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Public Service Council

The Public Service Council (PSC) assists faculty in incorporating meaningful public service and service learning into their coursework. The council currently supports grant programs for instruction and research as well as a series of annual faculty awards for service. Inquiries may be directed to

The PSC furthers the mission of DePaul by broadening the opportunities for students, faculty and staff to apply their specialized expertise in ways that will contribute to the social, economic, cultural and ethical quality of life in the Chicago metropolitan area, especially in low-income underserved communities. Public service is understood as activities that carry resources from the university into the community. The Public Service Council seeks to promote projects that provide service learning experiences that benefit both the student and the community.

Service learning benefits both the student and the community. This reciprocal relation differentiates service learning from experiential learning. Experiential learning brings the student out of the classroom and into the community, but the benefits of experiential learning are focused on the student rather than the student and the community. Experiential learning projects are valuable and should be expanded, but the proper source of DePaul support for these projects is the Quality of Instruction Council.

Public Service Council Programs

Public Service Council Members

Nezih Altay  Driehaus College of Business​
Leah Bryant
College of Communication x2-7948
Winifred Curran
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences x5-7873
Lisa Dush College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Jacklyn Jensen Driehaus College of Business​
Sara Jones School of Music
Karl Liechty College of Science and Health x5-1364
Caroline Kisiel
School of Continuing and Professional Studies​ x2-8979
Daniel Klein College of Computing and Digital Media x2-5349
​Rebecca Michel College of Education​ x5-0756​
Allen Moye​ ​College of Law x2-6893​
​Neil Vincent College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences​ ​x2-7383

Ex officio:

Daniela Stan Raicu Academic Affairs, PSC Chair x2-7934
Howard Rosing Community-based Service Learning x5-7463