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Veteran and Military Employee Resource Group (MERG)


In line with DePaul’s mission of Diversity and Inclusion, the Military Employee Resource Group establishes a community at DePaul that will support service members, as well as, allow opportunities to network with fellow military faculty and staff. By leveraging the unique strengths, views and experiences of our military staff and faculty we create opportunity for growth, innovation and success.

Our four pillars:
  • Leadership
  • Health/Wellness
  • Mentoring/Coaching
  • Community Service


We need you! We are seeking eBoard members, at-large members and general volunteers, please contact us for more information at

Upcoming Events:

Please join us for Breakfast and Panel Discussion, "Supporting Veteran Retention, Challenges and Advice" on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 8:30 am - 10:00 am, 1 E. Jackson, 11th Floor, DePaul Club, Loop Campus.  

This engaging dialogue will include the following panelists: 
Scott Stratton: Military to Civilian Employment Strategist, Student Veteran Success Expert, Leader, Sears Holding Corp., US Army; 
Samantha Garcia: Leadership Development Analyst; Bank of America, US Navy; 
Victor LaGroon: Director, Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs, Change Agent, Expert in Engagement and Strategic Partnership Management, US Army; 
moderated by Robert Robinson of DePaul University

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Past Events:

  • Annual President’s Diversity Council, Diversity Forum March 16, 2017
  • Annual homeless Veterans toiletries drive - November, 2016 
  • Veterans Day Ceremony and free BBQ Luncheon, November, 2016
  • Annual Summer Happy Hour – June 2015, 2016
  • Annual Veterans Hiring Event – May 2015, 2016 in collaboration with DePaul’s Talent Acquisition
  • Memorial Day Events – 2015, 2016
  • Veterans Day  - November, 2015
  • Annual President’s Diversity Council, Diversity Forum 2016

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