Inclusivity and Action


Student Life develops your ability to expand your understanding of diverse perspectives, engage in respectful and productive civil discourse, and work within as well as advocate for inclusive, equitable communities.


Our Office of the Dean of Students (ODS) serves as the central resource for students, parents, faculty, and staff when navigating complex issues of the student experience. They work alongside students experiencing medical, emotional, psychological, familial or financial difficulties to provide thoughtful interventions. ODS champions the holistic wellbeing of all students at the University of Delaware.

The LGBT Program offers education, advocacy, and resources related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) students’ experiences on campus. The LGBT Program area promotes education around sexual orientation and gender identity and expression through ally trainings and presentations. Advocacy for LGBTQ students is offered in a variety of ways and some of these include, assisting students with name and gender changes and looking for support around the coming out process. Overall, the LGBT Program at UD connects LGBTQ students to relevant and needed campus resources. Keep reading about LGBTQ+ support.

Residence Life and Housing (RLH) partners with students and campus colleagues to create a once-in-a-lifetime community experience where students learn, contribute, thrive and achieve their aspirations; encourages residents to share diverse perspectives and form positive relationships; creates communities that promote student success; and develops environments where all students can feel a sense of belonging and are able to fully engage in the residence hall experience.