President Robert L. Manuel > Notes from Rob > 2022-23 > Support for human rights

Support for human rights

​​​​In these times of unrest in Iran, DePaul supports the brave and courageous fight for human rights taking place in a country that many of our community members call home. In the Vincentian spirit in which DePaul is grounded, we stand by the victims of injustice and violence. We stand against the perpetrators of violence and systemic injustice that inhibit the expression of individual freedom and extinguish lives.

We understand that this unrest may affect many individuals in different ways and would like to remind you support services are available to members of our DePaul community. We provided more information about these services below.

We continue to pray for peace, justice, and freedom for the oppressed in Iran and all nations around the world.


Robert L. Manuel
Salma Ghanem

General support services for students

University Counseling and Psychological Services

Counselors are available for our students to offer support, crisis management, consultation, and community referrals. If you would like to contact a counselor, students may call (773) 325-CARE (2273). Students also are welcome to use online scheduling for a Brief Screening & Consultation (BSC) phone appointment, which are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Division of Mission and Ministry

Division of Mission and Ministry staff provide pastoral care and support for people of all faiths or spiritual backgrounds, as well as for those who do not claim a particular tradition or belief. Please contact the Rev. Diane Dardon or Rachelle Kramer if you need support, prayer or a listening ear.

Office of Health Promotion and Wellness

HPW helps students manage stress, anxiety, sleeplessness, and overall physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Please contact (773) 325-7129 or complete this online form.

Office of Multicultural Student Success

OMSS offers support for students of color, first-generation students, students who demonstrate financial need, undocumented immigrant students, and students with marginalized genders and sexualities. Please contact (773) 325-7325.

International Student and Scholar Services

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) advisor can assist students with questions related to F-1 or J-1 immigration status, cultural adjustment, navigating campus resources, and referrals to university services. Appointments are available via BlueStar.