Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity > Compliance > Complaints


It is the policy of DePaul University that no person shall be the object of discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, parental status, family relationship status, physical or mental disability, military status, or other status protected by local, state or federal law in its employment or its education settings.

The vice president of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE) or his/her designee is responsible for receiving, processing and resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment. When the university receives a complaint of discrimination and/or harassment, it will promptly investigate the allegation in a fair and expeditious manner. Every complaint is based on its own facts and circumstances, which can impact the course of the university's investigation. The following is an outline of the procedure generally followed once a complaint has been brought to the attention of the university.

The university's Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures​ prohibits discrimination, harassment based on a protected class and sexual harassment. The Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures encompasses the university's Section 504 Grievance Procedures.​