THE UD COMMUNITY

Engaging With Our Community


Engaged, dedicated, loyal and enthusiastic are some of the adjectives that describe the University of Delaware community.

The University plays an integral role in the city of Newark and the state of Delaware, working to better the community with service projects, research benefiting local agencies and industries, and public outreach throughout the state.

Among the University's greatest strengths is its long and vibrant tradition of public service. In a recent national survey, 75 percent of UD students indicated that they participated in community service by the time they were seniors. In 2015, UD was recognized with the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

UD is the place to hear world-renowned speakers, enjoy first-rate music and theatre, cheer on Fightin' Blue Hens teams and see compelling exhibits, all of which complement the rich academic experience.

Happening at UD 

UD’s Living Lab
  • Studying slavery

    Article by Ann Manser | January 11, 2022

    Students present research conducted on Delaware College history

  • Blue Hen Leadership Program

    Article by Jessica Smith | January 11, 2022

    BHLP partners with Red Clay School District for the Discovering Voices Leadership Summit

  • Reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes

    Article by Colin Heffinger | January 07, 2022

    UD Health Sciences program recognized by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • 2022 Lyons UD CEEE Economic Forecast

    Article by Jen Hendrickson | January 05, 2022

    Economic experts will meet virtually Feb. 24 to discuss the year ahead

  • Reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes

    Article by Colin Heffinger | January 07, 2022

    UD Health Sciences program recognized by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Studying slavery

    Article by Ann Manser | January 11, 2022

    Students present research conducted on Delaware College history