Guiding Principles: Engagement

Engagement includes students, faculty, staff and alumni in the most compelling social, civic, cultural, artistic and scientific challenges of our age. Environmental sustainability, social justice and alleviation of human suffering are core themes of this goal.

The First-Year Experience program—launched in fall 2009 and led by Academic Affairs, Student Life and 80 distinguished faculty—involves students in campus life and helps them transition to college. A new campus-wide lecture series, UD Speaks, features prominent speakers whose messages are meant to engage the campus community with one another and with the issues of the day.

UD’s Alumni Weekend reconnects alumni with their University and showcases various global and local engagement initiatives, such as international projects undertaken by UD’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders and students’ work with the Newark Black Heritage Community to preserve historic sites and residents’ memories.