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Student Support and Advocacy

STUDENT Support and Advocacy


University of Delaware Student Support and Advocacy offers a comprehensive range of student support services to help Blue Hens succeed academically, personally and socially.


Some of our work includes supporting students' transitions to UD, assisting students as they manage conflict and complex issues and supporting student athletes and veteran and military-connected students. We are dedicated to providing students with the assistance needed to thrive during their time on campus.

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Apply for a Leave of Absence

Our goal is to ensure you connect with the office that can best assist you if you need to take a temporary break from your studies.

Leaves of Absence

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Help with the Essentials 

We offer assistance with the most essential resources required to be successful as a student at the University, including access to food, supplies, clothing, stable housing and support in financial crisis.

Blue Hen Essentials

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Mental Health Support

We understand that your mental and physical health are fundamental to your wellbeing and student experience. There are a variety of wellbeing support resources available to you as a student.

Mental Health Support

Donate to the Student Crisis Fund

UD’s Student Crisis Fund supports eligible students who face a serious financial hardship due to unanticipated crisis such as food or home insecurity, travel costs related to a sudden death or illness in the immediate family, out-of-pocket medical costs or replacement of personal belongings due to fire, natural disaster or theft.

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