UD’s educational mission is to prepare students to live in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world.
Diversity & Inclusion
Providing unique opportunities for all UD students to discover their identities and passions.
The goal of our Working at UD collaborative is to create a positive employee experience at the University of Delaware.
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.
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.
Equity & 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.”
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Enrollment numbers have increased 20% in the past five years for undergraduate students
Enrollments increased 35% in the past five years for graduate students who identify as Black/African American
Hispanic/Latino(a) graduate students, enrollment numbers have improved 54% in the past five years
Those individuals who identify as two or more races, that number is up 81% since 2013
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.
Leadership program for young Black men comes to UD.
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UD alum Amber Hikes named first chief diversity officer for ACLU
Amber Hikes, a 2006 graduate of the University of Delaware, talks about her experience as an RA. Her position at the American Civil Liberties Union is the first position of its kind in the organization’s 100-year history, giving Hikes the formidable responsibility of examining diversity and promoting equity within the ACLU and beyond.
UD has created a road map for the university’s long-term future, and the prominence given to diversity and inclusion within this plan shows a university-wide commitment to being an open and welcoming place for all.
Who does the Vice Provost of Diversity serve?
The Vice Provost for Diversity serves faculty, staff and students. We also collaborate with other offices on campus which can be found on the here “Where to Go for Help”
Do you allow walk-in appointments?
The Vice Provost for Diversity is located within the Office of the Provost at Hullihen Hall 116. However, due to the nature of the office and confidentiality, it is highly recommended to make an appointment. The administrative staff will ensure a reasonable turn-around for your meeting request.
Is there a Diversity Action Plan?
Yes. This blueprint provides a detailed and extensive plan to diversify our campus. We encourage you to view the Diversity Blueprint.
“UD releases draft plan to increase diversity“, – The News Journal
“Putting inclusive excellence into practice” – UDaily
Does the Vice Provost for Diversity offer training classes?
Yes, we work with the Offices of Equity and Inclusion, Student Life and Human Resources to develop training and seminars for groups to create and sustain a diverse environment. Trainings may be customized to meet your needs.
The multicultural requirement also offers an opportunity for students to expose to the principles and values of diversity, equity, and inclusion through the classroom experience.