Our History Informs Our Work

We believe that our legacy in health and wellness strengthens our present work.

And we know it will enable us to continue improving and ensuring a healthier and more well campus community for the future. You can view an archive of our past initiatives on the left side bar. Below, you will find a record of our past grants and collaborations. Click the accordion tabs below to toggle between the different grants and collaborations.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grant

As a consortium project with Delaware State University, UD currently holds its second VAWA Campus Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence & Stalking, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Our 2014 grant is a $580,000 project to enhance services for victims, enhance training for faculty and staff on sexual misconduct, and develop new avenues for education and prevention for students. In the current project we have focused heavily on supporting and educating our students from underrepresented groups such as international students, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ students. The first VAWA grant, awarded in 2011 for $498,138, had 3 major goals: to ensure the effective management of complaints or incidences of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking by enhancing community partnerships and providing specialized trainings; to strengthen and improve victim services; and to institutionalize universal prevention education. A team of UD professionals from Student Wellness & Health Promotion, UD Police, and the Office of Equity & Inclusion, partnered with professionals from DSU’s Counseling Center, developed both successful projects.

Healthy Masculinity Campus Athletics Project

The University of Delaware and 12 other campuses are part of the Healthy Masculinity Campus Athletics Project (HMCAP), a multi-year initiative funded through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence against Women Campus Technical Assistance and Resource Project. HMCAP positively engages male college athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators as influential leaders in the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses and in their surrounding communities. Men Can Stop Rape, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit responsible for igniting an international healthy masculinity movement, in partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance, facilitates the project.

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