Explore Drexel University’s identity based support resources:
Center for Autism and Neurodiversity
CENTER FOR AUTISM AND NEURODIVERSITY
The Center for Autism and Neurodiversity (CAN) — formerly known as DASP — is a fee-based, student-centered program for current neurodivergent Drexel students with the goal of promoting academic and social competency, self-advocacy, interpersonal skills, independent living, and social integration. Our goal is to ensure that CAN participants take advantage of University life, develop the academic and social skills needed to pursue career opportunities, and lead a full and enriched life.
Center for Black Culture (CBC)
CENTER FOR BLACK CULTURE
The Center for Black Culture (CBC) at Drexel University serves as a hub of information, activity, and community for Black students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni. The CBC aims to increase knowledge, recognition, and respect of the people, histories, and cultures of the African diaspora and its many contributions to the world. All programs and services offered through the CBC are open to members of the Drexel community who want to gain a greater understanding of the Black experience and support a welcoming and wholly inclusive campus environment.
Center for Inclusive Education and Scholarship (CIES)
CENTER FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIP
The Center for Inclusive Education and Scholarship (CIES) provides support for programs which serve traditionally underrepresented and underserved populations. The goal of this center is to support the academic experience of Drexel students, from pre-college access programs to graduation and beyond.
Commuter student resources
COMMUTER STUDENT RESOURCES
A University office that acts as an advocate for Drexel students that live off-campus, focused on supporting all aspects of the commuter experience, including student engagement and off-campus housing.
International student resources
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES
Students from nearly 100 countries have made Drexel their choice for graduate education. Drexel is proud to serve as home to a welcoming and inclusive community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and society. Learn more about services and resources available to international students.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES (ISSS)
International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) offers a vast array of programs and services to approximately 3,500+ international students, scholars, and faculty representing 120+ different countries. The ISSS staff works to promote meaningful interaction between United States Citizens and nationals of other countries by organizing culturally enriching opportunities for all members of the Drexel community. A student’s affiliation with ISSS begins immediately after the admission process and continues well beyond graduation. ISSS staff can advise international students, scholars and faculty on immigration, cultural, financial, academic, and personal concerns, and makes appropriate referrals when necessary.
ISSS also offers support services for international students seeking employment in the U.S., including individual appointments with an International Student Advisor and employment workshops. Learn more about visa requirements and employment policies:
- New international student visa requirements
- Current international student visa requirements
- On-campus employment
- Curricular practical training (CPT)
- Optional practical training (OPT)
Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL)
OFFICE OF SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS LIFE
The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL), the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI), and Student Life collaborate with students and campus and community chaplains to cultivate a culture of mutual respect for the variety of faith traditions on campus. We encourage all students at Drexel University to take advantage of the spectrum of resources available both on and off campus to support their spiritual development and identity. Student Life strives to provide sacred, educational, and fellowship spaces, and to foster inclusive and interfaith experiences led by professional staff, and campus and community chaplains.
Center for Military and Veteran Services (OVSS)
CENTER FOR MILITARY AND VETERAN SERVICES
The Office of Veteran Student Services coordinates a campus-wide effort to ensure that student-veterans and military dependents are able to access high-quality campus services with ease; our goal is to create a truly military-friendly campus community through our welcoming and informative approach
Drexel University supports an environment that respects the religious observances of others and is committed to making every reasonable effort to accommodate the religious observances of instructors, students and professional staff. In order to maintain an environment that supports individual religious beliefs, there are several resources for religious accommodations as they pertain to: housing and dining, academic, and work-related needs.
Students looking to explore religion and spirituality are encouraged to utilize the numerous religious spaces, join religious student organizations, and seek counsel from University Chaplains.
Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI)
STUDENT CENTER FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI) supports and empowers students of all backgrounds as they build a sense of community that reflects the diversity of Drexel University’s student body. Our office engages Drexel’s AHLANA(1), LGBTQIA+(2), first generation and international student populations through direct advocacy, and intentional identity-based community building. We are active advocates for student diversity, intersectional social justice, and education on campus; and we work to ensure our students feel their whole identity is included and respected during their time here at Drexel.
1AHLANA: African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian, Native American
2LGBTQIA+: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and/or Ally