University of Delaware


Our Mission

Dr. Henderson

Dr. Carol Henderson

Diversity, defined to include all aspects of human difference, is both a social responsibility and an intellectual commitment. It is required to achieve excellence through learning, teaching, scholarship, student development, institutional functioning and engagement in local and global communities.

Diversity also can be considered in light of learning styles and learning experiences. It encompasses access and intellectual inclusion in curriculum, research and scholarship, service and holistic integration into the academic culture for all members of the University community.

UD has made diversity a guiding principle, yet by many measures, we are still striving to meet the expectations this principle implies. Going forward, the University of Delaware will put diversity efforts at the forefront of every undertaking. We will address issues of campus culture and community through open dialogue, inclusive decision-making, clear communication and accountability.

Campus Diversity by the numbers (provided by Institutional Research)

Diversity by the Numbers

Students, Faculty & Staff Around Campus

Student & Faculty Diversity



Who does the Vice Provost of Diversity serve?

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?

For urgent issues, is it necessary to make an appointment or do you allow walk-ins?

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?

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?

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