Resources for Students
Several offices and individuals on campus are designated as confidential resources for members of the University community who wish to discuss an incident of sexual misconduct without or before reporting it to the Title IX Coordinator. Individuals who are not prepared to make a report or who may be unsure how to label what happened to them, but seek information and support, are encouraged to contact a confidential resource.
If a complainant wants to maintain confidentiality by disclosing only to a confidential resource and not reporting to the University, the University will be unable to conduct an investigation into the particular incident or pursue disciplinary action against the respondent.
Additional offices on campus serve as private, or non-confidential resources. Full confidentiality and anonymity cannot be guaranteed when reporting instances to these offices. However, individuals within these offices do everything in their power to keep information private and on a need-to-know basis in order to best assist you, and move forward with an investigation if one takes place.
A complainant who initially requests confidentiality may later decide to file a complaint with the University or report the incident to law enforcement and have the incident fully investigated.
For a list of resources available to students on the Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown, and Lewes, DE campuses click here.
Emotional Support and Counseling
S.O.S. – Sexual Offense Support (Crisis Service) (Confidential)
S.O.S. offers confidential crisis support and victim advocacy for survivors of all forms of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and stalking. This call service is available to all victims any time. Survivors are encouraged to call and receive support for all victimization issues, including flashbacks and triggers. The assault does not have to be recent and the victim does not have to be in full-blown crisis to find this service helpful.
To reach the advocate on duty, call the UD Helpline 24/7/365 at 302-831-1001 (A clinician will take a first name and phone number and have the advocate call you back within 10 minutes)
Student Wellness & Health Promotion (Confidential)
In addition to hosting the services provided by S.O.S., Student Wellness & Health Promotion provides expanded confidential crisis counseling and ongoing advocacy. This can include: referral to other resources, corresponding with professors or the Dean of Students to arrange academic accommodations (excusal from class, postponement of a test, etc.), and assistance obtaining other services. Student Wellness and Health Promotion also offers many opportunities for students and members of the University of Delaware community at large to become activists or volunteers for specific wellness and safety-related issues.
231 South College Avenue
Center for Counseling & Student Development (Confidential)
CCSD provides a number of confidential services for victims of gender-based violence including: initial assessments, short-term counseling, group therapy (i.e. sexual assault-themed groups, LGBTQ groups), off-campus referrals and crisis services through after-hours and day-time coverage. The Center honors requests for gender-specific therapists whenever possible.
261 Perkins Student Center
After hours: Call the UD Helpline 24/7/365 at 302-831-1001 (A clinician will take a first name and phone number and have the advocate call you back within 10 minutes)
Health & Medical
Student Health Services (Non-Confidential)
Ambulatory care center provides medical treatment and office consultation space for a variety of outpatient services, as well as a six-bed patient unit. Victims can reach S.O.S. by calling Student Health Service and asking to speak with the S.O.S. advocate on duty. Should a student want to come to Student Health Services regarding a sexually-based violence injury or concern, staff is available 24/7 throughout the academic year.
Laurel Hall, 282 The Green
302-831-2226 (main), 302-831-8035 (women’s health clinic)
UD Police Victim Services (Non-Confidential)
The UD Police Department has officers specifically trained in victim services. An officer will be made available at all times to offer assistance, counseling and support services, and referrals to outside agencies for victims of crimes.
413 Academy Street
302-831-2222, ask to speak to a Victim Services employee
Office of the Dean of Students (Non-Confidential)
The Office of the Dean of Students (ODoS) provides students with the support, resources, and referrals they need to succeed at the university. Staff members are specifically trained to support victims and survivors of gender-based violence. ODoS staff members regularly work with students who are victims of crimes and can communicate with students’ professors as appropriate to ensure that students’ academic success and progress is not compromised as a result of an incident.
101 Hullihen Hall
Residence Life & Housing (Non-Confidential)
Residence Life & Housing staff personnel are prepared to offer support and assistance to victims and are trained to listen with empathy and care. Residence hall staff members are on duty every evening and have access to campus resources in order to offer personalized assistance connecting victims to experts at the University of Delaware.
310 Haines Street (main admin office in Gilbert Hall)
Student Services for Athletes (Non-Confidential)
A comprehensive program of support services and life skills development that assists student athletes with making the best possible academic and personal adjustment to the University.
Delaware Field House
Office of Student Conduct (Non-Confidential)
Student Conduct staff are highly trained to work with victims. Any member of the University community may initiate a complaint against an undergraduate student with OSC. If the circumstances surrounding the complaint indicate that a violation of the Code of Conduct or Sexual Misconduct Policy may have occurred, disciplinary charges may be brought against the student.
218 Hullihen Hall
Office of Graduate & Professional Education (Non-Confidential)
Personnel in this office are trained to provide assistance to graduate student victims at all times and offers assistance and referrals to other agency support services for victims of crimes.
234 Hullihen Hall
Office of Equity and Inclusion (Non-Confidential)
OEI provides leadership and support in creating an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment and is responsible for Title IX compliance.
305 Hullihen Hall