DEPAUL'S MISSION DISTINGUISHES US AMONG THE FINEST CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES IN THE NATION. This mission defines our identity, determines our
actions, and grounds our goals. Our primary enduring commitment remains in
taking intentional action to sustain and further institutionalize our Catholic,
Vincentian identity. The Vincentian question “What must be done?” calls us to
take action in service of others as we prepare students to contribute to the
1.1 Enable the
DePaul community to assume responsibility for advancing the mission into the
A. Develop and implement succession plans for the board
of trustees and executive and senior leadership to ensure that the next
generation of university leaders, whatever their religious affiliations, is
fully prepared to sustain DePaul’s Catholic, Vincentian, and urban identity.
B. Develop and implement curricular and co-curricular
programs to promote undergraduate and graduate student engagement with all
aspects of the university’s mission, identity, and values, including service,
faith development, inter-religious dialogue, and advocacy for systemic change
and social justice.
C. Strengthen and deepen faculty and staff understanding
of our Catholic, Vincentian identity.
support for teaching, service, and research that nurture our Catholic,
A. Ensure DePaul remains the premier international center
for the study of Vincentian history and spirituality.
B. Continue to develop curricular engagement with the
Catholic intellectual tradition and Vincentian studies.
C. Provide thought leadership in addressing pressing
issues of social and environmental justice, including global efforts to
eradicate street homelessness.
D. Strengthen partnerships with local Catholic schools.
E. Better coordinate and advance our mission-based
community outreach efforts at the local, national, and international levels.