If you are looking for support, the university has a range of spaces, departments, and individuals who can and want to help you. Please never hesitate to reach out to one of these offices or to request a faculty member to assist you in doing so-we care about more than only your academic wellbeing.
Title IX and Possible Instances of Sexual Misconduct
If you have been the victim of sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, or stalking), please inform the university’s Title IX Coordinator (further information here). At UD, we provide 24 hour crisis assistance and victim advocacy and counseling. Contact 302-831-2226, Student Health Services, to get in touch with a sexual offense support advocate.
Please be aware, if you make your instructor aware of sexual misconduct, they are also obligated by federal law to inform the Title IX coordinator. The university needs to know information about such incidents to, not only offer resources, but to ensure a safe campus environment. The Title IX Coordinator will decide if the incident should be examined further. If such a situation is disclosed to in class, in a paper assignment, or in office hours, instructors promise to protect your privacy and will not disclose the incident to anyone but the Title IX Coordinator.
Office of Equity and Inclusion
Contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion (302-831-8063) for concerns about discriminatory harassment.
LGBTQ+ Advocacy, Support, and Resources
The LGBTQ+ support center is a safe space for students, provides numerous campus resources (such as a list of gender neutral bathrooms on campus), and conducts faculty and staff training in allyship. The university also hosts both an undergraduate (Haven) and graduate (Prism) LGBTQ+ student organization.
Student Counseling and Mental Health Support
The Center for Counseling provides one-on-one, group, and off-campus counseling resources to students looking for support. This support might be for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, mood and stress, and for many other reasons; it may focus on your work as a student or any other area of your life. The center has both emergency and non-emergency support and a 24/7 helpline – 302-831-1001.
Disability Support Services
Everyone learns differently and with different accommodations; we want to provide those accommodations to best facilitate your work. If you believe you may need an accommodation based on a disability, you should contact the Office of Disability Support Services (DSS). DSS is located at 240 Academy Street, Alison Hall, Suite 130. Phone: 302-831-4643. Fax: 302-831-3261. Website:www.udel.edu/DSS. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.