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About the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE)

​​Mission

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

Vision

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

Scope

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.  

Services

  • 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​​​​​