University of Delaware Athletic Fund (UDAF)
The University of Delaware Athletic Fund (UDAF) is the fundraising arm of UD Athletics. The UDAF is responsible for raising critical financial support for athletic scholarships, operating budgets, special projects and capital projects. As the cost of operating an athletic department continues to increase,
it is essential that we seek on-going philanthropic support from our friends, alumni and fans in order to sustain and improve our competitive position.
The Blue Hen Club
The Blue Hen Club, under the University of Delaware Athletic Fund (UDAF), is the Annual Fund for UD Athletics. Annual Blue Hen Club contributions not only allows UD coaches to offer scholarship aid, but also enhances individual sport operating budgets, providing our programs with the necessary resources to compete for Colonial Athletic Association Championships and NCAA post-season competition.
UD student-athletes succeed with your Blue Hen Club participation! Your contribution helps to provide a book, a meal or even a full scholarship to a student-athlete that works tirelessly in the classroom and on the field of competition to make you proud to be a Fightin’ Blue Hen.
The primary mission of the University of Delaware's Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services (Division) is to provide meaningful learning experiences through physical and mental exertion. The Division's multifaceted approach will provide a variety of programs while educating students to be responsible, contributing citizens. This will be accomplished by providing participation opportunities in fitness, club sports, intramurals and overall wellness programs while fielding championship-seeking intercollegiate athletics teams. The following will serve as guiding principles: a "students-first" focus, academic integrity, equity and inclusion, access and opportunity, sportsmanship, quality leadership and facilities, authentic excellence and fiscal responsibility. To this end, a robust intercollegiate athletics and recreation program will support a healthy and vibrant campus by encouraging the University community to go beyond their individual limits, become leaders and establish a zest for life-long learning and wellness. Supporting the University's Path to Prominence™, The Division dares to build on its history and embrace the future, relentlessly pursuing excellence.