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DePaul's Statements

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 violence. 

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 remains unwavering.

Elizabeth Ortiz
Vice President OIDE

Eugene Zdziarski
Vice President Student Affairs​