DEPAUL REAFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO BE AN INCLUSIVE
COMMUNITY THAT DRAWS ON DIVERSITY AS A SOURCE OF LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING. It
is our collective responsibility—as faculty, staff, and students—to support this
commitment, which is grounded in our core values as a Catholic and Vincentian
institution. We believe that a diverse community is essential to preparing
students to engage the complexity of the world today, and we commit to
recruiting and retaining faculty and staff to reflect the rich, vibrant
diversity of our student body. We will nurture an inclusive and welcoming
community in which every member is empowered to express themselves fully and
supported to realize their full potential. Together, we dedicate ourselves to
engaging all students, faculty, and staff more deeply in the life of the
university to improve their sense of belonging and their overall experience at
2.1 Create an
inclusive and engaging experience for all students
A. Coordinate student welcome programs to ensure all
students receive a comprehensive introduction to the university.
B. Establish a student academic convocation and enhance
other university traditions.
C. Strengthen programs that serve students of color,
first-generation students, low-income students, and LGBTQIA+ students to
D. Engage students in co-curricular activities on
E. Establish funding to support academic program-based
student groups and activities.
F. Expand student-to-student and alumni-to-student
G. Improve use of physical spaces and our website for
building student and faculty community.
H. Leverage university departments, such as athletics, to
strengthen community and enhance campus life.
I. Use the Fullerton Arts and Culture Corridor to
strengthen the relationship between the DePaul community and the neighborhood.
2.2 Commit to a
respectful and inclusive workplace environment, welcoming of all staff and
supportive of their career development, retention, and success
A. Increase diversity within the ranks of administrative
and management leadership.
B. Promote and strengthen leadership, professional
development, and diversity programs for staff.
C. Provide diversity training for staff hiring managers.
2.3 Increase the
diversity of DePaul’s full-time and part-time faculty in each college and
ensure an inclusive, welcoming community for all faculty
A. Implement diversity training for academic units, in
particular for personnel committees and unit leadership.
B. Strengthen diversity training for full-time faculty
search committees and develop diversity-supportive hiring processes for
full-time and part-time faculty.
C. Strengthen mentoring programs for faculty.
D. Pilot a faculty recruitment and retention fund to
support competitive offers that enhance a unit’s diversity.
E. Improve communication and engagement with adjunct