It is the policy of DePaul University that no person shall be the object of discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, parental status, family relationship status, physical or mental disability, military status, or other status protected by local, state, or federal law in its employment or its education settings.

The Vice President of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE) or his/her designee is responsible for receiving, processing, and resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment. When the University receives a complaint of discrimination and/or harassment it will promptly investigate the allegation in a fair and expeditious manner. Every complaint is based on its own facts and circumstances, which can impact the course of the University’s investigation. The following is an outline of the procedure generally followed once a complaint has been brought to the attention of the University.

The University’s Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures prohibits discrimination, harassment based on a protected class, and sexual harassment.  This policy can be found on the University’s policy and procedures website at : , and with specific links on this website’s pages. The Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures encompasses the University's Section 504 Grievance Procedures. For more information and the process and procedures, please select the applicable link on the left side of this page.

Filing a complaint

Contact the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity:
14 East Jackson Boulevard
Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(312) 362-6872

The complaint can be submitted orally or in a written statement, via the OIDE website allegation form​.

Individuals also have the option to file through the Misconduct Reporting Hotline at 877-236-8390.

The Misconduct Reporting Hotline is administered by a third-party vendor, The Network, and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by professionals trained to receive these types of calls:

​​Student to student complaints

Any student may file a complaint with OIDE as long as it concerns the actions of a University faculty or staff employee.  All complaints about actions of another student are handled by the Division of Student Affairs, under the Direction of the Vice President of Student Advocacy and Community Relations directly at 312-362-5653 or