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COVID-19 Information

During the temporary closure of our physical offices due to Covid-19, the Dean of Students Office is accessible for live questions, referrals and assistance via a virtual office using Zoom. The virtual office will be staffed Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST). You can also request an appointment by calling 773-325-7290 or email deanofstudents@depaul.edu. In cases of emergency, please call the Department of Public Safety at 773-325-7777. 

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Our commitment to our students during the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic has forced all of us to adapt quickly during this unprecedented time. The University has worked diligently to modify programs and services to increase accessibility while our remote environment continues into the start of the 20-21 academic year. Although meetings may look different now, the pandemic has not stopped the Dean of Students Office from delivering on its commitment to serving the urgent needs of our students. We remain dedicated to high quality of care during this critical time for our University community. 

Students can expect a response from a Dean of Students representative within 24-48 hours of their initial outreach during business hours. Outside of meetings related to the student conduct process, students can expect to be scheduled with a virtual appointment within 1-2 business days of their appointment request.  

Care counts in times like these. We are taking care of DePaul, together. 

About

The Dean of Students Office (​DOS) is primarily responsible for meeting the urgent needs of students by providing clear and critical support structures in times of need. Additionally, the department helps develop and maintain community standards in order to facilitate a safe and healthy campus environment for our students.  The Dean of Students Office provides the administrative withdrawal and absence notification processes, and can help students identify campus and community resources in times of personal and/or family crises and medical emergencies.

When staff in the Dean of Students Office interact with students, they encourage the student to engage in self-reflection and think critically about their situation in order to foster personal growth. Each student and case is unique, and DOS staff members work to meet each of them where they are in order to support and encourage their academic progress and success.

Mission

The Dean of Students Office at DePaul University promotes student learning and ethical decision making in an inclusive and student-centered environment. Utilizing a comprehensive approach to student advocacy that is informed by DePaul’s Catholic, Vincentian, and urban mission, the office collaborates with students, staff, faculty, parents and community partners to support students in reaching their academic and personal success.

Programs & Services

Contact

Lincoln Park Campus
Student Center, Suite 307
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
773-325-7290
773-325-7396 (fax)

Email: deanofstudents@depaul.edu

Staff

Dan Amato
Dan Amato
Ellen Herion Fingado, MEd
Ellen Herion Fingado, MEd
Shemar James
Shemar James
Gina Nunez
Gina Nunez
Leslie Watland, MEd
Leslie Watland, MEd