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Housing and Residential Education

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Delaware State University
Department of Housing
and Residential Education

Delaware State University
302.857.6326
302.857.6333 fax

housing@desu.edu

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    Here at Delaware State University our residence halls are more than just a place to sleep. Out-of-classroom learning experiences will account for a significant amount of the students' experience here at Delaware State University. Our staff strives to provide students with support and resources, as well as character building activities and programs that will develop a sense of community and school pride. It is our goal to provide a comfortable, and more importantly, a safe living/learning environment for you to learn and grow as a student. Throughout this website we've tried to provide valuable information for new and returning students, plus parents. Please use the links to view the various features offered within our residence halls. We look forward to seeing you on campus! If you have questions related to residence hall living, please do not hesitate to contact us at housing@desu.edu Sincerely, Phillip Holmes Director, Department of Housing and Residential Education
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Mission Statement

The Department of Housing and Residential Education is committed to creating a safe and inclusive living-learning community that assists in fostering the intellectual and social development of Delaware State University's diverse residential student population, through programs and services that are aligned with the University's Mission and Core Values.


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Department of Wellness & Recreation

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Delaware State University
Wellness & Recreation
1200 N. Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19904
302-857-7785 Phone
302-857-6080 Fax
 

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Welcome to the Department of Wellness & Recreation! Mission Statement The Department of Wellness and Recreation is committed to providing outstanding educational and instructional programs, services and facilities to Delaware State University students, faculty, staff, and the local Dover community. The Department will provide recreational activities and programming that strengthen the campus community by promoting personal health, safety and wellness. Component Areas Adapted Recreation Recreational opportunities for physically challenged and disabled students are offered through our department. Activities such as swimming and weight training can be arranged with individual instruction and assistance. Aquatics Recreational swimming is available in   the Wellness & Recreation Center Pool. Lap swim, open swimming, and special aquatic programming are also made available to all WRC members. Group Fitness Group fitness sessions are held in the WRC and are available to all current members. Sessions are offered at various times throughout the week and admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals at beginner, intermediate, and advanced fitness levels are welcome to participate. Informal Recreation The WRC is available for “walk-in” informal recreation at specified hours. Ample time is available for fitness conditioning, lap and open swimming, as well as court sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, and indoor soccer. Intramural Sports Intramurals sports are designed to provide a flexible, yet structured environment in which to participate. Sports are co-recreational (men/women) and are offered in either tournament or league format. Special Events This area is unique in that each activity is held in one day or over a brief period of time. The programs offered are designed to promote health and wellness in all of our members. Sport Clubs These groups share a common interest in a sport activity and have gained university recognition via the Department of Wellness & Recreation. The sport club program is student initiated and organized with an emphasis placed on participation.  
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Intramural Sports

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Delaware State University
Wellness & Recreation
1200 N. Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19904
302-857-7785 Phone
302-857-6080 Fax
 

 

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Come out and PLAY! The Intramural Sports Program provides a wide variety of quality recreational programs in a safe and secure environment designed to enhance the social, mental, and physical well-being of the entire university community. The IM Sports Program performs a vital role in the recruitment, retention, and education of students and personnel. Are you looking for some friendly, on-campus competition? Then you've come to the right place. DSU Intramurals provides opportunities to participate in over 20+ recreational activities either as a team or an individual. These sports provide a great mix of competition, exercise, recreation and fun in a relaxed yet structured environment. With over 20% of Delaware State University students participating in our programs, this is the perfect way to enhance your college experience.  League Registration & Statistics! Participant Signup Instructions    The Spirit of Competition Sport activities find their origin in the basic human need for the spirit of play. Winning and losing are mere outcomes of this play spirit. What is part of the game is the pure satisfaction of participation (fun, fitness, friendship, stress release, etc.) Without your opponent, you have no game, no contest, and no fun. You are as indebted to them, as they are to you. The spirit of play, then, is based on cooperation. Upholding high standards of integrity and fair play acknowledges this idea of cooperative competition. All players are encouraged to exercise good judgment in the caring for the safety of others as well as themselves. At DSU, an intentional violation of the rules is considered cheating and an offense against the spirit of competition. Abusive language toward officials, other participants, and manipulation of the rules are not "part of the game." A lifetime interest in sports is a goal of all players, which has more meaning than that of a win or a loss — the memory of which often fades quickly. All players are asked to participate within the context of this spirit of play and competition.
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For Any Questions Contact:
Jomah Watson (302)857-7468 or jwatson@desu.edu

 

Judicial Affairs Frequently Asked Questions

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    Q: I have been written up for an infraction, what happens next? A: The Office of Student Judicial Affairs will "email a notice to appear" with the time and date of your Prehearing Meeting to your DSU email account. Q: Do I have to be informed that I am being written up before actually being written up? A: Yes, if the student is not informed at the time of the alleged violation that they are being written up, then the rights of the student have been violated.   Q: What is a Prehearing Meeting and why do I have to have one? A: A Prehearing Meeting gives the student the opportunity to accept or not accept responsibility for the alleged violation. If the student does accept responsibility the student will explain the situation to the Director of Judicial Affairs or said hearing officer. A sanction will then be given at that time. If the student does not accept responsibility the case then moves forward to a scheduled Formal Hearing.   Q: Why should I accept a sanction if I am not responsible? A: Students charged with an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct have the right to a Formal Hearing before a Judicial Council. Q: What is a Formal Hearing? A: A Formal Hearing allows the student to question witnesses, present evidence and/or witnesses and/or to tell their side of the story. Please see the Rights of the Student in the Judicial System and the judicial section of the Student Handbook for additional information. Q: Do I need an attorney? A: You may have an advisor assist you in the hearing. Attorneys are not allowed to serve as advisors. Your advisors may not speak or question witnesses. The advisor must be another student, staff member or faculty member. Q: Will my parents be notified? A: If you are under the age of 21 and have been found responsible for an alcohol or drug violation, your parents will be notified. For other types of violations or for students over the age of 21 a signed release of information form is required before we can speak to parents about Judicial cases. Q: May my parents or other relatives attend the hearing? A: All hearings are closed and parents and other relatives may not attend. Q: May I have character witnesses? A: Character witnesses may come in to testify about your character. They may be anyone of your choosing, even parents. The character witness will come in to give testimony and then leave the hearing room. Q: Will I have an opportunity to question witnesses? A: You will be able to question witnesses in accordance with the rules. Your questions should be for information purposes only and relevant to the charges. Questions should not be made in a badgering or unduly repetitious manner. Q: Where can I go for additional assistance with my case? A: You may contact the Office of Judicial Affairs for an appointment by calling 302.857.6470.  

Vocal and Choral Organizations

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Welcome from the Musical Director Welcome to our celebration of many wonderful years of great music making. The unique aspect of the Delaware State University choral program is the intertwining of many musical styles, presenting them with great distinction, precision and heart. We seek to meld together classical, gospel, sacred, Negro Spirituals, jazz, and secular music styles into a unique musical tapestry. We are proud of this diversity and we celebrate it. The performing arts are indispensable expressions of our human heritage, having traditionally been the most significant reminder of past civilizations. By studying to become a musician/artists/performer, you will be intrinsically motivated to study that which elevates each of us to our highest achievements. An audition is required in order to be in the choral ensembles. The audition is a simple one, and most (though not all) who attempt it are successful. The typical audition (not for scholarships) usually follows the following format: I will lead through simple warm-up-style vocalizations to determine the range and your ability to sing in tune. I will clap rhythms and ask you to echo them. I will play short melodies and ask you to echo them on a neutral syllable. I will listen to a prepared song you might wish to sing. This item is not required for non-music majors, but I encourage it so that you can show me your best efforts. Also, you basically control this part of the audition. A piano accompanist will be provided, if you wish. We will discuss the choral program here at Delaware State University, and answer questions of each other as needed. Whether you are planning to major in music or simply want to participate in the various choral ensembles available on campus, we are confident that your experiences will be rewarding.  
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Dr. Curtis Everett Powell
Musical Director
CPowell@desu.edu
Phone: 302.857.6693

ARMY ROTC Program

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    The Four-Year Program Students at Delaware State University, through a Cross-Enrollment Agreement with the University of Delaware, have the opportunity to earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon completion of the military science program and baccalaureate degree requirements. The four-year program consists of the completion of eight semester courses, totaling 12 credits, and one summer encampment. Courses at the 100 and 200 level are open electives to freshmen and sophomores. These courses are offered on the campus of Delaware State University. A military obligation is incurred only if the student contracts for commission during the last two years and receives pay. The Two-year Program The two-year program is designed to provide sophomores and juniors who have not completed the first two years of military science the opportunity to qualify for advanced ROTC and to obtain a commission. The student has at least two years of full-time academic status remaining to qualify. As a prerequisite, the student must complete a six-week summer basic camp. Students are paid while attending this camp. Military veterans generally qualify automatically for the two-year program. All Army ROTC courses are offered at Delaware State University. There is also now a Three-Semester-Option available for juniors that have finished their first semester and are interested in ROTC. Advanced Camp The ROTC student desiring to receive a commission must successfully complete a six week summer encampment, normally between the junior and senior years. This camp allows the student to apply, in a totally military environment, those leadership and technical skills studied on campus. Students are provided uniforms, food, lodging and medical care at no cost and are paid during this period. Pay and Allowance ROTC students contracting for a commission during the junior and senior years receive a subsistence allowance of $450-$500 per academic month. Obligation: Up to three years of active duty (full-time employment) and five years of reserve duty (one weekend per month and an annual two-week encampment), or eight years of reserve duty in the National Guard or Reserve Components, upon receipt of a commission. Army ROTC Scholarship Two, three, and four year scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and leadership potential. Scholarships pay full tuition and mandatory fees, $900 per year for books and supplies, and $300-$500 (increases each academic year) subsistence allowance per academic month. Obligation: Up to four years of active duty (full-time employment) and four years of reserve duty (one weekend per month and an annual two-week encampment), or eight years of reserve duty in the National Guard or Reserve Components, upon receipt of a commission. A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified students who desire a commission in the Army Reserve or National Guard. Academic Delay ROTC graduates may apply for a delay from entry on active duty for the purpose of obtaining an additional academic degree. Contact Army ROTC www.ArmyROTC.com 1-800-830-ROTC Captain Betty Cummiskey (302) 831-8216 cummiske@udel.edu  

The Office of Student Judicial Affairs

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The Office of Student Judicial Affairs
MLK Student Center
Suite 306
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
302-857-6470
302-857-6472 (fax)
judicialaffairs@desu.edu
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The Judicial system promotes concepts of civility, fairness, respect and conflict resolution by enforcing community standards. Students are held accountable for their behavior in a fair yet developmental manner. The judicial process protects the rights of both individual students and the University community by ensuring that claims of student misconduct are handled equitably and uniformly. To find out more, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.     The Rights of the Student in the Judicial System (PDF) Student Judicial Handbook (PDF) Student Judicial System Violation/Infraction Report Form (Word)   To email the online incident report, fill out the form online, save it as a file on your computer, open your mail client, and send the file as an attachment to judicialaffairs@desu.edu or you may click send at the bottom of the completed form.  
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Staff


Paula Duffy, Director
pduffy@desu.edu
302.857.6470

Lawan D. Lanier-Smith, Assistant Director
llanier-smith@desu.edu
302.857.6470

Roommate Success Guide

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Delaware State University
Department of Housing
and Residential Education

Delaware State University
302.857.6326
302.857.6333 fax

housing@desu.edu

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Roommate Success Guide Congratulations, your college years have begun!  Many new and different experiences await you. An important part of college is learning to get along with others by developing an awareness and appreciation for other lifestyles and values.  One of the first opportunities you will have is establishing close relationships with others.  The time you will also learn about living in a community will be when you move into your room!  The information below is designed to assist you in building a positive relationship with your roommate. Also be sure to look at Emily Post’s tips for roommate success. The Guide to Positive Roommate Relations Having a positive relationship with your roommate depends on each of you trying to make an honest attempt to get know the other.  When students are placed in a residence hall they must prepare for this new experience with an open mind and an appreciation for those differences that exist in each person’s background.  The following information is designed to assist you in practicing the important communication skills of careful listening, open and honest feedback, and reaching a mutually agreed upon living arrangement. Part I: About My Background During the first couple of days at Delaware State, sit down with your roommate and begin to get to know each other.  Even if you have been friends before coming to school, it is important to start getting to know each other as roommates.  If you have just met your roommate it can be difficult to begin sharing, but start with the basics. Some suggested topics for “breaking the ice”: Discuss your family backgrounds and hometowns. Share you reasons for choosing Delaware State University. Describe your neighborhood, your high school friends, and your best friends. Explain your hobbies, interests, and activities. Answer the questions: What will you miss most while being away from home? What will you miss the least? Part II: Personal Preferences Once you have covered the basics about each other, you are ready to move into more serious areas of concern for roommates.  Living in the same room does not mean that you must do everything together nor will you necessarily be the best of friends, but you do have to develop the ability to communicate with each other and adapt to each other’s lifestyle.  Discuss the following questions with each other. Discuss your sleeping habits (i.e., weekdays, weekend, etc.). Discuss what kind of sense of humor you have (e.g., silly, sarcastic, etc.). What time do you typically come home by?  (e.g., before midnight, after midnight, 2:00 am)  Discuss how to handle late nights and evenings. Discuss issues about the noise level in the room (e.g., TV, radio, studying, sleeping, etc.). How much TV do you watch and what kinds of shows do you like to watch? Does it bother you if your roommate watches TV when you are in the room? (Give examples when it would/would not be okay). Discuss what state you like the room to be in (e.g., very neat, messy, etc.) What kind of music do you listen to?  Are there any types of music that you dislike? Where do you like to study? What belongings of yours are you willing to share?  If so, what are the ground rules? How do you feel about the use of drugs/alcohol? Do you smoke? (Keep in mind, residents cannot smoke in the residence halls.) What are your spiritual or religious values? What are some of your habits that a roommate might need to know? What guidelines should be set for guests in the room?  Under what circumstances can someone else stay in the room?  Does this conflict with the University’s overnight guest policy? Part III: My Emotional Style How you experience and express your feelings has a lot to do with how easy you are to get along with.  Roommates who enjoy living with each other typically “read” each other’s feelings fairly accurately, and respond with empathy.  By sharing some information about your emotional style, you may make understanding and responding to each other easier. Discuss the following issues: When I am upset about something I usually… Something that will usually cheer me up… When things are going really well I’m usually… I would prefer to be left alone when… When do you need time alone? How will you let me know when you need time alone? You’ll know when I’m angry because I usually… What makes you angry? How will you let me know when you are angry? I get tense or uptight when… What makes you tense or uptight? How will you let me know when you are tense or uptight? You’ll know I am tense/stressed because I usually… How will you let me know when you are tense/stressed? Something that is likely to annoy me is… How will you let me know what annoys you? We will communicate feelings or frustrations by… To me, relaxing is…    Part IV: My Impressions/Reactions The quality of roommate relationships is related to the communication between roommates.  Positive relations have been shown to be typified by roommates more clearly understanding each others' expectations, more openly communicating with each other, and their ability to verbalize to each other thoughts and feelings about one another.  During all of your discussions with your roommate, listen carefully.  Try to be unconditionally accepting of what you hear even though you may disagree.  When you are accepting, your roommate will feel free to express things honestly. Try to follow these guidelines: Be willing to listen and speak openly. Try to understand rather than evaluate or judge. Be receptive to different ways of life and different values. Be willing to make compromises. Spend time getting acquainted. Be aware of assumptions and try to get the facts.    When differences arise, try talking out issues while using the communication skills that help most—be open and honest, listen closely, and be specific. Use the Roommate Agreement Form (see below), reevaluate your living situation, and change the ground rules.  You will both change throughout the year, which means that this document should change as well.  However, if difficulties do arise in your roommate relationship, there are people and resources on campus available to assist you: Talk with a residence life staff member in your corridor or another staff member in the building. Seek assistance from the Resident Advisor, Manager, or Assistant Manager. If you still have a need for further assistance, The Roommate Agreement Form This agreement is designed to help roommates get to know each other, and to start opening the lines of communication on topics that we know are important for successful roommate relationships. A blank Roommate Agreement will be given to all residents within the first day or two after move-in.  Roommates fill out and sign the Roommate Agreement Form together. This agreement may be revised at any time.  Residents are encouraged to revisit this agreement after the first month of the semester. Click here for a copy of the Roommate Agreement Form in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.   
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Become a Resident Assistant!

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The Department of Housing and Residential Education is glad to know that you may be interested in a position as a Resident Assistant. The RA position is a very important part of the DSU family. As an RA, you will have an opportunity to positively affect the lives of others. The Residential Education staff is made up of Resident Directors (RD's), Senior RA's (SRA's) and current Resident Assistants (RA's). The people in these positions share a common bond of caring and respect for each other and for each resident. We are looking for people who are interested in sharing their spirit and enthusiasm for their school and their time with others. The RA serves in one of the most comprehensive roles in the Student Affairs Division. No student problem escapes the RA's involvement. This is one of the most difficult student positions to hold and to perform well. To be called on to do so many tasks, to hold so many responsibilities, and to be accountable for so many other people during the time you are shaping your own education, is one of the greatest challenges you will face during your life as an RA here at DSU. RA's act as supervisors of their floor/wing or apartment unit and, as such, gain valuable experience in organization, leadership, supervisory methods, and peer counseling in the area of conflict resolution. This experience may benefit you later in life and should certainly be added to your resume. All of these are valuable tools to develop, regardless of your later role in life. Print, fill out and submit the Resident Assistant Application to Laws Hall main office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mr. Phillip Holmes Director Dept. of Housing and Residential Education Delaware State University Full Time Employment Opportunities: The Office of Human Resources is located in the administration building on the third floor. The mailing address is: DSU Office of Human Resources 1200 N. DuPont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901 Phone: 302.857.6261 Fax: 302.857.6264 Email: hr@desu.edu

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