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To Our Veterans:

Welcome to the University of Delaware’s Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD). We greatly appreciate your service and the sacrifices made by your families on behalf of our country. We want to let you know that we are here to support you. While we recognize that there can be transition difficulties for all college students, often our Veterans and their dependents can face unique and unexpected challenges. Fortunately, student Veterans bring a unique set of characteristics and skills often molded by their military and life experiences that allow them to excel in conquering such difficulties. It is our mission to help you succeed through the services we can provide, and whenever possible to link you to additional support resources so that you can make the most of your career at the University of Delaware.

Our Services
Take a look at the services offered at the counseling center to see how we can best meet your needs. All services are paid for by the Student Wellbeing Fee, so there are no additional fees. In addition to our direct clinical services to our individual student Veterans and GI Bill funded dependents, we strive to remain engaged in collaborating, advocacy, and outreach in the service of meeting student Veterans’ needs within the University and local community. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, or if it is your first semester or if you have been here a while, the CCSD is here to help.

Emergency Assistance

If you perceive an immediate danger or risk of suicide, call 911 for immediate assistance.

Students can also reach mental health support 24 hours a day on the UD Helpline or the Crisis Text Line.

UD Resources and Support for Student Veterans

Brooks Raup, Student Veteran Services Coordinator
braup@udel.edu, 302-831-0552,
Office of the Dean of Students

Blue Hen Veterans
Blue Hen Veterans (BHV) is a registered student organization at UD and a student chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) national organization.

Blue Hens Veterans Facebook page

Blue Hen Veterans & Friends was established by BHV alumni to serve as long-term support, advisement, and liaison between veteran alumni and current student veterans at UD.

Delaware 2-1-1 provides a central resource for access to the health and human service organizations that offer support for all.

Wilmington VA Medical Center provides comprehensive services ranging from preventive screenings to long-term care. Wilmington VAMC serves veterans in multiple locations for convenient access to services.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is a tool to help you find the post most convenient to you.

VA Website on college adjustment and success.

Military One Source provides mental health and substance abuse resources for those associated with the military.

Veterans Crisis Line offers confidential help for Veterans and their families or those who are concerned about them including the ability to communicate by text message by dialing #838255.

Logo for Veterans Crisis Line
Text Line: ​8388255
Online Chat: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/