Delaware State University formally embraced its newest students – the Class of 2016 – during its traditional Freshmen Induction Ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 26 in the Education and Humanities Theatre on campus.
See the below photo slideshow for images from the event, followed by more information about the ceremony:
This year’s freshman class, which is over 900 students, heard from DSU President Harry Williams, along with Dr. Bradley Skelcher, associate provost; Dr. Robin Roberts and Kamillah Lewis, director and associate director, respectively, of the Office of Student Leadership and Activities; and from Shelbe Hudson, president of the Student Government Association.
The event included a Hornet Pinning and Candle Lighting Ceremony, and the freshman class took the oath of New Student Commitment of Living the Legacy: A Call to Leadership. In reciting the oath, the students vowed to model their conduct upon by the University's core values, to embrace its culturally diverse community, to be good citizens, and to know that as the newest members of the Hornet Nation, they are destined for greatness on this campus and beyond.