The Delph Courtyard at the interior of the University Center Building is an inviting outdoor garden patio, accented by a colorful tiled water feature. Friends have been gathering for lunch or studying, and to unwind, since the courtyard was completed in spring 1991. Throughout the year, campus displays and cultural events, such as Black History and Hispanic Heritage celebrations, fill the courtyard with activity.

The Delph Courtyard was named in honor of Edwin K. and Margaret Jacobs Delph, who established two scholarship endowment funds and a visiting professorship in ethics through their $1 million gift in 1991. The Delphs are Arizona natives whose families pioneered education, agriculture and irrigation development in north Phoenix.

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Delph Courtyard, University Center Building, West campus