President Robert L. Manuel > Notes from Rob > 2023-24 > Supporting our students
By Rob Manuel /
January 10, 2024 /
Welcome back! I hope you’re having an excellent first week of classes. Yesterday, I
shared a message with the entire university community. I wanted to follow up to share a few additional updates specifically for our students.
Throughout the fall quarter, Student Affairs Vice President Gene Zdziarski and I, as well as other senior leaders, heard from many of you. I’m grateful for your continued input on how DePaul can better support its community members, particularly as we navigate challenging situations. I also appreciate your ongoing contributions to the work we are doing in the many initiatives that are part of
Designing DePaul. Based on your input, key actions underway include:
Building support for our cultural and religious groups:
Upholding our commitment to the student conduct process:
As we move forward, I ask you to embrace our Vincentian values of human dignity, empathy, and compassion. Continue engaging in the respectful exchange of ideas. When navigating complex situations, remember DePaul’s
guiding principles. In addition, please review the
guiding principles for speech and expression, which are intended to serve as a foundation for these conversations. Above all else, remember no one wants to feel invisible. Everyone wants to be respected and heard.
If you or someone you know is struggling and needs support, the following services are always available:
Thank you for everything you do for DePaul. Our university is stronger because of you, and I would like to emphasize how much your ongoing feedback benefits the entire university.
Have a wonderful quarter, and I look forward to seeing you around campus!