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Diversity & Inclusion

Graduate Students involved in the STEM program at the University of Delaware include Natalee Smith; Samantha Brannick; Robert Panish; Ampofo Darko; Srinivasa Rao Chintala.


The Graduate College supports the CGS Resolution “Building An Inclusive Graduate Community: A Statement of Principles”  Toward that end, our office supports the development and success of historically underrepresented graduate students at the University of Delaware. Within these pages you will learn how UD enhances the graduate school experience for all by facilitating diversity of thought, background and perspective amongst its graduate community. We welcome all to actively engage in the support of an inclusive graduate community.

Graduate College Action Steps:

  • Expand participation of underrepresented groups
  • Develop effective, innovative, and better coordinated recruitment
  • Create targeted retention strategies
  • Offer new and expanding incentive and scholarship programs

Campus Visitation Program

Each graduate program at the University of Delaware maintains its own schedule for welcoming historically underrepresented students to campus. Please contact your department of interest directly or contact the Graduate Ambassadors Program.

Advancing Inclusive Excellence

Dr Carol Henderson, Vice-Provost for Diversity, leads the University of Delaware’s diversity initiative. Our university is committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive campus that reflects our collective views, experiences, capabilities, cultures, aspirations, and ultimately our commitment to excellence.

Preparing Future Graduate Students

These programs are geared to help the current undergraduate become our future graduate student. We encourage you to explore these new opportunities.


Students and employees have a right to an environment free from harassment and discrimination. Please contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion for more information.

  • Dr Susan L. Groff
    Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion
    302 831-8063
  • Office Hours:
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday



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