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Service & Community

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 As a land-grant university, Delaware State University has a three-part mission: to teach, to research—and to serve. DSU’s commitment to service extends to the local, national, and global communities. The university offers a variety of student organizations and university programs that let you get involved in a way that interests you. Participate on campus, off campus, or across the world. Have you… ever helped a friend in crisis? ever given the gift of laughter to someone in a nursing home? ever cleaned up a park? ever run in a 5K charity race? ever written your senator about an important issue? If so, you know how good it feels to give something of yourself to the world. You can serve the campus community by: being a DSU Cadet in the campus police force being a resident assistant in a dormitory counseling other students helping to stage campus events on health awareness and other topics Opportunities abound in the Dover area, through social service agencies, churches, and other organizations. Some of these opportunities include: The DSU International Students Association recently served food to needy people at a Salvation Army facility in Dover. More than 200 DSU students volunteered as judges and assistants at a Special Olympics held on campus. The Delaware State University Choir performs at community events. Other students assist in a variety of summer youth programs, including mentoring local children who need a big brother or sister. Through DSU’s Office of International Affairs, your commitment to serving other people can take you as far around the world as you wish to travel. Depending on your field of study, you can participate in research and cultural exchanges that stretch across six continents. Imagine participating in Study Abroad Programs to improve public health, raise better food crops, or recover from the wounds of war. Imagine acquiring new skills, and then using those skills to give back to other communities near and far. Imagine living out the high ideals of Delaware State University’s motto: “Enter to learn. Go forth to serve.” Related Links and Opportunities: Coastal Clean Up  

Office of Student Leadership & Activities

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Delaware State University
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center Suite 325

1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Phone: 302.857.6390
Fax: 302.857.7408
Twitter: @DSU_OSLA
Facebook: DSUOSLA
 

 

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The Office of Student Leadership and Activities (OSLA) provides resources that strengthen our students’ leadership skills and engage them in service to their campus, local, regional, and global communities. The primary goal of the DSU OSLA is to invest in the long-term development of students so they can emerge as leaders who are flexible to and facilitating the interconnected global society. OSLA MISSION The mission of the OSLA is to enhance the overall education experience of students through development of, exposure to, and participation in organized groups, programs and activities that complement the institution’s mission, core values and academic programs and improves leadership and social assets while preparing students to be responsible advocates and citizens. SAMPLE WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAMMING Student Leadership Institute Advisor Coaching and Development Signature Weekend Programs Military/Veterans Appreciation Program Greek Life Multicultural Arts & Entertainment Programs Student Community Service/Volunteerism Commuter/Off-Campus Living Programs Targeted Programs for Non-traditional Students DSU Traditions/Novelty Events & Programs Come get involved and explore your interest!
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Vacant, Director
Office of Student Leadership & Activities
 
Kamillah J.P. Lewis, Associate Director
Student Leadership
Phone:  302.857.6391
 
Kimberly Acevedo
Office Support
Phone: 302.857.6390
 

Student Health Services

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Hours:
M,T,F  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 W,Th  8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Weekends, Holidays  CLOSED
Summer Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

 For emergencies when the health center is closed, contact the Public Safety Department at 302-857-7911.
The Student Health Center is located near the back of campus between Wynder Towers and Soldier Field (the baseball field).
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Services Provided Treatment for illness and injury Family Planning Services Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) prevention counseling, testing and treatment (Including confidential HIV testing and counseling) Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) Limited on site diagnostic testing Health promotional activities, health education, and educational workshops Referral for specialty care off campus when deemed necessary The student is responsible for transportation to off campus health care facilities The University is not responsible for medical care received at off campus facilities The SHC does not do physical exams; contact your primary care provider for this service The University does not cover the cost for transportation   Health Care Services On Campus, you have access to medical professionals 5 days a week at the Student Health Center In the local Community, you have access to walk-in care at Urgent Care Centers and emergency care at the hospital The Student Health Center offers health care to all full-time residential and commuter undergraduate students (12 credit hours or more) and full-time residential graduate students (6 credit hours or more). To schedule an appointment call 302-857-6393 or come to the student health center. Students are only eligible to receive services during the semester they are currently enrolled in and will be asked to show a validated Delaware State University Identification Card before any services are rendered. Student Athletes should call the Sports Medicine department at 302-857-7861 to schedule an appointment or go to the Sports Medicine Department. Pre-Entrance Exams All students must have their Student Health Form submitted to the Student Health Center in order to complete the registration process, receive clearance to move into campus housing, and receive heath care services. All full-time incoming freshmen, transfer, and graduate students are required to provide proof of the following immunizations / screenings: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella; Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis; Meningococcal Meningitis; and a recent Tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment screening and/or the Tuberculin Skin Test or blood test (refer to the Student Health Form for additional information).      
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Important Numbers to Know


Student Health Center 
 302-857-6393
Counseling Center 
302-857-7381
Accessibility Services 
302-857-7304
Public Safety 
302-857-7911
Sports Medicine
302-857-7861
 

For confidential health care advice and information call our 24 hr nursing hotline.

866-315-8756

 


 

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Counseling Services

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Monday -Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Evenings 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (for scheduled workshops only)
Phone: (302) 857-7381 
Fax: (302) 857-7382
Email:  rrobinson@desu.edu

Psychological Emergency-Crisis Procedures 
Crisis Hotline Numbers:
Crisis Intervention Service: 
1-800-345-6785
Help Line: 1-800-464-4357
Contact LIFELINE: 1-800-262-9800
Dover Behavioral Health: 
(302) 741-0140

 

 

 

 

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Director’s Message Our staff consists of PhD and master’s level professionals in the fields of Counseling, Human Services, and Social Work. Additionally we have graduate student interns and graduate/undergraduate peer counselors assigned. All of our staff members are under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Attending college can be challenging as well as rewarding. Among the common issues with which our staff can help are: Managing time Improving academic performance Balancing work, school, and personal relationships Negotiating life-stage transitions and dilemmas Coping with anxiety and depression Working through loss and grief Resolving relationship difficulties Adapting to a new culture or country Recovering from trauma / responding to traumatic events Dealing with challenges associated with various social/cultural factors (such as being a person of color, identifying as LGBT, being the first-generation to attend college, etc.) Identifying and managing self-destructive behavioral patterns, including eating disorders and problems with alcohol and drug abuse. Individual/Group Counseling Crisis Intervention Personal Development Workshops Inventories and Career Exploration Peer Counseling Veterans Affairs Our service approach is ecological: We recognize that our students come from diverse backgrounds and that their health and educational needs transcend individual factors and are impacted by surrounding cultural, institutional, socioeconomic, and political influences. We are committed to reaching students, including those from traditionally-under served groups, and providing programming to help the DSU community realize its full potential to be psychologically healthy and socially just. Confidentiality: Counseling sessions take place in private, and the relationship between counselors and students are held in strictest confidence.   Meet our Staff Ralph Robinson - Director Pauline Meek - Associate Director Michael Monk - Staff Counselor II Leroy Rush - Counselor I Wendelin Henry - Coordinator of Veterans Affairs Silver Debrick - Prevention Program Specialist    Trinette Fonseca - Senior Secretary    
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Monday -Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Evenings 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. (for scheduled workshops only)
Phone: (302) 857-7381 
Fax: (302) 857-7382
Email:  rrobinson@desu.edu

Psychological Emergency-Crisis Procedures

DSU Sexual Assault Protocol (pdf)

Sexual Assault Resource Options (pdf)


Crisis Hotline Numbers:
Crisis Intervention Service: 
1-800-345-6785
Help Line: 1-800-464-4357
Contact LIFELINE: 1-800-262-9800
Dover Behavioral Health: 
(302) 741-0140

 

Our Mission


Our mission, under the auspices of the Vice President for Student Affairs, is designed to help students to meet their personal, social, and academic needs. Counselors are involved in helping students explore their needs, feelings, interpersonal relationships and life goals. Student personal development workshops, individual, and group counseling sessions are provided for all categories of our student population. 

The strategies employed by counselors are to maximize student’s growth and successful completion of the University experience. Our mission is consistent with the mission of the student affairs division and university as a whole in that it supports the empowerment of students to establish and maintain a collegiate atmosphere conducive to the highest level of academic and personal success.

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