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University of Delaware

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
210 S College Ave
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone
(302) 831-2792
Email address
admissions@udel.edu
School Information
"The University of Delaware exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge, and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, which is manifested in its research and creative activities, teaching, and service, in line with its commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic, artistic, and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. Founded in 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university." The university enrolls over 23,600 students, has a 12:1 studnet-faculty ratio, and offers over 400 academic programs across its 10 schools. (Source: https://www.udel.edu/about/) (Source: https://www.udel.edu/about/facts-figures/)
General Information
The University of Delaware set up an anti-racist steering committee with numerous subcommittees which cover the historical study of racism and the university's relations with law enforcement, among a few topics. Additionally, the university provided multiple speaker series events for students, featuring those well-versed in and in support of Critical Race Theory. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Program and Research Funding
  • As part of its Anti-Racism initiative, the university will join "a consortium of universities studying the history of slavery as it relates to their own institutions."
  • The University of Delaware's Anti-Racism Initiative (UDARI) has created a grant program that has funded projects in the visual arts and projects related to Anti-Racist curricula in K-12 schools.
Resources
  • University will provide multiple speaker series events for students, such as “Racial Justice Through Collaborative Programs and Projects” and the “Speaks-Warnock Symposium on the History of Race and Racism at the University”.
  • In 2022, the University of Delaware plans to hold numerous events discussing anti-racism, offered by the UD Anti-Racism Initiative.
Symbolic Actions
  • The University set up an anti-racist steering committee with numerous subcommittees which cover various topics such as “Racial Justice Healing Circles”, “Decolonizing/Indigenizing and Deconstructing (de-policing?) Syllabi”, and “Global History of Racism”.
  • In February of 2022, the university's ADVANCE Institute, Faculty Senate, AAUP-UD, and Anti-Racism Initiative held a panel for the Collaborative on Academic Careers in higher Education Faculty Satisfaction Survey, making the recommendation to create a working group dedicated to DEI.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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