Delphi opened in August 2008 with members of the Class of 2012 being the first to participate in UWF first-year living-learning community. The name Delphi was selected for the program based on the role the location played in ancient Greece.
Delphi was the location of the Oracle, a wise individual which others sought for advices. Greeks would travel to Delphi in order to seek guidance in their life. They would come to Delphi and ask the Oracle a question. The Oracle, being very wise, would provide advise the individual needed to continue with their quest. Over time the Temple of Apollo was constructed as well as his eternal flame. Eventually the first Olympic games were held at Delphi as well. Delphi was a place where people sought guidance, comfort, and competition. Therefore, Delphi was the perfect name for our first-year program where our first-year students come to seek knowledge, build a strong network of friends, and compete in various was as a team.
Delphi is built on three principles which we call The Pillars of Delphi:
To keep one’s academic life geared towards a
successful pathway, through college and beyond.
Make responsible decisions and stay active
Being confident enough to try anything academically
without fear of failure and a mind set of learning
from any given situation.
Achieve excellence in all academic areas.
To keep one’s life involved in something greater than oneself,
while building a sense of community.
Work in culturally diverse settings, through service learning
Work to make a difference in the civic life or
Promote a positive quality of life in your community.
To keep one’s life healthy as we reflect on ourselves and our
relationships with others.
Make ethical decisions as we stay committed to family,
colleagues, and the community.
Strive to build positive relationships with peers, professors
and mentors who will support you through college and beyond.
Learn more about yourself by connecting to others.