Strategic Planning

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An Unparalleled Student Experience

The Strategic Plan for Student Life

The University of Delaware Division of Student Life has launched our strategic plan for creating and providing the best possible student experience to all of our Blue Hens. 

By researching student needs and desires, evaluating our unique contributions to student success, incorporating our current priorities and receiving input from our staff, we were able to establish strategic priorities and objectives to shape the Division's path forward.

The Division of Student Life is excited to put this strategy into action. We encourage you to read through our plan and hope you will join us in creating an unparalleled student experience!

Our Strategic Priorities

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Student Development for Work, Life and Society

Equip students with skills, cultural competencies and pertinent knowledge, enabling their ability to understand and articulate the value and insights gained from their diverse experiences, ensuring their readiness for success in a dynamic global landscape.

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Seamless Student Experience

Develop cohesive environments and interactions throughout the student lifecycle, championing meaningful transitions, nurturing engagement and removing barriers to success.


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Racial Equity and Inclusion

Cultivate a sense of belonging and reduce barriers to engagement for racially and ethnically minoritized students to promote equitable student success by implementing the Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion plan.

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Graduate Student Success

Cultivate a campus environment that emphasizes holistic success, supports their diverse needs and fosters a strong sense of community.

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Operational and Organizational Excellence

Deepen our dedication to excellence through continuous process improvement, employee engagement and effective communication.