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From welcome receptions and graduation celebrations to various featured speakers and services geared toward specific populations, our units offer many opportunities to engage the diverse populations on campus.

Upcoming Events

Featured Programs

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Student Diversity & Inclusion Welcome Reception

Our opening weekend event invites incoming and returning students of color, undocumented students, first-generation college students and LGBTQ+ students to meet one another and build relationships through activities, food and conversation.

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Engaging Matters: Hot Takes Over Hot Plates Series

If you’re ever in the mood for some deep conversation over good food, we invite you to Engaging Matters: Hot Takes Over Hot Plates, in partnership with the University Student Centers. Students are invited to engage with their peers over a meal on hot button topics, explore both their own perspectives and others perspectives, and build community together.

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First-Generation Celebration Day

In collaboration with our campus partners, Student Diversity & Inclusion helps lead UD’s annual First-Generation Day Luncheon in honor of National First-Generation Day on November 8. The event consists of raffles for a free cap and gown or gift card, games, food, music and a postcard/letter writing station to write thank you’s and words of encouragement to family members, friends or even themselves! All UD students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend, even if they are not first generation, to show their support, and help others build connections.

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Mobile Food Pantry

Student Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Food Bank of Delaware, is excited to host our monthly Mobile Food Pantry events during the Fall and Spring semesters. These events occur on a Wednesday each month between 11 a.m.–1 p.m., in Lot 19 (North College Ave.). These events are open to our campus community and will be an opportunity for folks to grab free produce and canned items. Remember you can drive up, though you do not need a car to collect food. Come if you're hungry, get hungry, will be hungry or just like to have some extra food!

Mobile Food Pantry Details

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Heritage Month Celebrations

Student Diversity & Inclusion seeks to acknowledge and celebrate our minoritized communities at UD through engaging events, book giveaways, speaker events and more! Heritage months we have celebrated in the past include, but are not limited to:

  • Black History Month (February)
  • Women’s History Month (March)
  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month (April)
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)
  • Pride Month (June)
  • Disability Pride Month (July)
  • Latinx Heritage Month (September 15–October 15)
  • LGBTQ+ History Month (October)
  • Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month (November)
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QTPOC & Coffee

Life is busy and making time for self-care and community care can be difficult. Each semester, SDI offers QTPOC and Coffee (queer, trans+, people of color) for students that identify within these communities to drop in, unwind, de-stress and meet other QTPOC students on campus. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided at each event.

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Student Diversity & Inclusion Graduation Celebration

Student Diversity & Inclusion hosts a stole pick-up and photo shoot to celebrate UD graduates. At this event, undergraduate and graduate students that registered for a stole can pick it up, take professional photos to celebrate their graduation and enter to win graduation themed prizes. Each year, we ask students to register to receive LGBTQ+, first-generation, APIDA and Latinx stoles. For questions about Kente stoles, please contact the Center for Black Culture.

Mental Health Support

Services are offered through collaboration with the Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD).


Immediate virtual mental health support is available through TimelyCare's TalkNow service: 24/7, on-demand emotional support to talk about anything, including anxiety, relationships, depression and school-related stressors.

Register for TimelyCare

UD Helpline

Any student feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or otherwise in need of someone to talk to can call 302-831-1001, Option 2, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to speak with a mental health professional. Support is available in multiple languages.

Call the UD Helpline

Living Learning Communities

Residence Life & Housing provides students with on-campus housing community opportunities. When you choose to live in an LLC, you will live among students with shared identities or interests. It is a great way to meet friends and participate in programming to enhance your undergraduate resume.

Learn more about Living Learning Communities

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Student Diversity & Inclusion is part of the Office of Institutional Equity and the Division of Student Life, which advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning and drives holistic development through education, experiences and communities.