Delaware State University
|Motto||"Making our mark on the world" and "Enter to Learn, Go forth and serve"|
|Established||May 15, 1891|
|Type||Public, Land Grant, HBCU|
|President||Dr. Harry Lee Williams|
|Location||Dover, Delaware, USA|
|Former names||-State College for Colored Students (founding–1947)
-Delaware State College (1947–1993)
|Colors||Cherry red and Columbia blue|
|Athletics||National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I|
|Affiliations||Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference|
Delaware State University (also called DSU, DESU, or Del State) is a public university in Dover, Delaware. It is a historically black university. That means that it was started to teach African American students.
DSU has campuses in Wilmington, Delaware and Georgetown, Delaware. It has six colleges. It has about 4,500 students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. DSU is the second-largest university in the state (after the University of Delaware).
History[change | change source]
The school started on May 15, 1891 as the State College for Colored Students. It first gave degrees in 1898. In 1944, it received provisional accreditation. Three years later, it became Delaware State College. The school lost its accreditation in 1949, but got it back in 1957. On July 1, 1993, the school's name changed to Delaware State University.
Campus[change | change source]
The main campus in Dover covers 400 acres (1.6 km2). It has thirty buildings. There are seven buildings where students live, four for women and three for men. There are also three apartment-style buildings where upperclassmen live. There are two dining halls.
The university has several research computer laboratories. Almost every building has a computer lab. Every student has their own port for internet access, their own phone, and a campus email address. There is cable television access in all residence hall rooms. Most campus buildings also have wireless connectivity.
References[change | change source]
- "Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware". Petersons.com. Retrieved 2011-09-19.
- "DSU Breaks Enrollment Record for 4th Consecutive Year". Delaware State University. 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-02.
- "Delaware State University History". Delaware State University. Retrieved 2012-08-08.
- "History". Delaware State University. 2009. Retrieved 2012-08-08.