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Paris Study Abroad - Spring Break 2016 Talk about the trip of a lifetime! I have dreamed of visiting Paris for years, and finally my dream came true. Although I am not a textiles major, I gained so much knowledge from our experience. My main purpose for embarking on this trip was to utilize the French speaking skills that I have acquired in my duration here at DSU. I encourage those who are interested to take the plunge and discover a new culture. If you are studying a foreign language let that be an incentive to study and travel abroad. It will truly be a memorable experience! - Shavon Rochester- Junior, Movement Science Major, Paris, France Spring 2016     I had an amazing journey in Paris. It was an experience I would love to relive again. The pictures do not even begin to capture what I saw, but they can give you an idea. I went into Notre Dame and prayed, and that brought a tear to my eye. It was so breathtaking. I thank my parents for making this opportunity possible. Our tour guide was fantastic, the food was delicious, and the people had great style. I was lucky to travel along with the Delaware State Fashion Majors, therefore giving me the opportunity to witness my very own fashion and trade shows. My most favorite endeavor was going to the top of the Eiffel Tower at night. Seeing the city at night was wonderful, it had a different feel than seeing Delaware at night. I plan to revisit Paris again, I hope I can make that come true. - Kimberly Klinkenborg, Senior, Nursing Major---Paris, France Spring 2016   England Study Abroad - Summer 2015 This summer, I was able to study literature for six weeks at King’s College London, one of the top twenty universities in the world. It provided me with the opportunities to become more independent, experience a wide variety of cultures, widen my knowledge of my favorite writers and poets, and make life-changing relationships with people from all over the world. I lived in Central London, within walking distance of many historical sites and was able to travel all over the country to renowned places like Oxford, Dover, Canterbury, and Stonehenge. Instead of traveling as a tourist, attending the university only helped make my stay even more memorable, as I was able to walk in the footsteps of many famous writers, such as Charles Dickens, W.B. Yeats, and William Shakespeare. I would give anything to go back. - Emily Teel, Junior, English Major—London, England-Summer 2015   Costa Rica Study Abroad - Summer 2015 My study abroad trip to Costa Rica was trip I will always remember and forever cherish. I met wonderful students that joined me on the trip that I bonded with on a deep level and made lasting memories with. All the Costa Ricans were eager to share their culture and unique outlooks on what "Pura Vida" (Pure Life), their country's mantra, really means. The program's focus was agroforestry, sustainable agriculture and sustainable tourism and our classroom, workshop, and field trip experiences helped us understand the theoretical and practical sides of these topics. Costa Rica has rich biodiversity, which their citizens make an effort to protect, both in natural places and within their agricultural practices. The coordinating institution in Costa Rica, CATIE, did an excellent job of making our trip as diverse as the flora and fauna we learned about. I did not feel like an observer but as though I was getting entrenched in their daily experiences, as we helped many of the farmers on our trip during some of their processing of their crops. On one visit to a Mollejones sugar cane farm, we helped make sugar cane candy from the time the cane is cut and the juice squeezed out to the point at which we mixed the cooled sugar cane mixture with nuts and evaporated milk and also poured the pure sugar cane mixture into molds the farmers will sell at market. It was many instances like this where we were able to utilize all our senses to experience the country, that made the trip that much more of a lasting impact. I was glad that we did not just go to the most tourist traveled destinations as this enhanced the trip. I was appreciative of the opportunity to see and experience this breath-taking country. ¡Pura Vida! - Janet Cordero, Graduate Student, Plant Science, College of Ag. and Nat. Resources   Peru Study Abroad - Summer 2015 I was blessed with the opportunity to intern at South America's best children's hospital; Hospital De Nino for a month. Working alongside amazing doctors, reinstated the notion that the medical field is for me. Wanting more, I took the initiative to find a dental placement shadowing a Dentista, Dr. Karen. I also crossed climbing the Machu Picchu mountain off of my bucket list! - Jolethea Downs, Summer 2015       Ghana Study Abroad Program  

OIA Events

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Events Multimedia 2015 Chinese New Year (photos) 2015 Colorful China! 2015 DSU Homecoming Parade Fall 2015 Graduate Gala Thanksgiving 2015

Student Learning Outcomes

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Honors Program Student Learning Outcomes Student Learning Outcome I To provide talented and motivated students opportunities for intellectual growth and achievement, in small, challenging classes that encourage active intellectual participation, discussion and collaboration in the search for knowledge; Student Learning Outcome II To enhance student skills for analytical/critical thinking, logical examination and appraisal of ideas; Student Learning Outcome III To enhance student skills for problem solving and decision making; Student Learning Outcomes IV To enhance student skills for clear, precise, coherent and persuasive oral communication; Student Learning Outcome V To enhance student skills for clear, precise, coherent and persuasive written communication; Student Learning Outcome VI To engage students in the creative process of formulating a hypothesis, researching those problems and drawing conclusions that lead to either original classroom assignments or larger faculty-mentored research projects resulting in contributions of scholarly work to each student’s chosen field of study.   Honors Program Student Performance Outcomes Student Performance Outcomes I To prepare honors students through experience with department-based honors courses, interdisciplinary colloquia and seminars, and independent study and research to ensure its students academic success; Student Performance Outcomes II To prepare honors students through experience with department-based honors courses, interdisciplinary colloquia and seminars, and independent study and research to ensure its students academic success to ensure its students earn Honors Program Graduate Certification; Student Performance Outcomes III To prepare honors students through experience with department-based honors courses, interdisciplinary colloquia and seminars, and independent study and research to ensure its students academic success to prepare its students for graduate and professional schools.
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Honors Program

1200 North DuPont Hwy.
MLK Jr., Student Center
Suite 325
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
Fax:     302.857.7515
Email:  honors@desu.edu

Benefits of Membership

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Benefits of the DSU Honors Program Academic Learning Community courses Specialized Classes and Colloquia Smaller honors class sizes Cohort classes – Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior courses/activities Scholarly, diverse, interdisciplinary, and social activities Mentoring and Advising Priority advising period Priority registration Honors faculty advising and mentoring Graduate school preparation Thesis preparation and defense preparation assistance Research/Internship On campus research opportunities Summer research experiences for undergraduates Opportunity to attend and present scholarly workshops and conferences Internship opportunities Study-abroad programs Recognition Honors Program Graduate designation on transcript Honors cord and sash to be worn with graduation regalia Merit scholarships through the University Support Network Inclusion in the Honors Program Living-Learning Community Membership in Honors Students Association Support network of honors students Continued support from program staff and faculty mentors Facilities Honors study lounge Honors student housing for Freshmen in the Honors Living-Learning Community    
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1200 North DuPont Hwy.
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Email:  honors@desu.edu

Honors Students Association

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The Honors Students Association (HSA) The Honors Students Association comprises all the student members of the Honors Program. The Honors Program Director and Secretary serve as the advisors to the HSA. The Mission of the HSA The Honors Students Association (HSA) is dedicated to the cultivation, maturation, and outstanding academic achievement of the DSU Honors students whose first priority is individual academic achievement while representing DSU as a whole with honor and integrity. The HSA members provide social and scholastic support to the body and inspiration to all the DSU students to achieve academic excellence. HSA Activities The HSA sponsors all social activities planned by the Honors Program. All social events planned by the HSA are done via the auspices of the Honors Program. Honors students who exhibit improper behavior during HSA activities will be forbidden to participate in activities sponsored by the HSA. The Goals of the HSA The main objective of the HSA is for its members to be activity engaged in and support the DSU Honors Program. The goals of the HSA are: For each member to earn a minimum of 3.25 GPA for each semester. To motivate, support, and encourage each member in the successful completion of the DSU Honors Curriculum. For each member to earn membership in the National Honor Society of his/her discipline. To provide social and scholastic activities for its members. To function as a unit body of academic leaders who seek to motivate the DSU student body to academic success. Honors Students Council Honors Students Council consists of the following positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Residential Housing Representative. The role of the Students Council is to represent the honors students by serving as liaisons with the Honors Council. The Honors Council must keep the Students Council fully informed of the program and will elicit their cooperation in evaluation and development. This student group should enjoy as much autonomy as possible conducting the business of the committee in representing the needs and concerns of all honors students to the administration, and it should also be included in governance, serving on the advisory/policy committee as well as constituting the group that governs the student association. Elections for governing positions are to be held in April of each year. Terms are for one year and begin on April 15. Freshman may not serve in the position of President. In the event that a council member becomes ineligible for the Honors Program and hence cannot serve in a governing position, an election should be held immediately to fill the open position.  
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Honors Program

1200 North DuPont Hwy.
MLK Jr., Student Center
Suite 325
Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
Fax:     302.857.7515
Email:  honors@desu.edu

Honors Program Courses and Colloquia

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Honors Program Courses and Colloquia Honors Program students must take 4 departmental honors courses and 2 colloquia in order to satisfy the Honors curriculum.  Many honors courses are honors versions of general university courses. Honors course enrollment is limited to 20 students. Honors courses and colloquia are reserved for students in the Honors Program; however, a student who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above may be given special permission by the Honors Program Director for admission into an honors course. The Honors Program Director works with the department chairs and college deans in matters of course and colloquia proposals, offerings, sectioning and honors faculty teaching assignments.  All honors courses are approved by the Honors Council, the Academic Affairs Committee and the Faculty Senate.     Course Title ART 101H Introduction to Art Honors (Spring only) ECON 201H Macroeconomics Honors (Fall only) EDUC 204H Philosophical Foundations of Education Honors (Fall only) EDUC 344H Instructional Technology in Education Honors (Spring only) ENGL 101H English Composition I Honors (Fall only) ENGL 102H English Composition II Honors (Spring only) GLOB 395H Global Society Honors (Fall only) HIST 201H American History Honors (Spring only) HIST 203H African American History Honors (Fall only) MGMT 305H Management Information Systems Honors (Fall even years) MGMT 325H Organizational Behavior Honors (Fall Odd years) MKT 300H Principles of Marketing Honors (Spring Odd years) MTSC 101H Survey of Math Honors (Fall Even years) MTSC 121H College Algebra Honors (Fall Odd years) MTSC 211H Game Theory and Strategy Honors (Spring only) PHIL 101H Critical Thinking Honors (Fall only) PHIL 201H Introduction to Philosophy Honors (Spring only) PSYC 101H Introduction to General Psychology Honors (Fall Even years) SCCJ 101H Introduction to Sociology Honors (Fall Odd years)     Colloquium Title HONR 300 Conflict of Cultures (Spring Odd years) HONR 301 Problems of Developing Nations (Fall Odd years) HONR 302 Native American History and Heritage (Fall Even years) HONR 303 The Vietnam War (Spring Even years) HONR 304 Space: The Final Frontier (Fall Odd years) HONR 305 Technology & Society (Spring Even years) HONR 306 The 1960's. A Retrospective. HONR 340 Religion/Ethnicity in Media & the Arts (Fall Even years) HONR 390 The Mathematics in the Music (Fall Even years-by request)  
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1200 North DuPont Hwy.
MLK Jr., Student Center
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Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
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Email:  honors@desu.edu

Honors Program Curriculum

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Curriculum The Honors Curriculum is a four-year program that begins with honors courses being offered in the fall semester of the freshman year.  The curriculum consists of: 12 credits of departmental-based honors courses; 6 credits of honors colloquia; and an honors senior research thesis in the students’ major. Honors level courses do not entail more assignments than a regular course; however, honors courses incorporate classroom discussion and peer assessment, and require students to engage in a deeper level of thinking and analysis. Honors students should exhibit improved analytical/critical thinking and logical reasoning skills; problem solving and decision making skills; coherent and persuasive oral and written communications skills; and skills necessary to perform research at a professional level. The Honors Curriculum consists of the following category of courses and activities: Interdisciplinary/multi-disciplinary colloquia/seminars Departmental Honors Courses including sections of general education courses Independent Honors Research/Study Project A senior honors research thesis Honors classes are kept small to promote and stimulate discussion, skill development and critical thinking. HONORS PROGRAM GRADUATE Designation Requirements An Honors Program Student may earn an Honors Program Graduate designation if he or she: Completes a minimum of 18 hours of Honors credit with a minimum of “B” in each course Maintains an overall cumulative GPA of 3.25 during the period he/she is in the program; Presents a paper or poster project on Honors Day each year after the freshman year Completes and defends a senior honors research thesis Petitions to the Honors Council for Honors Program Graduate designation and completes an Honors Inventory Form by the end of the semester before the semester he/she graduates. BREAKDOWN OF THE MINIMUM 18 HONORS CREDIT HOURS A minimum of SIX (6) credit hours of Interdisciplinary Honors Colloquia or Honors Independent Study Research A minimum of TWELVE (l2) credit hours of department based Honors courses with no more than SIX (6) coming from a single department Honors students who are approved for Honors Program Graduate designation will receive an honors sash at Commencement and have their Honors status acknowledged in the Commencement book. They will, likewise, have their Honors status designated in the official grade transcript and as part of their permanent academic record.
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1200 North DuPont Hwy.
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Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
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Email:  honors@desu.edu

Honors Program Admission

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Admission Criteria Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students Incoming freshmen and transfer students may apply for admission into the Delaware State University Honors Program at the same time they apply for admission to the University. Candidates for the Honors Program may apply by simply completing a short Honors Program application and sending all other application materials to the DSU Honors Program. A prospective honors student must have: Admission to DSU without conditions; A GPA of 3.25 or higher (on a 4.0 scale); An SAT combined score of at least 1050 in Mathematics and Critical Reading, with at least 450 in each section; OR an ACT composite score of at least 22 in Mathematics and Critical Reading; and, Approval of the Honors Program. Platinum, Gold or Silver Award Recipients Applicants who have received a platinum, gold or silver award to attend Delaware State University are automatically given admittance into the DSU Honors Program. An official Honors Program application and all application materials must be submitted to qualify. Continuing DSU Students A continuing DSU student may apply to the Honors Program no later than the beginning of his or her junior year. The requirements for entry include: A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher; and Approval of the Honors Program. Application Materials A complete application includes the following materials which  be may be sent to the Honors Program by fax to (302) 857-7515 or by postal mail. An official high school or college transcript (current DSU students may submit an unofficial DSU transcript); Copies of official SAT scores (for incoming Freshmen only); Two (2) letters of recommendation from high school or college instructors; A typed 400-600 word essay explaining the desire to be admitted into the Honors Program; and, A list of academic and extracurricular achievements/awards.    
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1200 North DuPont Hwy.
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Dover, DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302.857.7514
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Email:  honors@desu.edu

NCAA Initial Eligibility

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As a High School student embarks on graduating soon, the very thought of attending college may be over-whelming.  Moreover, you may be faced with many questions, and your expectation is that you receive solid responses from well informed sources.  The answers you received may ultimately affect your educational obtainment in your chosen career path.  One such question may be, “which college will I spend the next four years of my life, and would it also satisfy my desire to participate as a Student-Athlete”. We, at Delaware State University, more specifically, the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA), are committed in providing our prospective student-athletes with the tools necessary to become that National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Student-Athlete.  The first step is to familiarize yourself with not only the rules that govern NCAA Initial Eligibility, but also bring to your attention the deadline dates that have been put in place by the NCAA. We are confident in providing the below listed websites, that it will not only answer many of those questions you may have, but also assist you with a smooth transition in becoming a… “...NCAA Division I Student-Athlete at Delaware State University”. For additional information, or assistance, please do not hesitate to visit or call our office located at the W. C. Jason Library on the 2nd floor, or call 302-857-7542.  You may also e-mail us.; “KNOW THE RULES” This site provides information on the NCAA Freshman-Eligibility Standards and Quick Reference Sheet. This site provides a sample profile worksheet used at Delaware State to evaluate compliance in qualifying prospective high school students applying for NCAA student-athlete initial eligibility consideration.  As an added bonus, we have provided a sample page that you may use to evaluate your own progress; refer to "Sheet 2"  located at the bottom of sample profile worksheet provided.   This site provides NCAA Academic Eligibility Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). This site provides a direct link to the NCAA Eligibility Center. Excellent source of information for the prospective Student-Athlete, parents or guardians, and High Schools too. This site provides the 2014-2015 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.  

Study Hall Policy for Student-Athletes

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Study Hall required hours are driven by academic performance or lack thereof. Coaches can mandate a set number of hours a student-athlete must be in study hall. Additionally, freshman and new transfer student-athlete required hours may be different than continuing student-athletes who are required to participate in study hall. Study Hall – Rules and Guidelines Hours of Operation:  Three Categories For Freshmen and New Transfer student-athletes: Sundays – 2:00 pm – 9:30 pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – 6:00 pm – 10 pm Tuesdays – 7:00 pm – 10 pm (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm is reserved for the DSU Band members) Fridays – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm For Commuter student-athletes only: Academic Services for Student-Athletes announces the following updates to the study hall policy as it pertains to Commuter student-athletes. A commuter student is defined as one who is enrolled at a College or University of their choosing yet resides at home while attending classes. An exception to the current study hall policy has been made to allow commuter student-athletes to earn their required study hall hours during the day time. This provision permits commuter student-athletes with freshman status to earn study hall hours on the following days and times:   Sundays – 2:00 pm – 9:30 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Fridays – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm   What we will not allow, however, is for commuter students to “pick and choose” when they want to participate in study hall. If this opportunity is abused, for example, "commuter students have the option to come during the day yet come at night with other freshman student-athletes", their privileges will be rescinded and they will be mandated to attend study hall during the normal hours prescribed for freshman student-athletes.  If you have any questions, or for more information regarding the commuter study hall policy for student-athletes please contact the Associate Athletic Director, 2nd floor WC Jason Library.   For student-athletes on Academic Probation: Academic Probation Student-Athletes – “ these students are strongly recommended to complete hours during the work day while full-time staff are present and with a planned time management grid.” Policy: Study hall hours are reported for the week beginning on Sunday and ending on Friday. Coaches will receive an official copy of the study hall report on Friday afternoons. Student-athletes are required to sign-in and sign-out to receive credit for study hall. FAILURE to sign-in or sign-out will result in “0” credits for study hall (NO EXCEPTIONS) Required study hours are excused when a team is on the road traveling; however, it is STRONGLY encouraged for each team to set up study hall for those required to complete hours. Coaches will have to structure organized study sessions while on the road unless provisions are made (hotel room and travel) for ASSA counselor to set up study sessions. Study Hall Requirements: Incoming First Year Student-Athletes (fall/spring) 10 hours per week Upper-class students (returning and transfer are driven by grade point average: Fall Semester                                                                     10 hours required – Freshman/New Transfers                                                                     Spring Semester 4.00 -  3.50 GPA*       2 hours of SH             may be exempt from SH after spring break (Mar 14) 3.49 – 3.00 GPA*       4 hours of SH              may be exempt from SH after spring break (Mar 14) 2.99 – 2.50 GPA         6 hours of SH              cannot be exempt 2.49 – 2.00 GPA         8 hours of SH              cannot be exempt Below 2.00 GPA         10 hours of SH            cannot be exempt *At the discretion of the team’s academic advisor & head/position coach   Rules for Study Hall Please note: Violations of the listed rules will result in “0” credit for the session. Arriving late for your assigned study hall (if an arrival time is required per your advisor/coach) Arriving unprepared, i.e.: without books, notebooks, or other materials needed to be prepared for your classes is unacceptable. No loud talking, yelling, PROFANITY or horseplay will not be tolerated. No browsing face book, or the internet not particularly related to your class assignment. Headphones/ear buds may be used. The music level must be kept to a minimum so as not to disrupt fellow students. The use of the headphone during study hall is considered a privilege and should not be taken lightly; students in violation will be immediately dismissed. Usage of cell phones, this includes incoming and outgoing calls and text messages are strictly prohibited during study hall. No hats, dew rags, stocking caps, etc… will be worn inside of the library. No missed tutor, mentor, advisor, or counseling appointments; if you have an appointment, you MUST attend. No sleeping at any time!  

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