Two students working in the CEI Resources Room

The Center for Intercultural Engagement (CIE) serves as a hub for tackling food insecurity at the University of Delaware. We recognize that access to food and supplies is an essential need for belonging and thriving at UD. We also know that access to free gender-affirming clothing and professional attire is crucial for students’ success. Learn more about the programs and services we offer below. 

Addressing Food Insecurity at the University of Delaware

Food insecurity is "the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, or ability to acquire such food in a socially acceptable manner." As the Hope Center explains, in its most extreme forms, food insecurity is accompanied by physiological sensations of hunger.

Data from the #RealCollege survey indicate that of the 86,000 students who participated, 45% of respondents were food insecure in the previous 30 days, 56% were housing insecure in the previous year, and 17% experienced homelessness in the previous year.


UD survey respondents tell us:

Interfaith Meditation and Prayer Room

Interior of Interfaith Meditation and Prayer Room with pillows, decorative plants, seating and a privacy divider

Accessing the Space

Swipe in with your UD ONEcard to enter the space and confirm that you agree with the above guidelines.

If you forget your card, please visit the Center for Intercultural Engagement front desk for access to the space, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Additional Campus Reflection Spaces

Morris Library Room 233 and Trabant University Center Room 223 are also available as Reflection Spaces open daily for students, faculty, and staff of all faiths, religions, and spiritualities for private meditation, prayer and reflection. These spaces can accommodate several people at once and includes a bookshelf for storing prayer mats, shoes, etc.


This room is an inclusive and welcoming space for all members of the UD community of any diverse religious, spiritual and non-religious backgrounds and practices. In order to designate this room as a space intended for prayer. contemplation, meditation, reflection and practice, we ask users to follow these guidelines.

  • Shoes should be removed before entering the space.
  • Leave the room clean for the following user, leaving no paper materials behind.
  • Take with you all personal items, including those for religious practice.
  • Do not block others from using the room for extended periods.
  • Please keep noise to a minimum; do not conduct mobile phone calls.
  • The use of sound-producing devices is only for meditative or religious use.
  • No eating or drinking, general conversations, meetings or sleeping is allowed.
  • No candles, incense or flames of any kind are allowed.
  • Where possible, there should be no animals in the space, as animals may violate guidelines for cleanliness in certain traditions. However, certified service animals are permitted, per ADA requirements.

Reporting Concerns

Please report issues or concerns with this space, such as cleanliness misuse, theft, etc., to Student Diversity and Inclusion staff by phone at 302-831-2967 or email at

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.