Letter to the campus community from DePaul University Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity Elizabeth Ortiz, Ed.D. and Vice President of Student Affairs Eugene Zdziarski, Ph.D.
September 7, 2017
Dear DePaul Community,
Today, Education Secretary Betsy
DeVos announced that the Department of Education will review and revamp Title
IX guidance for universities’ response to campus sexual assault. The review may
take months and the potential impacts are unclear.
What does remain clear is this:
In accordance with DePaul University's Catholic and Vincentian values and our
role as an educational institution, the university condemns any form of sexual
or relationship violence.
As part of our "Take Care
DePaul" efforts, DePaul continuously strives to create a culture of
respect, responsibility, and safety. DePaul engages in extensive proactive and
preventative measures aimed at educating and increasing awareness of issues
related to healthy relationships and at preventing sexual and relationship
When issues of sexual or
relationship violence are reported, DePaul responds promptly and equitably.
This includes complying with all applicable federal and state laws.
Our commitment to these values
Vice President OIDE
Vice President Student Affairs