DSU At Home
Welcome to the Nest! Here we will provide you virtual opportunities and resources to stay engaged while at home.
Check back weekly as this page will continue to be updated.
Office of Student Leadership and Activities (OSLA)
A Letter to corona - by Quiana Hutchins
Welcome the 2020-2021 Student Government Association
The Integrity Administration
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
It’s not too late to register your student organization for the 2020-2021 academic year! The Office of Student Leadership and Activities (OSLA) is happy to announce a way for you to complete the Student Organization Registration process online and to submit your materials electronically. To do so, please follow the below easy steps. The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, July 31, 2020. OSLA looks forward to receiving your registration materials.
Go to the Student Organizations page. Click the group that pertains to you (New Student Organization, Returning Student Organization or Interest Group)
Click on the links for Training AND Application (All organizations are required to review the training slides and complete an application)
As your final step, on the right side or toward the bottom of the page (depending on the device you’re using), you must click ‘Register A Student Organization’. You are required to complete the form and upload all pertinent information/documents
Please do not hesitate to contact OSLA at osla [at] desu.edu should you have questions.
Student Health Services
Keeping safe this summer and a message from Nurse Arynn
Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness
According to the CDC “Extreme heat is defined as summertime temperatures that are much hotter and/or humid than average. Because some places are hotter than others, this depends on what’s considered average for a particular location at that time of year. Humid and muggy conditions can make it seem hotter than it really is”.
Below are tips on how to keep yourself safe in the heat of the summer and for more information on these tips visit https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html
Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible.
Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully: Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it’s coolest, like morning and evening hours.
Pace Yourself: Cut down on exercise during the heat. If you’re not accustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually.
Wear Sunscreen: Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool down and can make you dehydrated.
Do Not Leave Children in Cars: Cars can quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures, even with a window cracked open. While anyone left in a parked car is at risk, children are especially at risk of getting a heat stroke or dying.
Avoid Hot and Heavy Meals: They add heat to your body!
Drink Plenty of Fluids: Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
Replace Salt and Minerals: Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from the body that need to be replaced. A sports drink can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat.
Keep Your Pets Hydrated: Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area.
Check for Updates: Check your local news for extreme heat alerts and safety tips and to learn about any cooling shelters in your area.
Know the Signs: Learn the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them.
Monitor Those at High Risk: Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others.
Don’t forget Skin Protection
As you begin your summer fun, follow these tips to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays and reduce your risk of skin cancer, and check out American Academy of Dermatology’s advice on brown and black skin.
Seek shade when appropriate, remembering that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If your shadow is shorter than you are, seek shade.
Wear protective clothing, such as a lightweight long-sleeved shirt, pants, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, when possible.
Apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Broad-spectrum sunscreen provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
- Use sunscreen whenever you are going to be outside, even on cloudy days.
- Apply enough sunscreen to cover all skin not covered by clothing. Most adults need about 1 ounce — or enough to fill a shot glass — to fully cover their body.
- Don’t forget to apply to the tops of your feet, your neck, your ears and the top of your head.
When outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.
Use extra caution near water, snow and sand, as they reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of sunburn.
Avoid tanning beds. Ultraviolet light from tanning beds can cause skin cancer and premature skin aging.
Consider using a self-tanning product if you want to look tanned, but continue to use sunscreen with it.
Perform regular skin self-exams to detect skin cancer early, when it’s most treatable, and see a board-certified dermatologist if you notice new or suspicious spots on your skin, or anything changing, itching or bleeding.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
To help combat against germs that may be living on surfaces, watch below for tips on cleaning and disinfecting your home and personal spaces:
And for information from the CDC on Cleaning and Disinfecting your Home, click here
Don’t Let Summer Fun Make You Sick
Don’t Let Summer Fun Make You Sick
Prevent Foodborne Illnesses and remember the 4 STEPS TO FOOD SAFETY
O Clean: Wash hands and surfaces often
O Separate: Avoid cross-contamination
O Cook: Food to a safe internal temperature
O Chill: Keep refrigerated or use an insulated cooler to keep below 40
O Each year, 1 in 6 Americans get sick from eating contaminated food
O Refrigerate: Within two hours of cooking or in one hour if above 90 outside (cdc.gov)
Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites
O Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents such as DEET
O Remove standing water in your yard
O Keep grass cut
O Prevent mosquitoes from entering the house
More information on Ticks can be found HERE
Click HERE for more information on preventing mosquito bites
As always, hand hygiene is one of the best ways to help prevent the spread of infections.
Take Care of You!
It’s important to take care of your Health & Wellness during this time. Below are some tips on keeping yourself on track!
Is it Allergies or COVID-19?
During times of increased stress, some people may self-medicate with substances such as Marijuana to alleviate these feelings. While Marijuana is legal in some states and used for medicinal purposes, Marijuana use comes with real risks that can negatively affect a person’s health and life. Learn more at https://www.samhsa.gov/marijuana and watch this 60-second video:
How to Make a Cloth Face Covering
The CDC recommends that everyone should wear a cloth face covering when going out into public areas, to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Below are links to videos from Nurse Arynn, on how to make a cloth face covering at home by using a Bandana or a T-shirt; and the correct way to wash your hands.
How to make a mask from a bandana.
How to make a mask from a t-shirt.
Proper hand hygiene
Hello hornets, we’re still here
Grief with Ralph Robinson
Wellness & Recreation
We Are all in this together!
Congratulations to the Class of 2020
This is US. We Stand Together.
SUMMER 2020 VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING
2020 National Recreation Movement
Delaware State University just joined the 2020 National Recreation Movement!
This movement was created to help the community of students, alumni, university staff and faculty remain positive and healthy. Staying active together, even when we’re apart.
Create an account HERE using your .edu email address and instantly access live and prerecorded workout, fitness and movement classes. After each class, log your total number of active minutes and watch as your school’s total minutes stack up against other participating schools.
As you log your minutes and don’t forget to check the leaderboard! Each week five participating students are rewarded for their engagement in the program with Amazon gift cards.
So take a class, complete a daily challenge, move in your own way and show everyone how you #RecAtHome on TikTok during these unprecedented times!
The Chew with Chaplain Pam
Weekly Check In Wednesday’s At 12 Noon
Instagram Live @DSU_ICM
DSU FOOD PANTRY
Please be advised that the DSU Food Pantry will be open every Wednesday between the hours of Noon and 2pm this summer for your food needs. We are located in the Price Building Room 104. As we continue to practice social distancing and for your safety and ours please email dsufoodpantry [at] desu.edu to schedule what time you will arrive to pick up your food items. If you need to coordinate a different day or time please also email the Food Pantry at dsufoodpantry [at] desu.edu to schedule your food pick up.
Food Pantry Update
From the Office of Title IX
Learning to have a good relationship with yourself.
Healthy Relationships During COVID-19.
Understanding unhealthy relationships.
NEW TITLE ix regulations
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION JUST RELEASE THE NEW TITLE IX REGULATIONS:
Key provisions of the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulation:
- Defines sexual harassment to include sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex
- Provides a consistent, legally sound framework on which survivors, the accused, and schools can rely
- Requires schools to offer clear, accessible options for any person to report sexual harassment
- Empowers survivors to make decisions about how a school responds to incidents of sexual harassment
- Requires the school to offer survivors supportive measures, such as class or dorm reassignments or no-contact orders
- Protects K-12 students by requiring elementary and secondary schools to respond promptly when any school employee has notice of sexual harassment
- Holds colleges responsible for off-campus sexual harassment at houses owned or under the control of school-sanctioned fraternities and sororities
- Restores fairness on college and university campuses by upholding all students’ right to written notice of allegations, the right to an advisor, and the right to submit, cross-examine, and challenge evidence at a live hearing
- Shields survivors from having to come face-to-face with the accused during a hearing and from answering questions posed personally by the accused
- Requires schools to select one of two standards of evidence, the preponderance of the evidence standard or the clear and convincing evidence standard – and to apply the selected standard evenly to proceedings for all students and employees, including faculty
- Provides “rape shield” protections and ensures survivors are not required to divulge any medical, psychological, or similar privileged records
- Requires schools to offer an equal right of appeal for both parties to a Title IX proceeding
- Gives schools flexibility to use technology to conduct Title IX investigations and hearings remotely
- Protects students and faculty by prohibiting schools from using Title IX in a manner that deprives students and faculty of rights guaranteed by the First Amendment
Tips from the Nine (Title IX)
- Sexual Misconduct such as, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault sexual exploitation and inappropriate touching will be adjudicated during this time, through electronic submission.
- Please be reminded of social distancing, now is not the time to start intimate relationships involving physical touch.
- If you are involved in a sexual misconduct incident, please notify the police department in your local county. If you are currently on campus, please contact our police immediately.
- Residential Life is another valuable trained resource for sexual assault incidents reporting while on campus.
- File your complaint
- Alcohol is considered the number one rape drug.
- Consent must be given in word or actions in order to engage in sexual activity. Which is strongly discouraged during this time of social distancing.
- Healthy Choices while socially distancing yourself will present a challenge. Learn how to create a virtual relationship that is respectful and mutually agreed upon.
- Always, Always, Ask before you Act.
Keep our communities free from Sexual Misconduct and COVID-19. Remember to keep washing your hands.
If you have any questions you may contact csanders [at] desu.edu, be safe!!!
A note from the Office of career services
Let’s Get Ready…2020 – 2021 Internship Season
Here are 3 steps you want to take to prepare for our 2020 – 2021 Internship Season:
#1 – Schedule your appt with your Career Coach to have your resume reviewed
#2 – Update your Handshake Profile to include adding your updated resume and headshot - https://app.joinhandshake.com/login
#3 – Schedule your appointment with Ms. Craig, Internship Coordinator to discuss strategy and next steps to obtaining your future internship.
To schedule your appointments with the Office of Career Services, email JHendy [at] desu.edu TODAY!
*FYI– Earliest deadlines to submit internship applications are scheduled in September, so now is the time to start the process!
Top 10 Interviewing Tips
Student Employment - Self Care
Office of Career Services Virtual Office
Housing & Residential Education
Hornets Make it Through:
DHRE - Black Lives Matter
DHRE Don’t Rush Challenge:
Congrats c/o 2020 from DHRE:
The Housing Process - view video that explains everything YOU NEED to know.
Retuning Students - How to Apply
OPENING DAY FOR VILLAGE, COURTYARD - APRIL 7
OPENING DAY FOR TUBMAN-LAWS AND LLCOMMONS = APRIL 15
NEW AND TRANSFER STUDENTS - How to Apply
HOUSING APPLICATION OPENED FEBRUARY 25, 2020
For questions, please call 302.857.6326, or email housing [at] desu.edu
Make wise Choices - A Note from Judicial Affairs
From the Office of Student Judicial Affairs, stay safe and be kind to one another
Warm weather and irritability, ways to be stress free during our quarantine and social distancing: Click Here
How the coronavirus pandemic is impacting mental health
REAL COLLEGE (quarantined) morning routine: Tips on surviving online classes
Tips to Stay Safe
Follow us on Instagram: @dsu_judicialaffairs
XFINITY for Off-Campus
TV Go for Live Channels
TV Go also offers a number of live streaming channels outside of the university on computers or mobile devices. This is not available on Roku.
If you log into XFINITY On Campus choose “Watch Now” to be sent to the XFINITY Stream Portal, while off your campus network you’ll still have access to watch live content from a number of popular channels like ESPN, AMC, and FX.
At the top of the XFINITY Stream Portal, choose Live TV then All Listings.
In the upper right corner choose Filters then select “TV Go” or “Available Out of Home” and choose Done. You will now see a list of all available live channels for streaming both on AND off your campus network. You can recognize TV Go Channels from regular Live TV by the lighter grey background. Additionally, you can just scroll all the way to the bottom of all the TV listings to see them.
Xfinity On Campus TV Go Channels
- Animal Planet HD
- BBC America HD
- Comedy Central
- Discovery Channel
- Disney Channel
- Food Network
- Fox Business
- Fox News
- Free Form HD
- FX HD
- FXX HD
- GSN HD
- Hallmark Channel
- Hallmark Movies
- and Mysteries
- History Channel
- Lifetime Movie
- MTV Live
- Music Choice (all
- National Geographic
- The Weather
- TNT HD
- Travel Channel
- Universal HD
- USA HD
- VH1 HD