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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

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 up to eleven (11) credits during five (5) weeks in the summer. 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!  Jumpstart Summer 2015 Session Timeline Overview Registration Deadline: The $500 deposit deadline has been extended to April 30, 2015! Payment Dates: See suggested payment schedule below Orientation: June 16 and 17, 2015 Move-In Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015  Move-In Time: TBA Five Week Session: June 22, 2015 – July 24, 2015 Students interested in participating in the Jumpstart program should click here and fill out the interest form. 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 up to six (6) credits during six weeks in the summer and participating in a comprehensive academic development learning community throughout the first year. Students with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 combined with a SAT score between 750 and 799 may be offered a “conditional acceptance” upon enrollment and successful completion of the Project Success summer program component. Students are extended this offer at the discretion of the Office of Admissions, as 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 Six-week intensive summer program where students earn 5-6 credits in college level Math and English 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 Project Success Summer 2015 Session Timeline Overview Registration Deadline: The $500 deposit deadline has been extended to April 30, 2015! Payment Dates: See suggested payment schedule below Orientation: May 12, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Health Form Due) Move-In Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015  Move-In Time: TBA Six Week Session: June 21, 2015 – July 31, 2015 For questions regarding Jumpstart or Project Success, please email Ms. Nicholle Young or call 302.857.7201. Summer Bridge Suggested Payment Schedule For questions regarding Summer Bridge payments, please contact the Cashier’s Office at 302.857.6220 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   Fall 2015 Schedule will be posted soon.    

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
(302) 857-7352
Ms. Anita B. Brinkley
Assistant to the Coordinator
(302) 857-7350
Ms. Carlene H. Jackson
Title III Program Specialist
(302) 857-7351



MARC U*STAR Ethics Seminar

     This event takes place between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. in the Science Resource Center (Rm 600) on the 6th flr of the Wm C Jason Library.

     This series is sponsored by the MARC U*STAR grant, funded through the National Institutes of Health. For more information contact Dr. Stephen Taylor,


2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016 2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 2011-12 Graduate Catalog 2011-2012   Printed copies of these catalogs are not available.  

Majors and Concentrations


At Delaware State University, discovering your niche is easy. Choose an academic path in one of our 53 undergraduate degree, 25 master’s degree and five doctoral degree programs, and embark upon a journey that will lead to a competitive, fulfilling and adventurous career.


College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology
Chemistry Education
College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology
College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology
Coaching Management (Minor Only)
College of Business
Computer Science
College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology
Computer Science
College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology
Consumer Sciences
College of Agriculture & Related Sciences
Criminal Justice
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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