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Quantitative Reasoning Center

The Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC) provides math assistance to students at DSU. Please visit us in the beginning of each semester to view our Drop-in Tutoring and Think Tank hours.



Dr. Sharon Smith
Instructional Specialist, Pre-College Mathematics
William C. Jason Library
Room 212A
Ph: 302.857.6396
Fax: 302.857.6386


Learning Communities at DSU

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A unique opportunity to help make the transition from high school to college life a lot easier!

A unique opportunity to help make the transition from high school to college life a lot easier!

 Learning Communities are designed to make the transition to Delaware State University (DSU) easier, we at DSU offer students the opportunity to participate in Learning Communities (LCs) and/or Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs) during their first year. The purpose of a LC is to create connections. All LCs allow groups of students with similar interests to connect with each other, connect to campus activities, and connect to faculty.   What is a Learning Community? A learning community (LC) is a group of students who have the same major and are enrolled in the same courses. A LC provides students with a strong academic foundation through integrative learning. This is accomplished by linking two or more courses across disciplines based upon a common theme or interest. This fall, based upon your major you may be in a linked course that is led by a dedicated faculty member who is committed to your academic success. The following is a list of our LC offerings; Apply online.  Learning Communities Themes  (Linked Courses)  College Advance  (English Composition I and American History from 1865)​ The Physical Energy of Engineering  (Physics and Engineering) Carefully Calculating Aerodynamics  (College Algebra and Aviation) The Chemistry of Life  (English Composition I and Chemistry) Organisms, Writing, and Problem-Solving   (English Composition I, Biology, and Quantitative Skills) Accounting for Your Future   (English Composition I and Accounting)   What is a Living-Learning Community? A living-learning community (L-LC) allows students the option to live as a community of learners in a designated section of a residence hall for a particular cohort of students. L-LC students mingle with other students of various majors. The activities of the L-LC are organized by its creative coordinator, and in some cases, upper classmen.  Below we have listed the L-LC offerings, please visit Living-Learning Community for more details.   Living-Learning Communities (Residential/Themed) College Advance Health & Wellness Jumpstart Leadership & Service Project Success   What Can a Learning Community Offer Me? Learning communities were created to help first year students successfully transition into college by providing a multilevel support system which includes faculty, staff, students, and peer mentors. Students who actively participate in learning communities have: Common classes Common extracurricular and or cocurricular activities Common faculty/instructor who are interested in your academic growth and development Peer mentors to whom you can turn to for extra support   Who Can Be in a Learning Community? You can, all incoming first time freshmen students are eligible to participate in learning communities.  Upon being accepted, read all emails that are subject-marked “Learning Communities” carefully and be sure to follow through on all instructions!   How to Apply?  If you are interested in any of the Learning or Living- Learning Communities listed above and complete the application form. You will also have an opportunity to enroll in a Learning Community with the help of your Advisor during New Student Orientation.    Want More Information?  Please feel free to contact us at   or 302-857-7201. 


Fall 2011

  • Algebra A - MTSC 110
  • Combinatorics - MTSC 319
  • Combinatorics - MTSC 641

Spring 2012

  • Calculus II - MTSC 252
  • Probability- MTSC 341
  • Ordinary Differential Equations - MTSC 505

Summer 2012

  • Trigonometry  - MTSC 120

Fall 2012

  • Algebra A - MTSC 110
  • Calculus I - MTSC 251

Student Accessibility Services

Mission The mission of University College Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to provide equal opportunities and equal access to education, programs and activities for all students with disabilities at Delaware State University.  In achieving this, SAS collaborates with and empowers individuals who have documented disabilities by working together proactively to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodative measures. In efforts to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and other current legislation and eliminate attitudinal barriers against people with disabilities, SAS also provides guidance and education to the University community. Registering with Student Accessibility Services In order for reasonable accommodations to be approved or denied the student must engage in the interactive process with SAS by using the following steps: Submitting Documentation: Student submits the Student Request for Accommodations form along with medical documentation that meets the Documentation Guidelines provided in the SAS Handbook .Students are encouraged to do this BEFORE the start of classes. Review: Coordinator of SAS reviews documentation and recommendations prior to meeting with the student. Meeting with SAS: As soon as medical documentation and the Student Request for Accommodations form have been submitted to SAS, it is the student’s responsibility to make an appointment with Coordinator of SAS.  During this appointment, the Coordinator of SAS will talk with the student about the current impact they experience due to a disability or medical condition and will determine what, if any, reasonable accommodations should be put in place. Accommodation Letter:  If accommodations are approved during the SAS Coordinator and student meeting, the student will receive an Accommodation Letter listing the exact accommodations they are approved for.  This letter is generally available at the end of the meeting. Student provides a copy of the Accommodation Letter to each individual facilitating their accommodations (ie: professor) and is responsible for discussing their approved accommodations.  A Plan of Action is developed between the student and professor and put in writing. Instructors may follow-up with questions to the Coordinator of SAS. Renewal of Accommodation Letters:  Accommodation Letters must be renewed each semester in order for the accommodations to be valid in that semester’s courses.  To renew an Accommodation Letter the student should email, call, or stop by SAS to request their letters.  Renewed letters are available within 1-2 business days. It is the expectation of Delaware State University and Student Accessibility Services that the student maintains contact with the Coordinator of SAS and remains actively involved in the accommodation process throughout the semester.  Any questions or concerns regarding accommodations should be communicated to SAS as soon as possible and additional appointments made if appropriate. Please see the SAS Handbook or contact the Student Accessibility Services for more information on documentation, accommodations, and procedures. Accommodations The ADA does not require colleges or universities to lower academic standards or fundamentally alter the nature of the programs provided.  Students with documented disabilities must meet all requirements for graduation.  A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, activity, or facility that removes an existing barrier so that qualified students with disabilities have equal opportunities to attain the same levels of performance or enjoy equal benefits and privileges as are available to similarly situated students without disabilities. Reasonable accommodations and services may include, but are not limited to: Classroom adjustments Testing adjustments Adaptive technology Physical accessibility Interpreters and other service providers Flexibility adjustments Community Delaware State University is committed to fostering an environment of nondiscrimination including but not limited to the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students with disabilities.  Therefore, students are not enrolled in separate programs or courses but are mainstreamed into the existing college structure.  Students with disabilities are also admitted through the same application process as students without disabilities.  Classrooms and selected residence halls are accessible to individuals with mobility or sensory impairments and the University College Student Accessibility Services staff provide guidance to students so that they can make the best possible use of DSU’s comprehensive academic resources. University College Student Accessibility Services is committed to Goal 2, Student Success, of the DSU Strategic Plan, and thus committed to ensuring equal access so that each student can pursue a chosen field of study to the full measure of her or his ability.


Ann S. Knettler-Smith, M.A.
Student Accessibilities Services
William C. Jason Library, Room 204

Delaware State University
Work:  302-857-6898 
Fax:  302-857-7202


Summer Bridge Programs

Delaware State University Summer Bridge Programs Project Success Jumpstart  Program If you have been accepted to the university and are interested in registering for Jumpstart, please fill out this form.     Summer Bridge 2016 Dates Project Success and Jumpstart participants will move onto campus on Sunday, June 26, 2016.  Closing ceremonies and move-out will take place on Friday, July 29, 2016.   Steps to Pay for Summer Bridge Online Go to the DSU website: Scroll down to the bottom of the page, in the gray box you will see the “social hub” section all the way to the right and then “resources” is to the left of that. Under resources select “pay your fees” Log in with the student D number and pin…if no pin has been created you should be able to click the forgot pin click here link and it should prompt you to get a new pin Once you are in select “make payment” from the left Scroll down and choose “tuition and other university fees” (hit “pay” on the right-hand side) Choose “Project Success 2016” or "Jumpstart 2016" as the term (this is very important) Pay your $500 nonrefundable deposit For more information on our summer bridge programs, please contact University College: Phone: 302-857-7252 Email: Ms. Tiffany Alexander at or Ms. Cindy Blackston Summer Bridge Success Story     



University Seminar Forum

University Seminar Forum Overview All students enrolled in University Seminar are required to attend DSU University Seminar Forums that are held throughout the semester.  University Seminar Forums are generally held in the Education and Humanities Building (EH Building) on scheduled Thursdays from 11:00 am - 11:50 am, which is the University’s Common Hour. Objectives: Inform students of the key roles that they must play in having a successful collegiate experience. Provide positive role models; expose students to the process of positive self-presentation and networking. Motivate students to pursue vigorously the precepts of excellence and achievement; and Introduce opportunities for leadership development. Please read the dress code and the house rules for University Seminar Forum requirements. Inspiring and motivating guest speakers are invited to speak to students and share insights, experiences, and offer words of wisdom to encourage students as they strive for excellence in their personal/professional development. Past Speakers: Kevin Powell - Leadership and Goal Setting  /  S. Renee Smith - Paradigm Shifts:  Self Esteem      

Title III Program



Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Thomasson Building, Lower Level
Dover, DE 19901
Main No.:  (302) 857-7350
Fax:  (302) 857-7353
STRENGTHENING HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OVERVIEW AND PURPOSE The Higher Education Act of 1965 was enacted by Congress in recognition of the need to assure the accessibility of a higher education to a diverse populous.  Its purpose was, and is, to strengthen accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) so they may continue their unique role in educating African-American, educationally disadvantaged and low-income students.  The program enables participating institutions to improve academic quality, strengthen administrative capacity, physical plants, and to establish endowment funds in order to achieve growth and self-sufficiency.  The activities benefit all university students and the educational institution consistent with the University’s strategic plan. Institutions of higher education legally designated as a historically Black college or university, a historically Black graduate institution, or qualified graduate program are the only entities eligible to apply.  The institution must have been established prior to 1964; has a principal mission of educating Black Americans; is legally authorized by the state; and is an accredited or pre-accredited institution. MISSION The Title III Program Office at Delaware State University (DSU) is committed to providing a mechanism for coordinating the activities designed to strengthen programs to retain and prepare students for high demand occupations and graduate study.  Also, it is continuing to strengthen programs, services, and activities in support of the University.  This includes monitoring goal achievement and the attainment of objectives, ensuring compliance with federal regulations and statues, articulating and clarifying the purpose of Title III to activity directors, and preparing and submitting reports to the U.S. Department of Education as required. The Title III programming efforts support the University’s mission of strengthening and improving programs approved by the administration that increase retention and the graduation rate; and, that expand programs that educate undergraduates in the Liberal Arts, professional studies, and technical/scientific arenas in order to provide an education for the people of the State of Delaware, the region, and the world.    TITLE III ACTIVITIES  DSU has been awarded the Title III grants since 1965.  These Federal grant programs have funded millions of dollars of initiatives that fall within the scope of the Legislative Allowable Activities (LAA) as set forth by the United States Department of Education.  The approved activities must impact one or more of the specified “Focus Area Outcomes.”  The categories are as follows:  FOCUS AREA OUTCOMES                     Academic Quality Fiscal Stability Institutional Management Student Services and Outcomes The Title III grants awarded to DSU are given below:   HBCU—HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES UNDERGRADUATE GRANT:  1965 – PRESENT HBGI—HISTORICALLY BLACK GRADUATE INSTITUTIONS GRANT:  2009 – PRESENT SAFRA—STUDENT AID AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT GRANT:  2010-PRESENT All Funded Activities are to align with specified goals and objectives in the “University’s Strategic Plan.”  Each grant is awarded in five (5)-year cycles; and, each grant has its yearly application, reporting, and monitoring requirements.  For more information about the Title III Program Office and its programming efforts, contact Ms. Veronica L. Hopkins, Title III Program Coordinator.    


Ms. Veronica L. Hopkins
Title III Program Coordinator
Ms. Carlene H. Jackson
Title III Program Specialist
Ms. Jessica M. Wilson
Assistant to the Title III Program Coordinator




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