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CCSD Social Justice Statement

I am pleased to announce that the Center for Counseling and Student Development has refined our values, goals, and direction, with specific aspirations regarding social justice. I’d like to thank the many staff members, students, and alumni who have been part of...

Earthquake in Haiti

We at the CCSD join the world in mourning the unimaginable death toll from Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. In addition to the growing number of lives lost, tens of thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed or damaged, leaving far too many in...

Support for Indian Diaspora

Since mid-March, India has been experiencing a devastating surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths. The immense grief and sadness has been further intensified by shortages in vaccines, hospital beds for critically ill individuals, necessary treatments such as oxygen tanks,...

Derek Chauvin Verdict

The CCSD expresses relief for the guilty verdicts in the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. This relief is mixed with deep sadness for the death of George Floyd, and the recognition that while this one officer has been held accountable in this one...

During the Trial of Derek Chauvin

Like so many of you, we at CCSD are watching and paying attention to the trial of Derek Chauvin in Minnesota, the former officer who killed George Floyd.  Listening to the testimony and rewatching the video can be retraumatizing and has an impact on us all. We are...

Anti-Asian Racism

In recent weeks, we have seen a horrifying rise in anti-Asian racism across the United States. Numerous crimes of hate and acts of violence have been committed against Asian and Asian American individuals and communities, and these are only the ones that have been...

Black History Month

The CCSD would like to honor Black History Month by acknowledging, in this time of another racial reckoning, that Black history is American history.  Our schools and our history books have been woefully inept at telling the story of the Black experience in our...

Martin Luther King Day 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. day is Monday, January 18th.  It’s a day without classes when the University is otherwise closed.  All of us at CCSD encourage the UD community to reflect on and make use of the day in ways that honor the legacy of Dr. King, those beside him,...

Following the Riots on the US Capitol and other State Capitols

We at CCSD want to acknowledge the unsurprising but horrific and disgusting events in our nation’s capital yesterday.  Terrorists breached our Capitol, at the invitation of the president of the United States,  with very little resistance from the forces that are...

Elliot Page

On December 1, 2020, Elliot Page opened up to the world via Instagram about being transgender and non-binary. Page, who uses he/him or they/them pronouns and starred in the films Juno and X-Men and Netflix show Umbrella Academy, wrote the following in his social media...

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a time to reflect and celebrate the culture and traditions of American Indian and Alaskan Native people. Celebrating the contributions of American Indian and Alaskan Native folks during the month of November began in...

Walter Wallace Jr.

At the Center for Counseling & Student Development, we mourn the tragic murder of Walter Wallace Jr., a husband, father, son, Black man and member of the Philadelphia Community. His family announced that he was battling a mental illness and experiencing a mental...

Nigerian Anti SARS Protests

The shootings of dozens of peaceful protesters in Nigeria is horrifying and absolutely wrong!  For some in the UD community, this violence comes even closer to home.  Whether you are an international student from Nigeria or person supporting the human rights...

Indigenous Peoples Day

October 12 is Indigenous Peoples Day. Indigenous Peoples Day acknowledges the impact of European settlement and celebrates Indigenous resilience throughout the Americas. It advocates for Native visibility and representation. It has been adopted by multiple states and...

Statement Regarding Breonna Taylor

To the UD community: We at CCSD want to express our collective grief and anger in regards to the unjust verdict of the grand jury indictment of the Breonna Taylor criminal case. Breonna Taylor’s life mattered.  All Black lives matter. We stand with our Black...

Blue Hen Bounty

Blue Hen Bounty is a student-run food pantry that provides supplemental nutrition to all UD students in need of this support.   They are currently open and available by appointment only.  Please visit their website for more information, or click on the picture below...

A Message from the CCSD to the Black Community

On the eve of the fall semester, our hearts are heavy following another week of unspeakable violence and trauma against Black Americans. We at the CCSD, stand in solidarity with our UD Black community and condemn the violence and re-traumatization towards Black people...

Support for the Loss of The Chabad Center

The CCSD recognizes and mourns the loss by arson of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life. A source of support and fellowship for our Jewish students, faculty, and staff, the Chabad Center was an active part of the university’s faith community. We condemn this act of...

Tragedy in Lebanon

We at the CCSD join the world in mourning the horrific explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday, August 4th, 2020. With over 100 dead and thousands injured and displaced, our hearts go out to the residents of Beirut, and to all Lebanese people in our UD community and...

Statement to Support Chinese and APIDA Community

Racism and Xenophobia against  Asian Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) community has increased due to Covid-19.  Public officials have contributed to xenophobia by referring to the virus in racist terms. UD students and community members have experienced hate...

Black Lives Matter

To Our Campus Community, In the past weeks, Breonna Taylor’s and George Floyd’s lives were cut short by police actions. As a center, in striving toward social justice values, we unequivocally condemn these acts of racism and white supremacy and stand in support of the...

CCSD check-in with international students

With Meenal Jog, M.Ed. and Hsiu-Hui Chen, Ph.D. Friday, May 29 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Center for Counseling and Student Development invites UD’s international students and scholars to check in this Friday to discuss any stressors that might be impacting...

Statement regarding the murder of Ahmaud Arbery

We, the staff at CCSD, join in mourning the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed Black man whose death has only recently garnered media attention. We unequivocally condemn acts of violence and hatred, and are aware that they trigger racial trauma. We particularly...

COVID Coping Resources for Student Veterans

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we at the Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD) wanted to share with you a collection of resources from our colleagues at the Center for Deployment Psychology designed to provide you information on coping with your...

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resources

We at CCSD are aware that there are ongoing concerns among members of our community regarding access to several resources at this time. This, in addition to managing ongoing stress and uncertainty related to this rapidly evolving situation, can be quite taxing for...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As the situation around COVID-19 continues to develop and rapidly change, it is normal to feel anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain. We at CCSD would like to provide resources and support for our community and will continue to update this page as further details...

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to spread, we at CCSD understand that people are being impacted in different and challenging ways, and we would like to express our support and care to our campus community during this time of anxiety and loss. We understand...

Supporting our global community

We here at CCSD have been deeply saddened by a number of crises occurring in the world. We understand that a number of our students are impacted by these, and are here to offer our support to our Blue Hen community. On January 3, the Planned Parenthood of Delaware was...