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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 six (6) 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 BenefitsEarly assessmentMentoring and academic advisementFall schedule completionRegistration and financial aid advisementCareer and leadership development workshopsSocial and cultural experiencesBecome familiar with campusAnd so much more!  Summer Bridge Success Story  Project SuccessProject 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 BenefitsEarly assessmentEarly fall schedule completionEarly registration and financial aid advisementAssistance with career planningSix-week intensive summer program where students earn 5-6 credits in college level Math and EnglishSocial, Cultural, and professional development workshopsAn entire academic year to earn at least a 2.0 GPAMatches students with mentors for the summer and that academic yearMandatory tutoring and Supplemental Instruction for the first year 



University Seminar Forum

University Seminar Forum OverviewAll 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; andIntroduce 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 2014 University Seminar Forum Dates/ Locations:Thursday,September 4th - "How to Turn Your College Life into your Career" Presented by Blake SaundersTime: 11 am (EH Theater)  Thursday, September 11th- Opening University ConvocationTime: 11 am (EH Theater)  Thursday, September 18th- Professional Dress and AttirePresented by Alex EllisTime: 11 am (EH Theater)  Thursday, September 25th -Utilizing the Advisement in Your CollegeTime: 11 am  (EH Theater) Thursday, October 30, 2014- Career FairTime: 11 am  (MLK Student Center)  

University Seminar I & II

University Seminar I & II Overview The Office of University Studies and First Year Programs provide guidelines and oversight of Delaware State University’s University's Seminar courses. University Seminar is a two semester, general education course sequence designed to provide students with the essentials for a smooth transition to college life and academic success.

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,


  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.  

Mentoring and Advising

Advisement Outreach Center The Resources You Need are Just One Click Away Office Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   ADVISING Registration for Students Advising for Undeclared Majors Academic Advising FAQ General Education Info Undergraduate Academic Advising Handbook  Parents and Families Advising Checklist   MENTORING PROGRAM Overview/Mission/Goals University Seminar Peer Mentoring Early Alert System (EAS) Mentor Application   ACADEMIC POLICIES Withdrawal Policy SAP Academic Load Probation, Suspension, Dismissal Class Attendance Policy Adding & Dropping Classes General Probation Full-Time Status Transfer Student Admissions Policies and Procedures FERPA     FORMS Tutor Request Form Change of Major/ Declaration of Minor Financial Aid/ Publications           Other Academic Advisement Centers College of Education Health and Public Policy  Michele Rush Email: Tel: (302) 857-6742   College of Business Lisa Dunning Email: Tel: (302) 857-6905 Website:   College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Ahire Smith Email: Tel: (302) 857-6473   College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Rhonda Thompson Email: Tel: (302) 857-6536   College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Jarso Saygbe Tel: (302) 857-6715   RESOURCES National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) International Mentoring Association   Academic Advisor Webinar Series Stress and Time Management from the Advising Perspective Assisting in Making Career Choices Effective Diversity Awareness in the Classroom   Serving all students throughout the DSU campus community.   The Office of Mentoring and Advising support the University's core values encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout the University community.  

Meet Our Staff

Mrs. Frances Rogers
Director for the Division of Academic Enrichment/Title III Activity Director
Office Phone: 302.857.7985

Directors Message

Dr. Sonja J. McCoy
Associate Director for the Office of Mentoring and Advising
Office Phone: 302.857.7634

Advisement Outreach Center

Mr. Chester Boyd
Academic Support Specialist
Jason Library, Rm. 204
Tel: 302.857.7203
Fax: 302.857.7205

Majors and Concentrations


At Delaware State University, discovering your niche is easy. Choose an academic path in one of our 52 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.


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Undergraduate: 52 Majors | 24 Minors | 34 Concentrations
Graduate: 27 Majors | 12 Concentrations

Assessment Office

Genevieve Tighe 
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs/Institutional Effectiveness
Bina Daniel
Assistant Director of Assessment
MISSION  RESOURCES MSCHE (Middle States Resources) General Resources Program and Student Learning Assessment Publications Mission The Mission of the Assessment Office is to oversee a holistic assessment process at the institution. This Office works collaboratively with units to ensure that they are implementing efficient and sustainable assessment plans. This includes verifying that units are collecting data that are used to improve programs/services and enhance student learning. This Office works closely with the Information Technology and Institutional Research units to facilitate data collection and reporting. Furthermore, this Office contributes to the assessment of strategic initiatives and supports efforts to attain and maintain various accreditations. The Assessment Office serves as the primary source for assessment resources, workshops, training, and recent directives from accrediting bodies. Lastly, this Office assists units with the analysis and reporting of assessment data for the purpose of demonstrating that the institutional mission of preparing students to “become competent, productive, and contributing citizens” is being carried out.   Assessment Resources on the Web Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Resources: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Accreditation Standards MSCHE Manual on Accreditation MSCHE Assessing Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness MSCHE - Suggested readings related to Using Assessment Results Back to top General Assessment Resources: Measuring Quality in Higher Education North Carolina State University library of links Northern Illinois University resources Society for College and University Planning Texas A&M University resources Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education Howard University library of assessment links Back to top Program and Student Learning Assessment Resources: Program Learning Assessment tips from Kent State University National Institute for Learning Outcomes (NILOA) – An excellent resource for reports about Student Learning Outcomes assessment Kent State University - Learning Outcomes modules (student assessment videos) Back to top Assessment Related Publications: Middle States Publications available as PDF downloads for printing or for puchase. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education is a quarterly journal on assessment issues/methods. This journal is available from DSU library full text electronic journals (via Ebscohost) Assessment Update is available from DSU library full text electronic journals (via Ebscohost). This is a bimonthly newsletter Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation is a free-access online journal. Search for articles by title, author, descriptor, and keyword. Research & Practice in Assessment is a free-access online journal from the Virginia Assessment Group. Academic Leadership is a free-access online journal containing numerous articles on faculty and leadership roles in assessment. Quality Approaches in Higher Education is a free-access online journal from ASQ (American Society for Quality) that includes articles on assessing student learning outcomes. International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is a free-access online journal containing articles about the use of e-portfolios in assessment. Back to top  


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