Office of Equity & Inclusion

Providing leadership and support in creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for all in our community. OEI is responsible for managing complaints of harassment and discrimination, affirmative action compliance, protection of minors on campus, and on-going education in all of these areas.
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For the latest University of Delaware updates, see UD’s Coronavirus Update website

During this time of concern, we want to reiterate the University of Delaware values of diversity and inclusion. We are aware that Asian, Pacific-Islander, Desi-American, and other members of our UD community may be targeted during this time based on stereotypes and misconceptions about the Coronavirus. If you believe you have experienced discrimination or harassment based upon your race, national origin or other protected identity, please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion for assistance at oei@udel.edu. You may also directly submit a report and receive follow-up. 

In addition, the Office of the Title IX Coordinator continues to receive, process, and outreach regarding all claims of sexual misconduct. Please review the Title IX/COVID-19 FAQ page for more information on the Title IX process during this time. 

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is committed to continuing to promote and support a culture and climate of inclusive excellence during these quickly changing times. We have compiled a list of freely available online diversity and inclusion resources and educational materials which you may find educational as your workflow adjusts. Be on the lookout for frequent updates. Please continue to take care of your health in all regards as we work to meet these challenges together as a Blue Hen family.  

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Vision Statement

The Office of Equity and Inclusion strives to foster a more educated and accountable community at the University of Delaware.

Mission Statement

The Office of Equity & Inclusion works to ensure that all members of its community, irrespective of their differences, are understood, respected and valued.  OEI develops, promotes, and assesses an equitable, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.  To that end, OEI is responsible for:

  • Managing complaints of harassment and discrimination under our anti-discrimination policies;
  • Monitoring affirmative action compliance;
  • Managing and monitoring the protection for minors on campus policies;
  • Supporting university diversity initiatives, and the 9 diversity caucuses; and
  • Providing on-going education and awareness for the campus community in all of these areas.
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Online Sexual Misconduct Training Released to UD Community

The University of Delaware community will once again be engaging in online sexual misconduct policy and response training, provided by UD partner Everfi, and overseen by the Office of Equity & Inclusion. This introductory and ongoing training is part of the...

Fall 2019 Book Club Announced!

OEI's ongoing book club returns this fall with a powerful and timely collection of essays addressing a wide array of multicultural feminist topics! We will be reading Roxane Gay's New York Times Bestseller "Bad Feminist" and engaging in a timely discussion about a...

kNOw MORE Book Club Planned- April 2019

The University of Delaware kNOw MORE campaign is a reflection of the efforts by UD faculty, staff, and students to stand up, participate, and help to raise awareness about sexual misconduct and gender-based violence. Our goal is to create and foster an environment...
Danica Myers

Interim University Title IX Coordinator

“[T]he more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into a dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side.”

-Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Adam Foley, Ph.D.

Director, Diversity Education

“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”

-Robert Fulghum

Alice Moore

Administrative Assistant

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