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Commencement Awards

COMMENCEMENT AWARDS Student achievement awards will be presented by the president of the University during May Commencement: The (Presidential Academic Award and the Presidential Leadership Award) The Presidential Academic Award – This award is presented to the graduate(s) who have the highest GPA in the Class. The awarded graduate must have earned at least 90 credit hours from DSU. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the graduate with the most DSU credit hours. In case of a tie in GPA and credit hours, co-awards will be presented. The Office of Records and Registration will determine the eligible recipients. The Presidential Leadership Award – This award is based on the judging of submitted nominations. Candidates for this award complete an application, and submit a resume and essay outlining leadership activities at DSU, three letters of recommendation, as well as a portfolio that includes copies of certificates, awards and other supporting documentation.  Presidential Leadership Award Application - Deadline is April 8, 2016.

First State Lego League

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Faculty Resources


Welcome from the Provost

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DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY & THE MYCAA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Attention: ALL eligible MyCAA recipients please select DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS in the AI portal when uploading your Education and Training Plan.   Building on Delaware State University's mission to serve the citizens of Delaware, the Testing Services and Programs division’s online programs offer a variety of non-credit workforce and professional development training opportunities that will enable participants to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing and highly competitive global economy. All of the courses offered through the Testing Services and Programs division are ideal for military spouses, regardless of background or career path. Participants will find these programs to be particularly convenient as they are available online any time and are accessible to students from anywhere. Once you have completed a program, you will receive a certificate of completion from Delaware State University and/or go on to seek industry certification. WHAT IS MYCAA The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides financial assistance for military spouses. MyCAA provides spouses up to $4,000 over 2 years to pursue degree programs, licenses or credentials that lead to employment in portable career fields. WHO IS ELIGIBLE Spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2 Spouses of activated Guard and Reserve members at E1-E5, W1-Wd and O1-O2 pay grades (spouses of Guard and Reserve members must be able to start and complete their courses while their sponsor is on Title 10 orders) Note: The MyCAA program does not include Coast Guard spouses. BENEFIT DETAILS MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) pays tuition for education and training courses, and licensing/credentialing fees. This includes: State certifications for teachers, medical professionals and other occupations requiring recognized certifications; Licensing exams and related prep courses; Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes; Degree programs leading to employment in portable career fields; and High school completion course, GED tests, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Please be advised on all Clinical Externships: Students must score eighty-percent (80%) or higher on all tests, quizzes and final exams  to qualify for clinical externship placement. An average of eighty-percent (80%) or higher must be maintained in the course program to receive a certificate of completion from Delaware State University. PROGRAMS Academic & Science Environmental Specialist Government Specialist Life Sciences Specialist Psychology Program Public Speaking Expert Research Specialist Sociology Program Successful Student Writing Professional Accounting & Economics Accounting Math Professional Accounting Professional Administrative Assistant & Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Economics Professional Professional Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Business Certificates Business and Management Professional Certificate Program Business Communication Professional Business Information Systems Professional Business Law Specialist Business Management Professional Business Math Specialist Entrepreneurship Specialist Finance Professional HR Professional Marketing Professional Organizational Behavior Professional Project Management Associate Project Management Professional for PMP Project Management Specialist for CAPM Real Estate Professional Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Program Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Program Technical Writing Certificate Program Computer/Technology Certificates Computer Technician Professional with CompTIA A+ Specialist Certification IT Network Professional with CompTIA N+ Network Certification IT Cyber Security Professional with CompTIA S+ Specialist Certification Java Programming Specialist Law and Criminal Justice Certificates Civil Litigation Specialist Contract Specialist Corrections Specialist Criminal Investigation Professional Criminal Justice Professional Criminal Law & Procedure Specialist Criminal Procedure Specialist Family Law Professional Homeland Security Specialist Juvenile Justice Specialist Law Enforcement Professional Law Office Technology Specialist Legal Assistant Legal Writing Specialist Paralegal Certificate Program Tort Law Specialist Victimology Wills, Trusts & Estates Specialist Massage Certificates Activity Professional Certificate Holistic Healing Professional Certificate Kinesiology & Human Motion Specialist Certificate Massage Therapy & Holistic Healing Professional Certificate Spa Professional Certificate Sports Massage & Athletic Training Specialist Certificate Therapeutic Massage Professional Certificate Medical/Healthcare Certificates Assisted Living Technician Certificate Program Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate Program Clinical Nurse Aide Dental Assisting Certificate Program Dental Office Assistant Specialist Certificate Program Dialysis Technician Certificate Program EKG Technician Certificate Program Electronic Health Record Management Certificate Program Health Information Technology for Implement Support Certificate Program Health Information Technology for IT Support Specialist Certificate Program Home Health Aide Certificate Program Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program Medical Billing and Coding w/ Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Program Nursing Assistant Specialist Personal Care Assistant Certificate Program Pharmacy Technician Program Pharmacy Technician with Medical Administration Certificate Program Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program Physician Office Assistant Professional Certificate Program with EHRM National Certification We are adding new programs all the time! Please call if you do not see the program you are looking for! Please email or call 302-857-6143 for more information. APPLICATION PROCESS Eligible spouses can establish a MyCAA account by visiting the MyCAA website at Once spouse profile information is provided, MyCAA will verify spouse DEERS benefit eligibility. Eligible spouses will be allowed to create their Career and Training Plan and request financial assistance at least 30 days prior to the course start dates. OVERVIEW Our courses are 100% online and available 24x7 Courses are all self-directed and self- paced; Students are able to work through the programs at their own pace Courses include audio, text, graphics, simulation, quizzes and final assessments/exam prep Expert instructor support to help you along the way Pre and post assessments and online performance tracking with immediate grading All materials included Online technical support included Career services  / Externship Placement included upon completion where applicable  / noted in the training plans REFUND POLICY No refunds can be issued after the start date published in your Financial Award document.

War of the Wedges

  War of the Wedges - Commencement Shoe Contest Open to all DSU May graduates (Both women and men are eligible to participate.) A photographer will be on site taking photographs of random shoes worn by the graduating class at the ceremony.  Voting for the War of the Wedges contest will start at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016. Follow DSU on Instagram @DelStateUniv Shoes cannot be altered in any way to participate in this contest. After the photos are uploaded on Monday, ask your family and friends to check out the DSU Instagram page and vote for their favorite pair of shoes by liking the picture.  You, your family and friends can like the picture until Monday, May 16, at 12 p.m. The shoes with the most likes (votes) will be the winner. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the War of the Wedges—Commencement Shoe Contest will be announced on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, on the DSU Instagram page (@DelStateUniv). If you are a winner, send your name and mailing address to to receive your fabulous prize!

The Body: Anatomy & Physiology Study Session

“The Body: Anatomy & Physiology Study Session”
An intense workshop that will lead you to success through structured study!
EH Building, Room 109
Presenter: Dr. Jacqueline Washington, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/University College
Sponsored by: University College and the College of Education, Health and Public Policy Student Services Center

Welcome to University College


University College
Delaware State University
William C. Jason Library
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE  19901

Ph:  302.857.7201


Welcome to the newly formed University College where we are devoted to enhancing your college journey for the first two years at Delaware State University! Our central focus is to help you establish a strong collegiate academic foundation that will enable you to persist and progress to becoming a competitive graduate of DSU. University College is designed to help you achieve high academic goals by providing integrated academic program support services (i.e. tutoring, writing and math help), college-skill enhancement courses and advisement that will promote your academic, career, and leadership development. As a student affiliated with University College, we want you to take a personal responsibility for your educational journey. That being said, you will be taught how to navigate campus-wide resources efficiently, how to resolve issues related to your course work, and how to be a strong self-advocate and champion for your academic success. If you have not decided on a major, University College Staff will help guide and support your decision-making process as you explore the different colleges and what each have to offer. We will help you choose the right major for you. University College is dedicated to helping you with your transition to college. To help you gain the most out of your first two years, I encourage you to get involved! Research has revealed that students who are actively engaged in both curricular and co-curricular activities perform better in their course work, tend to complete their degrees in 4 years or less, and are more competitive for graduate or professional school and marketable employment. Therefore, I encourage you to seek out opportunities and plan to get involved in Learning Communities, Service Learning and Undergraduate research. Such opportunities will enhance your overall academic experience. Finally, as you begin your college journey as a DSU Hornet, I encourage you to be mindful of the collegiate ABC’s—positive Attitude, responsible & respectful Behavior, and academic Commitment.  These simple three key elements are essential for a successful matriculation. Again, WELCOME to Delaware State University and University College where “we are meeting students where they are to get them where they need to be.”    

Integrated Academic Support and Advisement


Integrated Academic Support and Advisement
William C. Jason Library 2nd Floor
Main Office - Room 208
302.857.7201 (phone)
302.857.6386 (fax)


Integrated Academic Support and Advisement is one of the focus areas of University College. We provide quality academic services and programs that help you become an active and independent learner while pursuing your DSU degree. Our staff is actively engaged and committed to helping every student prepare, advance, and excel in their academic performance by offering the following: Tutoring Center: All students seeking extra help in a variety of courses can come to the Tutoring Center to request a tutor. Students may be tutored individually or in small groups, according to the number of request per subject. For more information, click here.   Quantitative Reasoning Center Our mission is to help improve the persistence and success of students in math courses ranging from Intro to Algebra to Calculus I. For more information, click here.   Writing Studio Our mission is to help improve the writing skills of students, both undergraduate and graduate in any course across the curriculum. For more information, click here.   Academic Programs and Workshops University College offers academic programs and workshops throughout the semester. These programs are open to all students here at DSU and are designed to assist with some of the common challenges that college students face, as well as build upon our students’ existing strengths. Please click here to view the Spring 2016 schedule.   Supplemental Instruction Our mission is to increase student persistence and success in historically difficult courses by providing a collaborative peer learning environment that improves understanding of subject content, fosters critical thinking, and strengthens study skills. For more information, click here. For SI Schedule, click here.   Drop-In Computer Lab: Students sit at state of the art computers to work on classroom assignments, PowerPoint presentations and various assignments.  Students must have a current pass code from DSU's Computing Office. For further information, click here.   Staying-On-Course Program: Students on Academic Probation or Readmitted Suspension are required to participate in the staying on course program that will promote their return to Academic Good standing. For more information, click here.   Credit Bearing Courses: University College offers the following courses: Learning Strategies for Academic Success, Reading Lab, Speed Reading, and University Seminar.    University College Advisement: Each of our five University College Advisors works closely with the advisement centers within DSU’s other five colleges. By remaining up to date on all programs and procedures within each college, we can ensure our undecided students will be advised according to their areas of interest. We also help advise students on academic probation and students requiring accessibility services. ​University College Advisors Ms. Sarah Hutton: 302.857.6638 or Ms. Tiffany Alexander: 302.857.7646 or Ms. Cindy Blackston: 302.857.6837 or Mr. Chester Boyd: 302.857.7226 or Ms. Cindy Friel: 302.857.7840 or  

Experiential Learning Pathways

Experiential Learning Pathways Summer Integrated Service Learning Project During the summer of 2014, in partnership with the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, students participating in the Jumpstart Program completed an integrated service learning project. The students were divided among four historic Dover sites: The First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, The John Dickinson Plantation, The Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. After learning about the history of their sites, students facilitated activities for community members, building on DSU’s Core Values of “community” and “outreach.” After facilitating community activities, students held a research symposium on campus. Their presentations integrated key math, English, and history concepts with their community activities. Click here to learn more about the Summer 2014 Integrated Service Learning Project.  We look forward to continuing and expanding this partnership during the summer of 2015.                                                                                     

One Book One Campus

Background:  The DSU “One Book, One Campus” Program seeks to encourage students, staff and faculty to read and discuss a selected book as a community. This “Common Read” serves as a foundation for conversations that employ critical thinking skills and center around topics such as science and history through the lens of the African American experience. The goals of the One Book One Campus program are to enhance students’ critical thinking and writing skills, to stimulate discussions inside and outside of classrooms, and to unite students, staff, and faculty in one learning experience.  2015-2016 Book: The book chosen for One Book One Campus for the 2015-2016 Academic Year is "The Ties That Bind:  A Memoir of Race, Memory and Redemption" by Bertice Berry. This selection is thought provoking and inspires readers to heal through forgiveness and encouragement. It shines a brighter light on the history and culture of the State of Delaware. It is spiritual and philosophical and written from a sociological and somewhat anthropological perspective.   According to the publisher:   When novelist Bertice Berry set out to write a history of her family, she initially believed she’d uncover a story of slavery and black pain, but the deeper she dug, the more surprises she found. There was heartache, yes, but also something unexpected: hope. Peeling away the layers, Berry came to learn that the history of slavery cannot be quantified in simple, black-and-white terms of “good” and “evil” but is rather a complex tapestry of roles and relations, of choices and individual responsibility. In this poignant, reflective memoir, Berry skillfully relays the evolution of relations between the races, from slavery to Reconstruction, from the struggles of the Civil Rights movement and the Black Power 1970s, and on to the present day. In doing so, she sheds light on a picture of the past that not only liberates but also unites and evokes the need to forgive and be forgiven.