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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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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. Student Health Care Plan for Fall 2014  OPEN ENROLLMENT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 The Affordable Care Act, federally mandated health care legislation, requires that all individuals have health insurance coverage; therefore, in order to better serve Delaware State University students the University has decided to adopt a hard waiver plan.  The hard waiver model allows students who already have insurance coverage that meets the federal requirements to opt out of the University’s plan.  This model also allows students without health insurance, or insurance coverage that meets the federal requirements, access to an affordable health plan.  In order to meet this federally mandated requirement, students can be enrolled into their parents’ plan (if they are under 26 years of age) or purchase their own health insurance. Learn more about your options for Fall 2014. Insurance Benefit Handbook. Pre-Entrance Exams All students must have there 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).   IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON INFLUENZA VIRUS No matter where you live in the world, you will probably be exposed to the influenza virus this year.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) there have been widespread cases of the flu.        Symptoms of Influenza include: Sore throat, fever, cough, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, headache, chills, fatigue, diarrhea and/or vomiting. If you develop symptoms of influenza, we ask that you phone the Student Health Center at (302) 857-6393 to speak with a nurse. You will be asked questions about your symptoms and a decision will be made regarding your care. You may also make an appointment at the clinic to further evaluate your symptoms. You should have some basic supplies in your room, including Tylenol or ibuprofen, tissues, bottled water or Gatorade, a thermometer, and light food such as soup. Further information will be posted on campus to keep you updated with flu related information. To Protect Yourself, Your Friends, and the Campus Community COVER YOUR COUGH. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. WASH YOUR HANDS. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.  Viruses can live on surfaces that we touch everyday such as door handles, desks, chairs, faucets, and stair well handles. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs are spread by touching mucous membranes. If you are NOT sick, try to avoid close contact with sick people. If you are sick with flu-like symptoms, avoid others as much as possible. This is to keep you from making others sick. If you are sick and sharing a common space with other students, wear a facemask, if available and tolerable, to help prevent spreading the virus to others. 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  
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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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