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Mission/Vision Statement

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Mission Delaware State University is a public, comprehensive, 1890 land-grant institution that offers access and opportunity to diverse populations from Delaware, the nation, and the world. Building on its heritage as a historically black college, the University purposefully integrates the highest standards of excellence in teaching, research, and service in its baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs. Its commitment to advance science, technology, liberal arts, and the professions produces capable and productive leaders who contribute to the sustainability and economic development of the global community. As approved by the Board of Trustees December 2011.   Vision Statement As one of America’s most highly respected Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Delaware State University will be renowned for a standard of academic excellence that prepares our graduates to become the first choice of employers in a global market and invigorates the economy and the culture of Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic Region.   Core Values Community Integrity Diversity Scholarship Outreach  

About DSU

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Delaware State University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Inquiries may also be made
by phone or email:
302.857.6351
800.845.2544 (toll free)
302.857.6352 (fax)
admissions@desu.edu

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In much the same way that passports allow free travel to and from destinations around the world, DSU offers its students a “passport to life.” This passport will enable students to become contributing and productive members of society while gaining the confidence needed to take hold of opportunity, earn respect and build on their success. It all starts here, at DSU. With a self-contained campus that feels like a small town unto itself, DSU sits on a historic plot of Delaware land that has grown with the times. What began as a 100-acre campus is now a picturesque 400-acre campus abuzz with growth that still takes pride in its older buildings such as Loockerman Hall, a restored national historic landmark from the 1700s. Indeed, DSU is a unique mixture of the past, present and future. One can still unearth time capsules from nearly a century ago below buildings around campus. The Approaching Storm Marching Band belts out some of the latest popular tunes at sold-out football games in Alumni Stadium each fall. And some of the country’s most skilled researchers are discovering new innovations at DSU that have far-reaching future uses in the fields of medicine, military defense, agriculture and much more. There’s a place and interest at DSU for students who know exactly what path they want to follow. We also offer students the chance to explore unchartered territory—to discover and uncover their hidden talents while learning from some of the best in their prospective fields. Where will life take you? We invite you to begin your journey here at DSU—your passport to life. Humble Beginnings and New Horizons DSU has a long and proud history as one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). It has a blend of both long-standing traditions and growing diversity. Founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU takes pride in its heritage as one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions, rooted early on in agriculture and education. Our current population includes a 75 percent African-American enrollment and an increasing number of Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and other international students. With a changing world comes a changing campus, and DSU prepares its students for the global challenges of the new millennium and beyond. The University is a welcome center for learning for people from many cultural backgrounds who speak several different languages and dialects. DSU is a melting pot for education, and after graduation—wherever life takes them—our students are truly “making their mark on the world.” DSU’s focus on cutting-edge research, technology and business practices have brought the University into modernity and made it a member of the scientific, solution-seeking community. Today, it remains well in the vanguard of other four-year institutions throughout the region and country. DSU currently offers 52 undergraduate degree options, an impressive number for a school of DSU’s size. It also offers 25 master’s degree programs and five doctoral degree programs in areas such as interdisciplinary applied mathematics/mathematical physics and educational leadership. Choosing which college or university to attend is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in life. There are many things to consider, such as selecting the right academic program to suit your goals, finding comfort with the atmosphere on and around campus and knowing that faculty and staff will help you succeed. Location, Location, Location DSU is located in the historic city of Dover, the capital of Delaware, which has a geographical position at the center of the state. Its close proximity to the city of Philadelphia afforded Caesar Rodney a short horseback ride to sign the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution, the document that continues to protect our nation’s liberty, also declared Delaware as the “The First State” of the new Federal Union. Arguably one of the best-kept secrets on the East Coast, Dover, with its current population of 35,810, provides a small-town flavor for students who want to learn without the hustle and bustle found on some city campuses. Dover’s short distance from other major cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC, makes it still feel close to metropolitan life. Because it’s nestled in a small town, DSU is able to provide a comprehensive four-year education at a competitive cost and value compared to other schools in the region. The campus has many cultural and retail amenities, including Dover Mall across the street, the nearby Rehoboth/Ocean City beaches and outlet shopping. Click here for directions, or here for our campus map.  
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DSU at a Glance

  • 52 undergraduate degree programs, 25 master’s degree programs and five doctoral degree programs
  • Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), as well as by seven specialized academic accrediting agencies
  • William C. Jason Library includes a collection of 314,133 printed volumes and a total holding of more than 475,033 publications

Faculty Profile

  • 198 faculty members within
  • 21 academic departments
  • 174 faculty members possess a PhD or a terminal degree (Terminal Master’s of Flight Captain)
  • Student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1

Total Enrollment: 4,178

  • 90% Full-Time
  • 10% Part-Time
  • 55% Live on campus
  • 45% Commute
  • 51% In-State
  • 49% Out-of-State

Satellite Sites

Wilmington, Delaware
302.254.5340

Georgetown, Delaware
302.856.5397

Most Popular Majors
by Degree Awarded

Business Administration

Psychology

Mass Communications

Criminal Justice & Sociology

Sport Management

Social Work

Biological Sciences

Nursing

Education Programs

Delaware State University Alumni Association

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The Delaware State University Alumni Association (DSUAA) is an organization of DSU graduates and former students. The DSUAA exists to support Delaware State in its growth and quest for excellence. To this end, The DSUAA unites with the university through common interests, concerns and goals. Membership in the DSUAA can serve as a means toward development and maintenance of  lasting relationships with the university and its components.  Membership is available to all graduates and former DSU students who attended for one year or more.  Active DSUAA membership is achieved by paying annual dues, ranging from $50.00 to $1000.00 for General to Life Memberships. Payment of dues to the DSUAA provides the funds for the organization to carry out its goals and objectives; specifically for its operations and initiatives relative to the support of university programs and the achievement of university mission goals. Active members in the Alumni Association may, from time to time, receive flyers and brochures announcing various DSUAA activities and events; however, DSUAA membership is not a prerequisite for receiving information from the university about general programs and events sponsored by the university.  As a member of the association, alumni can also take advantage of these great benefits: Voting privileges in the DSU Alumni Association. 10% discount at the DSU Bookstore. Networking Opportunities.  For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 302.857.6050 or email alumni@desu.edu Visit DSUAA Online     
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If you are interested in joining the DSUAA, please take a moment to download, print and fill out the DSUAA Membership Application in pdf format. (You must have Adobe Acrobat to view this. Download it here if you do not have it yet.)

Applications and monies may be sent to:

DSUAA
Office of Alumni Relations
Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Regular Membership dues are $50.00 per year.

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History

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The State College for Colored Students, now known as Delaware State University, was established May 15, 1891 by the Delaware General Assembly under the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1890 by which land-grant colleges for Blacks came into existence in states maintaining separate educational facilities. Through the conservative and practical planning of the Board of Trustees appointed by Delaware Gov. Robert J. Reynolds, the College was launched upon its mission of education and public service on February 2, 1892. Five courses of study leading to a baccalaureate degree were offered: Agricultural, Chemical, Classical, Engineering, and Scientific. A Preparatory Department was established in 1893 for students who were not qualified to pursue a major course of study upon entrance. A three-year normal course leading to a teacher's certificate was initiated in 1897. The College graduated its first class of degree candidates in May 1898. The normal course of study (teacher education) was extended to four years in 1911 and the Bachelor of Pedagogy degree was awarded to students upon satisfactory completion of the curriculum. In 1912, the courses of study were changed to Academic, Agricultural, Mechanic Arts and Domestic Science. The Bachelor of Pedagogy degree was awarded upon completion of the academic curriculum. A certificate of graduation was granted upon completion of the other courses of study. In the 1916-1917 school year, the Preparatory Department was phased out, a Model Grade School was established, and a high school diploma was granted on completion of a four-year course of study. In 1923, a Junior College Division was added. Four-year curricula in the Arts and Sciences, Elementary Education, Home Economics, Agriculture, and Industrial Arts were established in 1932. The College graduated its first class of bachelor-degree candidates completing one of these four-year courses of study in June 1934. In 1944, the College received provisional accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 1947, the name of the institution was changed to "Delaware State College" by legislative action. In November 1949, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education revoked the accreditation of the institution. This was a severe blow to the prestige of the College. Strenuous efforts were exerted to maintain the existence of the College and to make it an accredited four-year land-grant institution. At the end of the 1951-52 school year, the High School Division was discontinued. In April 1957, the College was fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education in 1962, 1972, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2002 reaffirmed this accreditation. Concurrently, the University achieved and maintained accreditation of its teacher education programs by the Delaware State Board of Education. On July 1, 1993, Delaware State College turned another chapter in its history when Gov. Thomas Carper signed a name change into law, thus renaming the College to Delaware State University. Since 1957, the University has grown in stature as a center for teaching, research, and public service. The purpose of the University has broadened in keeping with changing times. While recognizing its heritage, the University is among the top premier Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the country, while serving a diverse student population. Undergraduate studies are organized into six colleges that contain a total of 20 academic departments, which offer 64 bachelor degrees, 22 master degrees and five doctoral degrees. Accreditations include the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council on Social Work Education, the Accrediting Council for Programs in Hospitality Administration, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, as well as from the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education. The University’s College of Business is nationally and internationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The underpinning of the growth and development of Delaware State University has been the leadership of its ten presidents, including Wesley P. Webb (1891 – 1895), William C. Jason (1895 – 1923), Richard S. Grossley (1923 – 1942), Howard D. Gregg (1942 – 1949), Oscar J. Chapman (1950 – 1951), Jerome H. Holland (1953 – 1960), Luna I. Mishoe (1960 – 1987), William B. DeLauder (1987 – 2003), Allen L. Sessoms (2003 – 2008), and Harry L. Williams (November 2009-Present). Maurice E. Thomasson served as acting president from 1949 to 1950 and from 1951 to 1953. Claibourne D. Smith served as acting president from September 2008 to November 2009.As a result of their efforts, the University is well positioned to reach new levels of prestige and respect in the new millennium. As of the fall 2007, the University’s student enrollment has grown to 3,756 students. The University’s physical infrastructure has grown from its 1891 beginning as a 100-acre property with three buildings to a beautiful 400-acre pedestrian campus with over 50 buildings and four outdoor athletic fields. The University also has two farm properties in the Kenton and Smyrna areas, two University satellite sites in Wilmington and Georgetown, and its Airway Science Program maintains it fleet of planes and base of operation at the Delaware Air Park in Cheswold.

Faculty Senate 2006-2007

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Archives for: 2007 - 2008  |   2008 - 2009  |  2009 - 2010 Proposals Awaiting Approval by the Senate MS and Neuro degree - GC changes Apr07 New Degree Authorization Request Renaming Biology Courses Renumbering Biology courses for Gen Ed Ag and Natural Resources 2007 Curriculum Changes Hospitality & Tourism Management - 20070425_MgmtProcesses - htmmanagerial acccounting.rtf - rmgt.1.rtf Education Department - 12-2xx Indiv Instr Prep in Education Syllabus Apr 30 - 12-3xx Parent Families Community Syllabus - ccfr12-340 - ccfr12-418 - CCRF Life Span Development - CCRF Instructional Technology (2) - CCRF Parent Families Community Partnerships - ECE Curriculum Rev April 2007 - Elementary Education Curriculum rev. April 07 - Life Span Development Syllabus - Reduction Rational for CURRICULUM IN ECE - Reduction Rational for CURRICULUM IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION - 12-2xx PRAXISPrep-Syllabus Apr 30 - CCRF Indiv. Instruction Prep in Educ Apr 30 Grad Council - Full Time Fee April 042607 - PTP MS orgn ldshp 032007 - PTP PhD Natural Resources 042607 College of Humanities and Social Sciences - CCRF Hindi 101 - CCRF HIndi 102 - CCRF Hindi201 - CCRF Hindi202 - Chinese 201- syllabus - Chinese 202-syllabus - Chinese101-syllabus - Chinese102-syllabus - CHINESECURRICULUM COURSE 07-101 - CHINESECURRICULUM COURSE 07-102 - CHINESECURRICULUM COURSE 07-201 - CHINESECURRICULUM COURSE 07-202 - Hindi 101 Syllabus - Hindi 102 syllabus - Hindi 201 syllabus - Hindi 202 syllabus - Program Description&Rationale Fitness Promotions Major Curriculum Modifications: - This packet contains the following proposals April 15, 2007 - Proposed Fitness Promotions Curriculum Changes-4-15-07 - DEPARTMENT OF SPORT SCIENCES Fitness Promotion Modification (1) - DSU course curriculum format change - A&P I - DSU course curriculum format change - A&P II - DSU Curricular Change Approval Form - Drop Obser&Field,Curr - DSU Curricular Change Approval Form Neuromuscular Adapt 4-15 - DSU Curricular Change Form - A & P I & II credit increase - DSU Curricular Change Form - Biomech & Ex & Age 4-15 - DSU Exercise and Aging Course Outline - 3-27-07 - DSU Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Course Outline 3-27 - DSU Sport Biomechanics Course Outline 3-27 - Neuromuscular Adaptation to Strength & Conditioning Course  CRM Stats Curriculum change.rtf Resolution on Apology for Slavery in Delaware Community Health Revised MBA Program Proposal (03-28-2007) Revised MBA Program Proposal (03-15-2007) Curriculum in Science Education: Earth Science & Physical Science CCRF Geology/27-101 Geology Syllabus 27-101 CCRF Earth/Space Science/27-207 Earth/Space Science Syllabus 27-207 Physical Science Survey Syllabus 27-201 Math 403 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School Syllabus CCRF Special Ed 12-311 CCRF Special Ed 12-313 CCRF Special Ed 12-321 CCRF Special Ed 12-328 CCRF Special Ed 12-342 CCRF Special Ed 12-346 CCRF Special Ed 12-409 CCRF Special Ed 12-417 CCRF Developmental Reading 12-335 Developmental Reading 12-335 Syllabus Elementary Special Education Curriculum Revised July 2006 Secondary Special Education Curriculum Revised March 2007 Special Education Undergraduate Curriculum Revisions Global Seminar 27-403 Syllabus MS Degree Program in Computer Science Doctoral Program in Optics Master Degree Program in Applied Optics Academic Affairs Ph.D. Neuroscience Ph.D. Applied Chemistry Proposals Approved by the Senate School of Management Managerial Finance Curriculum Course Review Format Crew Resource Management Curriculum Course Review Format Draft of CRM Course Outline Airway Science Management Revised Airway Science Management Request for authorization to establish a research center Information about a revised curriculum for the Food, Nutrition and Dietetics program in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Courses dropped and substituted Curriculum Change Format 18-102 Nutrition Concepts Curriculum Change Format 18-220 Sport Sciences Curriculum Change Format 18-250 Food Sciences Curriculum Change Format 18-310 Dietetic Care Curriculum Change Format 18-325 Human Nutrition Curriculum Change Format 18-335 Nutrition throughout Lifecycle Curriculum Change Format 18-415 Nutrition Counseling Curriculum Change Format 18-450 Senior Seminar Curriculum Change Format 18-454 Nutrition and Immunity Curriculum Change Format 18-455 Nutritional Biochemistry Nutrition & Dietetics Curriculum approved by the CARS and Dean 50% Rule Hospitality and Tourism Management Curriculum Proposal for Constitutional Amendment MAT - Social Studies DRAFT Policy Governing Graduate Research and Teaching Appointments  

Faculty Senate 2008-2009

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Archives for: 2006 - 2007  |  2007 - 2008  |   2009 - 2010 Proposals Awaiting Approval by the Senate General Education Open Forum on Proposal Approved - Thursday, November 20th, 2008, Price Auditorium 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Middle Level Education Curriculum Middle Level Education Concentrations College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Department of Human Ecology Master Degree Program College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences New Degree Liberal Studies - Minutes Liberal Studies - Degree Proposal Department of Mass Communications New Media & Public Relations - General Information New Media & Public Relations - Curricular Approval New Media & Public Relations - Course Syllabus New Media & Public Relations - Course Descriptions College of Business Department of Management MBA - Program and Portfolio Management - Course Syllabus MBA - Program and Portfolio Management - Curriculum Course MBA - Project Risk Management - Course Syllabus MBA - Project Risk Management - Curriculum Course MBA - Project Management Methodology - Course Syllabus MBA - Project Management Methodology - Curriculum Course College of Education Department of Education Physical Education - Curriculum College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Department of Physics Sound & Acoustics - Curriculum Introduction to Light & Optics - Curriculum Proposals Approved by the Senate None for 2008 - 2009

Faculty Senate 2009-2010

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        Next Faculty Senate Meetings: Monday, April 6, 2009 Monday, May 4, 2009   Archives for: 2006 - 2007  |  2007 - 2008  |  2008 - 2009   Proposals Awaiting Approval by the Senate Academic Affairs AA_challenge_exams-policy ACADEMIC_AFFAIRS_COMMITTEE-January_Report Proposal_from_Honors_Council_and_General_Education_Committee_ Proposed_Academic_Culture_Subcommittee_ Transfer_Student_Academic_Program_Audit_ Transfer_Student_General_Education_Audit_ General Education Breadth Courses Homeland Security PermissionToImplement-PSM_HS Proposals Approved by the Senate None for 2009 - 2010  

Faculty Senate 2007-2008

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 Archives for: 2006 - 2007   |  2008 - 2009  |  2009 - 2010   Proposals Awaiting Approval by the Senate College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics 13 New Course Electives Advanced Perturbation Theory Advanced Statistics Digital Signal Processing Intro to Field Theory Intro to MB Dynamics Intro to Super Symmetry Mathematical Theory of Algorithms Numerical PDE's Pattern Recognition Superstrings Superstrings and Beyond Theory of Solitons Topology and Geometry in Physics Biological Sciences Behav23-515 FINAL Neuroscience PhD Program Biotech BS degree Curr changes 2007 FINAL BS in Biology Education FINAL Molecular_Genetics_&_Genomics Molecular Genetics & Genomics - Oct 29, 2007 Molecular Genetics & Genomics - Oct 30, 2007 Transfer curriculum to forensic biology for DTCC Biotech FINAL Transfer curriculum DTCC Biology to DSU Biology FINAL Transfers to Biotech for DTCC with Biotech degree FINAL Chemistry PhD in Applied Chemistry Computer & Information Sciences Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree program in Security Computer Science Masters in Computer Science Information Technology Mathematics Physics & Pre-Engineering Physics BS Degree Curr Physics Engineering Emphasis Curr PhD and MS Optics - New Degree Request PhD and MS Optics Curr College of Education Education Bylaw Change Proposal - General Education October 2007 Open Forum on General Education September 30, 2008, B of A 309, 11 a.m. – 12:30 The purpose of this forum is to solicit input on General Education reform. Please read and print the following two documents before coming to the meeting: Proposal Passed by Senate November 2007 Proposal Submitted to the General Education Committee for Consideration 8 08 College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences English and Foreign Languages Executive Summary Curricular Changes BA Spanish or French Education BA Spanish BA French Curriculum Course Review - The French Novel The French Novel Syllabus Visual & Performing Arts Music - Brasses Curriculum Music - Percussion Curriculum Music - Strings Curriculum Music - Woodwinds Curriculum Psychology CourseCreationForm--CognitivePsychology3 36-411 - Counseling Psychology Psychology Curriculum Changes Mass Communications Online Journalism Print Journalism - Curriculum Print Journalism - Syllabus Broadcast Journalism - Curriculum Sound Production III - Syllabus Sound Production III - Curriculum Radio / Audio Production - Syllabus Radio / Audio Production - Curriculum College of Health and Public Policy Nursing Program Fitness Promotions Curriculum Changes Advanced Concepts of Pathophysiology in Nursing College of Business Airway Science Systems Commercial Pilot Lab II Commercial Pilot Lab III College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Agriculture and Natural Resources Equine Business Management Proposal Plant Science Proposal Soils & Soil Fertility Curriculum Family and Consumer Sciences Family & Consumer Sciences Department Name Change 18-500 Fundamentals of Food Science 18-500 Fundamentals of Food Science Correction 18-550 Food Microbiology 18-555 Food Toxicology 18-560 Principles of HACCP Proposals Approved by the Senate None for 2007-2008

Legal Sources of Music & Video

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Congress recently passed H.R. 4137, the Higher Education Opportunity Act (“HEOA” or the "Act"), which is a massive piece of legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act that the President will soon sign into law. This legislation imposes an array of new federal regulatory and reporting requirements for colleges and universities. Two of these provisions are designed to reduce illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted works through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. Because of this provision, the University has had to reduce the bandwidth allowed for P2P protocols to the minimum possible. Unfortunately, this affects all use of P2P protocols, including legal (ie. you paid for it) downloading of music and the operation of many game devices. Until the developers of game devices move those devices to protocols other than P2P, they will continue to be hindered - there is nothing that the University can do to prevent it. Below is a list of some free legal music websites for your listening pleasure. Radio Stations: Last FM  |  Pandora  |  AOL  |  Yahoo  |  Live365  |  Realmusic Music Sources (some may charge a fee): AOL Music  |  Artist Direct  |   Audio Candy  |  Best Buy  |  BET  |  BuyMusic  |  Catsmusic  |  CD Baby  |  Dimples Music  |  Electric Fetus  |  Emusic  |  FYE  |  iMesh  |  iTunes  |  Liquid Audio  |   MP3.com  |  Napster  |   Passalong  |  Pro-Music  |  Rolling Stone  |  Ruckus  |  Spinner  |   Wal-Mart  |   Zune If there are any questions, please contact your appropriate Congressional Representative or Senator, as they are the only people who can affect this decision.  If you live in Delaware, you may contact the U.S. Senators for Delaware: Biden, Joseph R., Jr.- (D - DE) 201 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC, 20510 (202) 224-5042   Carper, Thomas R.- (D - DE) 513 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC, 20510 (202) 224-2441 carper.senate.gov/contact/  

Division of Institutional Advancement Departments

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Administration Delaware State University provides personal attention and recognition from a talented, dedicated staff—from coaches to counselors to police officers. Consider us your own support team, ready to help you succeed. Use the links below to find contact information for administrative staff throughout the university. You can also return to the top of the directory and find more detailed contact information for individuals and departments using the Campus Directory. Division of Institutional Advancement Directory             Alumni Relations Office     Home Page | Directory             Public Relations     Home Page | Directory             Financial Aid Office     Home Page | Directory    

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