UD's Commitment
to Diversity and Excellence

Our University is committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive campus that reflects our collective views, experiences, capabilities, cultures, aspirations, and ultimately our commitment to excellence. Dr. Carol Henderson was appointed by the Provost to lead that pledge--and to promote and cultivate the success of this important goal--in the newly created role of Vice Provost for Diversity. While diversity and inclusion remain the collective responsibility of the entire campus, the objectives of the President's Diversity Initiative and the University Diversity Initiative have been subsumed by this office and the task for overseeing and promoting diversity efforts on campus will now be coordinated by the Vice Provost for Diversity. In this role, the Vice Provost provides strategic leadership in advancing diversity as an institutional value and academic priority in all facets of the academic community. The Vice Provost works closely with senior leaders and leadership to develop, promote, and implement initiatives that cultivate a campus climate that is welcoming, equitable and inclusive, and she assists institutional leaders in developing plans for accountability centered on faculty and student diversity, recruitment, and retention. In addition to helping academic units enhance their curricular offering so that they reflect diversity as a visible and intellectual practice, the Vice Provost also maintains relationships with universities, community organizations and other relevant groups to advance and expand access opportunities within higher education.


First Year Common Reader with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Speaking to an audience of more than 2,000 -- including many from the University’s Class of 2017 -- at the Bob Carpenter Center on Thursday, Sept. 20, Justice Sotomayor shared the experiences of her early life as chronicled in her memoir, My Beloved World. Read more about Justice Sonia Sotomayor on UDaily.

Annual Louis L. Redding Lecture

Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, spoke to issues of societal privilege and access to higher education during the annual Louis L. Redding Lecture, held Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts. Read more about Professor Lani Guinier on UDaily.

Redding Hall Dedication

On Friday, Oct. 4, members of the Redding family and friends joined with members of the University community to honor the pioneering civil rights lawyer by officially dedicating the Louis L. Redding Residence Hall on UD’s East Campus. Read more about the Redding Hall Dedication on UDaily.

Fighting Hate & Anti-Semitism: Abraham Foxman, Nat'l Dir. Anti-Defamation League

The Kristol Center for Jewish Life/Hillel Foundation & Jewish Studies at the University of Delaware presents Keynote Speaker Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Monday, October 28th, 7:00pm, Roselle Center for the Arts in Puglisi Orchestra Hall. Read more about the lecture on Alumni Relations.