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About the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE)

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The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE) actualizes DePaul's Catholic, Vincentian, and urban character by ensuring representation, inclusion, equity, and justice for all members of our community.


Our vision is to achieve a diverse and engaging campus environment that is a model of inclusive excellence in higher education. DEI at DePaul will reflect our collective values of respecting human dignity and living social and racial justice to achieve transformational change. 

Strategic Priorities

  • Connect our Vincentian heritage to social and racial justice.
  • Strive for inclusive excellence.
  • Create understanding and cultivate compassion for all members of our community.
  • Foster respect, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of university life.
  • Promote equal opportunity in recruitment, retention, and climate for our students, faculty, and staff.
  • Build university-wide DEI collaborations.
  • Create a learning culture that builds DEI institutional capacity.
  • DEI Action Plan


OIDE is responsible for implementing diversity goals and objectives outlined in the strategic plan, Grounded in Mission: Plan for 2024. OIDE works with university stakeholders to provide resources and organizational integration to coordinate and develop a range of DEI services, initiatives, and policies that comprises a comprehensive plan for advancing equity and access for all members of our community.


  • Provide Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) training and education
  • Implement JEDI programming
  • Coordinate and complete DePaul's Affirmative Action Plan
  • Facilitate JEDI dialogues
  • Lead the President's Diversity Advisory Committee 
  • Review and create university policies with an equity-minded lens
  • Champion DePaul's Employee Resource Groups
  • Lead the Undocumented Students Working Group and other critical DEI university committees
  • Chair the Hispanic Serving Institution and Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Taskforces.
  • Collect and disseminate DEI data and analytics
  • Advise university DEI strategy and planning
  • Coordinate the Presidential Fellows
  • Coordinate the Faculty Recruitment Incentive Program                                                                                                      Affirmative Action Plan Policy​