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Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and related statutes and regulations: Tom Webb, Director, Office of Disabilities Support Services, 240 Academy Street, Alison Hall Suite 119, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, 302-831-4643. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and to serve as the overall campus coordinator for purposes of Title IX compliance: Bindu Kolli, Chief Policy Advisor, Office of Equity and Inclusion, 305 Hullihen Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, 302-831-8063. The following individuals have been designated as deputy Title IX coordinators: for Athletics, Jennifer W. Davis, Vice President for Finance and Administration, 220 Hullihen Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, 302-831-2769; and for Student Life, Dawn Thompson, D ean of Students/AVP for Student Life, 101 Hullihen Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, 302-831-8939. Inquiries concerning the application of anti-discrimination laws may be referred to the Title IX coordinators or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education. For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the U.S. Department of Education office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Course Changes

Every effort is made to have course information accurate at the time of release; however, departments may need to make changes to their course schedule. Students are advised to consult the academic department in which the course has been changed for assistance.

Statement of Responsibility

The University of Delaware community values both personal and academic freedom. All members of the campus community have the personal responsibility to promote an atmosphere of civility in which the free exchange of ideas and opinions can flourish. We do so by learning from individual and collective differences and respecting every human being.

Enrollment Restrictions

The University of Delaware reserves the right to refuse for good and sufficient reasons enrollment of any applicant. Any applicant who is refused enrollment will, on written request, be provided with a statement of the reasons for the refusal of enrollment.

University Policies and Procedures

Students should read and understand the academic regulations section in the University's Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

Seat Claim Policy

Classes are sometimes over-subscribed, and it is not always possible to accommodate all requests for assigned seats. To address this problem, the University has established a seat claim policy. Seat assignment in classes is based on such factors as classification, major, course status, and intended audience. Students are expected to occupy their confirmed, assigned seats within a reasonable period or time. The following policy applies to all classes:

Unless excused by the faculty member, students holding a confirmed assigned seat in a class will have relinquished their seat if they have not personally appeared in class to claim the seat by the third meeting for a class scheduled to meet three times a week, by the second meeting for a class scheduled twice a week, by the third meeting for a class scheduled five times a week, or by the second meeting for a class scheduled once a week. If the student does not claim the seat within the time limit specified above, and does not drop the course, the instructor has the option of assigning the student a grade of 'Z' at the end of the term. It is the responsibility of the student to drop each course that he/ she does not plan to attend, even when the student's registration is cancelled for non-payment of fees. Failure to drop a course will result in a grade of Z.

Financial Aid Recipients

Financial aid awards are based on full-time enrollment. If you enroll for less than full-time status, your aid package will be revised. If you are enrolled for less than six credits, you are ineligible for most types of aid. Listener (L) credits do NOT count toward enrollment status for financial aid purposes.