three female students hold signs portraying their strengths as determined by the Clifton Strengths assessment


We know that each student has unique interests and talents to bring to their communities. Throughout your time at UD, we hope to highlight those strengths to help you achieve success. We plan to do this through your participation in the Strengths initiative!


CliftonStrengths is an online assessment tool used to discover and develop your greatest talents. It serves as a guide to help students identify their Top 5 Strengths to achieve success during their time at UD!

CliftonStrengths is a great way to understand what you do well and how to apply those talents authentically and productively to succeed in your academics, career, and relationships at UD and beyond. Once you take the CliftonStrengths inventory, you can learn how to apply your Strengths to help set goals around time management, study skills, academics and professional and leadership development.

Multiple offices on campus use CliftonStrengths as a tool to complement our programs and experiences, giving us a common language to help students and others better understand themselves and maximize their potential.

Please contact if you would like to request a code to take the inventory. It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Students who take the inventory will have access to resources including:

  • Newsletters to understand the framework and benefits of a Strengths-based approach
  • Social events to help meet other students, discuss their Top 5 Strengths and make new connections
  • One-on-one meetings with a trained Strengths Coach to discuss their Top 5 report and how to apply their strengths to achieve success at UD and beyond
  • Workshops geared towards leadership development, academic success and career exploration

Here's how students at UD have used their Strengths

"My number one strength is as an includer. This strength allows me to recruit other people into my projects, and help us all work towards a common goal. I use this daily when doing group work, especially with people I don't know well. It's a pretty cool thing." - Kelly W.

"I use my strength "focus" to accomplish many tasks throughout the day. Whether this is academically related, extracurricular activities or my role as a RA, at the start of each day I prioritize what I need to complete and stick to these goals to finish them." - Kira S.

Residence Life & Housing is part of the Division of Student Life, which advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning and drives holistic development through education, experiences and communities.