UD's Commitment
to Diversity and Excellence

The University of Delaware’s educational mission is to prepare students to live in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world. To do so, we are committed to fostering a robust educational environment that supports critical thinking, free inquiry, and an understanding of diverse views and values. We see diversity as a core value and guiding principle for our educational mission and thus must work to make diversity an integral part of everyday life on campus. To this end, we take diversity to mean both the recognition and appreciation of the different backgrounds, values, and ideas of those who comprise our campus, as well as a commitment to ensuring that all people on our campus are treated according to principles of fairness, civility, dignity, and equity. We are committed to building an educational community that understands people from different backgrounds and economic circumstances, with different needs, and from diverse personal and philosophical beliefs. We want to make all people who are part of the University feel welcome and valued in campus life.

NEWS & EVENTS

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.