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University of Delaware | DIVERSITY STATEMENTTop Colleges for Diversity

As prepared by the Diversity and Equity Commission and The President’s Diversity Initiative

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 see diversity as a core value and guiding principle for our educational mission and thus must work to make diversity an integral part of everyday life on campus. To this end, we take diversity to mean both the recognition and appreciation of the different backgrounds, values, and ideas of those who comprise our campus, as well as a commitment to ensuring that all people on our campus are treated according to principles of fairness, civility, dignity, and equity. We are committed to building an educational community that understands people from different backgrounds and economic circumstances, with different needs, and from diverse personal and philosophical beliefs. We want to make all people who are part of the University feel welcome and valued in campus life.


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Equity and Inclusion Team

Center for Black Culture

The Center for Black Culture is part of the Office of Institutional Equity, which contributes and facilitates critical learning and development within healthy, inclusive and supportive communities so that all students may thrive at UD and beyond.

Student Diversity and Inclusion

We are deeply committed to bringing the University’s value of diversity and inclusion to action. Here, you can explore diversity and inclusion related programming, advocacy, services and support resources that are available.

Disability Support Services

The University of Delaware is committed to providing access to its academic experience, employment opportunities, programs and activities for all individuals with disabilities.

Equity and Inclusion

Providing leadership and support in creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for all in our community. Provides oversight for the University’s non-discrimination sexual misconduct and Title IX policy.

UD News in Inclusive Excellence

A Place for Peace

New Interfaith Meditation and Prayer Room invites students, faculty and staff to pray, meditate and reflect.

The ‘Global We’ at UD

UD’s new Internationalization Lab Report aims to shape the next generation of international education.

Global Growth

Leadership program for young Black men comes to UD.

AAU New Principles

The AAU announces that it was adopting “groundbreaking” new principles for preventing sexual harassment in academe.

New Senior Leadership Position in Equity and Diversity

Fatimah Conley to serve as vice president of institutional equity and chief diversity officer.

Events Around Campus

Diversity on campus benefits all students

We know that being around people from diverse backgrounds fosters innovation and encourages collaboration. Increased racial diversity on campus is positive, and results in higher levels of academic achievement and contributes to the improvement of intergroup relations.

Community Engagement

Engaged, dedicated, loyal and enthusiastic are some of the adjectives that describe the University of Delaware community. Among the University’s greatest strengths is its long and vibrant tradition of public service. In a recent national survey, 75 percent of UD students indicated that they participated in community service by the time they were seniors.

Equity and Inclusion

“To move forward, we must continue to embrace this university’s commitment to a diverse campus that reflects the cultures, views, experiences, hopes and dreams of our society as a whole. Each of us—with our unique talents and perspectives—is an essential part of what makes this University so vital and vibrant.”

A Place for Peace

A Place for Peace

New Interfaith Meditation and Prayer Room invites students, faculty and staff to pray, meditate and reflect.

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