Center for Intercultural Engagement

Center for Intercultural Engagement

As a presidential priority, the University of Delaware built the Center for Intercultural Engagement (CIE) to provide a physical space where students can interact, explore and grow together around social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

This space intends to enhance student engagement, support cross-functional services and programs and increase cultural celebration of identities and experiences


The Center for Intercultural Engagement is located in Suite 261 on the second floor of Perkins Student Center (former space of the Center for Counseling and Student Development).


Perkins Student Center

Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.–midnight
Weekends: 9 a.m.–midnight

Center for Intercultural Engagement Welcome Desk

Daily: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Hours of operation may vary throughout the year.

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The center includes:

  • Ablution Station
  • All-Gender Restrooms
  • Clothing Coop
  • Community Lounge
  • Food and Supply Pantry 
  • Interfaith Meditation and Prayer Room
  • Student Diversity & Inclusion Offices
  • Student Organization Offices
  • Student Resource Room
Students using the CIE Meeting/Training Room

Registered Student Organization Offices

Community Engagement

In order to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, surveys and meetings with both students and staff are being conducted this spring to receive valuable feedback and ideas for the Center for Intercultural Engagement.

  • Campus-wide survey 
  • Meetings with student organizations were conducted April 4-5
  • Meetings with Students, Faculty and Staff were conducted on Tuesday, April 5

Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion

Students talking at the Moving Forward: Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion event
José Luis-Riera reads a passage from "How to be an Antracist," by Ibram X. Kendi
A male student speaks at the Moving Forward: Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion event

The Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion (AREI) Plan will direct diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across the Division of Student Life for the next two to five years.

View the Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion Plan

The Center for Intercultural Engagement is coordinated by 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.