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Additional Locations DSU @ Georgetown 302.500.7011 Phone 302.856.5388 Fax William A. Carter Partnership Center Georgetown, DE 19947 DSU @ Wilmington    302.254.5334 Phone 302.254.5350 Fax 3931 Kirkwood Hwy Wilmington, DE 19808 Residence Halls & Apartments Evers Hall   (302)857.6315 Laws Hall   (302)857.6326 Conwell Hall   (302)857.6310 Tubman Hall   (302)857.6330 Jenkins Hall   (302)857.6320 Warren Franklin   (302)857.6335 University Village   (302)857.8511 Wynder Towers  (302)857.6330 Courtyard Apts.   (302)857.7966 DSU Living & Learning Commons (302)857.4337 Emergency Phone Number 302.857.SNOW (7669) Printed Directory To search for a faculty or staff member please refer to the online directory. General Phone Numbers Note: 857 is the prefix for all campus phone numbers   DEPARTMENT  PHONE  FAX EMAIL  CMNST Academic Advisement Center 6561 6503 Academic Accounting and Finance  6911 6924 Accounts Payable  6207 6203 Admin Coffee Shop  7347 7212 Admission  6351 6352 Alumni Relations  6050 6052 Arts Center/Gallery  6697 6698 Athletics  6030 6034 Aviation Program 6710 6719 Basketball  7493/7559  6029 Bookstore  6225 6226 Biology, Dept, of  6510 6512 Business Administration , Dept of 6931 6927 Career Services  6120 6123 Cashier  6220 6202 Child Development Lab  6731 6722 Chemistry, Dept. of  6530 6539 College of Agriculture & Related Sciences  6400 6402 College of Business  6900 6908 College of Education, Health and Public Policy  6700 6704 College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Tech.  6500 6503 College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences  6628 7605 Help Desk 7028 7001 Computer & Info Sci., Dept of  6640 6552 Conrad Hall  7208 7213 Copy Center  6280 6282 Continuing Education  6820 6823 Counseling  7381 7382 Custodians  6230 7244 Distance Ed. & Learning Tech.  7122 7121 Education Department  6270 6722 English & Foreign Lang., Dept of  6560 6563 Enterprise Development, Ctr. of  6952 6950 Facilities Management  6230 7244 Finance & Administration  6200 6203 Financial Aid  6250 6251 Fleet Services  6274 6277 Football  7447 7555 General Counsel 7741 7401 Health Center  6393 7676 History, Pol. Sci. & Philosophy, Dept. of  6621 6623 Hornet Newspaper  6398 6368 Hospitality/Tourism Mgmt. Dept. of  6980 6983 Housing & Residential Education  6326 6333 Human Ecology, Dept. of  6440 6441 Human Resources  6261 6264 Institutional Advancement  6055 6058 Institutional Research  7027 7254 Institutional Support & Title III  7350 7353 International Affair, Office of  6421 6567 Judicial Affairs  6470 6472 Library  6191 6177 MARC Program  6514 7483 Mass Communication, Dept. of  6584 6589 Mathematics, Dept. of  7051 7054         Mentoring and Advising  7203 7205 Neuroscience Center 7117 6512 Nursing, Dept., of  6750 6781 Optics 6650 7482 Physic & Pre-Engineering, Dept. of  6659 7482   Post Office (Mail Center)  6276 6282 President’s Office  6001 6003 Provost/Academic Affairs  6100 7410 Psychology, Dept. of  6660 6661 Public Relations  6061 6058 Public Safety  6290 7090 ROTC Program  7361 Records Office  6375 6379 registrar Small Business Dev. Ctr.  6955 6950   Social Work, Dept. of  6770 6794 Sociology, Dept. of  6670 7774 Sponsored Program  6810 6804 Sports Information  6065 6069 Sport Management  6600 6601 Student Accounts  6240 6249 Student Gov. Association  6371 6372 Student Affairs  6300 7850 Student Employment 6138 6123 Student Leadership & Activities  6390 Telecommunications  7009 7025 Testing Services  6144 6142 Theatre & Dance Program  6573 6563   University College 7201 6386 Univ. Studies & 1st Yr. Programs  7252  6838 USDA Extension Service  6424 6430 VSA Arts (Delaware)  6699 6698 Veterans Affairs  6376 6378 Visual Arts, Dept. of  6680 6681  

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WELCOME PARENTS AND FAMILIES! We are happy to welcome your family to our Delaware State University community. As your student learns and grows, we know that his or her time spent at DSU will be both rewarding and challenging. Through information on this site and our email newsletter, ParentBuzz, we will help you stay connected to campus. We welcome your ideas and feedback during your student's DSU experience. Did you know? Wednesdays we're open late For your convenience, the offices on the first floor of the Administration Building at Delaware State University -- including the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Records and Registration, and Student Accounts -- are open late on Wednesdays to accommodate students and their families who find it hard to stop by during regular business hours. Take care of a variety of needs -- registering for classes, having financial aid questions answered, checking a student account status and more -- each Wednesday until 6 p.m. Cost calculator is available online Students and their families are encouraged to use the new online Net Price Calculator to learn more about the costs of pursuing an education at DSU and the financial aid and scholarship options that may be available to help students.  To use the calendar, visit   ACADEMICS Overview Advising Career Services Honors Program Library Majors and Concentrations Regulations STUDENT LIFE Counseling Health services Office of Student Accessibility Services Public Safety Student Affairs Student housing Wellness & Recreation Center EVENTS & NEWS Athletics Commencement Register for DSUpdate The Echo Event calendar News and media ParentBuzz signup FINANCIAL INFO Financial aid Current students FAQs Forms Scholarships Inspire scholarship Tuition and Fees Tuition payment plan Pay a student account   GENERAL INFO About DSU Admissions Alumni Relations Bookstore Campus contacts Give to DSU History of DSU Mission/Vision Statement Office of the President   VISIT DSU Campus map City of Dover Directions Nearby accommodations Schedule a campus tour    

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Mission/Vision Statement

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


Delaware State University
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Daytime: 302.857.6060
Evening: 302.857.6290

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 67 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 53 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. Campus map and directions  

DSU at a Glance

  • 53 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: 4,644

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

Satellite Sites

Wilmington, Delaware

Georgetown, Delaware

Most Popular Majors
by Degree Awarded

Business Administration


Mass Communications

Criminal Justice & Sociology

Sport Management

Social Work

Biological Sciences


Education Programs

Delaware State University Alumni Association

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 Visit DSUAA Online     


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:

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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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 January 2010. 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 2013, the University’s student enrollment has grown to 4,505 students. The University’s physical infrastructure has grown from its 1891 beginning as a 100-acre property with three buildings to a beautiful 356-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.

Legal Sources of Music & Video

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  |  |  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