At DeSales, you’ll enroll in our Character U program as a first-year student, part of the larger DeSales
Character U is designed to ease the transition from high school to college and to help
you develop core character values that will set you up to succeed at DeSales and in life after college.
Through Character U, you’ll enjoy a close relationship with a peer mentor assigned to guide you
through your first year, an instant social group in your dedicated pod of classmates, and a variety of
Character U programing.
Be Inspired by monthly keynote speakers. Past speakers include Olympic gymnast
Carley Patterson, national wrestling champion Anthony Robles, author Terry Caffey, 9/11
firefighter Jay Jones, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Barry Bridger, and CIA agent Jimmy Olson.
Venture Forth with trips to New York City and Philadelphia and travel opportunities to
England, Italy, and Ireland.
Grow your mind with programs offered by the career development center.
Serve Others through the Center for Service and Social Justice.
Explore your faith through campus ministry.
Cheer Your Heart Out in support of our athletic teams.
Stay Happy, Stay Healthy with programs from our PACE peer advising team and the wellness center.