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… info about living in Newark

CBE EmPOWER’s Guide to Living in Newark

Your favorite EmPOWER mentors made a how-to on getting acclimated to the area. Check it out for more info related to work, life, and getting your bearings once you’ve moved here.

… resources for living through global challenges

Resources for Coping with the Coronavirus Shutdown

Resources for trusted health advice and news updates, goal setting and time management, working from home tips, meditation apps/podcasts/tips, physical health ideas (including free apps and videos), social media content to follow for positivity, and general self-care tips.

Black Lives Matter Mental Health Resources

Mental health resources for the Black community including the current services of UD’s Counseling Center (Summer 2020), therapy options for Black students (both local and online, which may be free or discounted), LGBTQ+ resources, and general self-care tips.

… local communities

Center for Black Culture

The Center for Black Culture works to provide support for and aid in campus-wide cultural diversity and the community. They offer a number of programs that increase awareness, celebration, and understanding of the African Diaspora. The center also works to help black students in optimal utilization of campus resources to maximize their experience at the University of Delaware.

Office of International Students and Scholars

The OISS is dedicated to providing support and guidance to the International Community at the University of Delaware. On this site you can find resources for new students pre, during, and post-arrival. For current students, a wealth of information regarding tax forms, travel and visas, acquisition of a drivers license and/or state ID, and transferring out or into another program. There are a number of connections you can make with various international students, professors, and advisers that can aid in career searching as well.

Religious and Spiritual Organizations

This website is the clearinghouse for all religious and spiritual organizations on campus. Each religious from all cultures is listed with contact information. The website also has a list of upcoming religious events occuring on campus.

LGBT+ Center

This website is the hub for LGBT+ advocacy and resources. It offers resources and training for all LGBT+ member and allies. It holds a number of programs throughout the year to advocate and encourage LGBT visibility, rights, and resources

UDel Registered Student Organizations(RSO)

Graduate Student Government

“The Graduate Student Government seeks to create a forum for graduate student advocacy while facilitating communication between students, faculty, and administration at the University of Delaware. The GSG supports campus-wide activities facilitating the graduate student professionalism and collegiality. In addition, the GSG seeks to influence the course of the University (1) through representation on university committees, (2) by expressing the views of the student body to the administration, and (3) by issuing statements of our position to the administration and media.”

UD Office of Student Life’s Virtual Hub

“Led by the Vice President for Student Life, our 14 units support all UD students as they develop personally, educationally, and professionally. Students find that the development we facilitate, and the communities we foster, fill the abundant space between the classroom and life to complete their University of Delaware experience.

In partnership with students, parents and families, faculty, staff and alumni, the Division provides thousands of unique opportunities for all UD students to discover their identities and passions; manage their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing; and learn to engage with the many diverse communities to which they belong as they prepare for a lifetime of growth and excellence.”


… self-care tips and resources

Mental Health Global Network

The Mental Health Global Network’s mission is to prioritize mental health at an equivalent level to physical health. Here you can find some resources they’ve compiled specifically for the University of Delaware and the state.

Wellbeing by the Division of Student Life

“Throughout the world, Blue Hens are living through these moments together. Day by day, we rise and make decisions about our health and wellness, the communities that we support and that support us, and what we can do to feel that we are thriving despite these challenging times. Whether it’s a quiet sunrise, a favorite meal, or a little brick courtyard that reminds us of our beautiful and bustling campus, we are never alone in these thoughts — and we know that every step we take to protect our flock brings us closer to each other once again.”


… a guide to getting help with my mental health at UD

These resources were put together by professionals at the university. They discuss available resources and important details like how student health insurance can help with the costs of care.

A Practical Guide to Getting Help with Your Mental Health at UD: Resources for Anxiety, Depression, and other Mental Health Concerns

Seeking Psychotherapy Covered by the University of Delaware Grad Student Health Insurance


… a professional therapist

Counseling Referral Coordinator

Looking for off-campus mental health resources but want to talk with someone first? Allison Banbury ( is the Counseling Center’s Referral Coordinator. You can meet with her to discuss what you’re looking for and work together to connect with the right people off-campus.

Center for Counseling & Student Development Provider Database

A search tool provided by the CCSD for private mental health care providers near campus. Find the right provider with filters including location, racial or ethnic identity, specialty, insurance, and provider credentials.


“Talkspace makes therapy available and affordable for all. Our mission is to provide more people with convenient access to licensed therapists who can help those in need live a happier and healthier life. We are not trying to replace in-office therapy. Many people prefer that, which is fine. We created Talkspace so more people could benefit from therapy and overcome their day-to-day challenges in a stigma-free environment. With Talkspace, you can send a therapist text messages, audio messages, as well as picture and video messages in a private, text-based chat room. Talkspace stands out because of the affordability and convenience it provides.”


“Our Mission – Making professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient – so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.”

Psychology Today Therapist Locator

Find a verified mental health professional — wherever you are in the world.


… academic and professional help

Career Services

The Career Services Center at the University of Delaware is dedicated to helping all students with career options, employment opportunities, and advice relating to graduate school. The facility contains many connections, professionals, and programs to help engage and empower students follow their academic and professional goals.

University of Delaware Writing Center

The Writing Center is committed to the success of all student at the University of Delaware in both creative and technical writing. Through applying with a valid University email, one can set up appointment with one of the many writing tutors for proofreading help, critiques, and word choice.


… diversity efforts at the university

UD Office of Diversity and Inclusion

“The University of Delaware’s educational mission is to prepare students to live in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world. To do so, we are committed to fostering a robust educational environment that supports critical thinking, free inquiry, and an understanding of diverse views and values. … We want to make all people who are part of the University feel welcome and valued in campus life.”

College of Engineering Ongoing Diversity Efforts

“The UD College of Engineering is committed to broadening participation and fostering inclusion among its students, faculty, and staff. A more diverse and inclusive College supports academic excellence by expanding the talent pool we draw from, facilitating creativity and innovation, and helping us better serve a diverse society. To achieve this goal, we seek to identify and break down barriers that have systematically, though often unintentionally, inhibited full participation by all. We have a broad-based effort underway, with more than 40 faculty, staff, students actively and meaningfully engaged through four working groups focused on faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and staff, respectively. Suggestions and questions are welcome. Please contact the appropriate group leader.”


… university policies and administrative services

Office of Graduate and Post-Graduate Education

“The Office of Graduate and Post Graduate Education in the College of Engineering develops and implements policies and programs to foster successful graduate student outcomes in our diverse engineering environment with specific emphasis on recruitment, retention, and training of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in engineering and computer science.” On this website you can find a number of helpful resources for various professional inquiries regarding Graduate School. Some examples include application forms (domestic and international), fees and funding, faculty policies, University resources and locations, and all academic, professional, and employment policies.

Disability Student Support Services

The Office of Disability Support Services provides “academic support, employment opportunities, and…programs for all individuals with disabilities.” The office works to minimize the inaccessibility on campus for students with disabilities and spread awareness to the University to create a more equitable and inclusive environment for these students.

Office of Equity and Inclusion/Title 9

The Office of Equity and Inclusion works to provide a inclusive and diverse environment for all minority groups. The organization monitors affirmative action compliance, creating and managing the non-discrimination policy, supporting diversity initiatives on campus, and regulating and managing all Title 9 affairs. The website includes contact information for meetings, workshop schedules, and an explanation of all policies.


… ways to report an incident

UD Police

The UD Police is committed to maintaining a safe, equitable, and relaxing environment for all students. The Police department is always available for contact in any emergency, and is committed to maintaining the highest professional standards of safety and vigilance. This website provides resources including how to report a crime, the various safety measures included on campus, bicycle registration, and protocols for appropriate responses to various threats and crisis situations.

LiveSafe UD App

“The University of Delaware has launched a smartphone safety app that helps campuses prevent crime and better respond to incidents, helping make students even safer while at school. The app, called LiveSafe, modernizes communication between the campus community and safety officials by leveraging key components of smartphone technology, including GPS-location, camera, and text capabilities. It allows UDel students, faculty and staff to directly and seamlessly contact UDPD for a range of safety issues.”

Office of Equity and 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 managing complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and protection of minors on campus, as well as on-going social justice education.”

SOS Reporting

“S.O.S. believes in empowering individuals and groups to respond to survivors of sexual misconduct in ways that are confidential, empathetic, and non-judgmental. We believe in treating all contacts with respect, dignity, and equality regardless of circumstances, race, color, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, or disability. We believe that it is possible to reduce sexual misconduct through education, understanding, and compassion.”

SANE @ Christiana Care

“ChristianaCare Forensic Nurse Examiners are specially trained to provide comprehensive care for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, child or elder abuse and neglect, and other violent crimes.”


… off-campus resources

Sean’s House (for students ages 14-24)

“Sean’s House is a mental health safe haven for young adults ages 14-24, created by the local non-profit SL24: Unlocke the Light. We promote our guests’ mental wellness by providing access to trained peer support specialists and assistance connecting with community mental health resources, as well as by providing space for guests to do schoolwork, relax with friends, or simply pick up a hot cup of coffee. It is our hope to reduce the rate of youth suicide by providing a place for young adults to feel safe, welcomed, and supported.”

Mental Health Global Network

The Mental Health Global Network’s mission is to prioritize mental health at an equivalent level to physical health. Here you can find some resources they’ve compiled specifically for the University of Delaware and the state.


I’m experiencing…

… a mental health crisis

UD Helpline – 302.831.1001

The UDHelpline is available 24x7x365 to help students with issues and concerns, with the goal of intervening before during or before a crisis develops.  You can expect to wait only 10 minutes for an English speaking counselor, and only 15 minutes if you request to talk to a counselor in another language.

UD Crisis Text Line

Anonymous text message support for any student feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or otherwise in need of someone to talk to.

Text 741741 with the message:

    • “UDTEXT” for assistance or
    • “STEVE” for assistance specific to students of color

Counseling Center

The University of Delaware Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD)  (The Counseling Center)  provides confidential, professional mental-health care for all undergraduate and graduate students.  The CCSD has strong group therapy workshop programs, psychiatric services, referral services and individual counseling services. Strategies for improving emotional awareness, stress management, services for depression and anxiety are a few of their services. To get started with counseling you come in during specific triage hours which are offered every day, you do not schedule an appointment for this service, you just come in.   For true emergencies you can walk in anytime during business hours.

Delaware Hope Line

“The Delaware Hope Line – 1 (833) 9-HOPEDE or (833) 946-7333 – is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect callers to a variety of resources and information, including support from clinicians and peer specialists plus crisis assistance. The Hope Line, which is free, provides a single point of contact for individuals to tap into DSAMH’s range of services and resources.

Delawareans can also get behavioral health tips and reminders by texting DEHOPE to 55753.”

Mobile Crisis Intervention Services

Northern Delaware Hotline, call: 800-652-2929

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255


… health concerns

Student Health Services

The center for SHS aims to provide medical care to undergraduate and graduate students at UD. There are a number of resources on their website for urgent care clinics, men’s and women’s health, health care for drug/substance abuse, and eating disorders.

Newark Urgent Care (324 Main St.)

ChristianaCare GoHealth on STAR Campus

UD Nurse Managed Primary Care

“Our team of board certified primary care providers delivers a wide range of patient healthcare services for adults, including immunizations, treatment for episodic illnesses and injuries, occupational health, fitness and nutrition counseling, and chronic illness management.”

UD Collegiate Recovery Community

“The Collegiate Recovery Community at the University of Delaware was founded in the Spring of 2014. It consists of a group of students who believe in the importance of supporting students in recovery as well as students who have family members in recovery. We also welcome any student who is interested in becoming an advocate for others in recovery.”

The Collegiate Recovery Community offers weekly meetings, peer support, social events, opportunities for advocacy, and more.

… financial, food, or housing challenges

Help with the Essentials

The Office of the Dean of Students can connect you with resources at UD and in the local community during times of unexpected hardship. Visit the links on their site or contact the office directly to get connected.

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