Division of Student Life

Welcome to the University of Delaware division of Student Life!


At the heart of your University of Delaware experience is Student Life. Led by the Vice President for Student Life, we're here to empower you—our students—to thrive personally, academically and professionally.

We provide a wealth of unique opportunities for you to explore your passions, nurture your well-being and connect with new communities. Whether it's discovering your identity, managing your health or preparing for a lifetime of success, we're your partner on this transformative journey.

Mission, Vision and Values


The Division of Student Life advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning, and drives holistic development through education, experiences, and communities.


Lead a dynamic student experience and vibrant campus culture so all Blue Hens thrive throughout their lives.


As the Division of Student Life pursues excellence, these values guide our interactions, our decision-making, and ultimately the collective culture we build that enables us to achieve our vision and mission.

Students and their success are central to the University’s mission. We commit to ongoing engagement with students so that we can include and promote their voice in our endeavors.

We actively seek to remove barriers to fair participation in Student Life programs and initiatives and commit to influence institutional change toward a more equitable and just student experience.

Recognizing that we accomplish more by working together, we will deepen partnerships across the Division and throughout campus to elevate our collective work.

We strive to be a learning organization characterized by critical thinking, reflection, curiosity, generating knowledge, and taking risks. We expect our individual and shared learning will fuel change toward innovation.

We demonstrate integrity through our interactions with one another and strive to respect and uplift all colleagues and students. When we fall short of this ideal, we courageously hold one another accountable.

Our Units

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Postgraduate and Student Success Integration

Cultivate your passion, secure internships and chart your future

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Student Experience and Belonging

Where communities thrive, memories are made and lifelong connections begin

students line up to enter Trabant Multipurpose Room for New Student Orientation

Student Support and Advocacy

Your guiding allies toward personal growth, resilience and academic excellence

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Student Culture and Equity

Supporting students in their learning, growth and development around diversity, equity, inclusion and justice

Strategic Plan


An Unparalleled Student Experience: The Strategic Plan for Student Life

Since the launch of the University of Delaware's strategic plan, Forward and Forever, the Division of Student Life embarked on the journey to define our distinctive role within that plan, driven by our commitment to crafting an unparalleled student experience.