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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

Introduction It is the policy of Delaware State University (DSU) to provide accessible programs, services, activities, and reasonable accommodations for any student with a documented disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  DSU has designated University College Student Accessibility Services (SAS) staff to work with students with disabilities to ensure students an equal opportunity to pursue an education.   DSU faculty and staff make a conscious effort not to discriminate in 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.  Classrooms and selected residence halls are also accessible to mobility impaired students.  University College Student Accessibility Services staff provide help to students so that they can make the best possible use of the 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 helping each student pursue a chosen field of study to the full measure of her or his ability. Students with disabilities are encouraged to become active participants in the DSU community to develop a sense of independence that will help them gain the leading edge when entering the job market. Admissions Students with disabilities are admitted through the same application process as students without disabilities. There are no separate admissions standards or procedures.  Admissions counselors are available to answer any questions and offer recommendations. Documentation Students with disabilities must submit recent, appropriate documentation to the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator before requesting accommodations. Documentation with supporting recommendations from a physician, clinical psychologist, Individualized Educational Plan (I.E.P.), and/or 504 Plan is required.  However, students without documentation who suspect they may have a learning disability may request a screening from the Coordinator where a referral may be required. Student Advocacy The Student Accessibility Services Coordinator serves as a campus resource and an advocate for students with disabilities.  It is necessary for the student to schedule an appointment with the Coordinator at the beginning of each semester to design a support service program that fits each particular class and the individual’s needs. General Procedures Student requests services and submits recent documentation of disability. Coordinator reviews documentation and recommendations to determine reasonable accommodations. Student makes an initial appointment with Coordinator to become familiar with process then fills out Self-Identification form. Student schedules another appointment with the Coordinator within the first few weeks of classes to discuss documentation and appropriate accommodations for each class, after student collects syllabi from classes Reasonable accommodations forms are completed for each class and given to student. Student takes forms and discusses his or her particular needs with each instructor. A Plan of Action is developed and put in writing with each instructor. Instructors may follow-up with questions to the Coordinator. Student maintains contact with the Coordinator and remains actively involved in the accommodation process throughout the semester. The student staying involved in the accommodation process with the Coordinator and the Faculty is critical for academic success. Please see the SAS Handbook or contact the Student Accessibility Services for more information on documentation, accommodations and procedures. Accommodations Checklist for Students 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 enables qualified students with disabilities to 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: Academic support which focuses upon development of learning strategies Reading, writing, and note taking services Time management and organizational skills training Use of specialized equipment Arrangements for testing accommodations Tutorial services Interpreters for the deaf Referrals to community agencies (Social Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.) In coordination with key University departments provisions will be made for students with disabilities to gain access to buildings if physical barriers exist in order for them to participate equally in the programs/services.  


Dr. Cassandra Green, Interim Coordinator
Student Accessibility Services
William C. Jason Library
Room 208

To Schedule an Appointment, please call:  302.857.7201
302.857.7637 (fax)

SAS Handbook

Faculty Referral

Letter to the Faculty from SAS
Faculty Referral Form

Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability

  1. Complete the Voluntary Disclosure of Disability form
  2. Submit to SAS Office

Summer Bridge Programs

Delaware State University Summer Bridge Programs Project Success Project Success is an intensive academic program for students who place slightly below the University’s admission standards. The program is designed to provide students the opportunity to “sharpen their academic skill set” by completing credits during the summer and participating in a comprehensive academic development learning community throughout the first year. Students are invited to participate in Project Success at the discretion of the Office of Admissions, and seats in the program are limited. “Conditional Admission” status will be removed upon achieving satisfactory academic status of at least a 2.0 GPA at the end of the first year. Project Success Program Benefits Early assessment Early fall schedule completion Early registration and financial aid advisement Assistance with career planning Intensive summer program where students college credits Social, Cultural, and professional development workshops An entire academic year to earn at least a 2.0 GPA Matches students with mentors for the summer and that academic year Mandatory tutoring and Supplemental Instruction for the first year Jumpstart  Program Jumpstart is an academic enrichment and leadership development program that provides a seamless transitional opportunity for first-time freshmen to get a “jumpstart” on their college career by staying on campus, and completing some of their required general education credits. Jumpstart provides students the opportunity to fast-track their academic success and leadership development in a nurturing learning community upon starting the fall semester. Students with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or better combined with a SAT score of 800 are invited to participate in the program.  Jumpstart Program Benefits Early assessment Mentoring and academic advisement Fall schedule completion Registration and financial aid advisement Career and leadership development workshops Social and cultural experiences Become familiar with campus And so much more!  For more information on our summer bridge programs, please contact University College: Phone: 302-857-7252 Email: Ms. Sarah Hutton at or Ms. Tiffany Alexander at Summer Bridge Success Story