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About the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE)


The OIDE actualizes DePaul's Catholic, Vincentian and urban character by ensuring respect, representation, inclusion, and equity for all members of our community.


Our vision is to achieve a diverse environment that reflects our collective values. The OIDE's efforts, programs, and initiatives reflect this commitment to promote transformational change and social justice. 

Strategic Planning 2024 - Grounded in Mission

​Core Values

  • Strive for inclusive excellence
  • Embrace our Vincentian heritage
  • Create understanding
  • Cultivate compassion
  • Promote equal opportunity
  • Foster respect, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of university life


The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity provides resources and organizational integration to effectively coordinate and develop a wide spectrum of DEI services, initiatives, and policies to include a focus on recruitment, retention, and inclusion of diverse faculty, staff, and students.  


  • Provide training and education
  • Implement Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (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 lens
  • Champion DePaul's Employee Resource Groups
  • Lead the Undocumented Students Working Group and other critical DEI university committees
  • Collect and disseminate DEI data and analytics
  • Advise university DEI strategy and planning

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement of Policy​​​​​